The study abroad deadline is fast approaching! In order for us to approve, nominate and support your application with one of our exchange partners, or programming affiliates, the Office of International Education needs to receive your spring 2021 application no later than September 15, 2020. If you have not done so, please attend one of our virtual group advising sessions or any one of our information sessions (below) to research a program that is right for you. Preparing a study abroad application requires time and great effort. You will need in-depth advising from your academic advisor to select overseas courses for MICA credit; time to speak with the faculty chair of your respective major department for overseas course approvals; obtain letters of recommendation from select faculty; and time to talk with a study abroad advisor to help chart your progress to completion. If you intend on studying abroad spring 2021, please review information on this website to help get you started.
MICA is widely recognized for administering an impressive selection of semester and summer study abroad and exchange opportunities - a reflection of our strong commitment to educating artists and designers who wish to gain a global perspective to influence their practice.
The Office of International Education (OIE) manages study abroad and exchange programs in over 30 countries, as well as off-campus study opportunities in the United States through our partnership with the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) consortium. In addition to international program management, we offer comprehensive study abroad advising, information sessions and workshops, and logistical advice and support throughout every student's off-campus, or international experience. We partner with various student service offices on MICA's campus to condense the process, so students and their parents feel confident understanding how academics, financial aid, and others, apply to their overall experience.
We recommend that you take a look at our Study Abroad Information Series below to learn more about up-and-coming events, learning opportunities, and ways to begin charting your journey abroad.
To the MICA Campus Community and Our Colleagues Worldwide:
Warm wishes from the Office of International Education at MICA. We hope that you are all doing well and remaining healthy at this time. The Office of International Education shares this update about the spring and summer 2021 semesters regarding study abroad and international exchange.
After much deliberation, MICA has made the difficult decision to suspend our spring and summer 2021 study abroad and international student exchange programming, for incoming and outgoing students, due to COVID-19, and the great uncertainty that exists about international mobility. We will, however, look optimistically to working with all of our students and international community members to deliver programming for fall 2021.
This is indeed a bittersweet decision, but due to several constraining factors that many of us are currently grappling with resulting from the pandemic, we hope that the fall 2021 semester will yield better opportunities for our students to expand and explore their art at new destinations both at home or abroad. To this end, the Office of International Education will be pleased to work with all students through email, phone, or Zoom advising to help them identify the best options. To schedule an appointment to discuss study abroad or exchange opportunities, please refer to our Calendly link below.
All of us at the MICA Office of International Education wish you continued health and wellness during this unprecedented time. For further details about this decision, please refer to the Provost's October 6, 2020, campus communication below.
Although study abroad and exchange programming has been canceled for fall 2020 due to COVID-19, the Office of International Education and our international partners look optimistically to accepting your applications for Spring 2021.
In collaboration with MICA leadership and our international partners, the OIE will monitor and evaluate the state of affairs regarding COVID-19, offering our students up-to-date information on the availability of programs and potential alternatives. As a way to ensure your health and safety, the OIE will provide all students with virtual group and individualized advising - please read the next section (below) for further details.
For more information on MICA's response to COVID-19 as it relates to international affairs, and matters concerning the MICA community, please visit the link below.
Before you know it, the fall 2020 semester will be well underway at MICA! In order for our office to approve, nominate, and support your study abroad plans, the Office of International Education needs to receive your completed application for spring 2021 no later than September 15, 2020.
Preparing a study abroad application requires time and diligence - something that cannot be done overnight. Before you can submit your application, you must be able to demonstrate that you have received the necessary advising and permission: academic advising; permission from the faculty chair of your major department; required study abroad advising provided by our office.
As a way to serve our students in a safe and thoughtful way during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of International Education will provide all students with remote advising via Zoom.
Are you curious about what the study abroad application entails? Don't worry - it's not too bad! Click the link below to get a glimpse of the actual study abroad application and its contents. If you have questions at any time, we are here to help you!
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Join the Center for Identity and Inclusion and the Office of International Education as we celebrate International Education Week. Please take some time to listen to our podcast featuring MICA's own, Savannah Imani Wade, study abroad alumna, Cape Town, South Africa, fall 2019.