Dearest GBC Community,

The Global Brown Center staff will continue to be here to support all undergraduate students (on campus, off campus, or away from Brown), graduate students, and medical school students remotely as they travel back home or remain on campus. While the Global Brown Lounge and our office are closed during this period, we are accessible for advising, direction to resources, and a space to feel heard. We are working on digital engagement projects to connect our community, and as always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, concerns. We are available to talk via email, Zoom, and by phone from 8:30am - 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday through Friday. We are here for you; we are here for each other. Reach Program Director Andrew Heald at [email protected].

As an update, please continue to review the Global Brown FAQs regarding the Fall 2020 opening plan. Additionally, there are other resources and FAQs that are available to you. Below are links to relevant resources:

Global Brown FAQs  

Healthy Brown Website

General FAQ

Residential Life FAQ

With support,
The GBC Professional Staff
Andrew Heald, Program Director



The Global Brown Center for International Students (GBC) was established in May 2017 within Campus Life in order to develop programming to support and engage our undergraduate and graduate international community, coordinate International Orientations, advise international student organizations/groups, as well as assist with advocacy initiatives. Formally known as ISE, our center's name changed beginning in August 2018 due to student feedback. The GBC also offers a comfortable space specifically for international students and student organizations.

GBC’s Vision: 

Global Brown Center for International Students seeks to build an equitable and diverse campus community that emphasizes intercultural dialogue, thus empowering future global thinkers and leaders. 

GBC's Mission Statement: 

The mission of the Global Brown Center for International Students is to serve and support the international student community at Brown. GBC provides orientations, programming, and resources through which students can embrace and celebrate their international identities, while also recognizing and appreciating the diversity of their experiences. Our center aims to foster an inclusive community and create a home away from home. Also, by raising awareness of Brown’s diverse student body, educating students on self-advocacy, and encouraging intercultural dialogue, we seek to promote an increasingly equitable campus community. GBC advances the university’s mission by empowering and enabling international students to thrive in all aspects of their lives at Brown.