International Exchange (Incoming Students)
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM FOR NON-KCAI STUDENTS
Expand the boundaries of your creativity in the Heart of America. Kansas City Art Institute proudly welcomes students from around the world to study for a semester through our International Exchange Program. Please see our list of International Exchange Partners to see if your institution has partnered with KCAI.
NOTE: This page is for individuals that want to attend KCAI for an exchange semester. To view information regarding International Exchange for KCAI students, please visit International Exchange for KCAI students.
To get started, submit your online International Exchange Application.
The following are required application materials:
- Portfolio of work
- Personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Academic transcript from your home institution
Please refer to our International Exchange Checklist for more detailed information regarding application materials.
“MY EXPERIENCE IN KCAI HAS BEEN ONLY ONE SEMESTER, BUT ONE VERY INTENSE AND BECOMING MY NEW WAY OF WORKING, I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO ALL MY PROFESSORS AND THE ADMINISTRATION TEAM, BUT ABOVE ALL TO MY CO-WORKERS FOR MAKING THIS DIFFICULT STAY SOMETHING UNFORGETTABLE. ”Ester Matas Montalvo
UNIVERSITY OF CASTILLA-LA MANCHA (SPAIN), 2017
Exchange Dates + Deadlines
Exchange Semester Application Deadline
Spring (Late January – Mid-May) November 1
Fall (Late August – Mid-December) April 1
For additional support, please contact our Registrar’s office.
- International Students FAQ
- International Students and Employment | USCIS
- Financial Aid + Scholarships for International Students
- Health Insurance for International Students