Office of Study Abroad

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What We Do

The Office of Study Abroad guides RIC students in planning to study or intern abroad.

Contact Information

Let us help you plan your future abroad, whether it’s a summer, a semester or a year abroad!

At each step of the way, the Office of Study Abroad will be there to assist you in selecting a university overseas, a program provider, deciding on a destination, applying for financial aid and scholarships, booking flights and getting your passport. Study abroad is more than just an academic experience – it’s a life experience. Are you ready to get started? 

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Schedule an Appointment

Hi. I'm Gersende Chanfrau, director of study abroad. When you and I meet, we'll talk about your interests and figure out the ideal place for you to study abroad.

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Study Abroad Program Providers

At RIC, you can apply for study abroad in two ways: through the overseas university you want to attend or through a program provider.

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Study Abroad Funding Sources

With financial aid and four scholarships, Joshua paid nothing out of pocket and even had funds left over to paraglide in Switzerland.

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Shinn Study Abroad Fund

The Ridgway F. Shinn, Jr. Study Abroad Fund, maintained by the Rhode Island College Foundation, provides income to support undergraduate students in planned study outside the United States.