European Honors Program

RISD founded the European Honors Program (EHP) in 1960, when we became the first art and design school in the US to open a program in Italy. Since then, EHP has offered select RISD students the unique opportunity to spend a semester in a cross-disciplinary space with peers from diverse disciplines to foster independent studio practice and offer direct experience and immersion in Italian culture, language and art historical context, as well as an ever-expanding professional network in Europe.

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