Office of International Education

Globalization of Education

International Partnerships

The University maintains international cooperative agreements and projects that add breadth and depth to its academic programs, fostering the development of global values, multiculturalism, diversity, integrity, and the equality of cultures and nations as well as enhance the URI undergraduate and graduate students’ global competence.

The University’s international partnerships include a a wide range of interests and practices that translates into international research, granting of dual degree at the graduate level and globalization of operations through institutional linkages and distance learning.



International Agreements of Cooperation and Partnerships between the University of Rhode Island and other universities may be established with the purpose of establishing:

  • Collaborative Research
  • Reciprocal exchange of non-degree and degree students for a semester or year
  • Admission of incoming international undegraduate and graduate students that may include earning a degree from a partner institution and URI (dual degree)
  • Receiving or sending student intern to work with URI faculty in collaborative and/or own research (capstone project)


Memorandum-01These are bilateral or multilateral agreements between two or more parties. They indicate a common line of action and identify the collaborative activities in general terms.

StudentExchange-01_000These agreements enable the reciprocal exchange of non-degree students and lay out the terms of the participation/exchange. They require a 1:1 ratio.

DualDegree-01These agreements facilitate fulfillment of degree requirements at one or more institutions.  They require a 1:1 ratio.


VisitingStudent-01These agreements enable the participation of one-way incoming non-degree and degree students. They do not require a 1:1 ratio.


The Office of International Education (OIE) will assist with the preparation of student mobility agreements, Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs, and National Student Exchange initiatives.


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