The BRDD Program is demanding as students work to complete two degrees over a five year period. If study abroad is an important part of a student's experience, the student works closely with the Dual Degree Advisor to see how it may be possible during the five year course of study. BRDD students have spent a semester abroad on RISD European Honors Program, in a RISD global exchange program, or on a Brown study abroad program. These students have had to carefully plan ahead to make sure that credits they need towards one or both of their degrees were available abroad and that they still would meet all degree requirements within ten semesters. BRDD students have also taken advantage of other opportunities abroad. These have included RISD Wintersession travel programs and summer study abroad programs, through Brown, RISD, or another institution. Some students have also received a Brown UTRA (Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award) to conduct work abroad in the summer with a faculty member. At times, students have also sought out summer internships abroad.