Global Experience, Global Minds
The world has an urgent need for globally literate thinkers and doers. We’re proud to say that nearly half of our students study, intern, serve or research abroad during their time at Bryant.
In its most recent survey (2014-2015), the Institute of International Education ranked us No. 7 for study abroad participation among master’s degree-granting universities in the U.S. Some travel for a week or two as part of our Sophomore International Experience, perhaps through our U.S.-China Institute. Others spend a whole semester or year immersed in cultures and economies very different from their own. And many choose both, cultivating a broadened perspective that serves them for the rest of their life.
With hundreds of Bryant programs spanning 50 countries and six continents, you’re sure to find an option that changes how you view your world—forever.
Sophomore International Experience
Our introductory program for sophomores is so transformative, almost half of the students who try it choose a full study abroad program the following year.
The three-credit Sophomore International Experience includes a 10- to-12-day international journey during winter or summer break. The semester before you depart, you’ll receive an introduction to cultural norms, historical reading and analysis, language study and art appreciation. Faculty and staff will then travel with you, continuing to guide your journey of discovery.
For many students, this two-week international trip often sparks participation in the more extensive study abroad experience during junior year.
Will you head to Argentina or Australia, Bhutan or Botswana, Taiwan or Turkey? Will you study in English or immerse yourself in another language? Will you say yes to an internship? The choices are yours.
Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater are qualified for one of our semester- or year-long study abroad programs. Our partnerships with respected affiliate groups allow us to offer a deep range of cultural and work experiences in 50-plus countries across the globe.
Your cost of attendance, as well as any financial aid you may have, carry over to your time spent studying abroad as long as you remain enrolled full-time, allowing you to focus on your experience.
The academic program offered at the Bryant Zhuhai campus, located in Guangdong Province, China, mirrors Bryant’s nationally recognized curriculum and is taught in English. Just as Bryant students travel to study at Bryant Zhuhai, our Smithfield campus this fall welcomed a group of Zhuhai transfer students for their junior and senior years.
Right here in Rhode Island, you can get comprehensive exposure to one of the oldest cultures in the world.
Through our U.S.-China Institute, housed in Bryant’s John H. Chafee Center for International Business, we’ve forged partnerships with several Chinese universities and governmental agencies. These partnerships facilitate faculty and student exchanges, research collaboration and joint educational, business and cultural programs.
You’ll have opportunities to learn Chinese history, culture, language and society. Through seminars, guided international study tours, study abroad and internship programs, you can experience firsthand the many facets of China and U.S.-China relations.
Customized International Programs
Our International Business (IB) students strengthen their business and language skills through customized study abroad opportunities in Spain, Chile, France, China and Italy. Each customized program offers an international internship and a study abroad experience.
Students seeking a truly immersive experience can explore our direct exchange or direct bill partnerships. Course options in business, history, literature, cultural studies, science, and psychology, to name just a few, are available across all of these institutions.
Direct exchange is available through the University of Birmingham in England; University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, England; and Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid. Through direct exchange, students pay their Bryant tuition as usual; their housing and meal plan (if applicable) would be paid directly to Birmingham. Course options include business, history, literature, cultural studies, science, and psychology.
Direct bill partnerships are available at University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, and Universita Cattolica del Sacre Cuore, Milan.
API (Academic Programs International) sponsors university-affiliated programs in Argentina, Bhutan, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates. API offers internship opportunities in select locations.
Arcadia University: The College of Global Studies sponsors university affiliated programs in Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and Turkey. Arcadia University also offers internship programs in London and Dublin.
The Alliance for Global Education, affiliated with IFSA-Butler, offers study in India and in China.
CIEE (Council on International Education Exchange) sponsors more than 90 university-affiliated programs including Argentina, Belgium, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, China, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates. CIEE also offers internship programs in a variety of cities around the world.
API (Academic Programs International) sponsors university-affiliated programs in Argentina, Bhutan, Chile, China, Croatia, Cuba, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Qatar, Scotland, Spain, UAE, and Wales. API also offers internship programs in a variety of cities around the world.
IAU College (The Institute for American Universities) provides academic programs in Southern France for a year, semester, or summer. IAU College also offers eight different three-week, three-credit January Term programs that travel to France, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Turkey, Greece, and England with coursework in English in multiple disciplines including art history, international relations, communications, political science, business, psychology and more.
IES (Institute for the International Education of Students) sponsors university-affiliated programs in Argentina, Austria, Chile, China, Ecuador, European Union, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan and the Netherlands.
ISA (International Studies Abroad) sponsors university-affiliated programs in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Peru and Spain. ISA also offers internships and service-learning opportunities.
IAU College (The Institute for American Universities) connects you with academic programs in Southern France for a semester or summer. IAU is one of the few study abroad programs in France to offer coursework in English. In addition, they offer internships to students with an advanced level of French.
The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) offers study abroad in English at leading universities in Australia, Cambodia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. It also offers internship programs in select locations.