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URI Students Returning from NSE

Welcome back! We hope that your time participating in the NSE program has been both academically and personally enriching. Below are some links with information for returning URI students, along with information on how to get involved with the OIE/NSE:

Transcripts: Before departing from your NSE program, be sure to...
  • Make arrangements to have your grade report/transcript for your NSE semester(s) sent to your dean's office.
  • Straighten out any loose ends from your NSE institution that could delay the release of your grade report, especially if graduating after your NSE experience.
  • Obtain a few copies of your NSE grade report, for your own records, before returning home.
Upon receipt of your transcript from your NSE institution, your dean's office will conduct a transfer evaluation and process the paperwork to transfer your NSE coursework credit to your URI transcript.

Transfer of NSE Credit
NSE credit that has been pre-approved by URI's academic departments transfers back to URI as transfer credit. Transfer credit may be given in those courses in which the student received a grade of "C" (2.00) or better, but no credit shall be given for courses in which a "C-" or lower was earned.

Grades earned while participating on the NSE program are not calculated into your URI G.P.A.

Share Your NSE Experience
As a returning participant, you are a wealth of information about the program you participated in, the school where you studied, and the experience of studying in another part of the country.

If you try to remember back to the time prior to your pre-departure, what concerns did you have before you left and what would you tell URI students who are planning to participate in a NSE program in the future? Below are some ways you can share your experience with the URI community:

Complete a NSE Program Evaluation
The OIE maintains program evaluations from returning students in its Resource Room. Students who are planning to participate in a NSE program can get first-hand knowledge about study opportunities by reading the students' evaluations. Fill out the on-line NSE Evaluation or download PDF format and return it to the OIE/NSE.

Peer Advisor Program
Participating in the Peer Advisor Program is a great way to share your NSE experience. It is also a great way to educate others about the exciting world outside of Rhode Island. Go to the Peer Advisor program information page for more information or print a copy of the Peer Advisor application form (in PDF format) and return it to the OIE/NSE.

Volunteer with the OIE
The OIE is always looking for returned study abroad participants that are willing to share their NSE experience with the URI community. If you are interested in promoting NSE programs or simply talking about your experience with your fellow students; print a copy of the OIE Volunteer form (in PDF format) and return it to the OIE.

Click here for Position Description. Email to see if position is currently available. Volunteer to help staff NSE Information booths. If you want to volunteer, make sure to keep current contact information updated on this website and you will be contacted periodically as opportunities arise such as Study Abroad Fair, Meet the University, etc.

Send Us Your Study Abroad or NSE Pictures
The Office of International Education and University Publications Office at the University of Rhode Island continue to work together to gather photographs of URI students who have studied, or are currently studying, overseas or at another NSE institution. Select photos from students are published in the URI Undergraduate Admissions Viewbook and other promotional materials for the university. If you are interested in having your pictures considered for publication, read on.

What type of photos are we looking for?
  • Photographs of URI study abroad or NSE participants in front of a famous landmark, in front of their host university, or doing something unique which suggests a foreign locale or the unique characteristics of the location where you are studying.
  • Photographs of URI program participants getting hands on experience (i.e. at your internship site), working on a project, presenting a project, or posed in front of a completed project overseas or off-campus.
What do we need from you?
Photos of course! In particular, we will need your color prints or slides that you would like to submit from your overseas experience. Please send no more than 5 photos. Photos will be returned to you.

How should you proceed?
Send the prints or slides to the OIE. We will also need your name, current address, current phone, e-mail address, major, expected year of graduation, name of country and/or institution where you studied, semester you studied off-campus, and a brief description of the photo.

If you are currently overseas and want to submit a photo, please send an e-mail to to notify us that a photo is on the way.

Please note: If any of the photos you send include other individuals that are not URI students, such as a faculty member from an overseas institution, we will need their contact information as well. They will need to complete a release form in order for us to publish their photo.

We look forward to receiving your photos! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Send Photos to:
University of Rhode Island, Office of International Education
Room 107, Taft Hall. Kingston, RI 02881. ATTN: Tom Hospod
(401) 874-5546, fax (401) 874-4573,

NSE Inforamtion


Prospective NSE Students (URI)

General Information Session

Visiting NSE Students (Non-URI)

Returning NSE Students

Exchange Student Evaluation Form