Rome: Illustrating Dante's Inferno
Rome, Italy 2019

RISD Global works to create and support a variety of immersive travel, learning, and exchange opportunities for RISD students beyond campus.

Experience is a powerful teacher. With diverse programs like European Honors Program, Wintersession travel courses, Global Summer Studies, and Global Exchange with partner schools around the world, students choose the location, duration, and course of study that makes sense for them. Each off-campus learning opportunity enables students to travel and explore their interests in new contexts, and challenges them to engage their practice in new ways.

European Honors Program
Castelvecchio, Italy 2019
Mexico: Un-Wall the Border
Monterrey, Mexico 2017

Scholarships

Increasing financial aid is a central pillar of RISD’s equity, inclusion and diversity commitment. With income inequality and student debt at unprecedented heights, we are working to provide greater support and access to students interested in pursuing learning experiences through RISD Global.

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Global Programs

European Honors Program

Founded in 1960, RISD's European Honors Program (EHP) is a unique art and design pre-graduation residency-style program that welcomes a select group of students from all RISD departments at RISD’s site in Rome.

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, RISD students have the opportunity to study with our partners, and students from partner universities can study at RISD.

Wintersession Travel Courses

RISD Wintersession Travel Courses are rich, short-term global learning opportunities, led by RISD faculty, that take place for up to 5 weeks between fall and spring semesters.

Global Summer Studies

RISD Global Summer Studies are 3-week art and design travel courses, led by RISD faculty, that are designed to broaden perspectives, de-center experiences, and reframe assumptions by exploring the intersections of crafts, art, and design as they manifest around the world.

Global Field Trip

RISD Global Field Trips are short-term global learning experiences embedded within on-campus studios, courses and seminars. Typically, Field Trips take place during school breaks in November or March, as part of Fall or Spring semester courses.

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Below are the programs eligible in every year.

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Global Summer Studies


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Wintersession Travel Course


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European Honors Program
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Wintersession Travel Course


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European Honors Program
Global Exchange program
Global Field Trip


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Global Summer Studies


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European Honors Program
Global Exchange program
Global Field Trip


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Wintersession Travel Course


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Global Field Trip


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Wintersession Travel Course


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Global Field Trip


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Rome, Italy

European Honors Program - Spring 2021

Spring 2021
European Honors Program
Rome, Italy

European Honors Program - Fall 2020

Fall 2020
European Honors Program
Rome, Italy

RISD in Rome: Perspectives on Piranesi

Summer 2020
Summer Studies Travel Course
Illustration; Interior Architecture
Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy; Florence, Italy

RISD in Rome: Form, Leather, Color and Craft

Summer 2020
Summer Studies Travel Course
Industrial Design
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

Design with Nature in the Azores

Summer 2020
Summer Studies Travel Course
Architecture
Paris, France

Paris: Urban Design Renaissance Through Edible Landscapes

Summer 2020
Summer Studies Travel Course
Landscape Architecture
Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark: Design Seminar and Workshop

Summer 2020
Summer Studies Travel Course
Furniture Design
Bangkok, Thailand; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Nan, Thailand; Sakon Nakhon, Thailand

From Seed to Cloth: The Mindful Approach to Craft in Thailand

Summer 2020
Summer Studies Travel Course
Apparel
Rome, Italy

RISD in Rome: Trash

Summer 2020
Summer Studies Travel Course
Architecture
Adelaide, Australia

Australia: Witness Tree Project - Memory, Place and Cultural Ecology

Winter 2020
Wintersession Travel Course
Furniture Design; History, Philosophy, & Social Sciences
Rome, Italy

European Honors Program - Spring 2020

Spring 2020
European Honors Program
RISD Global
Paris, France

France: Photography in Paris

Winter 2020
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Tokyo, Japan

Japan: Papers, Temples & Print

Winter 2020
Wintersession Travel Course
Printmaking; Theory and History of Art and Design
Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexico: Color, Mestizaje & Design Futures

Winter 2020
Wintersession Travel Course
Textiles
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico: Pre-Columbian to Contemporary: Architecture & Crafts

Winter 2020
Wintersession Travel Course
Theory and History of Art and Design; History, Philosophy, & Social Sciences
Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexico: Material Propositions: Oaxaca

