Explore the world !

Getting touched by the French culture at The SDS in Nice or discovering nations through periods abroad: in either way, the outcome is rich and unexpected, and always deeply human.


international thinking


The encounter of people from all parts of the world sharing the same passion

The construction of international exchange programs responds to one major goal: learning how to respect. People, cultures, nature, life on this planet, yourself, and much more. There are many aspects to this statement. Some of them are linked to the professional input and the learning process via the teaching that students receive at partner institutions. Others nourish the individual soft skills, such as learning languages, gaining self-confidence, adaptability, becoming pro-reactive and being open minded. In our global world, the designer is constantly faced by the challenge of developing products and services, in respect of the environment, for people from various backgrounds and countries.

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The personal international experience plays a major role, considering that it helps to mind different user scenarios and to include them into a broad design approach. Specific situations of the daily life are not described in travel guides, and can only be observed and hold back inside the traveller’s memory. It is the deep understanding how people in other countries work, live, communicate and behave. How their entire environment responds to the cultural rules, that have evolved throughout centuries. Successful design unfolds, once the complexity of the world becomes a key inspiration for innovation.

Seeing that students enhance their portfolio of capacities and get to be confident professionals, is our goal for all of them, those who come to us, and those who go abroad.

14 universities


Özyegin University Faculty of Architecture and Design
Istanbul, Turkey
Tbilisi State Academy of Art
Universidad del Desarrollo Santiago & Concepcion
Shizuoka University of Art and Design SUAC
Hamamatsu, Japon
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Bangalore, India
Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Naples, Italy
Holon Institute of Technology - Faculty of Design
Holon, Israël
Politecnico di Milano
Milano, Italy
Jiangnan University School of Design
Wuxi, China
UCAL (Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de America Latina)
Köln International School of Design
Cologne, Allemagne
Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota, Florida, USA
University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism
Buenos Aires, Argentina
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, School of Design, UPES
Dehradun, Inde
Study trips allow to experience economic and lifestyle differences in foreign countries

Since the beginning The SDS is a place where different cultures and people of diverse origins cross their ways and give birth to a broader approach of design.

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By his nature a designer is a curious person searching for multiple inspirations. The process of leaving the country of origin and adapting to a new cultural environment, is an integral part of becoming a designer. This is why an international experience is of added value on different levels: it is a major asset for employability and it has a strong influence on the personal development of every student.

becoming our academic partner


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Hello I’m Inken Krevet,

Since 2015 I’m Director of International Academic Partnerships at The Sustainable Design School at Nice. My field of activity is the internationalisation in a large extend: student and professor mobility, the development of a network of international partner institutions with various outcomes, the development of international workshops and research. I’m fluent in German, French, English and Spanish.

Inken Krevet –
Director of International academic partnership

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