Watson Institute at Brown University
Development Studies

Study Abroad

For many DS concentrators, studying abroad for a semester may contribute greatly to their respective curricular plans. When considering study abroad programs in the developing world, students are urged to discuss their academic intentions with the concentration advisor and the Office of International Programs during the earliest stages of planning. The vast majority of DS concentrators have studied abroad in developing countries; field experiences and knowledge have often been integrated into senior theses. Study abroad can also help students acquire foreign language skills to help fulfill the foreign language requirement and better prepare them for their senior capstone experience.