Winter 2020
Wintersession Travel Course
Architecture
Rome, Italy

European Honors Program - Fall 2019

Fall 2019
European Honors Program
RISD Global
Rome, Italy; Florence, Italy; Orvieto, Italy; Assisi, Italy

RISD in Rome: Illustrating Dante's Inferno

Summer 2019
Summer Studies Travel Course
Illustration
Hoedspruit, South Africa

South Africa: Art + Science of Conservation

Summer 2019
Summer Studies Travel Course
History, Philosophy, & Social Sciences
Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark: Design Seminar and Workshop

Summer 2019
Summer Studies Travel Course
Furniture Design
Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy

RISD in Rome: Drinking, the Italian Way - Re-Evaluating the Vessel

Summer 2019
Summer Studies Travel Course
Industrial Design
Tokushima, Japan

Japan: Papermaking and Puppet Theater

Summer 2019
Summer Studies Travel Course
Printmaking
Ribeira Grande, Azores, Portugal

Azores: Walk and Work with Wood

Summer 2019
Summer Studies Travel Course
Architecture; Industrial Design; Interior Architecture
Seoul, South Korea

Of House and Home: Rethinking-Reworking, a Century of Korean Housing 1910-2010

Spring 2019
Global Field Trip
Architecture
Rome, Italy

European Honors Program - Spring 2019

Spring 2019
European Honors Program
RISD Global
Paris, France

France: Photography in Paris

Winter 2019
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Surama, Guyana; Georgetown, Guyana

Guyana: Exploring Art and Science of Bio Diversity

Winter 2019
Wintersession Travel Course
History, Philosophy, & Social Sciences; Literary Arts & Studies
Tokyo, Japan; Tokushima, Japan

Japan: Papers, Temples and Print

Winter 2019
Wintersession Travel Course
Printmaking; History of Art & Visual Culture
Lisbon, Portugal; Sines, Portugal; Evora, Portugal; Mértola, Portugal; Faro, Portugal

Portugal: Mapping Portugal: Bio-geo Cultural Heritages

Winter 2019
Wintersession Travel Course
Interior Architecture; Literary Arts & Studies; Liberal Arts Elective
Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy

Italy: See Naples and Die - Panorama and the Poetics of City

Winter 2019
Wintersession Travel Course
Landscape Architecture; Literary Arts & Studies
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico: History, Pre-Colonial, Colonial and Contemporary Arts

Winter 2019
Wintersession Travel Course
History, Philosophy, & Social Sciences; History of Art & Visual Culture
Munich, Germany; Weiden, Germany

Germany: Advanced Studio - Crystal Clear

Fall 2018
Global Field Trip
Industrial Design
Rome, Italy

European Honors Program - Fall 2018

Fall 2018
European Honors Program
RISD Global
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo: Bike Building

Summer 2018
Summer Studies Travel Course
Industrial Design
Rome, Italy

RISD in Rome: Artistic Practice in Public Space

Summer 2018
Summer Studies Travel Course
Graphic Design
Hoedspruit, South Africa

South Africa: Art and Science of Conservation

Summer 2018
Summer Studies Travel Course
History, Philosophy, & Social Sciences; Liberal Arts Elective
Burren, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Aran Islands, Ireland

Ireland: Illustrating Irish Myths and Legends in the Burren

Summer 2018
Summer Studies Travel Course
Illustration
Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark: Danish Design Workshop

Summer 2018
Summer Studies Travel Course
Furniture Design
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Zanzibar, Tanzania

Tanzania: Between Content and Container Vol. 3

Spring 2018
Global Field Trip
Architecture
Boisbuchet, France

France: From Horizontal to Vertical

Spring 2018
Global Field Trip
Architecture; Interior Architecture; Textiles
Casablanca, Morocco; Fez, Morocco; Marrakech, Morocco

Morocco: Advanced Studio - Pattern | Performance | Clay

Spring 2018
Global Field Trip
Architecture; Ceramics; Interior Architecture
Malmö, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark

Sweden + Denmark: Beyond Borders - Designing Resiliency for the Urban Landscape

Spring 2018
Global Field Trip
Architecture
Rome, Italy

European Honors Program - Spring 2018

Spring 2018
European Honors Program
RISD Global
Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal: Material Practices

