AICAD Exchange

The School of Art also participates in exchange programs with other members of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) in the United States and Canada.

Students applying for AICAD exchange should consult directly with their exchange coordinator.

Cooper Union Students

Students at the Cooper Union may participate in exchange programs during their third (junior) year, if they are in good academic standing.


Correspondence concerning exchange (September - May) may be directed...

By mail (post) to:
Director, Off-Campus Programs
The Cooper Union, School of Art
7 E. 7th St, New York, NY 10003

By phone / email to:
Joyce Bishop
Coordinator to Off-Campus Programs

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.