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


  • 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

City as Studio: A Research-Driven Studio Intensive - New York City

Dates: June 12 – June 25, 2024

Academic Credit: 3 studio elective credit hours

Trip Leaders: Jarrett Mellenbruch, Assistant Professor in Sculpture Department

Estimated Trip + Tuition Cost: $2,800 (excluding airfare and meals)

Application and Deposit Priority Deadline: December 6, 2023

Application and Deposit Deadline: March 1, 2024