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BE^3 Brown Experiential Learning Programs

Education | Experience | Exploration

The BE3 Brown experiential learning programs – Berlin: Research & Entrepreneurship; Boston: BioTech & Life Sciences; and U.S.: Campaigns & Social Change – combine internships and coursework over the summer and fall terms. Students have the opportunity to gain direct experience in a dynamic field, innovate alongside professional mentors, and collaborate with fellow Brown students in small cohorts. Undergraduate participants may earn up to five course credits (or their equivalent) while engaging in an immersive, extended internship opportunity. The number of credits earned will be contingent on successful course completion.

  • Students in Berlin will complete their coursework at Humboldt University International Campus, following Brown's travel policies. There is no German language requirement for participation. 
  • Students in Boston will enroll in on-campus and online courses at Brown.
  • Participants in the Campaigns & Social Change program will complete a series of online courses at Brown and may be based in the location of their choice in the U.S.

Internships will be arranged with the aid of CareerLAB and program partners. Brown undergraduates who receive University Scholarship during the academic year will be eligible for need-based financial aid to cover a portion of the cost of attendance. 

The BE3 Brown Application is open now. The deadline for applications has been extended to April 15, 2022.

In addition to completing the online application, students must request one letter of recommendation from a Brown faculty or staff member. Letters of recommendation should be emailed to experiential_learning@brown.edu. If a letter of recommendation is expected to be submitted later than April 15th, students may indicate this on the application along with the name of the faculty/staff member who will be submitting a letter.

If you anticipate any accessibility challenges in completing the application, please contact experiential_learning@brown.edu.

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Virtual office hours will be held twice weekly through the application deadline to answer any questions you may have.

  • Tuesdays (March 1, March 8, and March 15) 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
  • Fridays (February 25, March 4, and March 11, and March 18) 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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Learn more about logistics, costs, internships and applications for BE Brown programs on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

View the BE3 Brown information session held on March 3, 2022

You may also email experiential_learning@brown.edu.