Participating institutions

Check out the list of participating Exchange & Study Abroad Program schools around the globe and go where the spirit takes you!

Please note, due to limited space, some of our institutional partners will offer space to AUArts students on the condition that equal numbers of their students are studying at AUArts over the same semester.

North American Exchange Partner Institutions:

AUArts (Alberta University of the Arts) is a member of AICAD (the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design). AICAD offers resources for art, craft, and design students including Exchange programming.

AUArts's membership with AICAD involves Exchange partnerships with over 40 North American institutions. Please visit AICAD's Extended Opportunities website for the current listing of partner institutions. (Don't forget to refresh your browser.) Canadian students please note: AICAD refers to our Winter semester (January-April) as "Spring."

AUArts has AICAD institutional Exchange Agreements with institutions including, but not limited to:

  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario
  • Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, California
  • California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California
  • Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
  • The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, California
  • Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

International Exchange Partner Institutions:

AUArts has institutional Exchange Agreements with the following international institutions:

International summer residency study abroad programs are offered by affiliate institutions. The student will pay affiliate institutional fees: