Office of Global Engagement
International Students and Scholars

Providence combines the convenience of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a larger city. The city of Providence has a thriving arts community, diverse neighborhoods, renowned restaurants and many things to see and do. The city has a compact size and is located conveniently between Boston and New York City. Rhode Island has 39 miles of beautiful coastline. The scenic beauty and rich history of Rhode Island's other regions are a short drive from Providence. 


Eastside Marketplace
165 Pitman Street (at Butler Street), Providence, RI; 401-831-7771

Super Stop and Shop
333 West River Street, Providence, RI; 401-861-9300

Trader Joe’s Supermarket
1000 Bald Hill Road, Providence, RI; 401-821-5368

Whole Foods Market
261 Waterman Street, Providence RI; 401-272-1690
601 North Main Street, Providence, RI; 401-621-5990
51 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston, RI; 401-942-7600

Asiana Market - Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and other foods
92 Warren Avenue, East Providence, RI; 401-438-9992

Bubbie’s Market & Deli - Kosher Deli
727 Hope Street, Providence, RI; 401-272-4835

Chinese American Mini-Market - Thai, Korean, Japanese, Filipino
834 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI; 401-467-4690

European Food Market - Specializing in food items from Russian, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary and Germany
102 Rolfe Street, Cranston, RI; 401-461-1097

Mi Rae Market - Japanese and Korean foods
602 Reservoir Avenue, Cranston, RI; 401-781-9002

International Meat Grocery - African, Spanish and Asian foods
676 Cranston Street; Providence, RI; 401-941-7337

Jerusalem Meat Market - All Kinds of Halal Meat Available. Middle Eastern, and Indian, Pakistani foods
88 Rolfe Street, Cranston, RI; 401-467-8903

Mekong Market - Asian market
316 Broad Street, Providence, RI; 401-272-5769

Not Just Spices - Indian
863 Hope Street, Providence, RI; 401-351-6555

Ristorante Roma- Italian deli, bakery and market
310 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI; 401-331-8620

Sanchez Mexican Market – Mexican
676 Broad Street, Providence, RI; 401-831-5470

Venda Ravioli - Italian market and deli
275 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI; 401-421-9105

Rhode Island and the greater Providence area has a vibrant restaurant scene and a number of new restaurants are opening every year. Most restaurants can be searched for online or have their own website. There are also websites where you can obtain reviews, order online for delivery or take out, or search for restaurants in your area. Some of these websites have apps available for your mobile phone.

Yelp – reviews, contact information, local restaurant search

Grubhub – order online for delivery/takeout, reviews, contact information, local restaurant search

Providence is also home to a number of “food trucks” serving diverse, high quality offerings from their mobile kitchens. Food truck locations change daily and the best way to find their locations are on Twitter, Facebook, and the food truck’s own webpage, or at the following websites: Food Trucks In and Roaming Hunger.


Providence Place Mall
1 Providence Place, Providence, RI

Warwick Mall
400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
One Premium Outlets Boulevard, Wrentham, MA

Garden City Center
100 Midway Rd, Cranston, RI


Trinity Repertory Company
201 Washington Street; Providence, RI 

The Gamm Theater
172 Exchange Street; Pawtucket, RI

Opera Providence
585 Elmgrove Ave; Providence, RI

Rhode Island Philharmonic

WaterFire Providence

115 Empire St; Providence, RI

Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)
220 Weybosset Street; Providence, RI

103 Dike St.; Providence, RI 

The Strand
79 Washington St; Providence, RI

Dunkin Donuts Center
1 La Salle Square; Providence, RI

Avon Cinema
260 Thayer Street, Providence, RI
401-421- AVON

Providence Cable Car Cinema & Café
204 South Main Street, Providence, RI

Providence Place Cinemas 16
Providence Place Mall, 10 Providence Place, Providence, RI

Showcase Cinemas Seekonk Route 6
100 Commerce Way, Seekonk, MA

Showcase Cinemas Warwick
1200 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI

Providence Public Library (Main Branch)
150 Empire Street Providence, RI

RISD Museum of Art
224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI

Providence Children’s Museum
100 South Street, Providence, RI

Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson and Wales University
315 Harborside Blvd., Providence, RI

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Boston Museum of Science
1 Science Park, Boston, MA

National Museum of American Illustration
Vernon Court at 492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI
401-851-8949  *reservation required

New England Aquarium
Central Wharf, Boston, MA

Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame
1 Burnside Street, Bristol, RI

Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

University Sports Teams

Brown University Bears


New England Revolution (Major League Soccer)



Boston Red Sox (Major League Baseball)

Pawtucket Red Sox (Minor League Baseball 1970-2020 [Moved to Worcester, See WooSox link below])

Worcester Red Sox (WooSox) (Minor League Baseball 2021 onwards)

Ice Hockey

Boston Bruins (National Hockey League)

Providence Bruins (American Hockey League)

American Football

New England Patriots (National Football League)


Boston Celtics (National Basketball Association)

Connecticut Sun (Women’s National Basketball Association)

Providence Friars (Providence College – Big East Conference)