Advertising, Architecture/Landscape/Interior, Communication Arts, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Illustration, Product Design
Minimum Class Standing:
REQUIREMENTS Students who wish to study for a semester must:
be current, degree-seeking, full-time students
have a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA)
be a junior
have completed at least two semesters at Otis
otherwise meet the eligibility requirements of their specific program
Students need to be proficient in their media and independently motivated
Students with a disciplinary action or placed on probation in the year preceding the intended year of travel are ineligible to participate
APPLICATION PROCESS Step 1: Otis College Students Create an Otis College Travel Account by selecting the "Apply Now" button on this page. Step 2: Complete the application for Sint-Lucas Gent and provide supporting documentation. Step 3: Notify the Center for International Education, which will then contact the exchange coordinator at the host school
TUITION AND FEES Tuition is payable to Otis. A voucher indicating that tuition has been paid is issued by Otis and must be presented to the Host School at registration. The student may receive a regular financial aid award, if any, to which they are entitled as participants in the Semester Abroad program.
While at the host school, the student is governed by the academic regulations in effect at the host school. Students in the program are ineligible for student aid or employment from the host school.
Laboratory fees, student service fees, or other fees may be charged to the student by the host institution. Such fees are billed to the student and payable directly to the host institution. Policies on these fees vary by institution and program, but they are typically quite minimal.
HOUSING While at the host Housing is the responsibility of each student. Host schools have no obligation to provide housing and their dorms are often full. A student wishing to live in a Host Schools’ dorm should make this know at the time of application. Fees for Room and Board are billed by and payable directly to the Host School. If dorms are full, off-campus housing information may be obtained from the student services or housing office of the Host School. Students should plan ahead and investigate all housing options at the time of application.
GRADING Grades received from the Host School during Mobility study will become a part of the student’s official record at Otis. Outgoing exchange students are registered in a block of 15 units to be distributed by the adviser in the application and following the student’s portfolio review upon return to Otis College of Art & Design.
Students are responsible for providing Otis with an official academic transcript from the host school. Exchange units will be recorded as Pass/Fail on the student’s permanent record.