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Sophomore International Experience

When it comes to transformational academic programs, our students frequently cite the innovative Sophomore International Experience (SIE), during which you'll learn firsthand about the cultures and commerce in other countries.

The three-credit course, held during winter and summer breaks, begins the semester before departure with an introduction to cultural norms, historical reading and analysis, language study, and art appreciation.

Since it began in 2007, more than 2,014 Bryant sophomores have taken part in this enriching course, which begins weeks before your departure with an introduction to cultural norms, historical reading and analysis, language study, and art appreciation. Your international experience will include faculty and staff who guide you on a journey of discovery.

Having this experience early in your academic career may inspire you to pursue additional study abroad and/or an international internship: 44 percent of Bryant students who choose to study abroad for a semester or a year have first been on an SIE trip.


The price of the programs is $3,500 per student. This includes airfare, transportation in country, scheduled activities, lodging, breakfast each day (some additional meals may be part of the program), and the tuition for the academic credits. Participants are responsible for personal spending money and for meals not listed on the itinerary.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

SIE applicants must read and initial the Refund/Cancellation policy, available here. (.pdf)

Payment instructions for parents/guardians

Step-by-step payment instructions are available here. (.pdf)

Financial aid

A limited amount of financial aid is available through Santander Universities International Experience grants. To be eligible, grant applicants must demonstrate eligibility for need-based federal financial assistance as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

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To learn more, please contact:
Study Abroad Office
(401) 232-6209
Lower level of the Unistructure near Faculty Suite J


Winter 2017

  • Argentina and Chile – Doing Business in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities
  • China – Discover the Real China: Culture and Business
  • Germany and Spain – Communication and Culture
  • Italy – Business, Design, and Innovation
  • Malaysia and Singapore –  International Business and Culture in Asia

Summer 2017

  • London and Paris – Commerce and Culture of London and Paris
  • South Africa – Culture, Politics, and Rapid Economic Development