Brown University

May 30, 2024

University Information

Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1764 as "The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,

Below you will find study abroad reviews from students at Brown University. We hope you will find these helpful in your search for options in education abroad. We also hope that these first-hand accounts of education abroad from previous students at your institution will help you understand what to expect from study abroad and help you set your expectations. If you are a Brown University student, please check with the Office of International Programs for guidelines on enrolling in a study abroad program and receiving credit for your study abroad experience. If your university has listed recommended programs below, please consider them first and contact any of the program providers referenced in the reviews listed below for more information.

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07/18/2023 A Lifechanging, Incredible Experience SIT Study Abroad: Nepal - Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

"I was able to learn Tibetan Buddhist perspectives on mental health through an independent project. I was even able to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama!"

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Past Review Rlasp During Covid American Councils (ACTR): Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP)

"Worthwhile - program staff and instructors were lovely"

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Past Review One In A Lifetime Opportunity SIT Study Abroad: IHP Health and Community - Globalization, Culture and Care

"The connections you make with local faculty in the places you travel and live and with students studying in the program from all across the country (and world) are invaluable. The immersive experience is truly like no other and SIT does an incredibly job integrating all program components to provide the most meaningful and enric..."

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Past Review An Incredible Incredible Program SIT Study Abroad: IHP Climate Change - The Politics of Land, Water, and Energy Justice

"I think this program is essential to understanding environmental justice outside of the US. I truly think it will guide my career and activism interests."

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Past Review An Opportunity Not To Be Missed Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Moscow

"I learned, of course, so much about the Russian language and a lot about the culture as well. It was so good to learn how Russian people live and to be able to engage them in their own context."

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Past Review Semester In Siberia A Challenging But Rewarding Experience! Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Irkutsk

"My level of Russian grew an amazing amount - if you want to speak Russian at a high level Irkutsk is great because no one knows English. It was definitely a hard place to live due to the lower socio-economic level of most people, but an extremely worthwhile experience overall. "

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Past Review Changed The Way I View Art SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Art, Memory, and Social Transformation (Summer)

"I definitely think about art differently after this program. It was really empowering to see it used as a tool in so many ways. In this program, art was used as a means of exploring and analyzing a new city, as a means to process trauma, to track an intergenerational timeline of consciousness, and to empower people with creative..."

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Past Review Get Amazing At Arabic, But At Great Personal And Mental Cost Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury In Amman

"I learned a lot about myself and my values. My Arabic got incredible. I do not regret the experience at all, but I would not do it again. I am having trouble sorting between which of my issues are due to Middlebury and its awful administration and which are actually to due the country, Jordan. I have a hunch its more of the form..."

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Past Review Do Not Study Abroad At Dis DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"It did broaden my world perspective, but in a very painful way. Did I learn a lot? Yes. Was it material that I wanted to learn, or that has improved the overall wellness of my life? Absolutely not."

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Past Review Studying Abroad In Jordan Was One Of The Best Decisions I've Ever Made Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury In Amman

"Definitely worthwhile! I love exploring and traveling and getting to know new people and new cultures."

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Past Review I Gained So Much Weight In Greece American College of Thessaloniki (ACT): Thessaloniki - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned a lot about myself, my goals, and the people I want to surround myself with (study abroad was a very reflective experience for me). I had some challenges but felt like I was pushed out of my comfort zone and the little happy liberal bubble that I live in was popped. Definitely worthwhile. "

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Past Review I Had A Life In Valpo. It Wasn't Travel; It Was Another Home. Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Valparaiso

"I want to go back; working in South America will definitely be a part of my future. It was absolutely worth while. "

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Past Review A Truly Transformative, Challenging, And Rewarding Experience Pachaysana Institute: Ecuador - Rehearsing Change

"Rehearsing Change far surpassed any goals I had for the semester. I was looking for a program that would connect me to someplace new — a program that was intrinsically linked to the place it occurred, rather than just-so-happening to occur somewhere. I really don’t know enough about other study abroad programs to fairly compare..."

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Past Review Fire + Ice + Good Company = Life Changed The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad

"I learned a lot about myself as a person, I was pushed to my limit and encouraged to step out of my comfort zone. I learned a lot about the world and was able to actually experience the beauty and power of our planet and gain a deeper appreciation for it. Within all this I was able to learn many technical things regarding renewa..."

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Past Review A Great Socio Cultural Experience With A Lot Of Fun Adventures. ThinkImpact: Panama Institute for Health or Social Innovation

"There were definitely a lot of ups and downs. It was difficult transitioning to a completely different culture, life style and language for the entire time we were there. However, ultimately, it was worth it because I did learn a lot about myself and the Panamanian culture. I also got to improve my Spanish a lot more than I expe..."

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Past Review International Relations In Beijing Beijing Foreign Studies University: Beijing - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I am most proud of having developed a thesis topic while I was abroad. The professors at IES were not only helpful in guiding their course material towards my interests, but they also pointed me in the directions of resources I would not have found on my own."

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Past Review Your Semester Abroad Is Yours And Yours Alone! IES Abroad: Santiago - Study in Santiago

"My semester in Chile taught me that being abroad is not at all like you often see it portrayed. When you're looking at another person's experience on Facebook or study abroad review sites, you tend to really be seeing a highlight reel: pictures from crazy parties, insane weekend trips, or other extraordinary moments. You never g..."

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Past Review Katherine L.: Four Fantastic Months In Morocco AMIDEAST Rabat - Area & Arabic Language Studies

"My experience abroad in Morocco was absolutely worthwhile. I learned so much about myself and my interests, as well as about the world I live in. Morocco was a fantastic place to be a student, and my language skills improved significantly. "

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Past Review I Love Ba!! IES Abroad: Buenos Aires - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"It was absolutely worthwhile. I gained new perspectives on different ways of life, and learned a lot about myself from being on my own and being independent. "

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Past Review Incredible Santiago! IES Abroad: Santiago - Study in Santiago

"Study abroad was an utterly incredible and worthwhile experience. "

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Past Review Amazing Comparative Experience! SIT Study Abroad: IHP - Health and Community: Globalization, Culture and Care (Fall 2)

"I developed as a student and as a person on this adventure. It was so worthwhile, I wouldn't even doubt taking the opportunity again! "

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Past Review Awesome Experience SIT Study Abroad: Chile - Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment

"I had so many unique, once in a lifetime experiences that I think I could have only experienced through this program. Love Chile to the fullest. It is an incredible country with such a youthful energy. I am fascinated by this country and inspired by everyone I met, including my American classmates."

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Past Review Great Country, Disappointing Program CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I have become comfortable in Athens and Greece as a whole. Because of the sheer amount of time spent in Athens with the program, I ended up better prepared to pursue long-term research in the country. CYA was really the only way for me to get an introduction to living and researching in Greece, so that much was worthwhile. Howev..."

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Past Review Go To Bhutan. Do It. The School for Field Studies / SFS: Bhutan - Bhutan - Himalayan Studies

"This program has set me forth on an amazing career path, where I now hope to work in the field of international environmental development. I am also interested now in studying more deeply on the crux between religion and ecology. I have maintained the relationships with Bhutanese officials, and I am planning on going back to Bhu..."

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