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Best Places to Study Abroad for URI Students

Warning: This post may cause severe cases of wanderlust.

1. Seinan Gakuin University

The University is located in southwest Japan and close to many beaches, so you won’t feel too far from home. This is the place to go if you want to study japanese or are looking for a great new cultural experience. This program is offered in both fall and spring semesters.

2. URI French Summer Program

This program takes place for one month over summer break and is a great way for anyone to learn french or improve their french skills. This is a faculty lead program, meaning that you will have a URI french professor with you the entire time. Along with earning six credits over the month, you also get to go on cultural excursions to places such as Barcelona, Spain.

3. University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne in Australia is ranked one of the top 50 universities in the world and offers many different majors; there’s something for everyone. It’s the second most populated city in Australia so there is more than enough to do other than school.

4. URI Cuba J-Term Trip

The coolest thing about this program is that you get to go to Cuba, which many American’s will never has the experience to do.  This is another URI faculty led program. Students earn 3 credits for PSC 415: Political and Social Change in the Caribbean for the 9 days you spend in Cuba.  

5. Semester at Sea

This is basically the real life Suite Life on Deck, and to be honest, who wouldn’t want to spend a semester traveling the high seas? This is great for students studying marine life or environmental sciences.

6. National Student Exchange

Have you ever thought about studying abroad but didn’t want to stray too far from home? Maybe you’d like the National Student Exchange, which allows you to study in a location in the United States. More than 200 different colleges participate, so theres a place for you. 

7. Universitat Autònoma Bacelona

Barcelona is often named one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe and studying there would be an amazing opportunity.  Classes are taught in both english and spanish. Barcelona is full of history and culture so you will never run out of places to explore.

8. Richmond University in Florence


Florence, Italy is another great cultural and historical city with some amazing architecture. The university offers a range of different courses from art history to literature. What better place to learn about these things than the center of the European Renaissance? Try and find some inspiration on the same streets DaVinci walked.

The world is a big place… Now go out and explore it.

Hi Her Campus readers, I am Carly and I'm a sophomore journalism and communications major at URI. I'm originally from New York but Rhode Island is my second home. I love everything from pugs to the Yankees.
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