How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

  • Admission to a Roger Williams University (RWU) study abroad program is based on good academic standing, dean/advisor approval, meeting all judicial standards requirements, a completed application with associated forms.
  • Minimum GPA requirements will vary from 2.5 to a 3.0. Check the specific program's website or with the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs for individual program cumulative GPA requirements.
  • Some faculty led programs will have course prerequisites to be eligible.
  • Some faculty led programs do have restrictions according to class year (Junior, Senior, etc)
  • Some semester programs do have a minimum number of credits completed to be eligible.

Start an Online Profile and Application
Even before you are ready to study abroad, it is beneficial to visit our study abroad portal so you can access study abroad program information, scholarship information, communicate with study abroad advisors, get invited to information sessions and presentations, and make the study abroad office aware of your interest in study abroad.  By completing your online profile, you will be able to access all of the information you will need to move ahead with the process.

(Please note that for many of our Semester-based Study Abroad Programs, you will be required to complete application materials for the program host in addition to the required RWU materials.)

Meet with your academic advisor as soon as possible to discuss a semester abroad. This step is important in determining which semester will work best for you and which courses you need to focus on to graduate.

You must follow RWU's deadlines for application and NOT those of the affiliate program that you are applying to:

Faculty Led Program Deadlines

Winter = October 1
Spring Break = November 1
Summer = December 1

Semester Deadlines

Spring Programs = October 1
Fall Programs = March 1
ALL Architecture Programs for the following academic year = March 1
Semester Credit Info
When selecting study abroad courses, you will need to have RWU course equivalents assigned. It is your responsibility to take the course descriptions to the appropriate department for equivalency determination.

  • When selecting courses for a study abroad program, make sure you also select at least 4 alternative courses as well.

Keep in Mind
Study abroad is a privilege and not a right. Your ability to participate in a semester-long sponsored/affiliate program is based on your application, reference, academic record and judicial history.

Program costs, including deposits, are based on RWU fees (and NOT those of the sponsoring/affiliate program) and are paid directly to RWU. Nothing should be paid to our affiliated program sponsors. Additional costs may apply to specific programs and/or courses.

Check with the Spiegel Center for more information.