Brown's College Curriculum Council requires that students be in good academic standing to study abroad. In addition, many abroad programs require applicants to have a B average (3.0 GPA).
Brown students in good academic standing may study abroad for a semester or a year during their sophomore, junior, or senior year. Most students study abroad during their junior year. Students may also study abroad during the summer.
Educational systems vary widely around the world. To study abroad, students must demonstrate that they are firmly grounded at Brown, both personally and academically. Students studying abroad must be flexible and mature enough to adjust to different--even difficult--circumstances in their daily life and classes abroad.
Students on Academic Warning may be allowed to submit an application to study abroad, but must meet with an OIP regional advisor to discuss their circumstances before they apply. All students must be off Academic Warning at the time that they go abroad. Students currently on Disciplinary Dismissal from Brown or Serious Academic Warning will not be allowed to submit an application to study abroad.