Education Abroad

As a participant in this program, you will learn the full range of responsibilities of architects, surveyors, and artists who work on archaeological projects from the early stages of organizing the site to final publishing of results.

This study abroad course, which is open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students across the university, will take place in the city of Puebla, Mexico and in Tecuanipan, Mexico (farming community near Puebla) in collaboration with the University Iberoamericana Puebla (www.iberopuebla.mx) and Casita de Barro (

May 31, 2019 to July 7, 2019

This program will expose you to the architectural, landscape, urbanistic, and artistic traditions of Italy, which are considered by many academics to be at the foundations of these disciplines. You will learn by direct exposure to architectural, landscape, and urban sites. Most of the coursework is conducted in situ, directly in the buildings, gardens, and piazzas being studied.

January 8, 2019 to May 4, 2019

With its several thousand years of civilization woven into its legendary urban texture, Florence embodies all that the Renaissance sought to bring back to life. Bordered by its famous countryside of pine- and cypress-dotted hills, lush vineyards, and olive groves, the Florence of today is an innovative European cultural center as well as a university city.

Be immersed in the amazing history and culture of the Andalucía region of Spain while studying the Gothic, Renaissance and Islamic architecture and urbanism of this region. You will be honing your ability to see and learn through drawing in the context of several World Heritage Sites.

January 3, 2019 to May 30, 2019

Live, study, and learn in the city where it all began! You’ll take classes in Leon Battista Alberti’s masterpiece the 15th century Palazzo Ruccellai and attend studio in a newly renovated building on the banks of the Arno.

January 22, 2015 to May 18, 2015

 

Housed in the University of Maryland’s Study Centre at Kiplin Hall, the ancestral home of the founders of Maryland, this semester-long program allows the student to research, experience and analyze the culture of the United Kingdom through the study of its cities, villages, landscapes, and architecture.

 

May 27, 2014 to July 8, 2014

As a part of this program, you will learn about the architecture, urbanism, and landscape traditions of France through direct encounters with historic and contemporary examples. Emphasis will be placed on the architects journal or sketchbook as a method of seeing, recording, and analyzing. You will also receive instruction in plein air sketching and drawing with particular emphasis on the medium of watercolor.

In Southern Italy, students have the opportunity to study the history of ancient Roman architecture at the archaeological sites in Pompeii and Stabiae. Working alongside archaeologists and architects, students survey and draw excavations and structures.