Study Abroad

Study Abroad Opportunities for Visual Art Students

The Department of Visual Art recognizes the importance of cultural exchange as a means to broaden creative horizons throughout the lifetime of the practicing artist. With this in mind, visual art students have opportunities to study abroad in Korea, Japan, and Europe while continuing to receive visual art instruction and university credit.

Students watch a papermaking demonstration
Students watch a papermaking demonstration while in Japan.
A student pulls the paper off a woodblock

"My favorite part of this program were the artist residencies I was able to participate in, such as Awagami Paper Factory and the Mokuhanga Printmaking Artist Residency as well as the special cultural experiences such as the Kabuki Theatre performance, wonderful food, and the temples!"

Der Lee
Summer in Japan Participant

Visual Art Study Abroad Scholarship Competition 2024

Deadline: FRIDAY, MARCH 1st at 5PM (CST)
Email with questions or to submit additional materials. Do not forget to fill out the Online Application Form.

Study Abroad Opportunites

Seoul, South Korea, Kookmin University

Kookmin University is a private university and was established in 1946. It has a student population of 23,000 students and is the 5th largest university in Seoul. Kookmin University's campus is located in northern Seoul. The campus is within a five minute walk from an array of restaurants, shops, and even the Bukhansan National Park.

Seoul, South Korea, Hongik University

Hongik University is a private university in central Seoul with a student population of 16,000 undergraduate students. The campus is located in the famous Hong Dae area of Seoul and is near a variety of shops, boutiques, museums and restaurants. Hongik University’s renowned fine arts program is ranked number one in Korea. Visual Art courses offered in Korean are printmaking, oriental painting, painting and sculpture.

Visual Art in Japan

With focus on the art of printmaking and papermaking traditions in Japan, this study abroad program will offer students the opportunity to experience firsthand the traditional and contemporary Japanese art and culture. Students will immerse themselves in the art and craft of papermaking and printmaking through museum and gallery visits, guest lectures, demonstrations, and experiential learning through hands-on papermaking and printmaking workshops in Tokyo and Kyoto regions.
Students sit on a boat and hold a paper jayhawk

Study Abroad students enjoy a boat ride.

a group stands outside the Awagami paper factory.

The Study Abroad in Japan group stands outside the Awagami paper factory.

Students tour an artists Studio

The Study Abroad in Europe group tours an artists studio.

Interested in Study Abroad?

Learn more through the Office of Study Abroad
Office of Study Abroad