Learning Abroad for Studio Art Majors

The Studio Art Program encourages all majors to consider study abroad for a semester during the junior year. Planning for a semester abroad should begin with discussions with the student’s faculty advisor in the sophomore year. Some students combine a Fall or Spring semester with a summer study program, internship, or research project to extend their experience abroad. Majors who plan to pursue a senior thesis in studio art should plan to be on campus for one semester of their junior year.

Study Abroad

Where to Study
For a list of where past and present Religion majors have studied and a summary of the courses that they took abroad, check this searchable database. Note that this is not a definitive list of what is possible and should serve only as a useful guide and planning resource. 

The McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives Study Abroad website is also an excellent resource for programs, application procedures, deadlines, financial aid, and more. Laurel Fellowships (need-based financial aid) are readily available to qualified students.

The Studio Art Program recommends the following programs

When to Study
Studio art majors are encouraged to study abroad during the fall semester of the junior year so that they can complete Advanced Studio (390) in the spring semester of the junior year in preparation for their senior year studio art coursework.

Credit Transfer
Students who want to apply credits earned from courses taken while studying abroad to satisfy a requirement (major, minor, language, or distribution) should contact the chair of the department before applying for the program. In some cases, the chair may require additional information, including a syllabus, before providing written approval for a course. Please read the credit transfer page on the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives' website for general information about study abroad credit transfer.

Summer Internships and Research Abroad

Studio Art majors are encouraged to explore a summer internship or research project abroad in the areas of design, museum work, or art conservation. Students who have studied abroad often return to their host country to pursue an internship or research project. 


Students have the option of developing their own summer internship or research project.

  • Funding is available through the Universal Application Form (UAF). For more details about internship opportunities and funding, please contact Kirk Lange, Director of International Experiential learning at the McCulloch Center.  

Next Steps

Students interested in exploring possibilities for learning abroad are encouraged to contact the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.  April Stroud is the primary advisor for study abroad, and Kirk Lange can offer guidance on internships or research abroad. Students should also consult with their advisor about how they can best connect and integrate learning abroad with their work in the major.