Study abroad

Salzburg, Austria

Exchanges are a way to live abroad and immerse yourself in the host culture, while internationalizing your degree and resume. They also encourage students to develop a global perspective.

SFU and the School of Interactive Arts & Technology have exchange agreements in place with two universities: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and their Department of Industrial Design and the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. At these two institutions, students can find many courses in the interactive arts and technology disciplines.

There are also many other universities worldwide that SIAT students can choose to study at. For more information about exchange destinations, see the Study Abroad destinations webpage where you can filter your search by subject area to see destinations where you can study interactive arts and technology.

Exchange opportunities

Click on the images below to find out more about exchange opportunities at Eindhoven University of Technology and Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. For information about other exchange destinations, see the exchanges webpage.

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria

italiaDesign field school

SIAT students interview internationally renowned designer Odo Fioravanti, italiaDesign field school 2019.

ItaliaDesign is an undergraduate field school and research program offered by the School of Interactive Arts + Technology (SIAT). italiaDesign seeks to contribute to the Italian community by asking objective questions and documenting Italy's important ongoing contributions in contemporary Design and world culture.

Next offering: TBD

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Student stories

Sara Milosavic
Malmö University

"When I started university, I made a bucket list of everything I wanted to accomplish – volunteering, co-op, exchange, etc. However, as I moved through uni, I thought that there was no way I could squeeze in an exchange. Once I learned more about exchange, and realized that I could still get SIAT credits while abroad, the possibility seemed much more real. I was also at a point where I was feeling really burnt out at school and exchange was a great way to help me gain motivation and re-fall in love with design!"


Kitty Cheung
Malmö University

"Exchange was such an incredible time to focus on learning, growth, and fun. The amount of self-discovery I experienced was life-changing. In total, I visited 10 different countries. Something as simple as learning to navigate each new city’s transit system helped me realize I am capable of so much more than I imagined."

Read the full feature on the OLG blog