Study Abroad


Students watch a papermaking demonstration
Students watch a papermaking demonstration while in Japan.

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 Scotland, Korea, Finland, Japan, and Europe while continuing to receive visual art instruction and university credit.

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
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.

Study Abroad Opportunites

Edinburgh, Scotland

The Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) lies just to the south of Edinburgh's famous castle. The modern center of the city, located to the north of the castle, boasts buildings over two hundred years old. This area is known as the New Town. Students enjoy exploring the finest assembly of Georgian architecture to be found anywhere in the world.

Lahti, Finland

KU Visual Art students specializing in Metalsmithing and Jewelry can spend the spring semester in Lahti, Finland. Lahti is a town of approximately 100,000 inhabitants, and it is located 60 miles north of Helsinki, the Finnish capital. The university's academic emphasis is on initiative, individuality and teamwork, with active cooperation with business and industry as an active part of a Lahti degree.

Seoul, South Korea

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.

Interested in Study Abroad?

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