Study Abroad

At Bryant students learn to compete in a global economy. And there is no better way to learn about the world than to study abroad.

Bryant’s study abroad opportunities include a two week experience, a semester,  or a summer or winter break program. Students have the chance to become proficient in another language, begin to cultivate a global perspective, and take amazing courses unique to that location and/or culture, while enjoying experiences in a different culture.

Bryant offers sponsored study abroad programs in most regions of the world, through partner relationships with the following organizations:

Arcadia University: The College of Global Studies sponsors university affiliated programs in a variety of locations around the world. Approved Arcadia programs are located in Australia, China, England, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, and Wales. Arcadia University also offers internship programs in a variety of cities around the world.

The Alliance for Global Education offers study in India and in China. The Alliance is a non-profit partner of Arcadia University.

CIEE (Council on International Education Exchange) sponsors more than 109 university affiliated programs throughout the world.  Approved programs with CIEE include the following: Argentina, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Ghana, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Southern Caribbean, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam. CIEE also offers internship programs in a variety of cities around the world.

API (Academic Programs International) sponsors university-affiliated programs in a variety of locations around the world. Approved API programs are located in Argentina, Chili, China, Croatia, Cuba, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Qatar, Scotland, Spain, UAE, and Wales. API also offers internship programs in a variety of cities around the world.

IES (Institute for the International Education of Students)sponsors university-affiliated programs in a variety of locations around the world. Approved IES programs are located in Argentina, Austria, Chile, China, Ecuador, European Union, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, and the Netherlands.

ISA (International Studies Abroad) sponsors a number of university affiliated programs in a variety of locations around the world. ISA approved programs are located in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru and Spain.

IAU College (The Institute for American Universities) provides students with academic programs in Southern France for a semester or summer. IAU is one of the few study abroad programs in France to offer coursework in English. In addition, they offer internships to students with an advanced level of French.

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) sponsors a number of university affiliated programs in a variety of locations around the world. TEAN approved programs are located in Australia, New Zealand, China, and Thailand. TEAN also offers internship programs in a variety of cities around the world.

The U.S.-China Institute at Bryant specializes in offering both short and long-term study abroad and internship programs in China with partner universities in Wuhan, Beijing, and other cities.

Customized International Business Program Bryant’s International Business (IB) program provides customized study abroad opportunities for their students. Currently, they offer programs in Spain, Chile, France and Italy,  and a customized China program is anticipated beginning fall 2015. These customized programs are designed to strengthen the students’ understanding of international business and their language skills. Each of the customized programs offers students a study abroad experience and an international internship.
Bryant Faculty-Led Programs

Bryant also offers short-term study abroad programs in conjunction with faculty-developed courses. Short-term programs provide students with experiential learning overseas, which enhances the classroom component of the total academic experience. These faculty-led trips are a unique opportunity to improve understanding of language, business, culture, history, and geography. In addition, Bryant offers the Sophomore International Experience. Students have the opportunity to earn three academic credits spending 10 to 12 days overseas and learning about other cultures and how businesses operate globally. The Sophomore International Experience is offered during the winter and summer breaks. Costs, fees, and eligibility for these programs differ from other study abroad programs. Contact the Study Abroad office at (401) 232-6209 orsaoffice@bryant.edu for more information. Details about this program can also be viewed at www.bryant.edu/sophomore.
Student Fees for Study Abroad Programs 2014-2015

Study Abroad participants are charged the same rates that a traditional Bryant University student would be assessed if they were studying on campus unless the total charge at the host institution abroad exceeds the comparable charges at Bryant University. Students are billed by Bryant University directly and are expected to make the payment to Bryant on the traditional billing due dates (August 9 for the fall semester and January 9 for the spring semester).

Certain Study Abroad Programs will require application fees.

Application Fee:

  • IAU: $85 paid by the student directly to IAU

Deposit Fees:

  • Upon acceptance, the confirmation deposit will be paid directly by Bryant University

Security/Refundable Deposits:

  • Students participating in a program through The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) will be responsible for their own security deposit (which will be refunded, less any charges incurred during their semester abroad, at the beginning of the semester following the conclusion of their program).

Below are the per semester costs for study abroad participants:

Tuition $19,099.50
Room $4,138.50-5,407.50
Meal Plan $2,680.50-2,912.50
Additional Fees* $1,500-$3,000
*Varies based on program location

Tuition
The tuition rate is the cost of a traditional semester of study at Bryant University. Tuition may vary depending upon student’s catalog year and financial aid package.

