Discovering the World: IDSVA’s Unique Global Residency Program Enriches Students with Intense Learning and Cultural Exposure

Exploring the World: Student Travel with e-flux Education

The IDSVA program is a unique institution that exists wherever its students and faculty are located. During recent residencies in Mexico City, Athens, and Marrakech, students shared their experiences and thoughts about the program.

One student, Maggie McKee, was particularly drawn to the structure of IDSVA as an international teacher. She appreciated that she could continue working during the program and be with her family while also having rich and intense learning opportunities during the course of three years. Another student, Monica Bryant, described IDSVA as the ideal PhD program due to its hybrid format of online coursework and global residencies. Rikiesha Metzger highlighted the captivating journey around the world that was made possible by IDSVA’s blend of online and in-person residencies.

Amy Schuessler expressed gratitude for the opportunity to travel as part of the program, particularly emphasizing the magical experience of being in Mexico City. Elliot Bowers emphasized the privilege of studying, conversing, and being challenged by fellow students in beautiful locations around the world.

IDSVA stands out from other programs with its unique approach. Those interested in learning more can book a conversation with Molly Davis, the Director of Admissions, and apply for enrollment in 2024. For further information, individuals can contact info [at] The testimonials mentioned were compiled by IDSVA videographer, Christopher Andrew.

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