Study Abroad

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When studying abroad, learning does not start or stop at the classroom door or even at the edge of the campus—it includes an exploration of the people, history, and geography of the unfamiliar.

Not only is studying abroad fun, full of rewarding learning experiences, and necessary to create global citizens, but studies show it enhances creativity as well.

MCAD students who choose to spend a spring semester abroad get the opportunity to learn from international faculty members and peers, while also oftentimes fulfilling their major requirements. Many courses are taught in English as well as in the country's native language, and each site provides facilities for creators as well as a wide range of cultural activities and excursions.

Thinking of Applying? Here Are Some Helpful Facts.

  • Students may receive aid based on financial need and merit
  • Students need to be of at least junior standing (60+ credits)
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more is typically required
  • Application deadlines are usually in late September


Study Abroad Programs Offered


Bauhaus Universität—Weimar, Germany

This program offers students the chance to work in an innovative, interdisciplinary, and project-oriented environment. Students may study fine arts, media/photography, or visual communication. The program includes a German-language intensive taught at the beginning of the term.



Fachhochschule Vorarlberg—Dornbirn, Austria

The University of Applied Sciences offers interactive media majors a chance to further their practice-oriented career goals, experience project-oriented curricula, and refine their design, marketing, management, and communication skills. The program includes a German-language intensive taught at the beginning of the term.



Florence Honors Program—Florence, Italy

Students from MCAD may attend classes at Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Istituto Statale d’ Arte di Firenze, and/or the Istituto Superiori per le Industrie Artistiche, all of which are in Florence. The birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence provides MCAD students with an unparalleled opportunity to encounter art as an immersive experience.



Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten—The Hague, The Netherlands

The Royal Academy of Art prepares students to become self-aware artists and designers who make a significant contribution to their discipline and society with their passion, profundity, and experimental attitude. Established in 1682, this is one of Europe's oldest academies. With over 1,000 students from 50 countries, it exudes creativity, innovation, and professionalism.



University of Brighton—Brighton, England

Located on the southern coast of England, the University of Brighton is an hour-long train ride from London. This program is for students studying graphic design or illustration who enjoy working independently within a project-oriented environment. Programs are structured to promote individual creative exploration with both faculty and an extensive roster of Great Britain's top professionals.



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