Rhode Island

ABOUT RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US and is famous for its beautiful coastline and historic architecture. Rhode Island offers lively cities, beautiful beaches, rural farmlands, and is just a short bus or train ride away from major cities such as Boston and New York. RIA is located in the City of Providence, the capital of Rhode Island.

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PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

Founded in 1636 Population of 179,154 3rd Largest City in New England Average Temperature Range: 29°F - 73°F (Jan) - (July) Providence is: SAFE, DIVERSE and BEAUTIFUL

Founded in 1636

Population of 179,154

3rd Largest City in New England

Average Temperature Range: 29°F - 73°F (Jan) - (July)

Providence is: SAFE, DIVERSE and BEAUTIFUL


LIVING IN PROVIDENCE

CREATIVE CAPITAL

Providence is widely recognized in the US as a hub of art and design. The City offers a wide range of arts exhibits and cultural events including:

  • Local and international art fairs
  • Summer music concerts
  • Theater performances by Providence Performing Arts and Trinity Repertory Company
  • Art exhibits and musical performances by nonprofit group AS220
  • Bonfires on the river in downtown Providence
  • during WaterFire
  • • RISD Museum
 

ACADEMIC HUB

Providence is home to Brown University and other world renowned academic institutions:

  •  Brown University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island College
  • Providence College
  • Johnson & Whales University
 

BEAUTIFUL NATURAL LANDSCAPE

The RIA campus has a gorgeous view of Narragansett Bay and India Point Park. Providence is only a few minutes’ drive from some of the most stunning natural landscapes in New England:

  • Rhode Island is known as “The Ocean State,”
  • with 400 miles of coastline
  • Over 100 public beaches
  • Rural farmland and nature hikes
  • Sailing and fishing excursions
  • Miles of bike and walking paths
  • Ski, snowboard, snowshoe and sled during the winter