History of International Study Program

Since 1899, Moore has expanded its students’ intercultural knowledge through travel and study opportunities to global destinations. These annual journeys will take you and your peers out into the world, providing new context for what you'll learn in the classroom. While immersing yourself in a different culture, you'll earn three-course credits and make a lifetime of memories.

Save the Date for London 2023

SAVE THE DATE London - January 2-15, 2023 Designing Childhood: A History of Toys and the Culture of Play in England and Beyond, photo of Tower Bridge, London

Designing Childhood: A History of Toys and the Culture of Play in England and Beyond

This course examines the history of toy design in England within the broader context of the culture of play. From this perspective, we will explore the relationship between children and their toys to understand the deeper implications of those interactions. Our consideration of toys and the culture of play will extend to children’s book illustration, games, costume, fashion, and textiles, the portrayal of children in art, and much more. Using London, England as our classroom and drawing upon this city’s extensive repositories of cultural artifacts of childhood, including Pollock’s Toy Museum and the V&A’s Museum of Childhood, we will explore the ways in which childhood and “play” have been designed and experienced. Our studies will include global examples from various periods to make cross-cultural connections between past and present. More information to come from Professor, Sarina Miller and Academic Advisor, Tasha Loch!


Moore offers four competitive summer fellowships for juniors designed to expand students’ artistic horizons outside of the classroom. Three of them are designated for international travel—the Sis Grenald International Travel Fellowship and the Frieda Fehrenbacher International Travel Fellowship for $2,500 each. For the other two—the Sarah Peter and the Harriet Sartain fellowships for $1,750 and $1,250 respectively, travel is encouraged, but not required.

Students compete for these fellowships in the spring of each academic year by writing a proposal outlining how the fellowship will support the development of their work and by installing a selection of their work in the Goldie Paley Gallery.

Leadership Fellowship Application Instructions

Mobility Programs

Moore students can access additional opportunities for international study through mobility programs that are offered. Moore College of Art & Design participates in the mobility program of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD).  This is an informal relationship through which undergraduate students from Moore may spend one semester at a member institution.  The Mobility program is open to students in their junior year.  The student pays tuition to Moore, not the host institution, and must finance her own room and board.  While there are a number of member institutions in the United States, the Canadian affiliates are as follows:


Alberta College of Art & Design – Calgary
Emily Carr University of Art & Design – Vancouver
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design – Halifax
Ontario College of Art & Design – Toronto

Tasha Loch

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