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Global Summer Studies

RISD Global Summer Studies are 3-week, 3-credit art and design courses led by RISD faculty, open to RISD students in all years and departments. Non-RISD students and professionals practicing in the field are also permitted to register. These courses have limited capacities and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Students reserve a seat in the course by submitting a non-refundable deposit beginning the first day of the Global Summer Studies registration period. Information sessions for the courses will be held on-campus beginning in January. Students are not permitted to switch courses once they have already submitted a deposit and/or full payment for another course. Additional details regarding the registration process can be accessed via the RISD Global website.

Students are required to pay an additional tuition for the Global Summer Studies program. This tuition cost is typically inclusive of: mandatory accommodations with the group, certain group meals, field trips, some local transportation, and obligatory medical/security insurance, among other individual costs. The full course description will include additional details which may not be listed here. Students are responsible for securing their own travel visa, but are reminded that RISD Global is available for assistance with this process.