Study Abroad

Experience another country’s culture through one of more than 50 partner programs on six continents.

Cross-cultural experiences can enrich your education—and your life. When you study abroad for a semester or even a year, you’ll live and learn among other students from around the world. Choose from dozens of destinations: “across the pond” in the United Kingdom, “down under” in Australia, and more.

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 begins the semester before departure with an introduction to the cultural norms, historical reading and analysis, language study, and art appreciation of the country or countries that will be visited. The actual two-week trip takes place during winter or summer breaks.

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 cost of the Sophomore International Experience is $4,500. 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.

Semester Programming

To apply for a semester-long study abroad program, you must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater at the time of application, and you must maintain it throughout the semester before going abroad. The earliest you may apply to study abroad is second semester of sophomore year, but you should start to prepare at the very beginning of the previous semester.

To study abroad in one of Bryant's semester-long study abroad programs you must:

  • Complete Bryant's study abroad application and required advising sessions;

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 by the time of application and during the term prior to studying abroad;

  • Apply by the deadline, typically October 1 for spring programs and March 1 for fall programs

Bryant has partnerships with several international institutions. These programs offer an immersive, semester-long study abroad experience, with a variety of courses, cultural, and residential opportunities.

Bryant students may also participate in study abroad experiences, including ones with service-learning elements, led by partner programs such as:

  • API: Academic Programs International

  • Arcadia University's College of Global Studies

  • CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange

  • IAU College

  • TEAN: The Education Abroad Network

  • IES Abroad: Institute for the International Education of Students

  • ISA: International Studies Abroad

  • The Alliance of Global Education

  • U.S.-China Institute at Bryant University

Have a specific continent or country in mind? Explore our direct partner and other programs available in each of these regions:

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