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Study Abroad

ASU art student Jennifer Harley inspects a layered woodcut printed by Alejandro Villalobos at Casa de la Artista printmaking workshop in Costa Rica.

ASU art student Jennifer Harley inspects a layered woodcut printed by Alejandro Villalobos at Casa de la Artista printmaking workshop in Costa Rica.

Every semester, some of our students are in other countries taking classes at colleges and universities around the world.

We encourage and support students who wish to study abroad. The Art department offers yearly international trips to introduce students to an increasingly global world of art. Recently, students and faculty traveled to Costa Rica to study printmaking and photography. International travel, internships, course credits and exchange programs are also available.

Students wishing to study abroad must go to the OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT to begin the application process.

Before you leave the country

Before leaving the country, you must get pre-approval from the faculty who will evaluate coursework completed during your time away. The International Education and Development form for pre-approval of international study courses should be used. A list of faculty advisors who are responsible for pre-approval is available here. During this first meeting, any additional requirements will be determined in discussions with the faculty member/s who grant pre-approval for coursework taken overseas.

Description of courses (and syllabi, if available) for which a student seeks transfer credit should be submitted before receiving pre-approval for courses taken abroad.

Form JF

Some degree programs or studio concentrations may require, in addition to transcripts, syllabi (if available), images, sketchbooks or actual artworks completed while studying abroad. Any additional requirements will be determined in discussions with the faculty member/s who grant pre-approval for coursework taken overseas. Form JF must be completed and filed with the pre-approval form from the Office of International Education and Development before leaving to study abroad.

Important dates

Fall study abroad: Form JF must be completed by February 15
Spring study abroad: Form JF must be completed by September 15

Study Abroad Documents

Upon return to ASU

Transcripts

Upon the student's return to ASU, transcripts documenting successful completion of the course/s and must be submitted to the International Study Abroad Office. Art majors must receive a C or better for course work to be used toward their major. Art minors and those taking art electives must receive a passing grade for course work.

Form JF

Upon return it is the student’s responsibility to meet with the faculty advisor who gave pre-approval to receive final approval of their coursework and complete Form JF. This form should be filed in the Art Office and the Office of International Education and Development.