We are happy that you are considering The University of Rhode Island!
The Office of International Education and National Student Exchange (OIE/NSE) acts as the liason between your home institution and URI. The office facilitates the following services:
- National Student Exchange paperwork
- Welcome and orientation services
- Course registration
- On-campus housing
To review your placement information and confirm details related to your NSE application please visit: www.nse.org
HOUSING OPTIONS AT URI:
While there are many housing options on-campus, we cannot guarantee that you will have the accommodation of your choice. Our staff will work to secure on-campus housing for all visiting students. Important: Although housing options are limited, we guarantee that you will have on-campus housing if requested.
Your housing application will be processed after your admission to the University.
*Please note that students staying on-campus will incur a Housing fee of $17 per night for early arrival in the Fall & Spring 2011-2012 semesters. The Office of International Education will provide an orientation program and welcome week activities for visiting and exchange students prior to the start of classes. Participation in orientation and welcome week is mandatory for all Exchange and Visiting Students.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR COURSES AT URI:
Students can register for courses as soon as they are admitted as an Exchange/Visiting Student to URI. Review the Exchange Student Registration Worksheet
for instuctions on adding courses in e-Campus
, URI's online registration system.
ARRIVING TO CAMPUS - WELCOME WEEK:
Most visiting students find
that the University of Rhode Island is a very welcoming campus. Our office will
assist you in your transition to campus life, including:
- Airport pick-up on designated Welcome Days
- Shopping trips
- Excursions and social events
If you would like to begin looking
for flights or plan your arrival, start by visit our Welcome Week web page at www.uri.edu/iss/welcomeweek
. Before you purchase
flights, be sure that you are looking at days/dates for the appropriate semester
PEER AMBASSADOR PROGRAM:
The OIE sponsors a Peer
Ambassador Program where Exchange and Visiting Students are matched with a URI
student to help with their adjustment to campus. Students that want to
participate in the Peer Ambassador Program, should indicated their interest on
the Arrival Services Form found on the welcome week page linked above.
learn more about Rhode Island, please visit www.uri.edu/home/visitors/index.