International Exchange Program

We are privileged to have exchange agreements with many notable schools around the globe. At KCAI, we welcome the diversity our exchange students bring to our campus and local arts community. By participating in international exchange, students are driven to experience a culture and environment different from their own, learn alongside a new peer group, and gain unique perspectives from talented faculty.

If you are attending a school with which KCAI has an exchange agreement, begin the application process by meeting with the international exchange coordinator at your home school and refer to KCAI’s international exchange checklist. It is recommended that students apply for exchange taking place during the third year of KCAI’s 4­-year BFA program.

International Exchange Partners

KCAI has formal exchange partnerships with schools around the world. Please view our list of current exchange partners.

Application Requirements

Please refer to our international exchange student application checklist for more detailed information, as well as further documentation required in order for KCAI to issue an I-20 to accepted international exchange applicants.


Spring Mid January – Mid May *November 1
Fall Late August – Mid December *April 1

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