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Being transported to a country with some of the richest history and culture, the most beautiful works of art and the most delicious food is truly a once in a lifetime experience. The Colosseum. Photo: Jack Wilson Jack Wilson ‘24 BFA Painting semester abroad in Rome, Italy

Provider programs are offered by companies or schools that set up abroad programs for U.S. students.

  • Students earn between 12-18 credits
  • Credits can be applied to major studios, elective credit and, in some cases, History of Art and Liberal Art credits.
  • In many cases, provider programs are less immersive than exchange programs; you will be living and studying with other students from the U.S. and will be able to meet locals and experience local culture.
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All MassArt students are encouraged to study abroad! It is important to plan ahead and get the approvals necessary for your academic requirements. Important steps include planning, researching, applying and finally… going on this amazing experience!

Steps to Study Abroad

MassArt is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), and participates in the AICAD Exchange Program. Undergraduate students wishing to participate in semester-long exchanges throughout North America pay their home tuition and fees and study at a fellow AICAD institution for one semester. Most forms of financial aid apply, but it is important to check with your financial aid office for more information.

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  • We understand that financing study abroad may be daunting. However, there are many ways to fund this experience!
  • MassArt students typically pay their usual MassArt tuition when they participate in exchange programs, and normally all financial aid applies. 
  • Provider programs usually require students to pay out of pocket and may be less (or more) expensive than MassArt tuition, depending on the program.
  • Pell Grant recipients are eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, which can be up to $5,000. MassArt students have received this scholarship!
  • For eligible students participating in MassArt travel courses, scholarships have covered from 50% up to 80% of the program fee!
  • The COF GEO Center offers resources on scholarships and funding study abroad.
  • If you receive financial aid, it is crucial to meet with the Office of Student Financial Assistance to understand what aid you can and cannot use.

Who You Are Matters!

Studying abroad allows students to immerse themselves in a different culture, to see others from a different perspective, and to meet people from all over the world. Prior to embarking on this experience, it’s important to examine the complexities of your own personal identity and culture, as well as the resources and culture of the destinations you’re considering.

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