Signature International Programs

Make Your Mark on the World

Photograph by Monica Lessa

Why just take language 101, when you can think, explore, study, work, and dream – make your mark – in another language?

Our students master their chosen fields as they acquire another language, often spending extended periods of time studying and serving on internships abroad.

Our programs feature language courses specific to many disciplines, internships with a foreign company in the fourth year of the program, and study abroad opportunities at partner universities in Taiwan, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.

Signature International Programs

In the News

  • A student in Germany during a winter J-term trip URI’s International Programs in the New York Times - Bénédicte de Montlaur, the cultural counselor of the French Embassy in the United States, mentioned URI's International Engineering Program in her New York Times opinion piece on the importance of language and international education.
  • Jimmy Li, a student in the U. of Rhode Island's International Engineering Program, is putting his mechanical engineering and Mandarin skills to use interning at an auto-parts maker near Shanghai. URI’s IEP in the Chronicle of Higher Education - Karin Fischer tells the story of how backyard fence conversation between two neighbors–a dean of arts and sciences and a dean of engineering–more than a quarter-century ago helped URI become a national model for interdisciplinary, international education.