Pre-College Programs

Life on Campus at Brown and in Providence

Providence is the state capital of Rhode Island and is the second largest city in New England. Diverse, historic, and easy to explore by foot, Providence is a hub of art, culture, education, and politics.

Brown is located in Providence’s East Side on the picturesque College Hill, surrounded by dozens of historic homes and landmarks. Close to campus are the vibrant Thayer Street, Wickenden Street, and Wayland Square, where students and residents find ample shopping, dining, and entertainment.

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Lodging will be at the Hotel Providence, a 4 star boutique hotel in downtown Providence.

Each student will have his/her own bed in a shared, same-sex, double room. Evening supervision will be provided by Resident Advisors and an On-Site director who will also stay in the hotel overnight. Staff are available for support and assistance 24 hours a day.

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There are 20-30 students in this course. Students come from all over the United States and the world and are in 10th – 12th grade.


A continental breakfast will be provided at the hotel.  Lunch and dinner will be provided at one of Brown’s dining halls, the Sharpe Refectory, serving buffet style, all-you-care-to-eat meals. Food stations include a bistro line, a grill line, vegetarian options, salad bar, cereal bar, omelet bar, oatmeal bar, crepe bar, drink stations, fruit stations, sandwich stations, and daily soups. Dietary accommodations can be made if prior notification is provided.

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Staying Comfortable

Spring weather in Providence can be quite variable so check the forecast prior to your arrival and pack accordingly.   In general, it is advisable to pack clothes that can be worn in layers and to bring comfortable shoes for walking around campus. Students tend to overpack and a few versatile items are usually sufficient.  

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