There are many opportunities for alumni to travel and to participate in residencies around the world. For the past seven years a small group of Drawing Year alumni have gone to the International Institute of Fine Arts in Modinagar, India on the Royal Drawing School's ten-week teaching and art residency programme in collaboration with Arts for India.

Applications for the IIFA Residency will open in February 2017, a three month teaching residency in India that will take place between October and December 2016. This Residency is open to artists who graduated from the Drawing Year during and after 2015.