Study Abroad | International Exchange | AICAD Exchange | Faculty Led Programs

Looking for an off campus experience? Look no further.  We have a variety of options for you to choose from and will help you on your journey! The International Student Services Office (ISSO) can assist you in completing the required forms, counsel you on your study abroad options, help with foreign transfer credit, and assist you with travel resources.

Student Application

Download important forms:
Study abroad application form
Transfer credit approval form
Assumption of risk form
Global Funds Scholarship Application

CCS Policies for Study Abroad

As part of the CCS International Travel Policy, all CCS students, staff and faculty traveling internationally and affiliated with CCS, must register their details on the college’s travel registry.


Exchange Programs

The following institutions have a student exchange agreement with CCS. You may apply your federal, state and institutional financial aid to help with the cost, and you will pay CCS tuition costs. Additional expenses of travel, housing, room and board will be incurred.

  • Chiba University. Chiba, Japan – Majors: Product Development, Information and Communication Design, and Environmental Humanomics.
  • Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing China – Majors: Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Animation, Photography, Ceramics, Textile Design, Animation, Visual Communication Design, Art History.
  • FH|Joanneum. Graz, Austria (CCS majors that may apply to FHJ are: Product Design, Transportation Design, Interior Design, Communication Design, Fashion & Accessories Design, Advertising and Entertainment Arts).
  • Hame University of Applied Sciences “HAMK “
    Majors: Fashion Design 

Study Abroad Programs

The following programs have an established relationship with CCS. You may apply your Federal and State Financial aid to these programs. You will pay the host institution’s tuition costs. Additional expenses of travel, housing, room and board will be incurred.

AICAD Extended/ International Exchange Opportunities

The full list or programs is found here:

Independent Programs

Interested in a program or country that is not on our list?

AICAD Exchange Programs

Through the AICAD Exchange program, full-time students who are attending one of the 31 participating AICAD schools, have the unique opportunity to attend another school within AICAD for one semester at no additional cost or loss of credit. The AICAD Exchange offers students the experience and benefit of studying at a different school and living in a different geographic area. By sharing resources and facilities, AICAD colleges offer unparalleled educational opportunities to students at AICAD schools. 

  • Find out more about the participating AICAD Programs here.
  • Application and deadlines are found here.

Schedule an appointment with the AICAD Exchange Coordinator: 
Thomas Turoczi –
Schedule a Meeting

Faculty Led Programs

Each year there are new opportunities to go abroad with your CCS faculty. Contact the ISSO for the current options. Past programs have included, the Netherlands, Japan, China and Italy. As a CCS student attending a faculty led trip you are supported by the International Student Services Office (ISSO). Please meet with us to find out more. There are several required forms that you must submit to the ISSO before you travel. 

Pre-departure Orientation Required

Each semester a pre-departure orientation will be held in which out-going faculty and students are required to attend.

Please contact the International Student Services Office at for the current dates.

For CCS Faculty

Studying abroad is not just for students! Check out the following opportunities to enhance your own portfolio, resume, teaching experience and cross-cultural skills.

Get our CCS students out in the world, or take yourself on an adventure.

Faculty Led Study Abroad Program Proposal Process

Interested in proposing a faculty led program abroad? We can help! The International Student Services Office can assist you throughout the whole process.

Contact Katherine Campbell at 313-664-7448 or

Please follow the document below to propose your program, or register your outside organized program with the college.

Artist residencies abroad