Winter 2018
Wintersession Travel Course
Architecture; Industrial Design; Literary Arts & Studies; Liberal Arts Elective
Paris, France

France: Photography in Paris

Winter 2018
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Haida Gwaii, Canada; Vancouver, Canada

Canada: Haida Made

Winter 2018
Wintersession Travel Course
Furniture Design
Venice, Italy; Perugia, Italy; Florence, Italy

Italy: Renaissance Painting Techniques/Perugia to Venice

Winter 2018
Wintersession Travel Course
Illustration; History of Art & Visual Culture
Naoshima, Japan

Japan: Contemporary Works and Their Execution

Winter 2018
Wintersession Travel Course
Architecture; Ceramics
Fez, Morocco

Morocco: Crafting the City

Winter 2018
Wintersession Travel Course
Interior Architecture; History of Art & Visual Culture; Ceramics
Monterrey, Mexico

Mexico: Un-Wall the Border

Fall 2017
Global Field Trip
Architecture
Rome, Italy

European Honors Program - Fall 2017

Fall 2017
European Honors Program
RISD Global
Kyoto, Japan

Japan: Book Shaping and Visual Ideas

Summer 2017
Summer Studies Travel Course
Printmaking
Rome, Italy

RISD in Rome: Maps and Stories

Summer 2017
Summer Studies Travel Course
Architecture; History of Art & Visual Culture
Reykjavík, Iceland

Iceland: Artistic Practice in 24-Hour Light

Summer 2017
Summer Studies Travel Course
Graphic Design
Rome, Italy

RISD in Rome: Sensing The City: Augmented Interaction with the City of Rome

Summer 2017
Summer Studies Travel Course
Industrial Design
Rome, Italy

Ireland: Illustrating Myths and Legends in the Burren

Summer 2017
Summer Studies Travel Course
Illustration
Seoul, South Korea

South Korea: Housing Hybrids

Summer 2017
Summer Studies Travel Course
Interior Architecture
Buenos Aires, Argentina; Jujuy, Argentina

Argentina: Hi/Low Tech

Winter 2017
Wintersession Travel Course
Interdisciplinary Studies
Havana, Cuba; Trinidad, Cuba

Cuba: Print & History

Winter 2017
Wintersession Travel Course
Printmaking; History of Art & Visual Culture
Surama, Guyana; Georgetown, Guyana

Guyana: Exploring the Art & Science of Biodiversity

Winter 2017
Wintersession Travel Course
Literary Arts & Studies; Liberal Arts Elective
Torino, Italy

Italy: Shoe Design - Perception, History & Prototyping

Winter 2017
Wintersession Travel Course
Apparel
Rome, Italy

Italy: Travel Rome

Winter 2017
Wintersession Travel Course
Architecture
Osaka, Japan; Shikoku Island, Japan

Japan: Paper, Temples, Prints

Winter 2017
Wintersession Travel Course
Printmaking; History of Art & Visual Culture
Rome, Italy

European Honors Program - Fall 2016

Fall 2016
European Honors Program
RISD Global
Richelieu, France

France: Gastronomie + Printmaking in Richelieu

Summer 2016
Summer Studies Travel Course
Architecture
Rome, Italy

Rome: Discovery Through Drawing

Summer 2016
Summer Studies Travel Course
Interior Architecture
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo: Bicycle Design and Making

Summer 2016
Summer Studies Travel Course
Industrial Design
Burren, Ireland

Ireland: Illustrating Irish Myths and Legends in the Burren

Summer 2016
Summer Studies Travel Course
Illustration
Copenhagen, Denmark

DIS (Danish Institute)

Summer 2016
Summer Studies Travel Course
Interior Architecture
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Through Your Lens

Summer 2016
Summer Studies Travel Course
Photography
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg: Purposeful Play + Toy Design

Summer 2016
Summer Studies Travel Course
RISD CE
Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark: Seminar on Scandinavian Design

Summer 2016
Summer Studies Travel Course
Furniture Design
Rome, Italy

European Honors Program - Spring 2016

Spring 2016
European Honors Program
RISD Global
Turin, Italy; Milan, Italy

Italy: Shoe Design and Prototyping

Winter 2016
Wintersession Travel Course
Apparel; Industrial Design
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Northern Visions

