If you don't find a Brown or Approved Program that meets your needs, you may petition for approval of a different program. Petition deadlines are posted here. You are limited to one petition program application per semester.
All students are required to interview with a study abroad advisor prior to submitting a petition application. Contact the OIP or stop by our office in JW Wilson (Suite 420) to set up an advising appointment. Your advisor can explain the petition application process when you meet.
A petition application is just the first step in the process. All petition applications are subject to review by the Committee on Academic Standing (CAS). Students whose petition application is approved must also complete a study abroad application through the OIP online application system, and apply to the study abroad program provider for admission to their program.
Students whose petition application is denied will be assisted by an OIP study abroad advisor to explore other available options.