Various options exist for international study. Recently students have studied at Burren College of Art in Ireland; the Lamar Dodd School of Art in Italy; the Studio Arts Centers International Program in Florence, Italy; and Lexia in Cape Town, South Africa. Contact the Student Affairs Office for more information.
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AICAD Mobility Program
MECA students can take advantage of off-campus study through the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design Mobility Program. This allows students to study for a semester at 35 participating institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center
MECA students can take three summer courses at this renowned center in Massachusetts, for the combined equivalent of three credit hours (one studio course). Financial aid is available.
Opportunities for Cross Registration
The Greater Portland Alliance of Colleges and Universities
MECA, the University of New England, the University of Southern Maine, Saint Joseph's College, and the Southern Maine Technical College participate in a consortium allowing cross-registration among the five schools, to enrich and expand educational opportunities for all their students.
Bowdoin College Exchange
MECA has a cross-registration program with Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, 35 minutes from Portland.
Full-time MECA students may take one Continuing Studies course each semester at no extra tuition charge, paying only the studio fee. Over 150 Continuing Studies courses are offered each year, ranging from traditional studio courses to technology education. Continuing Studies courses may apply toward BFA degree requirements by special approval by the Scholastic Affairs Committee and the Dean of the College.