ITR 301/Directed Study Abroad

Depending on the type of credit students seek to receive (e.g., in their major, other major, elective credit, directed study, or ITR 301 International Field Placement), accumulating credit may take one of the forms below:

  • 3-6 elective credits that have been approved by the dean of the respective college; or
  • 3-12 ITR 301 that have been approved by the Office of International Education and the respective dean; or
  • 3-15 URI credits that combine ITR 301 with credits in the major (3 + X), that have been approved by the respective dean and the Office of International Education

Internship Credits vs. Number of Hours in Internship

Credits Fall or Spring Semester Summer Term
13 Weeks 10 Weeks
3 Credits 117 Total Hours 100 Total Hours
6 Credits 208 Total Hours 200 Total Hours
9 Credits 312 Total Hours 300 Total Hours
12 Credits 416 Total Hours 400 Total Hours


    1. Research the proposed internship site
    2. Meet with your academic advisor and discuss the applicability of the proposed internship to your academic program
    3. After meeting with your academic advisor, generate a URIAbroad Student Profile and review the General Information Session/GIS
    4. After creating a Studio/Abroad Student Profile, make an appointment to attend a Group Advising Session
    5. If you need it, follow the Group Advising Session with a on-on-one session  with an International Internship Advisor in the Office of International Education to discuss the proposed internship; bring information gathered while researching the internship site (and/or provider).

    To make an appointment contact:

    Office of International Education

    Phone: +1.401.874.2395

  • An OIE international internship advisor will monitor your progress through URIAbroad, alerting you of tasks, forms, and other steps required to complete the process of going abroad:

    Through URIAbroad, students will be able to submit all URI/Enrollment Services Application Materials and Pre-Departure Paper work

    1. Application Materials

    a. Create Student Profile in URIAbroad
    b. Advising Application (URIAbroad)
    c. Pre-decision Materials

    i. Social Standing Release
    ii. Student Agreement and Release Form
    iii. Financial Preparation for Off-Campus Study
    iv. Health and International Travel Insurance

    2. Pre-departure Packet/Tasks

    a. Post-decision Materials

    i. Health Insurance
    ii. International Travel Insurance
    iii. Passport Information
    iv. Prior Approval Course Selection Form
    v. Program Acceptance
    vi. Cost of Attendance Form
    vii. Graduating Seniors (If Applicable)
    viii. Preparing for a Healthy and Safe Experience
    ix. Off-Campus Registration and Administrative Fee

    For more information on these fees visit The Cost of Studying Abroad


  • The International ITR 301 course is unique in that its academic structure will help students make the most of the work and cross-cultural experience. At the end of the course, you will receive a S/U based on your work throughout the semester.

    Students will be expected to complete the following:

    1. Keep a weekly log of the experience at the internship and the work you are completing
    2. Send weekly log reports to your ITR 301 instructor
    3. Submit a final summary that include:
      • Abstract (one full page)
      • Discussion and analysis of findings (5 – 7 pages)
      • Brief discussion and analysis of the personal experiences (one full page)
      • Optional illustrations, maps, photographs, graphs, etc.
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