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The International Educators Workshop will take place the week of July 13-17, 2015.

  • This summer workshop offers international art educators (high school and college) an opportunity to develop their creative abilities while experiencing American culture by living and studying in New York City.
  • Participants will develop their creative skills during a 5-day brainstorming workshop taught by Richard Wilde. A certificate of completion will be awarded for this course.
  • A variety of events and entertainment will be offered in during the program at no additional cost.
Program Dates, Tuition & Fees

Dates:   Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17, 2015

Tuition:   $1,800* (includes weekend and evening activities' program fees)

*Tuition for CDFNY Summer Program chaperones is $900 (discounted, includes $75 tuition deposit).

Note: A $75 tuition deposit fee is included in the cost of tuition.

Housing:   Available for CDFNY Summer Program chaperones only. All other participants are responsible for finding their own housing.

Health Insurance:   Participants living in SVA housing must have their own health insurance.

Supplies:   Participants will be responsible for their own basic supplies.

English Proficiency:   All lectures will be given in English. Participants are required to have at least a basic ability to communicate in and understand English.

Course & Schedule Information

Participants will develop their creative skills during a 5-day brainstorming workshop taught by Richard Wilde, Chair, BFA Advertising and Design departments (5-6 hours of instruction per day, 27 hours total). This course will focus on creative techniques and experimentation, and will push participants to explore new ways of approaching visual communication. Additionally, one studio visit and one special lecture will be offered (1.5 hours each).

A certificate of completion will be awarded for this course.

The tentative schedule for 2015 can be downloaded from the "Downloads" section of this page.

Housing

On-campus housing is available for qualifying CDFNY Summer Program chaperones only. In order to qualify for housing, chaperones must accompany a group of at least 5 college students participating in the 3-week CDFNY Summer Program. Please note that due to limited housing availability, chaperones may be expected to share rooms with other chaperones (same gender) in mixed-gender apartments.

All other participants are responsible for finding their own housing.

Activities

A variety of entertainment and events will be offered during the program at no additional cost. Options may include dinner in Times Square, a Broadway musical, a dinner/jazz night, and a farewell dinner.

Airport Transportation

There is no program transportation pick-up from or to the airports. Participants either arrange for a car service or students may use the regulated taxi service outside the baggage claim area after picking up their luggage. The cost is approximately $55 - $65 each way from LaGuardia, JFK or Newark airports. Please make sure to take only the regulated 'Yellow' New York Taxi service to the city.

Orientation

An orientation meeting will take place at the start of the program. 

A detailed orientation schedule will be sent to participants prior to the start of the program.

Payment & Refund Policy

Completed payment forms must be received by Friday, May 1 in order to reserve your space. Please note that a $75 tuition deposit fee is included in the cost of tuition.

In the event that we are unable to accept you to the workshop, or the workshop is canceled, tuition (including the $75 tuition deposit fee) will be refunded in full.

Refunds are available if a written request to officially withdraw is submitted to the Office of Programs for International Students. Failure to complete a course does not constitute an official withdrawl, nor does notifying an instructor, nor does lack of attendance.

Refunds will be issued according to the following schedule:

  • Before Friday, May 1: Credit card will not be charged.
  • Before Monday, June 29: 100% of tuition.
  • Before Monday, July 13: 75% of tuition.
  • There will be no refunds after the first day of the program.
Visas

The College cannot provide you with a visa for this workshop, nor assist you in obtaining one. As a general rule, international students can take a vocational or recreational course as long as it is incidental to their main purpose of visiting the U.S.

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