International Students

  • For international students, attending Interlochen Arts Academy can be both challenging and rewarding. Listen to the impact Interlochen has made on one of our many international students through their own words.

  • For international students, attending Interlochen Arts Academy can be both challenging and rewarding. Listen to the impact Interlochen has made on one of our many international students through their own words.

Interlochen Arts Academy values its International population and strives to both educate and learn from our diverse student population blending cultures artistically and educationally into our program.

Non-native English speakers will be required to attend the English as a Second Language Orientation Program and take a placement exam to identify placement in English as a Second Language Curriculum.

Countries of Origin (2016-17)

Afghanistan
Belgium
Canada
China
Costa Rica
Cuba
Denmark
Dominican Republic
France
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Ireland
Japan
Kazakhstan
Malaysia
Mexico
New Zealand
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Puerto Rico
Russian Federation
South Africa
South Korea
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uzbekistan
Venezuela

2016-2017 Major Areas of Study

Artistic Focus

  • Music     51%
  • Visual Arts     25%
  • Theatre     8%
  • Motion Picture Arts     10%
  • Dance     4%
  • Creative Writing     2%
  • Comparative Arts     1%

English as a Second Language Initial Placement

  • Emerging User (ESL I)     14%
  • Developing User (ESL II)     24%
  • Advanced User (ESL III)    29%
  • Mainstream/Standard Course Placement     33%

College Matriculation

Matriculation
53.3% matriculated to Conservatory or Professional Art Programs
46.7% matriculated to College/University Programs

Post-Secondary Schools Include:

Art Center College of Design
Bath Spa University
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Cleveland Institute of Music
Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
Laguna College of Art and Design
Lawrence University
Maryland Institute College of Art
McGill University
Montclair State University
New England Conservatory of Music
Purchase College State University of New York
Rice University
Roosevelt University
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
School of Visual Arts
Syracuse University
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
The Juilliard School
The New School - Parsons School of Design
The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
Trent University
University of Kansas
University of Miami
University of Southern California School of Music

International Student Life

Interlochen Arts Academy encourages international students to become a part of the Interlochen community. We are well-acquainted with the difficulties of studying abroad and are equipped to help make it an enriching experience for all students.

The Academy will make every effort to place international students with English-speaking roommates in order to help with their English and cultural adjustment.

For more information about international student life and admission requirements, please contact the Office of Admission at 800.681.5912 or admission@interlochen.org.

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