Fine Arts School Joins IES Abroad Academic Consortium for Study Abroad Programs

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Students from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore will enroll in academically rigorous international education programs with IES Abroad

IES Abroad students at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Fine arts classroom experiences are both intellectually and creatively challenging. We look forward to collaborating with MICA’s faculty and administration to develop new fine arts programs in our study abroad locations around the globe.

IES Abroad, a leading provider of study abroad programs, is pleased to announce that the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation, has joined the IES Abroad Academic Consortium as an associate member.

The IES Abroad consortium is comprised of students from top-tier American colleges and universities who are accustomed to classrooms that meet the highest academic standards. Students from MICA, which has been listed as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars among specialty schools by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and was ranked No. 1 in 2008-09, will find their IES Abroad classrooms equally as challenging as their MICA classrooms.

The addition of this fine arts school to its Academic Consortium roster is an exciting development for IES Abroad. “Fine arts classroom experiences are both intellectually and creatively challenging. We at IES Abroad look forward to introducing MICA students to our existing arts programs. We also look forward to collaborating with MICA’s faculty and administration to develop new fine arts programs in our study abroad locations around the world,” said Dr. Michael Steinberg, executive vice president of academic programs.

The IES Abroad Consortium is comprised of more than 200 top-tier American public and private colleges and universities. Consortium schools accept full transfer of credit from IES Abroad programs to their home institution transcripts.

As a member of the IES Abroad Consortium, Maryland Institute College of Art will be actively involved in the mission, direction, and academic program development and review of IES Abroad’s programs across the globe. Students will enroll in IES Abroad international programs that are academically rigorous and will have the opportunity to participate in international internships and field service opportunities. They will also be eligible for all IES Abroad financial aid programs and scholarships, will participate in pre-departure and on-site advising, and will be protected by IES Abroad health and safety protocols.

IES Abroad, which celebrates its 62nd anniversary in 2012, is a global, not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 200 top-tier American colleges and universities. IES Abroad offers 100 programs at 35 international locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand and South America. More than 5,500 students enroll in IES Abroad programs each year. For more information, please visit http://www.IESAbroad.org

IES Abroad has received the prestigious Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) designation from The Forum on Education Abroad for meeting the highest standards for study abroad programming and evaluation in the nation.

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