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Study Abroad

International Education Center

The International Education Center (IEC) prepares the MassArt community to participate in the creative economy by supporting international experiences, encouraging intercultural connections, and promoting success in a diverse world. In support of this mission, the International Education Center is committed to creating a campus climate that recognizes and celebrates the value of global exchange.

We encourage you to enhance your artistic perspective through a MassArt Travel Course, Exchange Programs, or a third-party study abroad program.

Special Notice: Opportunities for global education have been severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Because of the unpredictability of travel now and in the foreseeable future, MassArt sponsored international travel is currently suspended. This is an important temporary measure due to the COVID-19 situation, to protect our community and to help minimize risk for all during the global crisis. However, the IEC continues to advise students on future opportunities; please contact Amy Holland, Study Abroad Advisor.


Semester Abroad

A wide range of programs are available to MassArt students. Semester exchange destinations include: 

  • Australia
  • China
  • Ecuador
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • The Netherlands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom

Learn more about Semester abroad


Travel courses

Through participation in MassArt’s ever-changing short-term travel courses, students have visited destinations around the globe, such as:

  • Cuba
  • Mexico
  • China
  • Nepal
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Vietnam
  • New Zealand

Learn more about Travel Courses


Qualified undergraduate students may participate in these programs and must meet with the International Education Office to apply. Students may also consider a range of summer courses abroad. It is never too early to start planning!

Tuition and support services differ with each program so please be in touch with the International Education Center for more information. Information sessions are held throughout the fall and spring semesters and can be found on the MassArt Events Calendar.

We hope you take the time to consider this unique opportunity to grow, gain new perspective, and enhance your career! 

Contact Us

International Education Center
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 USA

Maggie Shirland
International Student Advisor
Contact for questions about international students
mshirland@massart.edu • 617.879.7702 • Make an appointment with Maggie 

Amy Holland
Study Abroad Advisor
Contact for study abroad or Fulbright U.S. Student Program
aholland@massart.edu • 617.879.7717 • Make an appointment with Amy

Erica Puccio O'Brien
Director
Contact for generation questions about the International Education Center
erica.puccio@massart.edu • 617.879.7716