Education Abroad and Exchange

Studying abroad will challenge and inspire you and, like many students, you will probably look back on your time abroad as one of the major highlights of your MICA undergraduate experience.

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 highly recommend that you take a look at our Study Abroad Information Series (a couple of sections below) to learn more about up-and-coming events and opportunities, and ways to begin charting your journey abroad.  

Study Abroad Deadline for Fall 2020 - MARCH 1, 2020

Fall 2020 Study Abroad Deadline: March 1, 2020

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 fall 2020 application no later than March 1, 2020.

If you have not done so, please attend one of our 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. You will need proper advising from your academic advisor to select overseas courses for MICA credit; time to meet with the faculty chair of your respective major department for overseas course approvals; letters of recommendation from select faculty; and time to meet with a study abroad advisor to help chart your progress.

If you intend on studying abroad fall 2020, please review information on this website to help get you started.

Lunchtime Study Abroad Advising in Meyerhoff - For a Limited Time!

Should I eat lunch, or go to study abroad advising? Hmm... I think I'll do both!

Got that 9 to 3 studio and only have time to eat and run, and no time to talk to a study abroad advisor?

Do not despair fellow artists and designers! Stop by and meet Mike Rini, Assistant Director, Education Abroad, each Monday in Meyerhoff to eat your lunch and discuss study abroad opportunities.

Sessions will run each Monday, starting Monday, January 27, to Monday, March 2, 2020. No need to reserve a spot - just bring your appetite for knowledge!

INFO:
- What: Lunchtime study abroad advising
- Where: Meyerhoff, Room 100A
- When: Monday's from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Meet Mike, Your Study Abroad Advisor

Group Advising: everything you need to know about study abroad at MICA

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the Office of International Education at MICA.

It's not a cliche! Studying abroad will challenge and inspire you and, like many students, you will probably look back on your time abroad as one of the major highlights of your MICA undergraduate experience.

Many MICA students who go abroad return to campus with a greater understanding of themselves, develop new perspectives on world affairs, cultivate meaningful friendships, and contribute to the greater campus dialogue.

To get you there, and before you can start an application to study abroad, you need to attend a required Group Advising Session, so let's plan to meet each Wednesday of the semester in Bunting, Room 390, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm, to discuss the process. The first session, to kick off the Spring 2020 semester will be Wednesday, January 22. Group advising is designed for both the "just curious" student and the student who has seriously considered studying abroad and wants to start an application.

We also co-host a variety of information sessions provided by our affiliate and exchange program partners. Please take a moment now, to look at the next section (below) entitled: Study Abroad Information Series. Information sessions and advising are just some of the ways our office seeks to educate and inform the MICA campus community about the benefits of international education.

Study Abroad Information Series - Mark your Calendars!

At the start of each semester, the Office of International Education hosts study abroad and exchange partners on campus to learn about new programming initiatives. During these visits, our partners are genuinely excited to take time to meet with MICA students to discuss their respective programs. We highly recommend these information sessions, because you are getting in-depth information from an organizational colleague who works directly with the program's administration, both stateside and internationally. Successful information sessions are driven by your questions and curiosities. To get the most out of this type of session format, we ask that students take time to do basic research on the specific program, and help develop the conversation by sharing questions.

We also provide weekly group advising sessions, each Wednesday during the semester, which are required for students who are serious about starting their study abroad application. Group advising sessions are an opportunity for you to learn about how to select a program; learn about the MICA academic advising process; learn how to select foreign coursework; and how to successfully complete the online application before the deadline.

Lastly, our office offers general study abroad advising walk-in hours: every Tuesday through Friday, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in Bunting, Room 200. From initial inquiry to advice on how to get a student visa, walk-in advising is a great option. Special Note: Each Monday, starting with Monday, January 27 to Monday, March 2, 2020, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, we will conduct lunchtime study abroad advising in room 100A Meyerhoff, which is the small conference room, located next to the Office for Student Engagement. Eat lunch, get study abroad info and leave full!

Take a moment to determine which information session below appeals to you, and mark your calendar - we'll see you there!

Fall 2020 Study Abroad Deadline: March 1, 2020

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 fall 2020 application no later than March 1, 2020. If you have not done so, please attend one of our 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. You will need proper advising from your academic advisor to select overseas courses for MICA credit; time to meet with the faculty chair of your respective major department for overseas course approvals; letters of recommendation from select faculty; and time to meet with a study abroad advisor to help chart your progress. If you intend on studying abroad fall 2020, please review information on this website to help get you started.

Get Started Right here to Learn More About the Process - Today!

Lunchtime Study Abroad Advising at Meyerhoff: Every Monday for a Limited Time, Starting Monday, January 27

Should I eat lunch, or go to study abroad advising? I think I'll do both! Got that 9 to 3 studio and only have time to eat and run, and no time to talk to a study abroad advisor? Do not despair fellow artists and designers! Stop by and meet Mike Rini, Assistant Director, Education Abroad, each Monday in Meyerhoff to eat your lunch and discuss study abroad opportunities. Sessions will run each Monday, starting Monday, January 27, through Monday, March 2, 2020. No need to reserve a spot - just bring your appetite for knowledge! INFO: - What: Lunchtime study abroad advising - Where: Meyerhoff, Room 100A - When: Monday's from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Walk In Advising: Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Starting Tuesday, January 21

Stop by the Office of International Education, Bunting Building, Room 200, during our walk-in advising to get your questions answered. From students just starting their research to students already applying, this is a great opportunity to speak with a study abroad advisor.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - Study Traditional Japanese Art in Osaka, Japan

