International travel and study is a required component of the School of Art & Design curricula. Why?
Study and travel outside of the U.S. is essential for aspiring artists and designers. An international experience prepares A&D graduates to enter the globalized economy, makes them more competitive for graduate study, fellowship opportunities, and employment, and helps them to become informed global citizens. International study provides first-hand knowledge of other cultures, fosters creative insights and new life experiences, encourages independence and flexibility, and prepares students to negotiate difference, adapt to changing situations, and to solve problems from a new perspective.