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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Open To: Fine Arts
Minimum Class Standing: Junior # of Units Offered: Yes
Program Description:
The École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, located across the Seine from the Musée du Louvre in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, is heir to the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, founded in the 17th century by Louis XIV. History, long preserved state art collections and contemporary artistic creation come together in this institution, which occupies an essential place on the world stage of art and culture.

The exchange program provides Otis College students the opportunity to study for one semester at another art college. The program offers personal enrichment through study in a new context, new environment and with different faculty.

Step 1 Research the exchange institution of interest. Find a program that you're interested in, and look into what classes you would like to take.
Step 2 Meet with your department Chair and present the institution and the classes that you're interested in. Ask the Chair if those classes will work with the Otis College curriculum. The Chair needs to approve the courses you would like to take. If you can't find information on the available courses, please talk to the Travel and External Study Coordinator (room 155,
Step 3 Once you receive approval from the Chair of your department, please meet with an Academic Advisor (Carrie Malcom or Anabel Arrazola at the One Stop). They will also need to approve the courses that you would like to take at the host institution.
Step 4 Meet with the Travel and External Study Coordinator in room 155 to discuss the application process and complete this form.
Step 5 Once the form is submitted, and we receive a confirmation of approval from your department Chair and the Academic Advisorthe Travel and External Study Coordinator will nominate you to the host institution. If you're applying to an AICAD institution, you will not need a nomination and you may proceed to Step 6.
Step 6 Fill out the application provided by the host institution.
Step 7 If accepted to do the exchange, enroll in a special course with Registration that signifies that you're participating in an exchange.
Step 8 Work with the host institution on acquiring a visa and securing housing. Purchase flights and prepare for departure.
Step 9 After completing your program make sure to order official transcripts from the host institution to be sent to the One Stop. Contact the One Stop if you have questions about how to order transcripts.


Tuition is payable to Otis College. A voucher indicating that tuition has been paid is issued by Otis College 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.


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.


Grades received from the Host School during exchange study will become a part of the student’s official record at Otis College. Outgoing exchange students are registered in a block of 15 units to be distributed by the advisor in the application and following the student’s portfolio review upon return to Otis College of Art & Design.
Students are responsible for providing Otis College with an official academic transcript from the host school. Exchange units will be recorded as Pass/Fail on the student’s permanent record.

Course programme 2017-2018.docx
ENSBA General Information Note.docx
Exchange Student Application Form.doc
Exchange study program with list of teachers.docx

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 01/18/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.