The Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

Savannah College of Art and Design


The Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) invites students to come study abroad at various locations around the world to gain a global perspective and a new source of inspiration. SCAD's off campus programs are geared towards enhancing student's educational experiences while earning credit towards their degrees. Some recent destinations include Australia, China, Dubai, Italy, Japan, London, Los Angeles and New York City. Check out the listings and reviews below, or consult the SCAD website for further details!



Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

My fondest memories are of several of us standing around 1 of the grand pianos singing Adele while someone played the piano. Several nights of that. Months later, we're still posting to facebook about how we miss each other. Having dinner every night with the same people may seem a little monotonous for some, but it created a great sense of family (something that is surely needed when you are so far away from home). I'm sure each quarter has its on unique set of characteristics, but I was there during the spring. We had a few days of yucky, cold, clammy & damp weather, but even with that, Lacoste is a beautiful village. When we got sun and nice weather it just made it that much more enjoyable. Plenty of nights were spent in one of the two computer labs (mac or pc). The vernissage was awesome! I was so impressed by all of the students' work. I'm still amazed at the talent that SCAD has helped to develop. I can't say enough about the study abroad program. Depending on the course(s) you take, the workload can be very challenging (or may be kind of light) - just depends on what you are doing. In any case, 8 weeks definitely makes for a crunch for time. I hope you decide to sign up for the program. It's one opportunity everyone should take.

What would you improve about this program?
That hill! Ok, but since that probably can't be changed, an update to the food... :-) Aurevoir!
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

Lacoste was the most beautiful place I have ever been! Waking up surrounded by stone walls, then you walk down to the cafe to be surrounded by wonderful smells and delicious food, then you go on adventure after adventure! The only thing I wish I could change about my experience is that I wish I could have stayed even longer! It became a second home!

Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

Lacoste is such a beautiful and enriching place to live for a few months. I encourage any student to study abroad here. Every week was filled with field trips and learning opportunities. The staff is excellent and you grow very close with all of them. They spend so much time with the students that it becomes one big family. I would go back in a heartbeat!

Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

I spent two quarters, Fall 2008 and Fall 2009, studying in Lacoste, France with Savannah College of Art and Design and had the most incredible experience of my lifetime. The school is perched on top of a hill in a little ancient town of 300 residents. It's located in the heart of Provence, in a region known as the Luberon region. I felt like I was at a sleep away camp even though I was there to attend school and study.

The dorms are traditional French country homes - they are little houses made of stones. The dorms included all the household goods - linens, dishes, soap, hangers, and even water bottles! The food in the dinning hall are absolutely delicious and many of the menu items are real traditional French food such as Quiche, crepes, strawberry tarts and even bread and cheese!

They offered a variety of courses including photography, drawing, art history, jewelry design, etc. The professors were top notch as they were very knowledgeable about the subjects they teach. In many of the courses, professors took us on field trips to different parts of Provence such as Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Pont-du-Gard, Marseilles, and Avignon. In my art history courses, we visited several historical sites and the professors gave us lectures on the site. In my photography courses, we visited many destinations that allowed us to take unique photographs.

The beautiful scenery of Provence, which included mountains, vineyards, and lavenders, provided us students, many of whom were artists, many opportunities to explore our creativity by drawing, painting, photographing and socializing in the countryside.

All in all, I was provided with a well rounded education that went beyond outside of the classroom.

Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

I really love the city as it's so beautiful. The university is really helpful and seem to have thought of everything to help out new students. I love the flexible style of study. It's hard work and I'm always busy, but I'm loving it!

The most difficult bit of studying in the States was sorting out visa's and documents etc.

It's interesting studying in a different country as there are many small cultural differences, food, accents, new words I've never heard of. I'm very happy to be learning what I love and in a place I'm beginning to see as home.


Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose SCAD for your study abroad experience?

I've always wanted to travel and have been going to SCAD for three years now. When the chance to apply came along, I just couldn't pass it up! I've never been anywhere besides America's east cost, so this felt like the best decision. I was given hands-on experience with my classes and was able to talk to my professors on a new, more intimate level. The whole trip has changed my view of the world and makes me want to embrace what it has to offer. I really don't think it would be possible to have an experience as good as this anywhere else or with any other provider.

What experience was more unique and special with SCAD in France?

We were able to live in a medieval village, where the students outnumbered the residents! The language barriers hardly ever caused any problems though - if anything, interacting with the locals in such a unique way allowed for new avenues for learning the French language (especially because I was able to use it daily!). However, a few key phrases can get you through your study abroad experience there, as the time spent is relatively short. It's always a good idea to challenge yourself though!

What advice can you offer future students wanting to study-in-France?

Be polite, give French an honest try, and you will be surprised by how helpful and friendly the French people can be. During my eight week stay in the south of France, I learned more than I could have imagined and my language skills improved leaps and bounds. Spending a week in Paris, absorbing the culture and exploring the sights was a perfect cap to my French study abroad experience. That being said, I would recommend students "visit" Paris and "study" elsewhere - there's just so much to see in France!