Study in California

Study in California at the NewSchool of Architecture & Design!

NewSchool offers 11-week semester abroad or 2-week summer course options for interested students.

NewSchool of Architecture & Design is a globally recognized American university known for it’s career-focused programs in Design, Architecture and Digital Arts programs. NewSchool is located in San Diego, California, a city at the forefront of game-changing creativity and technology.

How do I apply?

For the semester at NewSchool, please contact our international office at

For the summer courses, please visit our Summer Courses 2015 page for a full list of courses, scholarships and the application.

Who is eligible to study at NewSchool for a semester?

The semester abroad at NewSchool is open to college students currently enrolled in a university. The 2-week Summer courses are open to students and working professionals above the age of 16. Participants in the Summer courses do not need to be currently enrolled in a university.

Will my credits transfer?

NewSchool is a fully accredited American university and our course credits for the Semester Abroad are normally the equivalent to 30 ECTS per semester. The 2-week Summer programs are not for credit.

What is the cost?

For the Semester Abroad, please contact our enrollment specialists at Semester abroad students will be required to cover all extra costs including flight, visa, insurance and accommodations. For the 2-week Summer courses, please visit our Summer Courses Brochure.

What are the housing options?

NewSchool can assist students in finding affordable housing near the school. The most popular option for international students is to stay at a local hostel within walking distance of campus. Students who are 17 or under are required to stay with a local family in a Homestay.