Does Your Institution have an Exchange Agreement with MICA?
Take a moment to consult with the study abroad and exchange office of your home institution to determine if the Maryland Institute College of Art is an exchange partner. The Office of International Education at MICA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) consortium, which supports domestic exchange between member schools, and some overseas partner institutions. For more information about AICAD, and to see if your institution is a member, please visit the AICAD website for further details.
At this time, MICA is not able to support applications for non-matriculating (visiting students) outside of our student exchange agreements. If you wish to attend MICA to complete an accredited 4-year degree program, please consult the MICA Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Student Exchange Program Contact Information
Office of International Education
Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 USA
Additional Methods of Contact
Phone: +1 410-225-2243
Fax: +1 410-225-2548 / Attention: Mike Rini, Assistant Director, Exchange Student Services
Exchange Program Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Prospective Exchange Students:
Welcome to MICA!
We thank you in advance for taking the time to consider joining us in Baltimore, Maryland, as an exchange student, and to experience everything our vibrant community has to offer.
In accordance with the guidance from multiple health agencies, including the CDC, our goal is to ensure a safe and healthy on-campus experience for all students. With this in mind, the Office of International Education requires all future prospective exchange students to review the link below entitled: CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States. The information contained in this official communique will help you as you plan your travel to the United States.
Additionally, all students will be required to obtain something called a National Interest Exception (NIE) to travel to the United States. The NIE is a special waiver that must be applied for, along with a J1 student visa, and the timing of the application is very important because the exception is only valid for 30 days once it is issued. Please refer to the link below for further guidance on how to inquire and apply for the NIE. All students must inquire about the NIE through their local U.S. consulate or embassy where they plan to obtain their J1 student visa. Each consular office may handle the NIE differently and our office recommends that you raise the question about the NIE while you apply for your student visa - please do not delay on this.
In order to ensure a healthy and productive experience as an exchange student at MICA, we are asking that you adhere to this guidance by doing exactly as it requires in order to avoid any potential delays in your arrival to campus. If this guidance changes, or is no longer valid by the time you are slated for departure from your home country, we will remove it from this site. Lastly, once you are accepted to MICA, you will receive a MICA student ID and student Gmail account. After these 2 items are established, you will begin to receive emails from our community regarding how to prepare for and engage in a healthy and safe community. Please check your email regularly for details on how to make your exchange semester at MICA successful as we plan for a fall 2021 reopening.
If you should have any questions about this guidance as it relates to your planning, please feel free to contact Mike Rini, Assistant Director of Exchange Services for further details: email@example.com.
We look forward to welcoming you to Baltimore, Maryland during an up-and-coming semester.
The Office of International Education