Winter 2016
Wintersession Travel Course
Landscape Architecture
Osaka, Japan; Shikoku Island, Japan

Japan: Papermaking, Temples and Prints

Winter 2016
Wintersession Travel Course
History of Art & Visual Culture
Venice, Italy

Italy: (In)Visible Venice

Winter 2016
Wintersession Travel Course
Non Major Studio Elective
Paris, France

France: Photography in Paris

Winter 2016
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Waalijk, The Netherlands

The Netherlands: Sneaker and Wearable Technology Design

Summer 2015
Summer Studies Travel Course
Apparel
Rome, Italy

Rome: Discovery Through Drawing

Summer 2015
Summer Studies Travel Course
Architecture
Paris, France

Paris: Urban Landscape Through a Cultural Lens

Summer 2015
Summer Studies Travel Course
Landscape Architecture
Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark: DIS (Danish Institute)

Summer 2015
Summer Studies Travel Course
Interior Architecture
Paris, France

France: Photography in Paris

Winter 2015
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Surama, Guyana; Georgetown, Guyana

Guyana: Art & Science Of Biodiversity

Winter 2015
Wintersession Travel Course
Literary Arts & Studies; Liberal Arts Elective
Munich, Germany; Berlin, Germany; Leipzig, Germany

Germany: Art, Jewelry

Winter 2015
Wintersession Travel Course
Jewelry + Metalsmithing
Turin, Italy; Milan, Italy; Florence, Italy

Italy: Shoe Design, Perception, History & Prototyping

Winter 2015
Wintersession Travel Course
Apparel; Industrial Design
Osaka, Japan

Japan: Papermaking, Temples, and Prints

Winter 2015
Wintersession Travel Course
Printmaking; Architecture
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Northern Visions

Winter 2015
Wintersession Travel Course
Landscape Architecture
Okayama, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; Nara, Japan

Japan: Mindful Making in Japan - Ceramics & Contemplative Practice

Winter 2015
Wintersession Travel Course
Ceramics
Rome, Italy

Rome Summer

Summer 2014
Summer Studies Travel Course
Architecture
Osaka, Japan; Shikoku Island, Japan

Japan: Papermaking, Temples and Prints

Winter 2014
Wintersession Travel Course
History of Art & Visual Culture
San José, Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Design/Build Travel Studio

Winter 2014
Wintersession Travel Course
Landscape Architecture
Paris, France

France: Photography in Paris

Winter 2014
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Vrndava, India

India: Creating an Archieve

Winter 2014
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Turin, Italy; Milan, Italy; Florence, Italy

Italy: Shoe Design

Winter 2014
Wintersession Travel Course
Apparel; Industrial Design
Okayama, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; Nara, Japan

Japan: Mindful Making in Japan

Winter 2014
Wintersession Travel Course
Ceramics
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico: San Miguae: Renewable Resource

Winter 2014
Global Field Trip
Architecture
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Northern Visions

Winter 2014
Wintersession Travel Course
Landscape Architecture
Surama, Guyana; Georgetown, Guyana

Guyana: Art & Science Of Biodiversity

Winter 2014
Wintersession Travel Course
Literary Arts & Studies; Liberal Arts Elective
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Netherlands: Rotterdam

Winter 2013
Wintersession Travel Course
Jewelry + Metalsmithing
Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Assisi, Italy; Siena, Italy

Italy: Techniques of Renaissance Painting

Winter 2013
Wintersession Travel Course
Illustration
Turin, Italy; Milan, Italy; Florence, Italy

Italy: Shoe Design

Winter 2013
Wintersession Travel Course
Apparel; Industrial Design
San José, Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Design/Build Travel Studio

Winter 2013
Wintersession Travel Course
Landscape Architecture
Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexico: Propositions in Oaxaca

Winter 2013
Global Field Trip
Architecture
Paris, France

France: Photography in Paris

Winter 2013
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Vrndava, India; Nathdwara, India; Pushkar, India

