Mobility + Exchange program

ACAD's Mobility + Exchange program supports student travel programs at ACAD. This program provide international, real-world experience, opportunities to make new connections, and build resiliency and confidence.

Why support this project?

Together, education and travel create a holistic learning experience, immersing students in new cultures, inspiring their craft, and deepening their understanding of themselves and their developing practices.

However, most longstanding funding activities are coordinated by students themselves. And while relationships have been built around the world by faculty, students, and staff to ensure apprenticeship and course work opportunities are available, a lack of resources limits participation to the few.

By supporting the Mobility + Exchange program, your contribution will provide more opportunities for students to travel, enabling them to practice their skills in new environments and fostering new ways of thinking and making.

Students who return from exchange are always a bit different when they come back, a little more at ease in their work. The process gives students confidence and it shows in their choices and in their work. – Natali Rodrigues, ACAD Faculty

How it works

ACAD has an established partnership with several post-secondary arts institutions across North America, Europe, and Australia where students can study for a semester or two.

There are also informal programs to support student travel to conferences and workshops, field activities, and to participate in exhibitions and artist residencies.

Project goals

The goals of the Mobility + Exchange program are as follows

  • To provide more opportunities for students to travel and study internationally as part of their ACAD education
  • To ensure relationships between ACAD and international institutions continue to be established and nurtured
  • To increase awareness of ACAD internationally, showcase ACAD students as world-class practitioners of art and design, and forge reciprocating relationships around the world.

How to get involved

Contribute to the Mobility + Exchange program

Contact us today at 403.284.6238 or by email