Global EducationMassachusetts College of Art and Design considers a global perspective to be essential to the development of an informed artist, designer, or educator.
To expand international initiatives at the college, President Kay Sloan inaugurated the Committee for Global Education Opportunities in September 2006. Two years later, the committee's efforts are already reaping rewards.
More students than ever before participated in study abroad programs last semester, thanks in part to the college's decision to award twenty-eight scholarships of $1,650 each (one-half the fee required to study abroad). MassArt also has laid the groundwork for twelve new travel courses, including an art education course in Ecuador and the fashion design program's first travel course, to Brazil.
A new exchange program with the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and growing numbers of international students seeking to study at MassArt are further demonstrations of the college's progress in broadening students' horizons.