You've traveled a distance to get to Brown but don't forget to venture out. As the smallest state in the United States, nothing in the state is very far from Brown (though because we in Rhode Island get used to how near everything is, we can say that places as close as a 15 minute drive away are too far).
Providence and Rhode Island
Located at 8 Stimson Street (around the corner from Brown's athletic facilities), the International House gives aid, services, and friendship to all temporary international residents in Rhode Island, including students.
Through programming, advising, and fellowships, the Swearer Center for Public Service (25 George Street) engages the university in collaborations with local partners to strengthen communities and prepare students to lead lives of effective action.
For helpful information about transportation, arts and entertainment, dining, shopping, accommodations, and much more, check out these websites about Providence and Rhode Island.
The main shopping destination near Brown is the Providence Place Mall. Beyond the mall there are a few other major stores that are located in the area, including Wal-Mart (at 51 Silver Springs Avenue) and Staples at 555 North Main Street. There are many more options, including in Cranston (RI), Warwick (RI), Seekonk (MA), and Wrentham (MA), if you have access to a car or have more time for a longer bus ride.
There are also several neighborhoods that are within walking distance or a short bus ride of Brown. These neighborhoods offer restaurants and shopping, including many locally owned establishments.