Study Abroad @ MICA

Studying abroad will challenge and inspire you, and like many students, you will probably look back on your experience 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. 

Take a look at our Study Abroad Info Sessions below to learn more about up-and-coming events, learning opportunities, and ways to begin charting your journey abroad.  

Study Abroad this Summer in London, England with MICA Faculty: Application Deadline February 15, 2023

Study illustration in London with MICA: the trip is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors-18 years or older with a valid passport-who have completed at least one year of college. For all programs, credits can be applied to Studio Elective. For most programs, an additional 3 credits can be elected for Art History. For questions regarding the program please contact Rebecca Bradley:

Apply for a Passport NOW: Processing Time 12 Weeks or More...

If you intend to study abroad fall 2022, obtaining a passport, in addition to academic advising, should be at the top of your to-do list. According to the U.S. Department of State, ordering a passport for the first time could take more than 12-weeks to process due to limited staffing and operations at passport centers. Order your passport today!

Study Abroad Alumna Interview: Savannah Imani Wade, Cape Town, South Africa

Welcome. Bienvenidos. Willkommen. 欢迎. Bienvenue. 어서 오십시오!

Take some time to listen to our podcast featuring MICA's own, Savannah Imani Wade, study abroad alumna. Savannah shares a personal narrative of her journey and discusses her transforming experience where art and activism intersect.

2023/2024 Study Abroad Virtual Info Sessions

At the start of each semester, the Office of International Education hosts study abroad and exchange partners to learn about new programming initiatives. During these meetings, our partners are genuinely excited to take the time to meet with MICA students to discuss their respective international 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. All sessions are via Zoom. You can attend as many sessions as you like - we'll see you there!

Fall 2023 Study Abroad Deadline: March 1, 2023

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 must receive your Fall 2023 application no later than March 1, 2023. If you have not done so, please attend 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 in Fall 2023, please review the information on this website to help get you started.

Wednesday, February 8, 2:30 to 3:30pm: Osaka, Japan

Learn about the CET AICAD in Japan program from CET representative, Tim Baird.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2:30 to 3:30pm: Berlin, Germany

Learn about Bard College Berlin and what a semester in Germany could look like from Bard representative Lauren Cooke.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2:30 to 3:30pm: Osaka, Japan

Learn about the CET AICAD in Japan program from CET representative, Tim Baird.

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Friday, February 17, 2:30 to 3:30pm: Prague, Czech Republic

The CET FAMU Prague program is based at FAMU, the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. According to CET, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill university—it’s one of Europe’s foremost film academies. Your day-to-day reflects the fast pace, fluidity, and occasional unpredictability of industry life. Come learn more about this exciting opportunity from CET representative, Tim Baird.

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Education Abroad and Exchange


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