Education Abroad

January 3, 2017 to April 30, 2017

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.

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.

May 26, 2017 to July 7, 2017

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 explore Rome, Florence, and Vicenza and learn by direct exposure to architectural, landscape, and urban sites.

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.

This past summer, a unique partnership with the international design firm Gensler set the stage for a study abroad program like no other.

June 1, 2014 to July 12, 2014

Learn first hand about the role culture, geography, and history play in architectural form by investigating the built and natural environment in Scandinavia. Spend time in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland; you will stay in the national capitals of Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Stockholm, and use these urban locales as bases for excursions into the wider metropolitan milieu.