For students: Let's Talk!

RISD Global is fully remote, but we still have several ways to connect. Schedule a 1:1 Virtual Advising Appointment or simply reach out via phone, email, Instagram, or GChat.

Check out when and how you can reach us, below!

Guyana: Art and Science of Biodiversity
Surama, Guyana
European Honors Program
Rome, Italy 2020

RISD Global is open (remotely!)

Whether you are just starting to plan a study abroad experience or you’re about to submit your application, if you're seeking to study in a specific location around the world or you’d like to know more about programs and our site in Rome, we are here to help!

Our goal at RISD Global is to be as easy to reach as possible, and we created many ways to virtually connect and support you during this remote working time.

We can give you more information about your study options, help you figure out which program makes sense for you, and assist you with the application process.

Give Us a Call

Give us a call at +1 (401) 454-6725 during our office hours: Monday through Thursday 8am-4pm & Friday 8am-1pm EST (Providence time). If we don't pick up, simply leave a voice message and a member of the RISD Global team will return your call ASAP.

Virtual 1:1 Advising Appointment

Have a longer question to discuss or just want more information? Booking a virtual, 30-minute 1:1 advising session is easy. Click the link below, select a time that is convenient for you, and complete the booking form. Prior to your appointment, you will receive an email on how to connect via Zoom with us. If you prefer to connect by phone, please provide your phone number. Our advising hours typically meet the needs of students in most different time zones. If you need a different time or help connecting, contact us at

Book a 1:1 Advising Appointment

Instructions for Joining a Zoom Meeting Via Computer, Tablet, or Mobile Phone:

  1. At your scheduled appointment time, click the link listed as the "location" of your advising appointment in your Google Calendar appointment invitation. This is a personalized meeting link that will connect you with RISD Global for the advising meeting.
  2. If you haven't already, download and install OR open Zoom
  3. Select to join the meeting using 'Computer' audio. (You may test your audio if you wish as well).
  4. Select 'Start Video' if you wish to be seen via webcam during the meeting.

For additional technical assistance, go to Zoom Help

If you prefer to conduct your advising session over the phone, simply state so in your appointment booking form.

Email + Google Chat

Email us:

GChat: We use Google Chat (Hangouts) as a "drop-in question" tool. Just think of this as stopping by our office. GChat us from RISD accounts by searching "RISD Global". Instructions below:

To chat via Gmail, go to or open Hangouts in the Gmail left hand menu.

  • At the top, click "+" or "New conversation"
  • Enter RISD Global or
  • Type your message and, on your keyboard, press Enter!

If unavailable, we will respond as soon as we can.

Just a Quick Question?

Just a quick question? Share your question with us via the online form below and we will be sure to respond as soon as possible!

Ask a Quick Question!

Virtual Events and Infosessions

Our advising events and infosessions continue to be held remotely on Zoom. Recordings are often uploaded on our website and Vimeo channel.

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We're on Instagram, DM us!

Reach us on Instagram (@risdglobal), by clicking the “message” or “contact” button in our profile. You can DM us your question or request.

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