Office of Global Engagement
International Students and Scholars

International Students

The University is committed to empowering international students to thrive in all aspects of their lives while at Brown.

Like you, more than 1,800 of Brown’s students will come to College Hill from countries beyond the United States. Through programs, community-building opportunities, initiatives and many other resources, we support your planning, arrival and experience as an international student at Brown.

Understand visa types, fees, immigration vocabulary and how you will apply for a student visa.
We host programs and orientations to welcome you to Brown and ease your transition to Providence.
OISSS is the place on campus for international students who need information about immigration regulations while pursuing their academic program.

Popular Topics for Students

U.S. immigration regulations define Curricular Practical Training (CPT) as authorized off-campus employment which is an integral or required part of your curriculum and course of study.
OPT is employment authorization designed to provide you with an opportunity to gain practical experience in your field of study, complementing your academic work.