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CCA Summer Study Abroad

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.

These courses are open to undergraduate and graduate students; some are interdisciplinary, while others have a particular focus but are open to students from other disciplines. Studio-focused programs can satisfy a three-credit Studio Elective or one of the requirements listed with the program. The European Design Capitals program can satisfy a three-credit H&S Elective or one of the requirements listed with its program description.

Students must register for study abroad in person at the Student Records Office on either campus. The first two days of registration are program specific; students may only register for the particular programs listed on that day.

Priority Registration: Tuesday, February 18, and Wednesday, February 19
(make sure to note the appropriate registration day for your particular program, see the study abroad registration page for more information)

After February 19, students may register on a space available basis for any program by going in person to the Student Records Office on either campus.

2020 Program Locations

  • China with Lisa Findley
  • European Design Capitals: Berlin/Amsterdam/Milan with Mara Holt Skov
  • Exhibition Brooklyn (not quite abroad) with Karla Wozniak
  • Iceland with Aspen Mays
  • Japan with David Asari
  • Mexico with Sandra Vivanco
  • New Orleans (not quite abroad) with Shylah Hamilton
  • South Korea with Chris Hamamoto

Berlin with Kota Ezawa has been postponed until Summer 2021.