The John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University is a resource for students, businesses, organizations and individuals interested in global trade. Named for the late U.S. senator from Rhode Island – a long-time advocate of international trade and the benefits of introducing new markets to our nation's businesses –the Center’s mission is to foster world trade through collaboration with the University’s academic programs, partnerships with state and federal entities, and outreach to the business community.
For over 35 years, the Chafee Center has provided comprehensive international trade services for businesses of all sizes and industries. Services and programs include global market research, corporate training, international trade events and strategic consulting.
The Chafee Center offers experiential learning about real-world business issues. With the guidance of Chafee Center staff and Bryant faculty, students have an opportunity to participate in projects, directed studies, practica, and internships that involve research, analysis, and planning to help companies grow their international business.
Through the Center's professional staff and its extensive network of strategic partners, both new-to-export companies and experienced exporters can receive help and guidance on global trade issues that are impacting their businesses.