Image by Emily Bartlett (Class of 2019)
Image by Alexa DeFord (Class of 2020)
Image by Kate Johnson (Class of 2019)
Why is an International Experience part of the Stamps curriculum?
When aspiring artists and designers are given the opportunity to step out of a familiar environment and observe another culture, where the role and status assigned to artists and designers may be radically different than the U.S., it fosters creative insights, encourages independence, and prepares students to negotiate difference and adapt to unfamiliar situations. The changed perspective gained through this process of observing, adapting and adjusting makes students better global citizens and more competitive for employment, fellowships and graduate school.