Education Abroad

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.

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.

 

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.

The Italy program is primarily based in Rome, where the streets and squares of the Eternal City form the classrooms in which the students and faculty study the history of the city and learn the design principles of its architecture. Florence, Venice, Vicenza and Como are included in the study-tour portions of the program.

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