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 opportunity 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.

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

Faculty Lead Travel Programs Opportunities Summer 2019

Ecuador and the Galapagos – Collaborative Audiovisual Expression Across Cultures

Dates:  May 31 – June 25, 2019
Academic Credit:  6 studio elective credit hours
Trip Leaders:  Cyan Meeks, KCAI Professor and Jean Schmitt Ormaza, KCAI Visiting Assistant Professor
Estimated Trip +Tuition Cost:  $5,200 (excluding airfare and meals)
Application and Deposit Deadline: Feburary 1
For more information contact: Cyan Meeks or Jean Schmitt Ormaza

Trip Information

Trip Application


Hungary – Hungarian Art, Architecture and Ceramics

Dates:  May 20 – June 23, 2019
Academic Credit:  6 credit hours (3 studio elective and 3 liberal arts elective)
Trip Leaders:  Casey Whittier, KCAI Assistant Professor and Aaron Blumenheim, Architect and Instructor
Estimated Trip +Tuition Cost:  $4,650 (excluding airfare and meals)
Application and Deposit Priority Deadline: December 2, 2018
Application and Deposit Deadline: February 1, 2019
For more information contact: Casey Whittier

trip information

trip Application