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SCAD Language Studio

SCAD welcomes international students to a global community

Join a family dedicated to preparing you for the creative career of your dreams. Our international students study under award-winning faculty and gain access to world-class facilities across four global locations.

International students on Jekyll Island

Make SCAD your home away from home

You will join students from more than 100 countries who enjoy resources and tools created just for them. From one-on-one advising to student groups, SCAD gives you the tools to feel at home and succeed in your studies.

Learn how we support our community

"When you walk down a hallway at SCAD and hear someone speaking a different language, there's something beautiful about that. The world is so big, but everyone is connected here. They have a different story, and when they share their story, it makes us think differently and helps us grow as artists."

Foon Fu | B.F.A., photography, 2017
Rising Stars Arts Festival

Start your creative career

The university's International Student Services Office (ISSO) is dedicated to guiding you before, during and after SCAD. We'll take the next step with you as you prepare for life at SCAD.

Getting to SCAD

English as a Second Language

The SCAD Language Studio offers the English as a Second Language (ESL) program to give you the confidence and skills you need to succeed in your academic programs. After taking an English proficiency test, you will be placed in one of six ESL levels.

Learn about ESL

Getting your visa

To study at SCAD, you need a visa. If this is your first time applying for a visa, a SCAD admission representative is available to walk you through the process.

Learn about traveling to the U.S.

International student orientation

Before your first class, you'll attend an international student orientation to learn important information about academic and social life at SCAD, housing, safety, immigration and more.

Learn about student orientation

SCAD shines on the world stage

Awards and rankings

Compete globally

SCAD students consistently win first place in international competitions like the European Product Design Awards, The Rookies and the HOW International Design Awards.

Explore SCAD awards

Festival of Lights

Make lifelong connections

With more than 100 SCAD clubs and organizations, you will easily find a community that serves your professional, social and service needs.

Find your SCAD family

Portfolio review

Join a worldwide alumni network

When you graduate, you join a family of more than 40,000 alumni who will help you build professional connections.

Alumni support

Study STEM at SCAD

  • SCAD programs are top ranked by Red Dot, DesignIntelligence, The Business of Fashion, The Hollywood Reporter, and the Rookies, among others.
  • Students work on real-world solutions with Google, Disney, and BMW through SCADpro, the university’s in-house creative consultancy.
  • 99% of SCAD alumni are employed or pursuing further education and many work at companies like IBM, Facebook, Pixar, Instagram, Netflix, NASA, and more.†

† Percentage of Spring 2019 graduates who were employed, pursuing further education, or both within 10 months of graduation, according to a recent study.

17 STEM programs:

  • Advertising
  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Creative business leadership*
  • Design for sustainability
  • Design management
  • Furniture design
  • Graphic design
  • Immersive reality
  • Industrial design*
  • Interactive design and game development*
  • Luxury and brand management*
  • Motion media design
  • Service design*
  • Social strategy and management
  • User experience (UX) design
  • Visual effects


* STEM-eligible OPT effective Fall 2021

Connect with the International Student Services Office

SCAD Atlanta

International Student Services Office

SCAD Atlanta
1600 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA

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SCAD Savannah

International Student Services Office

Norris Hall
548 E. Broughton St.
Savannah, GA

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