Summer Study Abroad

9h nine hours hotel in Kyoto

Widen your horizons. Experience another culture. Earn credits abroad.

California College of the Arts has an extraordinary reputation for its unique summer study-abroad programs, designed and led by CCA faculty.

Some courses are interdisciplinary; others have a particular focus but are open to students from other disciplines.


Our site-specific programs are designed for current CCA students. However, if space is still available after priority registration for CCA students, we open up enrollment to strong students from other AICAD schools and other colleges/universities.

2019 Program Locations

Complete program descriptions will be posted in mid-October

  • Amsterdam with Ian MacColl
  • Berlin/Munich/Venice Biennale with Karen Fiss
  • European Design Capitals: London/Amsterdam/Milan with Mara Holt Skov
  • Iceland with Brook Hinton
  • Japan with David Asari
  • Japan (Architecture) with Thom Faulders & Andrew Kudless
  • New York (not quite abroad)
  • South Korea with Chris Hamamoto
  • Spain (Architecture) with Cathrine Veikos

See International Student Affairs & Programs (ISAP) for fall and spring international exchange opportunities.