Bezalel Academy of Art & Design
Jerusalem, Israel 2008

Global Exchange + AICAD

RISD partners with over 40 leading art and design colleges and universities around the world to offer the semester-long Global Exchange Program. Through this exchange, you have the opportunity to study with our partners, and students from partner universities can study at RISD.

In addition to our global partners, RISD also participates in the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) Exchange network, extending the Global Exchange experience for RISD students throughout North America.
Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, RISD Global Exchange remains suspended for academic year 2021-22.

Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE)
Eindhoven, Netherlands 2008
Kyoto Seika University
Kyoto, Japan

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Global Exchange + AICAD for RISD Students

Global Exchange is for RISD students who wish to study for one semester at a partner school around the world.

Exchange at RISD for Visiting Students

Exchange at RISD is for students from our partnered institutions around the world, who wish to study for one semester at RISD in Providence, Rhode Island.

Exchange Partners by Location

Exchange agreements are determined for each college/university by department, to best suit the shared academic requirements and curriculum objectives of both RISD and the host institution. RISD Students, click through to partner pages to determine if your chosen school has an agreement with your department. Incoming exchange students may apply to any RISD department.

In addition to our global partners, RISD also participates in the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) Exchange network, extending the Global Exchange experience for RISD students throughout North America

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Exchange at RISD
Providence, RI, USA 2015
National Institute of Design (NID)
Ahmedabad, India 2017