Hawks International

International Students Blog

The international students here at Roger Williams come from all over the world to be a part of our campus community. With close to 40 countries, all six inhabited continents, and spanning almost all of our majors, chances are that you will find someone with an international background almost everywhere on campus! They are here to share their stories, both in and outside of the classroom, as they move towards graduation here in Bristol. Keep checking back as new posts will update regularly!

  • Introducing Seo Kim

    Seo Kim '23 Forensic Science, Guatemala

    Seo's family is from South Korea but she grew up in Guatemala, having attended The American School of Guatemala. This means she is fully trilingual in English, Spanish, and Korean! Seo is now in her

  • Work Hard, Play Hard

    Elizabeth Alcantara, '22 Architecture, Dominican Republic

    Day and night, there is always something going on for our students here at Roger Williams! Check out this video to see what happens when the sun sets! Here is a complete listing of student events on

  • RWU Dorm Room

    Keeping in Touch with Your Roots

    Elizabeth Alcantara, '22 Architecture, Dominican Republic

    As the routine settles and the holidays start to roll in, most international students, especially freshmen, start feeling homesickness the most. Missing home is natural. Even domestic students get

  • Providence WaterFire

    Things to do Off Campus

    Elizabeth Alcantara, '22 Architecture, Dominican Republic

    Staying on campus to relax is nice, but nothing beats going off campus with friends or alone to explore Rhode Island. Here’s a list of things you can do: Go to downtown Providence: Providence is Rhode

  • Welcome to Roger Williams University!

    A Pathway from Guadalajara to Bristol

    Andrea Arriaga '23, International Relations, Mexico

    My name is Andrea Arriaga and I'm an international student from Mexico. Just two months ago, I left part of my life behind to embark on this new adventure. I came to Roger Williams University to major

  • Autumn leaves in Rhode Island!

    Season Changes

    Elizabeth Alcantara '22, Architecture, Dominican Republic

    “Spooky season” is here, and you know what that means. Apple cider, everything pumpkin spice, sweater weather, leaves are starting to change color…While all of this might be common for domestic

  • Happy July 4

    Spending the Summer in Bristol

    Isobelle Hulme '20, UK, Political Science

    The past summer was one of my best at RWU. I went home to England for a month and a half, celebrated my 22nd Birthday, and came back to Bristol just in time for the 4th of July Parade. The weather was

  • Singapore

    A Well Balanced Summer

    Ashwini Puralasamy

    For part of the summer, I stayed on campus to take two classes during the first summer session because I wanted to get some credits out of the way. I found both my classes to be more relaxing than the

  • Social Media

    Access to Social Media

    Bill Abbate

    In recent months, The U.S. State Department began requiring access to social media for most F-1 student visa applicants. This new requirement has recently become a point of controversy for a Harvard