Welcome prospective exchange students! We are pleased that you are interested in the Maryland Institute College of Art. Please take some time to explore the various webpages, starting with the MICA homepage, to learn more about what makes our institution a wonderful place to live and study.

Check First:  Does Your Institution have an Exchange Agreement with MICA?

Take a moment to consult with the study abroad and exchange office of your home institution to determine if the Maryland Institute College of Art is an exchange partner.  Next, read and review the information on the MICA Fact Sheet  and share this information with the exchange adviser at your home school.  The Office of International Education at MICA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) consortium, which supports domestic exchange between member schools, and some overseas partner institutions.  For more information about AICAD, and to see if your institution is a member, please visit the AICAD website for further details.  Please make sure to share the following important information with your exchange adviser:

Exchange Application Nomination Deadlines - Please Review the MICA Fact Sheet:

  • For Fall semester exchange (late-August to mid-December):  April 1
  • For Spring semester (late-January to mid-May):  October 1
    • Note:  prospective exchange students will not be permitted to start an exchange application 1 week prior to the deadline)

At this time, MICA is not able to support applications for non-matriculating (visiting students) outside of our student exchange agreements.  If you wish to attend MICA to complete an accredited 4-year degree program, please consult the MICA Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Student Exchange Program Contact Information

Mailing Address

Office of International Education

Maryland Institute College of Art

1401 West Mount Royal Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21217 USA 

Additional Methods of Contact

Program Administration: Mike Rini, Associate Director, Exchange Services

Phone: +1 410-225-2409

Fax: +1 410-225-2548  

Exchange Program Email:  mrini@mica.edu

Website: https://new.mica.edu/international-student-services/exchange/

Important Information for Exchange Students

Application Process - Apply Here

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2023 semester (Late- August to Mid-December 2023). The deadline is Saturday, April 1, 2023 - prospective exchange students are not permitted to start an application 1 week prior to the deadline. Your home school exchange adviser must nominate you no later than 1 month before the application deadline. For further information about joining our creative community, please contact Mike Rini, Associate Director, Exchange Services: mrini@mica.edu

Exchange Student Application Requirements

Exchange Student Academic Information

Learn information about the academic calendar for the term you are applying; selecting courses; academic departments; and credit requirements.

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Trying to figure out your budget? Here, you will find information about participation fees and cost of living expenses for living in Baltimore, Maryland.

Tuition and Fees, Housing, Traveling

Information for J-1 Scholars and Professors who Wish to Work at MICA