Faculty-Led Travel Programs

  • Summer program

  • 3 – 6 KCAI credits

  • Tuition and fees paid to KCAI

Each summer, faculty members lead overseas trips as well as trips to locations within the U.S., allowing you to experience firsthand the rich artistic and cultural heritage around the country and the world while earning credit towards your degree. You can earn up to six credits over 3 – 5 weeks while studying off-campus with fellow KCAI students in structured programs thoughtfully designed and led by members of our esteemed KCAI faculty. Program locations may vary from year to year. Recent destinations have included Argentina, Hungary, France, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.


  • Minimum 2.0 GPA. Some specific programs may require higher GPA.
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Completed at least one semester at KCAI
  • Good academic and financial standing
  • Other eligible participants:  graduating seniors, alumni, and students from other colleges


Scholarship opportunities for Faculty-Led Travel Programs

The Blitt family generously provides the Rita and Irwin Blitt Scholarship for International Travel.  Students who are accepted into a KCAI faculty-led travel program are eligible to apply for this scholarship to help cover travel expenses.

Students who want to be considered for this opportunity need to include 1-2 paragraphs addressing the following information in their letter of interest as part of the program application.
Only students who include this in 
their application materials will be considered.

  •  Describe the importance of study abroad to the student’s artistic process and discipline
  •  Outline how the scholarship award will benefit the student (other than financial)
  • Articulate student’s professional and personal goals
  • Communicate how the student will engage with the culture of the city/country where they will be studying

Kathleen Collins Social Practice Scholarship

Financial aid may be available for FLTP.  Please contact the Financial Aid office to see if you are eligible.

Faculty-Led Travel Program Opportunities Summer 2023


Mexico – San Miguel de Allende

Dates: June 23 – July 25, 2023
Academic Credit:  6 studio elective credit hours; Social Practice program credit
Trip Leaders: Assistant Professor of Sculpture Jarrett Mellenbruch and Associate Professor of Ceramics Casey Whittier
Estimated Trip+Tuition Cost:  $ 5,200 (excluding airfare and meals)
Application and Deposit Priority: Wednesday December 7, 2022

Application and Deposit Deadline: March 3, 2023




Reference Form

Hungary – International Ceramic Studio

Dates:  May 15 – June 18, 2023
Academic Credit:  6 studio elective credit hours
Trip Leaders:  Nathan Neufeld and Casey Whittier
Estimated Trip+Tuition Cost:  $4,800 (excluding airfare and meals)
Application and Deposit Priority Deadline:  December 7, 2022
Application and Deposit Deadline:  February 15, 2023

trip Information


trip syllabi


Reference Form