International travel and research is a vital component of the School of Art & Design experience.
The School supports a three to five-week international project for all graduate students during the summer after their first or second year, culminating in a creative project to be shared with the Stamps community.
Appropriate funds are awarded to cover transportation and housing costs and a per diem is given to cover meals and incidental travel expenses for all students. The School’s Office of International Engagement supports students during their investigation of potential research sites, identification of contacts and institutions, formulation of proposals, and with travel and housing logistics. Directed Studio Advisors will also provide support in creating a proposal for the International Experience.
Since 2004, Stamps MFA candidates have carried out research and created creative work all over the world.
Learn about some of the places our students traveled and the experiences they had abroad in Stories from Abroad: MFA Students Report on their Travels, a collection of excerpts and images from MFA candidates around the world in 2012.