Study Abroad Offices
Smithfield, RI 02917
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 opportunities.
In addition to our SIE programs, Bryant also offers semester-long study abroad programs. In fact, almost forty percent of our students who take part in an SIE program go on to participate in a semester-long study abroad program. Students can immerse themselves with a greater sense of independence by studying at one of our various direct partner institutions, or with one of our program providers. Moreover, students who engage in one of our semester-long program options will gain new skills and capabilities beyond those earned sitting in a classroom. Finally, past participants have found their time spent studying abroad to be one of their most meaningful and important during their time at Bryant.