Room
The room rate is dependent upon the type of housing that a study abroad participant chooses. If the participant is housed in a room that is typical of the Bryant University on-campus dorm-style living, the fee is $4,138.50. However, in certain circumstances, participants are given the option to live alone and are housed in a facility that is typical of the Bryant University on-campus townhouse-style living and those students are charged at the higher rate of $5,035 (double) or $5,407 (single). Also, certain programs offer housing (on and off campus) that is not comparable to on-campus living at Bryant. In these situations, the host institution may assess a surcharge to cover additional services that are offered with the housing (i.e. telephone, internet, bed linens, cleaning services, etc.). Please be advised that the surcharge will be added to your Bryant University tuition bill. These surcharges will not be on your initial bill since the host institution does not notify Bryant University until after the semester has begun. You will be notified via your Bryant University email address that an updated Electronic Bill (E-Bill) is ready for viewing.

Meal Plan
Depending on the program, a student may receive meals (e.g. home-stay accommodation), have the option to purchase meals on their own (i.e. self-catered), or participate in a meal program at the university they are attending abroad. If they participate in the meal program abroad, or are receiving meals through their housing option, a fee of $2,680.50 – $2,912.50 will be assessed to their Bryant University account, depending on the number of meals they are receiving abroad. Since the meal plan is optional in some locations, and is not typical at most institutions, additional fees do not apply to every student. Meal plan charges will not be on your initial billing statement. If Bryant is notified by the host institution of meal plan enrollment and/or additional fees, you will be notified via your Bryant University email address that an updated Electronic Bill (E-Bill) is ready for viewing.

Home-stay Accommodations
A student will be assessed a meal plan fee of $2,680.50 – $2,912.50 to their Bryant University account if they are receiving 1 -3 meals per day in their home-stay accommodations. Meal plan charges will not be on your initial billing statement. If Bryant is notified that your home-stay includes 1 -3 meals per day, then you will be notified via your Bryant University email address that an updated Electronic Bill (E-Bill) is ready for viewing.

Additional Fees
Additional fees are any supplemental costs of the program. These fees are estimates based on fees charged to past participants. They are not actual amounts and are subject to change. Such costs may include but are not limited to: R/T airfare, VISA processing fee, health insurance fee, cell phones, health club memberships, cleaning fee, bed-linen fee, etc.

Withdrawal Policy
In case of cancellation, the student is subject to the refund policy of the program provider.

Study Abroad Surcharge
If the total charge at the host institution abroad exceeds the comparable charges at Bryant University, a surcharge will be assessed to the student’s account in the amount equal to the difference between the two costs.
All study abroad billing inquiries should be addressed to the Bryant University Bursar’s Office at (401) 232-6030. Please Note: Students will initially be billed the Bryant University rates. Once Bryant University is billed by the host institution, any appropriate adjustments are made to the student’s account and the student will be notified via Bryant University email address that an updated Electronic Bill (E-Bill) is ready for viewing.

Coursework and Credit

  • Written pre-approval (course agreement) from a Bryant University Undergraduate Advisor is required for coursework taken at the Host Institution if transfer credit or Financial Aid is to be awarded.
  • For students on Financial Aid, written pre-approval for all coursework to be taken at the Host Institution is required by a Bryant University Financial Aid Officer.
  • A “C” grade or better (or the equivalent of “C” grade or better as determined by a Bryant University Study Abroad official) is required if transfer credit is to be awarded.
  • Grades earned at the Host Institution appear on the Bryant University transcript with no quality points. Grades are not calculated in the Bryant University GPA. Course credits are added to the total credits earned.

Study Abroad Eligibility

  • Bryant studednts with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for Bryant University approved semester Study Abroad programs. The Sophomore International Experience requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. The GPA for short-term programs in the summer and winter terms may vary. Customized International Business programs may have different GPA requirements as well.  Contact the Study Abroad Office to determine the GPA for the customized IB programs.
  • Good standing at Bryant University is a requirement for participation in all Study Abroad programs.
  • Students are responsible for meeting all deadlines as posted by Bryant University and the Host Institution.
  • Financial obligations must be fulfilled.
  • Transfer students must complete one full semester of study at Bryant University to establish a GPA prior to applying for a study abroad semester program. Transfer students are eligible to apply for the SIE program during their first academic year at Bryant University.