The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), America’s most influential art and design school, welcomes students from diverse cultural backgrounds to our vibrant community.   

Indeed, international students make up 20 percent of our population—with more than 600 students who come from 68 countries.

Our faculty of renowned artists, designers, and scholars are international as well. Our small student-to-faculty ratio ensures that you will receive individualized mentoring from the very individuals who are changing the visual landscape on a global level.

SAIC is at the center of the arts and cultural scene in Chicago—a lively American city that is home to one of the nation's largest populations of working artists and designers. Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, and your education will be enhanced by your explorations beyond the classroom.

We look forward to helping you join us!