Resources & Forms
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Parents & FamiliesClick to Open
We invite you to call Roger Williams University's Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs at 401-254-3899 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m EST during the academic year, Monday through Friday to discuss any concerns you might have about your daughter's/son's participation in a study abroad program.
Most parents normally respond to their student's request to study abroad with "What is this going to cost me?" It is important to discuss this question with the Office of Financial Aid to determine your specific financial aid status. Your student's financial aid may be applied to the approved roster of study abroad programs.
Roger Williams University students will pay RWU all fees if participating in an approved program. Typically these fees will include tuition, room and health insurance fees. Programs that include meals will vary and we encourage you to check with the Spiegel Center for the most up to date listing.
Additional expenses including airfare, books, passport and visa fees, in-country transportation and incidentals, which inmost cases are not included. Students should provide the Office of Financial Aid with estimated costs.
We don't joke about safety abroad. We take this subject very seriously. We constantly evaluate the academics, service and quality of life available in our programs.
All of our programs provide limited health insurance because we care about the welfare of our students. Programs have highly trained staff available 24 hours a day on-site to deal with situations that may arise.
Risks are inherent in any study abroad program. We discern and broadcast risks so students can take the necessary precautions. Our warranty of safety abroad is the same as the guarantee of safety in the U.S. However, there are events that are outside of our control, and responsible behavior by your daughter or son lessens the risks associated with being abroad. Students who behave responsibly usually do not have difficulties abroad.
Credits and Academics
With proper planning a semester and even a year-long study abroad program will not delay graduation. A student should work with an academic advisor and the Spiegel Center to plan a course of study that works for the student’s academic benefit. Coursework completed on approved programs comes back as graded courses for academic credit.
Helpful Resources & InformationClick to Open
- U.S. Passport
- Visa requirements by country
- StudyAbroad.com Handbook
- IIE Parents Study Abroad Resource Center
- SAFETI Student Handbook
- SAFETI Parents Advice
- U.S. State Department "Students Abroad" site
Health & Safety
- U.S. State Department Travel Tips
- U.S. Consular Info. Sheets
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Transportation Safety
Culture Shock & Transition Adjustment
- What’s Up with Culture
- Worldwide Classroom
- Duncan Mason’s Culture Shock Page
- Realities of Culture Adjustment
- Myths and Realities of Financial Aid for Study Abroad
- NAFSA Information
- Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship
- IIE Passport Scholarship Listing
- StudyAbroad.com Financial Aid Listing