Brown has established several study abroad initiatives that engage students in global research, collaboration, and academic focus beyond the traditional study abroad models. Here are a few of our newest initiatives.
Brown + 1
Students complete a graduate-level course while abroad during junior year. After graduating from Brown, they have the opportunity to return to the study abroad institution to complete a one-year masters program. Learn more.
Global Independent Study (GLISP)
The Brown Global Independent study is a structured approach to academic research while abroad. Students work with a Brown faculty member leading up to their time abroad to develop a research proposal, which they then complete for credit while abroad. Upon return to Brown, students are encouraged to use the GLISP as a catalyst for continued research, senior capstones, honors theses, enhanced faculty international collaboration and exchange, etc. Learn more.
The purpose of the 4+4 Study Abroad Model is to maximize global learning through institutional and student collaboration. Partnering with another institution, Brown offers a program for 4 weeks at the partner organization and 4 weeks at Brown during the summer. An equal number of participants represent the two institutions, and participate in the full 8 weeks. The result is conversation, debate, and connection that promotes a collaborative approach to global inquiry. View our 2012 Hong Kong/Providence Global Political Economy program to learn more.