International Center Mission

Today’s shared global environment delineates the performance of the next generation of specialists regardless of their academic preparation, government, or business orientation. The Office of International Education promotes globalization of education and building of students’ cross-cultural global skills through educational opportunities in a variety of global environments and institutional linkages.

Overarching Goals

  • Foster cross-cultural and global skills development and students’ discovery of social, cultural, and economic challenges occurring worldwide
  • Support international global education standards and crisis management plans
  • Assure compliance with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and the U.S. State Department’s regulations
  • Organize orientation services for international students and interns, and other international visitors
  • Assist with the formulation of international education agreements

Organizational Structure

Reporting to the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs, the Office of International Education Programs and Services comprised of the Office of International Education, the Office of International Students  & Scholars, the Office of Faculty-Led Programs, the National Student Exchange, and the English Language Studies Program coordinates and/or administers the following activities:

Global Student Mobility

  • Semester and Short-term programs
  • Faculty-Led and J-Term Programs
  • Cross-Cultural and Capacity Training Programs
  • Summer Engineering Academy
  • International Internships
  • English Immersion Summer Programs

Clearing House Projects

  • International Education Agreements (MOU/MOA)
  • Faculty-Led Programs Development Workshops
  • Student Mobility Scholarships
  • Collection of Global Education Empirical Data
  • English Language Certification of International Teaching Assistants

Non-Discrimination Statement 

It is the policy of the University of Rhode Island not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or discriminate against disabled and Vietnam era veterans in the recruitment, admission or treatment of students, hiring or treatment of faculty and staff, and in the operation of its activities and programs, as specified by State and Federal Laws.
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