A fresh perspective does wonders for your life and your music—and travel can be the best way to see things differently. That's why we offer CIM students the opportunity to study at select institutions around the world. CIM partners with schools to set up direct reciprocal exchanges, which are 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 CIM 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 March 15 for the following academic year. A DVD audition is required. For more information, please contact the CIM Admissions Office at admission@cim.edu.


Participating International Partners Include: