Study Abroad at PCA
Study Abroad at PCA Student from OCAD, Justin de Lima
Paris Inside/Out: Visit to Beaubourg
Paris Inside/Out: Parisian market
Five recent studies, including one from the American Psychological Association, Cultural Borders and Mental Barriers, found evidence of a significant link between living abroad and an increased capacity for creativity.
Study Abroad at Paris College of Art
Paris College of Art offers an extraordinary Study Abroad program for college sophomores and juniors, or those with undergraduate degrees who wish to spend a semester or year experiencing the art, design, and culture of Paris.
For the students of Paris College of Art the city around them is their campus, library, research center and laboratory. Every art and design discipline finds expression in the streets, shops, and cultural centers of Paris and moving through the city each day is an opportunity to observe new trends and find inspiration.
Unique to Study Abroad at PCA Students
STUDY ABROAD AT PCA STUDENT EXHIBITION
Each semester, the Study Abroad at PCA students curate an exhibition of their work held in a professional gallery. Organizing the show with the help of the Study Abroad at PCA office, students learn how to create an exhibition and sell their artwork as well as gain an important addition to their professional CV.
PARIS INSIDE / OUT
To initiate students to Paris’ thriving contemporary gallery scene and give them backstage access to the city’s art and design community, we offer a one-credit course composed of excursions and guided visits to art exhibits and design workshops throughout Paris. Recent visits have included Hotel Martin Margiela, Prada 24 hour Museum, Foundation Louis Vuitton, the Museum Ateliers and La Maison Rouge.
FRENCH INSTRUCTION AND INDIVIDUAL TUTORING
PCA offers four levels of French language courses that include outings such as French wine tasting and visits to sites particular to Paris like the Passages Couverts – enclosed shopping areas dating from the early 19th century. These outings not only help to improve student's language skills, but also their general cultural knowledge. To help enrich student's everyday life in Paris and accelerate their acquisition of the language, PCA also provides individual French tutoring.
In addition to studying with peers from all over the world, students enrolled in the full-time BFA and BBA programs at PCA have the opportunity to study abroad during their junior year at one of the universities in our Exchange Network. Each university in the Exchange Network is carefully selected by PCA to provide its students with an academically challenging and rewarding experience abroad. In order to participate in the exchange program, students must be in good academic standing and have a demonstrated ability to appropriately represent PCA. Due to our residency requirement, students who transfer to PCA at the junior level may not participate in this program.
Study Abroad at PCA is also open to students outside of our exchange network. Recently students have joined the program from:
Art Center College of Design, USA
American University, USA
Bates College, USA
Brown University, USA
California College of Arts, USA
Carnegie Mellon, USA
Clark University, USA
Colby-Sawyer College, USA
College of Visual Arts, USA
Columbia University, USA
Columbia College Chicago, USA
Copenhagen School of Design & Technology, Denmark
Corcoran College of Art & Design, USA
Cornell University, USA
Georgetown University, USA
George Washington University, USA
Hamilton College, USA
Kansas City Art Institute, USA
Minneapolis College of Art & Design, UK
Oxford University, UK
Pratt Institute, USA
Reed College, USA
Sage College of Albany, USA
Sarah Lawrence College, USA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, USA
Stanford University, USA
Tulane University, USA
University of Monterrey, Mexico
University of California Los Angeles, USA
University of Massachusetts, USA
University of Michigan, USA
University of the Arts London, UK
Vassar College, USA
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Yale University, USA
Studying full-time in English (minimum of 12 credits per semester), Study Abroad at PCA students choose classes from our departmental offerings as well as classes specifically developed for the Study Abroad at PCA community.
Study Abroad at PCA students are now eligible to apply for financial assistance under specific conditions. In addition to submitting the online application form + mandatory tax return forms, Study Abroad at PCA students must submit official documentation from their home institution of all financial assistance they currently receive. Documents are reviewed by the Financial Assistance Committee and have no bearing on the review of the student's application for admission. It is the goal of the Financial Assistance Committee to make studying abroad at Paris College of Art accessible to all highly qualified candidates.