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International Opportunities

Expand your world

Our international programs will bring you—and your work—to exciting new places.

Our world is undeniably global. Trends, inventions, industry practices, and social ideologies transcend borders, time zones, and languages. And so does our creative education. Broaden your horizons and inform your work by taking advantage of one of our exciting international programs. Take a summer, a quarter, or a semester studying and creating in France, Italy, Ireland, or beyond.  Learn how to speak to new audiences, consider new perspectives, and enhance your personal body of work.

Watch what happens when you step outside of your comfort zone and open yourself up to new possibilities.

Parson's Paris: Paris, France

Ringling College has a Study Abroad Consortium Agreement with Parsons Paris, located in Paris, France. Juniors in a variety of majors may spend one semester abroad studying Art and Design History and Theory; Art, Media and Technology; Fashion Design and Strategic Design and Management. Ringling students attending Parsons Paris will remain enrolled as degree-seeking students at Ringling and pay Ringling full-time tuition and fees.

Burren College of Art: Newtown Castle, Co. Clare, Ireland

Through an affiliation agreement, Ringling College juniors may spend one or two semesters studying abroad at Burren College of Art, County Clare, Ireland. The program, suitable for Fine Arts majors, includes five courses per semester; courses are offered in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. Ringling students attending Burren College of Art will remain enrolled as degree-seeking students at Ringling and pay Ringling full-time tuition and fees.  

Studio Art Centers International (SACI): Florence, Italy

This program offers a semester or a summer study abroad option primarily for Illustration majors of any year. Ringling College has an affiliation agreement with SACI to provide junior students an opportunity to study and live in Florence, Italy for one semester. SACI course offerings include studio art, design, crafts, art history, art conservation, and Italian culture and language. Housing is provided. The student’s academic advisor and department head must approve the proposed course of study. Ringling students attending the SACI program will remain enrolled as degree-seeking students at Ringling and pay Ringling full-time tuition and fees. 

Syracuse University, Summer Study Abroad Programs: Barcelona, Spain; Florence, Italy; London, England

Ringling College has an affiliation agreement with Syracuse University to offer students visual arts summer programs in Barcelona, Spain; Florence, Italy; and London, England. Students may study art history, glass casting, and pottery in Barcelona; fine arts, metalsmithing, painting, photography, and sculpture in Florence; or art history, photography, and video in London. Students may lodge with host families or share an apartment with other students in the program. Grades received become part of the student’s official record at Ringling College. 

Willem de Kooning Academy: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Ringling College has an exchange agreement with Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Juniors majoring in Graphic Design, Fine Arts and Business of Art and Design may spend one Spring semester as exchange students. The program features classrooms called “Stations” that combine widely varied materials and technologies, and an internationally focused curriculum. Students can select a focused area of study in one of the three of the following areas: Autonomous Practices, Social Practices and Commercial Practices. Ringling students attending Willem de Kooning Academy will remain enrolled as degree-seeking students and pay the College’s full-time tuition and fees.  

Fulbright Program: A program for graduates

The Fulbright Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program, offering students and recent graduates an opportunity to undertake international study and research. The program was established in 1946 “to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” More information about the Fulbright Program Adviser and the Fulbright Program for U.S. Students can be found at https://us.fulbrightonline.org.

Please be aware that Fulbright Application Deadlines are usually in early October every year.
To qualify for an award you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen
  • be a graduating senior or hold a Ringling College of Art and Design degree;
  • have a plan for studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and
  • be in good health
Contact Us

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, just send us an email at the addresses below.

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admissions@ringling.edu

General Questions
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Ringling College of Art + Design

2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
info@ringling.edu
Phone:(941)351-5100

Office Hours:
M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm EST

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Interlibrary Loan

Attention: Due to ongoing closures from our partner libraries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to fill most book or book chapter interlibrary loan requests. We will continue to do our best to process article requests in a timely manner depending on availability.

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Staff

Director of Library Services

941-359-7582

Kristina Keogh

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian

941-359-7583

Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian   

941-359-7586

Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian

941-309-0038

Claire Powell

Instructional Design Librarian

941-359-7671

Kayla Morrell

Archivist

941-309-4055

Alexandra Vargas-Fournier

Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)   

941-359-7631

Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)

941-359-7630

Katy Brandes

Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)  

941-359-7587

Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)  

941-359-7584

Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Circulation Assistant)  

941-359-7587

Sean Farrell

Circulation Assistant

 

Vacant

Circulation Assistant

 

Christina Song

Circulation Assistant Arianna Westerfield

Borrowing

Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.

Spaces

The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

The library remains closed to all non-Ringling College visitors, including the general public and alumni, until further notice.

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Monday -Thursday: 8 AM – 11 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 12 PM – 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 11 PM

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Ringling College of Art + Design
Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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Suggest a Purchase: Library Acquisitions Request

We welcome recommendations for new library materials from the Ringling College community. Librarians will consider all requests bearing in mind their appropriateness for the collections and the current budget.
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