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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Open To: Advertising, Architecture/Landscape/Interior, Communication Arts, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Illustration, Product Design
Minimum Class Standing: Junior Credit Type: BFA Credit
Program Description:
Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA) offers practice-oriented, higher education developed in close cooperation with the business community and educational institutions in Denmark and abroad. KEA has 32 full time programs of which 11 are international programs taught entirely in English. Incoming exchange students become part of regular full degree classes (semester level according to their academic experience and current availabilities), and they become an integral part of the existing class structure and project groups. Incoming exchange students have their own International Coordinator, assisting them in signing learning agreements, finding accommodation and getting settled in Copenhagen in general. The International Coordinators are part of KEA GLOBAL, the international office at KEA.

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.

Fall semester: 1st April 
Spring semester: 15th October 

Fall semester: 1st May 
Spring semester: 1st November 

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.

Based on the estimates (that are subject to change) provided by the host organization, the travel and living cost for one Otis student at KEA for one semester is as follows:
Airfare $1,200 - 2,000
Room and Board $790
Local Transportation $50 per month (or buy a bicycle for approx. $200 - 300)
Insurance KEA requires students to take out insurance from home for public liability, theft, accident; furthermore a heath insurance covering them during the first 6-8 weeks of the exchange and for transit back home to the U.S.
National Health insurance in Denmark is for free.
Books Free use of library; some extra expenses might occur.
Personal According to students' preferences
Total $8,000 - 10,000
All incoming exchange students will receive one offer of accommodation directly from KEA unless they have a wish to organize this via a 3rd part on their own. 1-2 month prior to arrival they will receive the offer of accommodation, tenancy agreement and invoice for the deposit and rent for the first month with instructions. 

Cost per month: 3300 – 4000DKK 

Included with rent: Utilities - heating, lighting and hot water 
Cooking facilities 
Internet access
Fully furnished

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 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 College with an official academic transcript from the host school. Exchange units will be recorded as Pass/Fail on the student’s permanent record.



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.