Reach Beyond Your Borders

A Crowded Market Square, Cuba

Photograph by Africa Smith

No matter how you say it, URI is BIG in languages. About 3,600 students take a language class each semester, or about 28 percent of the undergraduate population.

The reason? Languages go with everything. Our dual-degree programs, plus opportunities to double- and triple-major, let you be creative about combining your language degree with other disciplines. And when you graduate, you’ll have the language and cross-cultural skills that global employers want.

Emily Hadfield

“It isn’t hard–it’s different.”

Adopting this mindset about a new language has guided Emily Hadfield through a challenging dual-degree study of Chinese and global business management.

“Learning another language is such a privilege,” she says. “Not everyone in the world has access to that level of education.”

Emily’s Story