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Rhode Island School of Design SCA EXC
Providence RI, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Agreement Scope:
Sydney College of the Arts
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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2019 Ranking:
Not applicable
Program Description:
Program Description:


Rhode Island School of Design

Location: Providence, RI
Year Established: 1877
Student population: 2,400
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is a preeminent college of art and design, founded and nurtured by women. It’s still pushing the boundaries, trying to bring art and design onto the national agenda along with science and technology.

RISD is adjacent to Brown University on College Hill and students have access to many of Brown’s facilities and cultural offerings. RISD has a museum containing more than 85,000 works of art, the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab, with more than 80,000 live specimens and natural history objects, an impressive library and a Writing Centre which provides support for students to create written messages.
Unique characteristics
RISD has a focus on hands-on learning, experimentation and immersive, studio-based education. Living and studying on campus will introduce you to a community of like-minded critical thinkers and creative minds.
Rhode Island is the smallest US state and boasts white sandy beaches, excellent ocean swimming, cliffs and quaint seaside towns. RISD’s campus is located in the historic downtown area of Providence, Rhode Island’s creative capital and an arts and culture mecca. The town has the largest number of working artists in the United States as well as a range of galleries, theatres and museums.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university. 

Subject Area/s: Sydney College of the Arts

Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Fall Semester: September - December
Spring Semester: February - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


12-15 Credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Grades at the host university as calculated based on the 4-point scale. More information on the host university's grading system 

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.


What is the host city like?
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Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
For specific information for exchange students, please consult the Sydney College of Arts
Semester/Term Dates
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Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
International Student Services provide assistance to exchange students.
Information from the Embassy of the United States of America in Australia

Student Experiences

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