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Office Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Summer Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 4 pm

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The Study Abroad Office gives all students the opportunity to explore the world through a program that's right for them.

Bryant's Study Abroad Office is continuously monitoring the situation through the CDC, U.S. State Department, and our partner programs' websites for further updates. As of March 17, 2021, students who will be RISING SENIORS can now begin the process to study abroad for the fall 2021 semester. However, due to current international regulations around COVID, ONLY our approved European locations will be available to students. Please note that the situation around COVID, both here and abroad, could change at any moment and programs may still be cancelled prior to departure. During this unprecedented time, we are trying to remain hopeful that the fall study abroad program can happen. 

We understand that students want to return to a ‘normal’ college experience as quickly as possible. However, we have decided that only RISING SENIORS may apply for study abroad in the fall (excluding select IB students). We understand that the fall semester is realistically their last chance to go abroad, and we want to offer them that opportunity. Starting in the spring of 2022, all other eligible students may go abroad (which means starting the process in the fall).

Students who begin the study abroad process for the upcoming fall 2021 term MUST consult your chosen program provider (API, Arcadia, etc.) or host institution (if you are participating in a direct partner program) regarding their refund/cancellation policy as it pertains to COVID-19. Please also consult your chosen program for any and all updates regarding the respective program term for when you’re planning on studying abroad, as they will post more information about the status of their future programs. In addition, should you have questions regarding Bryant’s position regarding refunds, you should contact Bryant’s Bursar’s Office for clarification.

Bryant's Study Abroad Office is continuously monitoring the situation through the CDC, U.S. State Department, and our partner programs' websites for further updates. As of March 17, 2021, students who will be RISING SENIORS can now begin the process to study abroad for the fall 2021 semester. However, due to current international regulations around COVID, ONLY our approved European locations will be available to students. Please note that the situation around COVID, both here and abroad, could change at any moment and programs may still be cancelled prior to departure. During this unprecedented time, we are trying to remain hopeful that the fall study abroad program can happen. 

We understand that students want to return to a ‘normal’ college experience as quickly as possible. However, we have decided that only RISING SENIORS may apply for study abroad in the fall (excluding select IB students). We understand that the fall semester is realistically their last chance to go abroad, and we want to offer them that opportunity. Starting in the spring of 2022, all other eligible students may go abroad (which means starting the process in the fall).

Students who begin the study abroad process for the upcoming fall 2021 term MUST consult your chosen program provider (API, Arcadia, etc.) or host institution (if you are participating in a direct partner program) regarding their refund/cancellation policy as it pertains to COVID-19. Please also consult your chosen program for any and all updates regarding the respective program term for when you’re planning on studying abroad, as they will post more information about the status of their future programs. In addition, should you have questions regarding Bryant’s position regarding refunds, you should contact Bryant’s Bursar’s Office for clarification.

In order to participate in Bryant's semester approved study abroad programs, you must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 by the time of application that MUST be maintained throughout the term prior to studying abroad. If a student's cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 after final grades are calculated into their record, students either have to defer to a different term, or withdraw entirely from their original semester abroad plans, and they are financially responsible for all fees incurred at that time. GPA requirements for winter and summer study abroad programs vary and will be dependent on the program to which you apply. Students must also be in good standing judicially, financially & academically at Bryant before they can be approved to study abroad.

Study Abroad FAQ

Once you've chosen a specific country and program, you must also meet deadlines for the program's application and Bryant's online enrollment. Priority deadlines are October 1st for spring program applications, and March 1st * for fall program applications. Otherwise, all applications are due NO LATER than Bryant's deadlines of October 15th for spring and/or winter program applications, and March 15th* for fall and/or summer program applications. Some programs' application due dates are earlier than our priority or final application deadlines, so students need to abide by whichever the earliest deadline is.  

*For Fall 2021: applications will be due NO LATER than May 1st**

 **Unless the program application is earlier than May 1st. For example, University of Westminster’s application deadline through API is April 15, 2021.

In order to participate in Bryant's semester approved study abroad programs, you must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 by the time of application that MUST be maintained throughout the term prior to studying abroad. If a student's cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 after final grades are calculated into their record, students either have to defer to a different term, or withdraw entirely from their original semester abroad plans, and they are financially responsible for all fees incurred at that time. GPA requirements for winter and summer study abroad programs vary and will be dependent on the program to which you apply. Students must also be in good standing judicially, financially & academically at Bryant before they can be approved to study abroad.

Study Abroad FAQ

Once you've chosen a specific country and program, you must also meet deadlines for the program's application and Bryant's online enrollment. Priority deadlines are October 1st for spring program applications, and March 1st * for fall program applications. Otherwise, all applications are due NO LATER than Bryant's deadlines of October 15th for spring and/or winter program applications, and March 15th* for fall and/or summer program applications. Some programs' application due dates are earlier than our priority or final application deadlines, so students need to abide by whichever the earliest deadline is.  

*For Fall 2021: applications will be due NO LATER than May 1st**

 **Unless the program application is earlier than May 1st. For example, University of Westminster’s application deadline through API is April 15, 2021.

Once a student attends the mandatory information session to start their study abroad process, and then meets with their Study Abroad advisor, the Study Abroad Office will email a Costs and Fees brochure to the parents/guardian once students confirm that email address, viewable below. This brochure will help families become more prepared for the expected charges that will be assessed on the student's bill, versus what they're responsible for paying out of pocket, for the semester a student is going abroad. 

