International Student Resources

Intercultural Center

The Intercultural Center (ICC) provides services to meet the special needs of international students to assist them in fulfilling their personal and academic goals. The ICC provides individual advising on immigration regulations, however, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to learn, understand and comply with the U.S. laws and regulations that apply. The ICC web also provides immigration and current legislation information for international students.

Academic Center for Excellence

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) offers tutoring for all enrolled students at Bryant and is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. ACE provides a comfortable location where tutors assist students by reinforcing concepts in their academic subjects, while strengthening college level study strategies. The tutor-student relationship is a collaborative one, where both individuals have defined roles and responsibilities.

Tutoring at ACE is offered through individual appointments with Peer Tutors and Math Specialists.

Students may choose to work with a tutor/specialist for any of the following reasons:

  • Assistance with understanding course concepts
  • Questions about homework
  • Test or quiz preparation
  • Review of course material


4MILE@bryant is a transition program traditionally held the week before fall classes begin for new multicultural and international students who have been admitted to Bryant University. Students have the opportunity to be paired with an upperclass mentor, get acquainted with their new home, and learn more academic, personal, social and cultural supports available throughout their four years at Bryant.

Multicultural and international students who participate in June orientation are still eligible to come to the 4MILE@bryant program. (We recognize that most international students are unable to attend June orientation and therefore there is time carved out at the beginning of the program to get you acclimated to campus and life in the U.S.)

All participants take part in team building activities and interactive sessions facilitated by team leaders, faculty, and staff during the program week. Throughout the first year students are assigned a 4MILE Peer Counselor. Students meet with their mentors regularly and participate in activities throughout the first year.

International Student Organization

The International Student Organization (ISO) of Bryant University provides opportunities for students from all countries of the world to interact; promotes cultural awareness and a cooperative spirit within local and world communities; and assists members in their awareness and usage of University resources.

Multicultural Student Union

The members of the Multicultural Student Union (MSU) support community kinship, fellowship, and essentially are the bond that holds together the multicultural community at Bryant University. Specific goals include: promoting educational experiences aimed at benefiting the multicultural student body, supporting Bryant's efforts in diversity, and educating the Bryant community.

For more information, please contact:
Kaoru Paganelli
Assistant Director for International Student and Scholar Services
Phone: (401) 232-6946

To make a tutoring appointment, please contact:
Academic Center for Excellence
Phone: (401) 232-6746
Visit: Unistructure, Room 275