Journey Around the World with IDSVA: Unique Hybrid PhD Program Takes Students to Mexico City, Athens, and Marrakech

By Eleanor Harrison Mar28,2024
Exploring the World: Student Travel with e-flux Education

IDSVA, a unique institution that exists wherever its students and faculty are located, has recently held residencies in Mexico City, Athens, and Marrakech. During these events, students shared their experiences and thoughts about the program.

Maggie McKee, an international teacher, was particularly drawn to IDSVA’s structure as it allowed her to continue working while being with her family during the course of three years. Another student, Monica Bryant, saw 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.

By Eleanor Harrison

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