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Spiegel Center For Global & International Programs
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(401) 254-3899
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RWU Faculty-led Programs

Studying abroad during the Summer, Winter Intersession or Spring break is an excellent introduction to life abroad and also serves as an alternative to those who do not have the flexibility to study abroad during the academic year.

A number of faculty-led study abroad programs are offered during these times and are announced at the start of the Fall Semester. Every year the roster of programs offered may change. 

We are now accepting applications for Winter, Spring and Summer 2018 Programs

Roger Williams University reserves the right to cancel Faculty-Led  programs offered during the academic year for insufficient enrollment or for any other reason. Should it prove necessary to do so the School will notify all registrants.


Each student considering a short-term program should contact the faculty leader of the program that interests them. Then consult with their advisor before starting the application process.

While you will find that many of your questions can be answered by navigating this website or by speaking with the faculty, you can stop by our office for more information.  We are here to address any questions and concerns that you might have.  

We are located at One Old Ferry Road in the Farm House across from the Commons. The Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs office is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm. You can email Alyssa Poey, Assistant Director of Study Abroad Programs, for more information and to schedule an advising appointment.

  • The appropriate GPA (as determined by the Faculty program leader)
  • Satisfactory academic and judicial record
  • Advisor and Program Leader approval
  • Course prerequisite(s) (if applicable)
Financial Aid

Financial Aid does not apply to either Winter Intersession, Spring Break or Summer Programs.

Students applying to RWU sponsored short term study abroad programs are eligible to apply for the "Bridging the World" Study Abroad Scholarship AND/OR the "Global Engagement Scholarship."

Type and Criteria of Awards:
  • Scholarships based on academic merit only
  • Scholarships based on financial need and academic merit

Students can obtain a scholarship fact sheet and application at the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs.

Roger Williams University Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs