International Students at Camp
Artists like you come from all over the world to make Interlochen their home for one summer.
Every year, 2,700 students hailing from all corners of the globe come here to study music, theatre, visual arts, creative writing, film and new media, interdisciplinary arts, and dance. On average, 230 international campers come from 40 different countries to spend their summer with us. As an international student, you are an integral part of our community of artists. You'll have the chance to learn from the best, develop your talents, and create lifelong bonds while immersing yourself in the natural beauty of northern Michigan.
We are international. We are Interlochen.
It's so diverse. There's people from all over the world, with so many talents ... and they inspire you each day to be better. It's a great opportunity to grow as a person.
Admission to Camp requires an online application form and a $65 non-refundable fee. Some programs also require additional materials like an audition or portfolio, which you can upload online. You may also apply for financial aid through the online application process.
International Camp Life
What is camp life like in northern Michigan? At Interlochen Arts Camp, it's about experimenting with your craft, exploring our natural wonder and finding friends for life. Our campus includes 120 cabins, three cafeterias, two sandy freshwater lakes, and over a dozen performance venues.
Campers usually participate in and enjoy several performances, readings, and art exhibitions each week. They use our beautiful grounds to swim, hike, play soccer, and enjoy the fresh air. There are also social activities like picnics, dances, and special off-campus trips.
Interested in learning more about international student life and admission requirements? The Office of Admission & Financial Aid is happy to answer your questions.
You can also visit our Preparing for Academy page for more information specific to international families.