The John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University is named for the late Rhode Island senator, a longtime advocate of international trade and the benefits of introducing new markets to our nation's businesses.
The Chafee Center provides comprehensive international trade services for businesses to expand into international markets. Through global market research, corporate training, and strategic consulting, the Chafee Center helps local, regional, and national companies get their products and services to more customers in more places around the world.
The Chafee Center is a living business laboratory where students apply what they learn through real-world business research, analysis, and planning. With the guidance of faculty and staff, students participate in projects, directed studies, and internships.
The Chafee Center provides comprehensive international trade services to help businesses expand into international markets. The Center has an extensive network of strategic partners around the world.
In addition to providing international business consulting services, the Chafee Center also works with Bryant's International Business faculty to partner with regional firms who want to expand globally – some for the first time and others who want to move to the next level in exporting their products and services. Working in partnership with the Chafee Center, students enrolled in Bryant's International Business (BSIB) program work in teams as part of the senior year IB practicum to study these firms, conduct market research, and develop actionable strategic plans to help them achieve their goals.