International Students are encouraged to take advantage of a variety of support resources around campus.

The Office of International Student and Visitor Experience (OISVE)

The OISVE provides the following additional support for Brown’s international community:

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS)
The OISSS staff warmly welcomes you to Brown's international community of more than 2400 international students, scholars and their families representing over 100 countries. We invite you to utilize the office and this website as a resource for information and appropriate referral and wish you a productive and enjoyable stay here at Brown.

Global Brown Community and Support

The Office of Global Engagement is pleased to announce the launch of Global Brown Community & Support (GBCS). GBCS is Brown’s "one-stop" global referral system designed to help international students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus in addressing their needs.

Campus Life - Student Support Deans

The Student Support Services staff is available to assist students with a wide-range of issues and concerns that might arise during their time at Brown. The Student Support Services Deans provide 24-hour crisis services for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students with personal or family emergencies, and are available by appointment to consult with individual students about their personal questions/concerns during the university’s working hours.

The International Mentoring Program (IMP)

The International Mentoring Program offers social, academic, and educational support to first-year undergraduates through a yearlong peer advising program. The program is comprised of approximately 25 upper-class undergraduate students and an administrative advisor.  IMP Events at Brown include:

  • Pre-arrival Communication

  • International Orientation

  • Year-long Peer Mentoring

  • Campus Life and Academic Workshops

  • Social Gatherings

Academic deans

Deans are available to discuss academic concerns and resources. Undergraduates should go to the Office of the Dean of the College where an academic dean is available during open hours every weekday 10 am to 4 pm on the second floor of University Hall and afternoons in J. Walter Wilson, the Campus Center, or the Brown Center for Students of Color. Graduate students who wish assistance with academic issues should contact Deans of the Graduate School, located in Horace Mann at 47 George Street, or their academic department. 

Additional Resources for Graduate Students

Brown’s Graduate School attracts students from all over the world, providing rich opportunities to learn and collaborate in our increasingly global community. About a third of Brown’s graduate students come from outside the United States. Check this site for additional information for graduate students, including information about graduate student resources and housing, social security, tax information.

Community Resources

The International House of Rhode Island promotes friendship, connection, learning, and global understanding by bringing people together from around the world for cross-cultural exchange. In addition to cultural events, the International House offers English tutoring and classes.