Faculty-Led Travel

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 three to five 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.

  • Summer program
  • 3 – 6 KCAI credits
  • Tuition and fees paid to KCAI

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

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 2, 2022

Application and Deposit Deadline: February 15, 2023


  • 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 NOTE:  These trips are subject to cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our students is our top priority and KCAI will follow the recommendations of the CDC and the U.S. Department of State Travel Guidance