Global Brown Center for International Students (GBC)

69 Brown Street Room 312, Providence, RI 02912
(401) 863-6397

Graduate and medical school students have are welcome to attend the different programs and events throughout the year which include are included in all GBC events, including monthly trips (Outlet mall, Newport, hiking, ice skating, etc.) and on-campus programs (Cross-Cultural Conversations, Self-Care Series, Holiday break events, Meet & Greets, International Festival, and International Education Week, etc.).  For more information on events,  Sign up for the newsletter.

Graduate and medical school students have swipe access to the Global Brown Lounge (Page-Robinson 310) which is a space to study, host events, and build community with coffee and tea.

Graduate and medical students also make up half of the membership for the International Student Advisory Board, which meets monthly with upper administration in key areas across campus and is co-chaired by Dr. Shayna Kessel, Associate Dean of Master's Education & Strategic Initiatives and Interim Associate Dean for International Graduate Students, Dr. Asabe Poloma, Assistant Dean for International Students and Associate Director of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program, and Christina Bonnell, Program Director of the Global Brown Center for International Students.

GBC is a part of the planning committee for International Graduate Orientation, and work closely with the two Graduate Assistants for the International Graduate Orientation to plan the peer mentoring program and social activities. GBC is also part of the Graduate Student Council (GSC) International Committee, which meets monthly to discuss advocacy and plan programming for the graduate international community at Brown.

Program Director, Christina Bonnell serves on the program selection committee and as a mentor for the Graduate School's International Community Fellows Program. The two community fellows participate in GBC staff meetings and retreats, and plan their initiatives for graduate students as a team.

Program Director, Christina Bonnell Finally serves on the planning committee for the Graduate International Career Preparation Series, bringing together multiple offices (Graduate School, English Language Learning, CareerLAB, OISSS) to develop a series of programs that support graduate international students in their job search.