International exchange engenders sensitivity to cultural difference and awareness of culture’s formative effects
The International Office supports international exchange students joining us for semester-long programs at PNCA and PNCA students who wish to study abroad or participate in off-campus study. We also support international students who are working toward their undergraduate or graduate degrees at PNCA.
We recognize how important it is for students at a 21st century art school to develop an awareness of diverse cultures, a sensitivity to cultural difference and awareness of culture’s formative effects. And we know we are a better community of learners and educators when we embrace difference and a multiplicity of worldviews and experiences. That's why the International Office supports a range of international research and learning opportunities for students, faculty, and staff including international exchanges, collaborations, and abroad programs as well as the promotion of on-campus intercultural experiences.
Your education — and your life as an artist — expands well beyond the PNCA campus as you investigate the world through art while earning college credit towards your degree. From France to Australia, Dakar to Tokyo, PNCA offers a wide range of study abroad options for both Short-Term and Semester-Long Programs. The AICAD Mobility Program (U.S. and Canada) gives you additional opportunity to pursue classes at other affiliated colleges of art and design while fulfilling PNCA requirements.
Degree-seeking students, please begin the admissions process here.
If you need support in making your application or have any questions, please contact us.
To celebrate Juneteenth, PNCA will be partnering with Teressa Raiford and Don't Shoot Portland with the support of Portland Art Museum to run a week-long art and activism summer camp for kids, primarily kids from underserved communities as well as kids with disabilities.
Congratulations to PNCA Alumnus Demian DinéYazhi´'13, one of five Oregon artists named a 2018 Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts.
On Sunday, May 20, 2018, commencement ceremonies were held for our undergraduate and graduate candidates for the spring 2018. Join us in congratulating this new class of PNCA alumni!
PNCA is excited to congratulate the Spring 2018 graduating class of our PNCA | PENSOLE Design Intensive!
PNCA is pleased to announce that renowned artist, alumnus, and Professor Emeritus Arvie Smith '84 will deliver the 2018 Commencement Address at Pacific Northwest College of Art's 2018 Commencement ceremony on May 20, 2018.
PNCA Students Abroad
Studying internationally and off-campus through PNCA Global Studios provides a rewarding, valuable, and life-changing experience. You'll learn to understand a different culture, broaden your education with new perspectives, and develop a network of friends and contacts both globally and nationally, which in turn enhances your employability giving you a competitive edge. Opportunities through PNCA include both Short-Term and Semester Long Programs.Learn More
International Students Seeking Degrees
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) invites degree-seeking international students to join us here at our world-class center of learning, innovation, and creative research on the Pacific Rim.
The International Office supports students who need a nonimmigrant visa or who need support for a current nonimmigrant visa in order to attend and graduate from PNCA.
Students from Around the World
Pacific Northwest College of Art supports a growing international exchange program through articulation agreements with international partners. These exchanges are usually in the second year of three-year programs or the third year of four year programs.Learn More
International Visiting Scholars
The International Office guides international visiting scholars through the visa process. And we often host events to introduce to the visitor to the PNCA community. These visitors include professors and scholars and artists who come to teach, lecture, product exhibitions, and/or perform research on specific topics.
We also facilitate faculty exchanges, offering participants exposure to different pedagogy and opportunities for research and collaborative projects within our Global Learning Network.