The College

Learn Beyond the Classroom

You have vast opportunities to expand your learning and explore your intellectual passions on campus and beyond.

At Brown, you have rich, varied opportunities to extend the bounds of your learning beyond the classroom — throughout campus, your communities, society and the world. Whether completing a term as a domestic or international exchange student, participating in community engagement or community-based research opportunities, or taking advantage of Brown-sponsored internship, research and entrepreneurship programs, students are provided support and opportunities to expand their intellectual pursuits, social passions and professional endeavors.

Study Programs

Brown students can study abroad through a traditional program or they may participate in a travel experience embedded in their coursework.
Students at Brown have varied opportunities to study at other U.S. colleges and universities — both around the country and close to campus.

Engaged Learning

Brown offers students a variety of ways to serve their communities beyond campus. The Swearer Center for Public Service sponsors a range of programs based both locally and outside of Providence. Community-Based Learning and Research courses invite students to work with community partners to address pressing social challenges. In addition, the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program offers financial support to students as they prepare for U.S. military service.

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Students at Brown have access to a vibrant community of entrepreneurs. Gain mentorship from successful faculty and alumni entrepreneurs and develop your own innovative projects alongside your peers through the Swearer Center Social Innovation Fellowship, the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and the Brown Venture Launch Fund.


The College and Center for Career Exploration offer programs that provide Brown students with rich internship and mentoring experiences. Brown in Washington Semester Internships allow students to combine a semester internship and complete coursework in cities around the world. The BrownConnect team connects students to professional opportunities being offered within the broader Brown community. They also offer funding awards, providing students with access to funding for opportunities, both domestic and abroad.

Fellowships and Research Funding

The Fellowships at Brown office supports students to apply for nationally competitive fellowships that fund domestic and international independent research and travel, teaching, and post-baccalaureate work or study.
Brown sponsors a number of fellowship and grant programs that support undergraduate research during the summer or the academic year. Many of our awards are specifically designed to facilitate faculty-student research collaborations, including SPRINT Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (SPRINT|UTRAs), Research at Brown (RAB) Grants and the Royce Fellowships.