International Education Center

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Welcome to MassArt's International Education Center (IEC). In keeping with MassArt's mission, we believe that nurturing a global perspective is essential to the development of an informed artist, designer, historian, or educator. Engaging with different cultures and communities enables MassArt students, faculty, and administrators to gain a new and rich outlook on their own artistic journey, as well as to contribute to their personal growth as a citizen of the world.

The International Education Center is committed to creating a campus climate that recognizes and celebrates the value of global exchange. We provide opportunities for individuals within the MassArt community to explore the art, artists, and art history of other cultures.

The IEC supports students choosing to add a global dimension to their education, including study abroad and exchange programs, faculty-led travel courses, international student support, and on-campus cross-cultural events.

International Students
The IEC supports international students during their journey to MassArt, through their degree program, and beyond. We work with the Admissions office to support international students with immigration advisement, orientation to Boston and to MassArt, cultural adjustment and programming, Curricular and Optional Practical Training, and more. For Admissions information, please visit our Office of Admissions. For more information on our support services for international students, please click here.

Faculty-Led Travel Courses
MassArt offers a variety of short-term, faculty-led international travel courses. The IEC manages these 3-credit courses, which are offered both fall and spring semester and are open to students from all majors and levels. Recent courses have traveled to: Cuba; Belgium and France; India; Vietnam; Italy; Ireland and England; Mexico; Nepal; China; and Turkey.

Please visit our page on faculty-led travel courses for more information on where we're going this year, and how to apply!

Semester Abroad
Enhance your artistic perspective through a MassArt International Exchange, AICAD Mobility, or a third-party study abroad program. Qualified undergraduate students may participate in an exchange, mobility, or third-party study abroad program during one semester of their junior year 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!

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides federal grants for individually designed study and/or research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. Candidates submit an extensive application defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. MassArt seniors about to graduate and recent alums are encouraged to consider applying. Please see our website for more information about how MassArt can help.

Programming and Events
The IEC is dedicated to promoting cultural awareness in the MassArt community by supporting on-campus cross-cultural events and activities. We work with student groups, our Colleges of the Fenway consortium partners, and other groups to develop, organize, and promote these events. For more information on these topics, please click here. We welcome new and innovative ideas; don't hesitate to contact us!

Institutional Memberships
MassArt is a member of several organizations focusing on international education. Membership allows us access to a deep reservoir of resources on international education, including best practices in international student advisement, study abroad, safety and risk management, and international student recruitment. Visit our Institutional Membership page for more information.

Contact Information
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