Study Abroad

Study Abroad at RIT

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School of Design: Dessau Exchange Program

This exchange program is an educational opportunity between the School of Design at RIT and Fachhochschule Anhalt FHA, Dessau, Germany. It is a flexible experiential opportunity for design students and faculty from both schools to participate in taking classes, teaching classes, and developing and participating in worships, conferences, and special projects. It is not necessary to speak German to participate. Interested students may apply early in the junior year and will be selected based on academic achievement. The exchange takes place from April to July.

The Fachhochschule Anhalt is the College of Anhalt founded in 1991 and located in Dessau, Germany. It has important program similarities to RIT in terms of media, technology, and creative problem solving. Classrooms and offices are located in the restored Walter Gropius Building from the Dessau Bauhaus and program activities are shared with the Bauhaus Foundation. The Fachhochschule Anhalt  has high-quality professional programs in design such as Visual Communications, Product Design, and Multimedia. This exchange program has been successfully operating since 1997.

The School of Design Exchange Program with Dessau offers junior design majors in Graphic Design, Industrial Design or New Media the opportunity to study in Germany.  It is not mandatory to be fluent in German to participate.  Applications are accepted by the School of Design in the spring semester prior to the student’s junior year, and acceptance into the program is made by an administrative committee.

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