The School of Architecture sponsors various overseas programs of study, research, and travel. These programs, developed by individual faculty members, carry elective and/or design studio credit. Recent programs have been conducted in Finland, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Guatemala, Mexico and Brasil. Future programs will also include travel and study in the Netherlands as part of a series of programs on water cities.
Beginning in 2006, all students in the School of Architecture will study internationally, in one of the many programs offered, during their fourth year in the Master of Architecture undergraduate program and second year in the Master of Architecture I graduate program. While no specific grade point average is required for participation in these programs, the Associate Dean and the director of each particular program counsel each student to ascertain the suitability of the program for the student. In considering the student’s maturity and the studios previously taken, the Associate Dean, in consultation with the student’s advisor, may determine that a student should receive only elective credit and not design studio credit.
Proposals for participation in summer programs outside the School of Architecture must be approved by the Associate Dean and are treated as transfer credit.