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AICAD Mobility Program (Domestic Exchange)

RISD degree candidates interested in experiencing another school during their tenure at RISD might consider the Mobility Program. RISD participates in the Mobility Program of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). This is an informal relationship through which undergraduates from RISD may spend a semester at one of the 33 participating member institutions. The mobility schools are located within the United States and Canada.

Mobility is open to students in their junior year who meet the eligibility requirements of their specific programs, although some seniors have participated. A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher is required to apply.Students must apply one semester in advance. The deadlines for application are April 1 for the Fall semester and November 1 for the Spring.

Students from other colleges attending RISD under the mobility program are eligible for Fall or Spring classes but not eligible to attend the RISD Wintersession. For more information regarding the Mobility Program visit: or stop by the RISD Global Office.