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Global Partners and Programs

The purpose of the office of Global Partners & Programs (GPP) is to provide valuable services and support that enable the RISD community to address the challenges of art and design in a globalizing world.

Global Partners & Programs advises students on RISD study abroad and international education options. GPP assists students with specialized international grant applications, including the Gilman and Boren scholarships, and supports incoming exchange students.  GPP supports the development of faculty-led short term travel.

All study abroad programs for credit are handled through GPP. These include; Global Exchange with 45 colleges in 26 countries; AICAD Mobility Program (exchange within the US and Canada); European Honors Program and Wintersession Travel Courses.

phone: 401 454-6754
fax: 401 454-6755

Carr House
210 Benefit Street
, Rooms 303-304

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm


RISD has a long history of offering Saturday and after-school classes for children and teens, as this photo from c. 1910 confirms.