Office of International Programs

Summer Beyond Brown

Students who wish to transfer credit from a non-Brown summer abroad experience are strongly advised to obtain pre-approval for their plans.   

Credit Transfer

In order to qualify for transfer credit, the summer abroad program must be at least four weeks long and include at least 3 semester hours (3 semester hours would earn 1/2 Brown course credit; 4 semester hours would earn one Brown course).  Students must take courses for a letter grade and earn a C or higher for credits to come back to Brown. Courses cannot be taken S/NC. 

If the program in which you are interested meets these minimum criteria and you wish to earn Brown credit, you should submit a request for approval through Brown's ASK/Advising Sidekick system. Further summer guidelines are including in the ASK system. The ASK process requires approval from both the relevant Brown department and the Office of International Programs. If approved, students must ensure that their final transcript is sent to the Brown Registrar by their program provider so that their summer credit can be processed. 

Financial Aid

Students who currently receive financial aid from Brown may be eligible for additional loans for summer study abroad. Grant/scholarship money is not offered for non-Brown summer study abroad programs. Students should search for external scholarships and discuss the availability of need-based or merit scholarships through the host institution. 

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