Office of International Education

Globalization of Education


Incoming NSE Students

We are happy that you are considering The University of Rhode Island!
The Office of International Education and National Student Exchange (OIE/NSE) acts as the liaison between your home institution and URI. The office facilitates the following services:

  • National Student Exchange paperwork
  • On-campus┬áhousing
  • Course registration
  • Welcome and orientation services
  • Peer Ambassador program

To find more information about the NSE program and exchanging to URI, please contact the NSE Coordinator at your home institution.

  • While there are many housing options on-campus, we cannot guarantee that you will have the accommodation of your choice. Our staff will work to secure on-campus housing for all visiting students. Important: Although housing options are limited, we guarantee that you will have on-campus housing if requested. Your housing application will be processed after your admission to the University.

    *Please note that students staying on-campus will incur a Housing fee of $17 per night for early arrival in the Fall & Spring 2015-2016 semesters. The Office of International Education will provide an orientation program and welcome week activities for visiting exchange students prior to the start of classes. Participation in orientation and welcome week is mandatory for all Exchange and Visiting Students.

  • Students can register for courses as soon as they are admitted as an Exchange/Visiting Student to URI. Review the tutorials on e-Campus for information about registering for courses. Many times students are not able to register for courses because e-Campus does not see that the student has met the pre-requisites. If this is the case, please complete the Exchange Student Registration Worksheet.

  • Most visiting students find that the University of Rhode Island is a very welcoming campus. Our office will assist you in your transition to campus life, including:

    • Airport pick-up on designated Welcome Days
    • Orientations to the university
    • Shopping trips
    • Excursions and social events

    If you would like to begin looking for flights or plan your arrival, start by visit our Welcome Week web page at Once on this web page, click on the link for “Visiting Students.” Before you purchase flights, be sure that you are looking at dates for the appropriate semester and year.

  • The OIE sponsors a Peer Ambassador Program where Exchange and Visiting Students are matched with a URI student to help with their adjustment to campus. Students that want to participate in the Peer Ambassador Program, should indicated their interest on the Welcome Weeks Events Form found on the welcome week page linked above.

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