Study Abroad Advising
If you are ready to start planning for study abroad, you will need to attend a required group advising session. Group Advising will take place on most Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30pm in Brown 413. You do not need to sign up! You can just show up! Group Advising will begin on 1/22 and end on 5/7. During this informative session, we will talk about researching programs, application procedures, finances, course approvals/credit policies, and preparing for study abroad. Please note that the advising schedule is subject to change AND advising will NOT BE HELD on 2/26 and 3/5.
Before attending the group advising session, you should read through this website, begin researching programs that interest you and match your academic needs, and create a list of questions to bring to the session. Keep in mind that the earlier you plan, the more prepared for study abroad you will be! Start at least two semesters BEFORE you want to go abroad!
After the group session, you can come in during Walk In Hours with questions, email/call us, or make individual appointments for help and advising. All students applying for study abroad are required to meet at least once with the Assistant Director of International Affairs prior to turning in an application.
Also, you should be aware that advising for fall semester ends on February 21st and applications will no longer be handed out. In addition, advising for spring ends on September 7th and applications will no longer be handed out. It is very important to plan early!
Deadlines and Application Procedures
Below you will find MICA's study abroad and AICAD mobility exchange application deadlines. Please be sure to plan early so you do not miss these deadlines. All appplication materials must be turned in to International Affairs by the deadline or your application will not be considered. If a deadline falls on a weekend, paperwork is due on the Friday before the weekend. If a deadline falls on a break, paperwork is due on the Friday before the break.
Please submit all application materials to International Affairs and do not contact the host institution or program during the application process. Please contact International Affairs with all of your questions. We are more than happy to help you.
Pleae note that you must submit all required application materials accurately by the appropriate MICA deadline and meet the criteria for study abroad or your application will not be considered. You can apply for one program and participate in study abroad for one semester. You must apply to a MICA program. Please make your choice carefully and be sure to plan financially for study abroad or domestic exchange.
There is no guarantee that MICA can or will approve your application. Some programs have limited space and/or can be competitive. All decisions will be made by the review committee within 3 to 4 weeks after the deadline. If approved by MICA, MICA will send your application to the host institution or exchange partner and they will make the final decision. If MICA approves your application, you may have additional paperwork and/or application materials to complete.
Please be aware that MICA has no control over the duration of a host institution's acceptance process. Many reach decisions within several weeks or a month; however, others, particularly direct exchange programs, may take longer. Please do not contact the school.
*Advising for the following spring semester will stop. Applications for spring will no longer be handed out.
- Spring semester (all study abroad and AICAD mobility programs except Glasgow School of Art, AAAD, and Universidad Politecnica de Valencia which are due March 1)
- Advising for the following fall (or in some instances, spring) semester will stop. Applications will no longer be handed out.
- All fall semester study abroad and AICAD mobility programs
- Gerrit Rietveld Academie for spring semester (of the following year)
- Universidad Politecnica de Valencia for spring semester (of the following year)
- Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (Prague) for spring (of the following year)
Notice by the Host Institution
Your host institution will notify you and/or the Office of International Affairs of the admissions decision. Then, you will confirm your plans with our office and attend pre-departure orientation. At this point, you will be in direct communication with your host program or school and will work with them on things like housing, visas, courses, and arrival information.
Study Abroad and Leaves of Absence
Students must participate in MICA affiliated semester programs. Students who do not receive approval through MICA for semester study abroad and/or who take a leave of absence will not receive credit at MICA for courses taken abroad during that leave, even if it is a MICA affiliated program. This includes international students who return to their home country and take classes at an institute there.
Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation
All outgoing study abroad students will attend a pre-departure workshop to discuss critical information. Students will also have secondary paperwork to turn in, such as Health Forms and Waivers. Pre-departure orientation is required for all study abroad participants. Also, please read the pre-departure information on this website for additional assistance in planning your semester abroad.