The URI Difference

A Unique International Community

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You'll Feel Connected

Language is more than an academic subject. It’s what connects us to new communities, to people who lived long ago, and to future generations. Our faculty take the time to get to know you and learn about your goals. You’ll meet native speakers who will help you feel at ease in another language. You’ll find connection within our welcoming international community.

A Student Story

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You'll Find a World of Options

URI leads the way in the development of signature interdisciplinary programs that allow you to study engineering, business, computer science, pharmacy sciences, or international studies and diplomacy as you become proficient in another language. And because languages go with any academic major, students can create custom programs in a range of fields.

A Student Story

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You'll Be Transformed

Studying abroad doesn’t merely teach you how to express your thoughts in another language; you’ll actually discover new ways of seeing the world and gain new perspectives on who you are. Students describe it as a process of transformation. We’ll help you find the right program and prepare, so you can have a meaningful, academically enriching experience.

A Student Story

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You'll Gain Confidence

Mastering a second language makes you feel like you can do anything. And because our programs are centered on measurable success and proven teaching methods, you can achieve a higher level of proficiency than in traditional programs. Whether you pursue graduate programs or work abroad, your diploma will serve as a recognized credential that demonstrates your success.

A Student Story

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Nelson Mandela