The College

U.S. Study Opportunities

Students at Brown have varied opportunities to study at other U.S. colleges and universities — both around the country and close to campus.

Brown students have the chance to participate in several domestic exchange and cross-registration programs. Cross-registration programs run in conjunction with Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Wheaton, and other schools in the greater Rhode Island area allow students to take courses in subjects unavailable at Brown. The Brown-Tougaloo Exchange program gives Brown students the chance to immerse themselves in the culture and academic life of another campus for a full term.

Brown offers undergraduate students the opportunity to apply for study elsewhere full-time (after a semester of study at Brown) and earn up to a semester’s equivalent of course credits and advanced standing when needed toward degree requirements.
Brown's connection with Tougaloo College, an historically black college in Jackson, Mississippi, began in 1964, when activists from Brown traveled to Jackson to help in the struggle for civil rights. Since then, the two schools have developed a number of programs designed to expand educational and service opportunities for Brown and Tougaloo students, faculty, and staff, including a semester-long student exchange program.
Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at one of Rhode Island’s private institutions of higher education are eligible to enroll in foreign language courses at any of the consortium schools that are not offered at their home institution.
Brown's cross-registration agreement with RISD offers all Brown students the option of taking studio art courses at the renowned Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), adjacent to Brown on College Hill.
Wheaton College is a small liberal arts college located in Norton, Massachusetts, approximately 20 miles from Brown. A cross-registration agreement allows Brown students to take courses at Wheaton that may not be available at Brown, such as a greater array of courses in elementary and secondary education.
The Brown in Washington Fellowship offers students a semester in Washington, D.C. during their junior or senior year, where they intern with an agency in the public or nonprofit sector, and complete coursework and develop future opportunities.