Study Abroad Passport Brochure

Students will also review a study abroad billing form during their meeting within the Study Abroad Office. We will provide each student an access link to this information so that they can share it with his/her family. For your reference, you can view a blank copy of this form below. Please note that IB students who participate on a Bryant IB customized study abroad program will receive information more specific to their program.

Study Abroad Billing Form Direct Partner Programs Billing Form

All billing inquiries should be addressed to the Bursar's Office at (401) 232-6030. Please visit the Bursar's Office web site for more detailed information on study abroad billing and costs. Additional information on costs and fees can be found below.

Study Abroad Costs & Fees

Once a student attends the mandatory information session to start their study abroad process, and then meets with their Study Abroad advisor, the Study Abroad Office will email a Costs and Fees brochure to the parents/guardian once students confirm that email address, viewable below. This brochure will help families become more prepared for the expected charges that will be assessed on the student's bill, versus what they're responsible for paying out of pocket, for the semester a student is going abroad. 

Study Abroad Passport Brochure

Students will also review a study abroad billing form during their meeting within the Study Abroad Office. We will provide each student an access link to this information so that they can share it with his/her family. For your reference, you can view a blank copy of this form below. Please note that IB students who participate on a Bryant IB customized study abroad program will receive information more specific to their program.

Study Abroad Billing Form Direct Partner Programs Billing Form

All billing inquiries should be addressed to the Bursar's Office at (401) 232-6030. Please visit the Bursar's Office web site for more detailed information on study abroad billing and costs. Additional information on costs and fees can be found below.

Study Abroad Costs & Fees

Students who are looking for a truly immersive study abroad student experience can explore our direct partnerships with one of the schools listed in the document below. The direct partner program options have a different payment structure than Bryant's program provider options listed on the Programs Overview section and offer a cheaper housing (and applicable meal plan) option for students. More information regarding the direct partner programs' semester costs and fees can be read on the Semester Costs and Fees section.

Course options in business, history, literature, science, and psychology, just to name a few, are available across these institutions. For more information, check out the individual school's link, and inquire about more information within our Study Abroad Office.

All of these direct partner programs' applications are due either before or on the same day as Bryant's deadlines of October 15th (spring) or March 15th (fall)*. 

*For Fall 2021 applications, applications will be due NO LATER than May 1st. 

Direct Partner Programs

Students who are looking for a truly immersive study abroad student experience can explore our direct partnerships with one of the schools listed in the document below. The direct partner program options have a different payment structure than Bryant's program provider options listed on the Programs Overview section and offer a cheaper housing (and applicable meal plan) option for students. More information regarding the direct partner programs' semester costs and fees can be read on the Semester Costs and Fees section.

Course options in business, history, literature, science, and psychology, just to name a few, are available across these institutions. For more information, check out the individual school's link, and inquire about more information within our Study Abroad Office.

All of these direct partner programs' applications are due either before or on the same day as Bryant's deadlines of October 15th (spring) or March 15th (fall)*. 

*For Fall 2021 applications, applications will be due NO LATER than May 1st. 

Direct Partner Programs

Honors students who are looking for a truly immersive study abroad experience can explore one of our direct partnership programs with the opportunity to earn 3 credits towards as post-contracted Honors coursework. 

Honors Study Abroad Info

Honors students who are looking for a truly immersive study abroad experience can explore one of our direct partnership programs with the opportunity to earn 3 credits towards as post-contracted Honors coursework. 

Honors Study Abroad Info

The Sophomore International Experience is a special winter/summer session abroad led by Bryant University. In January or May/June, these students will earn three academic credits through this gradedcourse (NOTE: this is NOTa Pass/Fail class) and spend 9 to 12 days overseas to learn about other cultures and how businesses operate globally. 

This international education program is geared specifically toward students in their sophomore academic year. All students must be in good academic, disciplinary and financial standing at the time of application and departure. Students must also attend all pre-travel course meetings, which are set by the program's faculty. Please note: courses are subject to cancellation if there is not a minimum level of participation.

SIE FAQ

For information on study tour locations for the 2020 winter and summer breaks please refer to the following document. Please note all 2020 summer SIE tour locations have been cancelled.

SIE Study Tour Locations

For information on completing the SIE application, payment, and more - please refer to the following documents.

SIE Application Instructions SIE Payment Instructions SIE Additional Information

The Sophomore International Experience is a special winter/summer session abroad led by Bryant University. In January or May/June, these students will earn three academic credits through this gradedcourse (NOTE: this is NOTa Pass/Fail class) and spend 9 to 12 days overseas to learn about other cultures and how businesses operate globally. 

This international education program is geared specifically toward students in their sophomore academic year. All students must be in good academic, disciplinary and financial standing at the time of application and departure. Students must also attend all pre-travel course meetings, which are set by the program's faculty. Please note: courses are subject to cancellation if there is not a minimum level of participation.

SIE FAQ

For information on study tour locations for the 2020 winter and summer breaks please refer to the following document. Please note all 2020 summer SIE tour locations have been cancelled.

SIE Study Tour Locations

For information on completing the SIE application, payment, and more - please refer to the following documents.

SIE Application Instructions SIE Payment Instructions SIE Additional Information