A fresh perspective does wonders for your life and music - and travel can be the best way to see things differently. That's why we offer the opportunity to study at selected institutions in other countries. CIM partners with the schools below to set up direct reciprocal exchanges, which are simultaneous student-for-student exchanges involving two teachers of the same instrument.
How to Study Abroad
If you're a CIM student interested in spending a semester at one of our partner schools, you'll start by discussing the possibility with your principal teacher. Your teacher will be able to recommend international colleagues who would be a good fit for you (See Conservatory Catalog, Study Abroad). You'll need to go through the normal admission process at the institution where you want to study, and you might also need to prepare by studying a new language or taking other prerequisite classes.
How to Study at CIM
If you're an international student interested in studying at CIM, we have several options for you. Undergraduates may enroll in our Artist Certificate Program; graduate students enter the Professional Studies Program. Consult your current school's international-exchange personnel and the CIM Conservatory Catalog (International Students) for details. You must apply to CIM by October 1st for spring semester and December 1st for the following fall. A DVD audition is required.
Participating International Partners
- Le Conservatoire de Paris - Paris, France
- Royal Academy of Music - London, United Kingdom
- Royal Northern College of Music - Manchester, United Kingdom
- Université de Montréal - Montreal, Canada
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Glasgow, Scotland
- The Liszt Academy of Music - Budapest, Hungary
- The Royal Danish Academy of Music - Copenhagen, Denmark