Study Abroad & Exchange

Add Depth to Your MICA Undergraduate Experience - Plan Now to Study Abroad!

MICA is widely recognized for administering the broadest range of study abroad and exchange opportunities of any art college in the United States - reflecting our deep commitment to educating artists with a global perspective.

We have study abroad programs in over 30 countries as well as off-campus study opportunities within the United States. This section gives you the resources you need from initial advising to academic and financial policies for study abroad and off-campus study. Questions? Please contact the Office of International Education or, if you haven't yet, attend a group advising session to find out more.

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Important Study Abroad Events - Going Abroad Starts Here

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 1:30 to 3:00 PM | Bunting, RM 208

Study Art and Culture in Japan

The Office of International Education is excited to announce the arrival of our study abroad partners from the CET, AICAD in Japan program.

Imagine - studying textiles and dyeing, print art and wood block printing, glass blowing, animation, manga, and Japanese Culture in Japan next semester! Learn more about this exciting opportunity from CET representatives Kate Maruyama and Tim Baird, as they present information and answer your questions.

Japanese language from beginner to advanced courses are taught at the CET center in Osaka, then students can elect Art courses from either the Osaka University for the Arts or Osaka Gakuin University. The program is centrally located near Osaka, just 15 minutes from the cultural heart of the city.

For more information, please email Mike Rini, Assistant Director, Education Abroad and Exchange Services: We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 12 (noon) to 2:30 PM | Bunting Rm 208

SACI Florence Information Session

Study Abroad in Florence, Italy with MICA's own SACI Program! Meet Rory Sommers from SACI to learn more about expanding your MICA undergraduate experience through study abroad:

"Studio Arts College International (SACI) is more than an opportunity to study abroad program in the birthplace of the Renaissance: it’s an experience you will carry with you, in your career and throughout your life."

If you should have any questions prior to the session, please feel free to contact Mike Rini, Assistant Director, Education Abroad and Exchange Services:

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM | Bunting RM 207

Come meet Hannah Barrett, from Bard College, Berlin, Germany, to discuss an exciting study abroad opportunity for Fine Arts and Humanities students!

"With its conflicted past, its central role in European and global economics and politics, and its rich history and fabled openness to artists and intellectuals of all kinds, Berlin is the scene of a vital exploration of the roles the arts can play in today’s changing world. Arts and Society in Berlin is a one-semester or yearlong program which draws on Bard College Berlin’s long commitment to artistic creation and civic engagement to offer a mix of practicing arts courses, exposure to art history and theory, and engagement with the Berlin art world". Source:

This event is sponsored by the Office of International Education, in conjunction with our partnership with Bard College. MICA students can study abroad and make normal degree progress while immersing themselves in the wonderful, cultural and artistic realm of Berlin, Germany.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Rini, Assistant Director, Education Abroad and Exchange Services: We look forward to seeing you there!

Non-degree Learning Opportunities

Summer Travel Intensives

These summer experiences are open to undergraduate and graduate students and life-long learners at least 18 years of age who have completed at least one year of college study. Serious students travel with MICA faculty to places of great aesthetic and historical resonance, and to centers of contemporary art and design to earn undergraduate- or graduate-level college credit, enhance their art-making, and connect with art and other artists through MICA's Summer and Winter Travel Intensives.