Pharm.D. and B.S.P.S. Study Abroad
Pharm.D. and B.S.P.S students have the opportunity to study abroad through the University’s Study Abroad program. Participation in this program is typically during the sophomore year.
The URI Office of International Education provides advising and support services to help students obtain an international experience. Students may choose from more than 200 affiliated educational programs in over 60 different countries worldwide to spend a semester or academic year studying overseas. Although the cost of studying abroad varies based on the length of the program, location, and additional program providers’ fees, there is a study abroad program to meet almost every budget. Learn more about financing a semester abroad and study abroad scholarships.
Pharm.D. Professional Years
At the College of Pharmacy, we stress outreach and encourage our students to use what they have learned to help others—providing opportunities to students in their professional years to participate in international experiences.
In January 2015, group of URI pharmacy students along with Dr. Kelly Matson, clinical pediatric pharmacy specialist and clinical associate professor, completed a pharmacy mission in Jamaica. In this one-week program, the students provided pharmacy education to caregivers from the non-profit Mustard Seed Communities, which cares for children with mental and physical disabilities as well as those afflicted with HIV andAIDS. The students had the opportunity to care for the children in addition to educating caregivers on proper medication administration, medication adherence, and record-keeping, as well as basic physical assessment.
J Term Opportunities
The University’s Winter J Term also offers students international opportunities. During the Winter 2016 J Term, a group of pharmacy, nursing, and physical therapy students are in Indonesia, visiting unique health programs in urban and rural settings there, meeting with Indonesian health professionals, clients, and students. More J Term opportunities with a global health focus are planned for the future.