The Office of International Education is excited to co-host the CET, AICAD in Japan program. Imagine - studying textiles and dyeing, print art and woodblock printing, glass blowing, animation, manga, and Japanese Culture in Japan next semester! Learn more about this exciting opportunity from CET representative, Tim Baird, as he presents information and answers your questions. What: Osaka, Japan Information Session Where: Bunting Building, Room 208 Time: 11 am to 1 pm

CET Osaka Program Page

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - SACI Information Session I

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 a unique, and long-standing relationship between MICA and Studio Arts College International. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to meet Ken Tisa, the fall 2020 faculty-in-residence, who will be leading the SACI Honors Studio course in Florence. What: SACI Information Session Where: Bunting Building, Room 208 Time: 12 (noon) to 2 pm

SACI Information

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - SIT: Social, Political and Environmental Study Abroad Programs

For those interested in Social Justice, Politics, and the Environment, stop by to meet our colleague, Javonni McGlaurin, Institutional Relations Manager, SIT Study Abroad, to learn more about the study abroad opportunities that MICA co-sponsors with her organization. SIT programs are intensive and require students to take a set curriculum of professional topics and research methodologies courses, all of which culminate to a final capstone project. This is an academic program well-suited for Humanistic Studies majors who are looking for academic-based coursework and research opportunities. What: SIT Information Session Where: Bunting Building, Room 208 Time: 11 am to 1:30 pm

SIT Information Page

Tuesday, February 11, 2020: ISA Grant Presentation: Wonderful Diversity Scholarship Opportunity!

Stop by to meet Dez Thaniel and Savannah Imani Wade as they share their study abroad experiences in South Africa, through the SIT: Multiculturalism and Human Rights program. The intent of this presentation is to ignite student interest in study abroad and to learn how to prepare a successful application for the ISA Grant, an institutional grant offered through the generous donorship of the Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Foundation. What: ISA Grant Presentation Where: Center for Identity and Inclusion, Fox 110 conference room When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Time: 12 to 1 PM Join us!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - SACI Information Session II

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 this unique and long-standing partnership between MICA and Studio Arts College International. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to meet Ken Tisa, the fall 2020 faculty-in-residence, who will be leading the SACI Honors Studio course in Florence. What: SACI Information Session Where: Bunting Building, Room 208 Time: 12 (noon) to 2 pm

Get Information about the SACI Program Here

Wednesday, February 12 - Scholarship Opportunity: Gilman Award for Study and Internships Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant Recipient? Are you planning on either interning or studying abroad? If so, then come met Erienne McKenzie, student Gilman recipient, to learn more about eligibility and tips for a successful application. The meeting will be held in Bunting Building, Room 390, Wednesday, February 12, from 12:00 (noon) to 1:30 pm. The Gilman Scholarship is a program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). ECA fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations. (source: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/eligibility/)

GET INFORMATION ABOUT THE GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP HERE

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - Berlin, Germany Study Abroad

Come meet Hannah Barrett, from Bard College, Berlin, Germany, to discuss an exciting study abroad opportunity for Fine Arts and Humanities students! 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: https://berlin.bard.edu). What: Bard in Berlin Info Session Where: Meyerhoff, Room 100 A, next to the Office of Student Engagement Time: 11 am to 1 pm

Get More Information about Bard College in Berlin here

Friday, February 14, 2020: ISA Grant Presentation: Wonderful Diversity Scholarship Opportunity!

Stop by to meet Dez Thaniel and Savannah Imani Wade as they share their study abroad experiences in South Africa, through the SIT: Multiculturalism and Human Rights program. The intent of this presentation is to ignite student interest in study abroad and to learn how to prepare a successful application for the ISA Grant, an institutional grant offered through the generous donorship of the Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Foundation. What: ISA Grant Presentation Where: Center for Identity and Inclusion, Fox 110 conference room When: Friday, February 14, 2020 Time: 12 to 1 PM Join us!

Friday, February 14, 2020 - Study in Copenhagen, Denmark with DIS

Study Architecture and Design, Art and Visual Culture, Graphic Design and Humanistic Studies in beautiful Copenhagen, Denmark! Stop by to meet Peter Shapiro, Institutional Relations Manager, from the DIS program to get more information on the variety of rich programming and other great opportunities offered through the DIS program in Copenhagen. What: DIS Study Abroad Information Session Where: Bunting Building, Room 208 Time: 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Get Information about the DIS Program Here

Wednesday, February 19 - Warm Up To Study Abroad: HOT CHOCOLATE!

FREE HOT CHOCOLATE! February can be one of the coldest months of the year here in Baltimore. Well, we have 2 "hot topics" for you to keep warm during those blustery winter days - hot chocolate and study abroad. Stop by to visit us right in front of Decker Library, first floor Bunting, to get some hot chocolate and chat about international opportunities to study art and design. We will begin pouring hot cups from 11:30 am to 1 pm.

Friday, March 20, 2 - 4 PM - How to Apply for an Italian Student Visa

Going to SACI, Fall 2020, or are you just curious about how to obtain a student visa in general? Join us in Bunting, Room 207, on March 20th, to meet Honorary Italian Consulate, Mauro Dal Bo, as he will offer information on how to obtain a student visa to study abroad in Italy. This is a required meeting for ALL students who were accepted to the SACI program for fall 2020.

Get Familiarized with the Process Before the Meeting

Summer Travel Intensives Offered by the Office of Open Studies

Check Out these Excellent, MICA Faculty-Led Summer Opportunities

Summer Instensives 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. 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.

For more information, visit the Office of Open Studies link (below), and contact: Sabrina Dépestre Director, Marketing & Recruitment: sdepestre@mica.edu

https://www.mica.edu/non-degree-learning-opportunities/travel-intensives/

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Education Abroad and Exchange

Location

1300 W. Mount Royal Avenue Bunting Building, Room 200 Baltimore, MD 21217