Are you world ready?

Xunantunich Mayan ruins, Cayo District, Belize.

Photograph by Marion O’Sullivan

With a globally-minded academic program and hundreds of international learning experiences to choose from, the University of Rhode Island offers a unique training ground for culturally competent students who are ready for an interconnected and interdependent world.

International Education Week 2023

Join us November 13-17 to celebrate the benefits of international education and intercultural exchange worldwide. IEW events showcase global research, promote study-away opportunities, foster diversity and inclusion, and support internationalization efforts.

Join us

International travel

Find the information you need to ensure the health and safety of faculty, staff, and students while abroad, including University booking and travel procedures, insurance, Covid-19 safety updates, and international travel policies.

International Travel

Raising the Bar

Languages at URI

Parlez-vous français?

Biarritz, France

Photograph by Ian Kanterman

The Global Experience

A new generation of students are immersing themselves in the study of language and culture with the goal of tackling some of the world’s toughest problems.

Cynthia Malambi ’20

Cynthia Malambi, political science, French and Chinese student
“I am interested in international human rights, particularly on the continent of Africa. I want to do the impossible in life.”

Cynthia’s Story

Maxwell DeMaio ’18

A portrait of Maxwell DeMaio, a dual major in Business and French
“It is always important to have that cultural component to your education as the world becomes more globalized.”

Max’s Story

Sandra Deeb ’20

A portrait of Sandra Deep a French International Engineering Program student
“When you study another culture, you share their perspective, and it helps you treat the world with an equal level of respect.”

Sandra’s Story

Where will your education take you?

Study Abroad

Face The Future With Hope, Sakumo Lagon, Densu Delta Estuary, Ghana

Photograph by Danielle Bilecki