Faculty-Led Travel Programs
Study Abroad This Summer
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.
Please see specific trip information to download the application and additional requirements.
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.
Summer Intersession 2018
KCAI at SACI | An Exquisite Corpse
A 6-credit collaborative summer program with Studio Art College International
May 17 – June 23, 2018
Faculty Leader – Jessie Fisher, Professor in Painting
PROGRAM COST: $6230.00*
*Price Includes: 6-credits tuition, SACI application fee, apartment in the historic center in Florence with free wi-fi, dedicated studio space, passes to city museums and gardens, 4 SACI field trips led by Art Historians to Tuscan towns such as Fiesole, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa, Lucca, Sansepulcro and San Gimignano, access to the SACI Worthington Library, SACI computer lab with free printing, SACI classrooms and facilities, weekly open model sessions, weekly film nights, exhibition programming at 2 SACI Galleries, fully staffed administrative support and 24-hour emergency services and a 3-day orientation program hosted by SACI. Transportation from the Florence airport to SACI, welcome and farewell dinners, mid-term dinner parties, transportation to sites outside of the city, admission to museums, evening critique meetings and materials for the KCAI drawing course are all covered by the program fee. There are no VISA requirements for this program. SACI requires an additional $400 refundable housing deposit returned to you after completion of the program. Students will stay in a room with another student from KCAI in a 2-3 bedroom apartment with other SACI students. Any gender may room together upon request. There is a $550.00 fee for a private room. Airfare is not included.
Through the generosity of the Blitt family, KCAI would like to announce the Rita and Irwin Blitt Scholarship for International Travel. Students who are accepted into the summer 2018 faculty-led travel program to Florence, Italy will be eligible to apply for funding to cover travel expenses. Application guidelines and scholarship amounts will be announced soon.
Students receiving the Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin H Gilman Award for International Travel.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:00 pm, Friday, February 2, 2018
In order to be considered for the Faculty-Led Travel Program you must:
- Have completed at least one semester at KCAI; have at least a 2.75 minimum GPA.
- Be in good standing and not currently on Disciplinary Probation.
- Freshmen are eligible for participation in this program.
- Students who are in their last semester of school will graduate while abroad, OR who will have graduated at the time of the program are eligible to apply.
- Alumni and students currently in graduate programs are eligible to apply.
- Students who are currently attending other institutions are eligible to apply.
- Students who have previously participated in this program are eligible to apply.
An Exquisite Corpse: KCAI at SACI
This program started in 2011 (’11, ’13, ’15, ’16) by Jessie Fisher, Professor in Painting at KCAI, immerses the student in the art, history, and culture of Florence, Italy. Through a collaboration with our consortium partner Studio Art College International (SACI), KCAI students will live in apartments in the city’s historic center, attend classes at the Studio Arts College International, Florence and have dedicated studio space at the Jules Maidoff Palazzo for the Arts. This program consists of a 3-credit open drawing elective taught by Professor Fisher, with an additional 3-credit course of the students’ choosing from the Late Spring curriculum at SACI. Studio Art College International is a directly accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and a United States non-profit 501c(3) educational entity established in 1976 by painter Jules Maidoff to facilitate international artistic collaboration and production in Florence Italy. SACI offers semester abroad programs, full-year study abroad programs, late spring and summer sessions, a summer program in Venice, Italy and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Studio Art or Conservation. Through a dedicated full-time faculty and unique program offerings in conservation, fresco, Italian fashion design, the history of Italian opera and stone carving, SACI has recently become the only NASAD accredited full-time institution to offer dedicated European MFA programs in Studio Art and Photography, MA Programs in Art History and Communication Design and a low-residency summer MFA program in Studio Art.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina, the Other Immigrant Experience
July 14 – August 7, 2018
FACULTY LEADERs – Reed Anderson, Professor in Art History & Miguel Rivera, Professor in Printmaking
PROGRAM COST: $5400.00 for 6 credits or $4080.00 for 3 credits
Includes: Accommodations Museum Passes Bus/Metro Passes Most Activities Day trip to Colonia, Uruguay Visa (required) Excludes: Airfare Meals (InSitu provides a free breakfast every morning)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:00 pm, Friday, March 30, 2018
For more information, please contact either Reed Anderson, Associate Professor Art History, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Miguel Rivera, Professor, Printmaking, at email@example.com Info sessions will begin in Fall 2017
In the first three decades of the twentieth-century immigration to Argentina soared as wave upon wave of European immigrants from Spain, Italy, England Ireland, France, and to a lesser extent Germany and Russia, arrived in Buenos Aires. These émigrés were responsible for laying the foundation of a wealthy, modern, and cosmopolitan culture that would redefine European aesthetics in Latin America, similar in many regards to what occurred almost concurrently in the United States. We will be partnering with InSitu Programs based in Buenos Aires for this KCAI faculty-led travel program and through assigned readings, visits to museums and monuments, and numerous cultural activities and experiences, students will gain a solid understanding of Argentina’s immigrant experience, its parallels with the cultural development of the United States, and ultimately its impact on the growth of Latin American art and architecture.
Through the generosity of the Blitt family, KCAI would like to announce the Rita and Irwin Blitt Scholarship for International Travel. Students who are accepted into the summer 2018 faculty-‐led travel program to Buenos Aires, Argentina will be eligible to apply for funding to cover travel expenses. Application guidelines and scholarship amounts will be announced soon. Students receiving the Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin H Gilman Award for International Travel.