Both Martin and Chandra have taken students on trips abroad as part their classes. Chandra has lead multiple excursions including trips to Japan, India, and Singapore/Hong Kong. Martin accompanied her group on one of these trips. Martin has also taken a group to Buenos Aires.
In the syllabus the course credits are divided into units for the course and units for the field trip. It is not a requirement of the course to go on the field trip. It is an additional expense for those students who participate. For those who do go on the field trip, there is an additional project that is completed upon return to CalArts and presented at the school. In a class of 20, an estimated 7 or so will go on the field trip.