International 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, economic challenges occurring worldwide
  • Support international global education standards and crisis management plans
  • Assure compliance with SEVP’s 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


Reporting to the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs, the Office of International Education Programs and Services comprised of the Office 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:


  • 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


  • 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, the recruitment, 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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