India: Creating an Archieve

Winter 2013
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Erfurt, Germany

Germany: Adaptive Architecture: Casa Maxima/Minima

Winter 2013
Wintersession Travel Course
Architecture
Osaka, Japan

Japan: Papermaking, Temples, and Prints

Winter 2013
Wintersession Travel Course
Printmaking; Architecture
San José, Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Design/Build Travel Studio

Winter 2012
Wintersession Travel Course
Landscape Architecture
Ecuador, Colombia

Colombia: Design Build Bambo

Winter 2012
Wintersession Travel Course
Architecture
Paris, France

France: Photography in Paris

Winter 2012
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Guatemala

Guatemala: Design Build Bambo

Winter 2012
Wintersession Travel Course
Architecture
Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Assisi, Italy; Siena, Italy

Italy: Renaissance Painting Techniques in Florence

Winter 2012
Wintersession Travel Course
Illustration
Nara, Japan; Osaka, Japan

Japan: Papermaking, Temples, and Prints

Winter 2012
Wintersession Travel Course
Printmaking; Architecture
Vrndava, India

India: Creating an Archieve

Winter 2012
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Nara, Japan; Osaka, Japan

Japan: Papermaking, Temples, and Prints

Winter 2011
Wintersession Travel Course
Printmaking; Architecture
Pushkar, India; Vrndava, India; Nathdwara, India

India: Creating an Archieve

Winter 2011
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Paris, France

France: Photography in Paris

Winter 2011
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Tena, Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador; Galapagos Island, Ecuador

Ecuador: Habitat and Construction

Winter 2011
Wintersession Travel Course
Architecture
Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Assisi, Italy; Siena, Italy

Italy: Renaissance Painting Techniques in Florence

Winter 2011
Wintersession Travel Course
Illustration
Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy; Verona, Italy

Italy: Tiber Floods

Winter 2011
Wintersession Travel Course
Architecture
Tokyo, Japan

Japan: Tsukiji Market Kitchen of Japan

Winter 2011
Wintersession Travel Course
Interior Architecture; Graphic Design
Okayama, Japan; Nara, Japan

Japan: Clay in Japan

Winter 2010
Wintersession Travel Course
Ceramics
Paris, France

France: Photography in Paris

Winter 2010
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Accra, Ghana

Ghana: Design Collaboration in Ghana

Winter 2010
Wintersession Travel Course
Furniture Design
Ganga Jamuna, India

India: Cosmic Comics: Imaging the Ganga-Jamuna Doab of North India

Winter 2010
Wintersession Travel Course
Architecture
Montecillo de Nieto, Mexico

Mexico: Design/Build Community Center In Mexico (Montecillo de Nieto)

Winter 2010
Wintersession Travel Course
Architecture
Cuernavaca, Mexico; Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexico: The Environment - The Flora and Fauna of Cuernavaca

Winter 2010
Wintersession Travel Course
History, Philosophy, & Social Sciences; Printmaking
Cuernavaca, Mexico; Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexico: The Ethnographic Museum

Winter 2010
Wintersession Travel Course
Architecture
Lausanne, Switzerland

Switzerland: Prototype of a Wooden Hotel

Winter 2010
Wintersession Travel Course
Architecture
San José, Costa Rica

Costa Rica: "Pura Vida" in Costa Rica: Exploring the Natural World Through Drawing, Science and Symbol

Winter 2009
Wintersession Travel Course
Non Major Studio Elective
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Building Community, Design-Build Studio in Costa Rica

Winter 2009
Wintersession Travel Course
Architecture
Paris, France

France: Photography in Paris

Winter 2009
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Vrndava, India; Nathdwara, India; Pushkar, India

India: Creating an Archieve

Winter 2009
Wintersession Travel Course
Photography
Florence, Italy; Rome, Italy; Assisi, Italy; Siena, Italy

Italy: Renaissance Painting Techniques in Florence

Winter 2009
Wintersession Travel Course
Illustration
Rome, Italy; Lucca, Italy; Orvieto, Italy; Naples, Italy

Italy: The Other Italy: Water / Wall

Winter 2009
Wintersession Travel Course
Landscape Architecture
Cuernavaca, Mexico; Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexico: The Environment - The Flora and Fauna of Cuernavaca

Winter 2009
Wintersession Travel Course
History, Philosophy, & Social Sciences; Printmaking