Study Abroad Programs

SoA Students in Rome









Our summer study abroad programs provide our students the opportunity to infuse their education with valuable inter-cultural experience while earning typically three to six credit hours toward their degrees.

May 23-June 22, 2016
Led by Prof. Jose Gamez
Masters of Urban Design students travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to study contermporary urban challenges in one of the world's largest, most complex cities.
May 21-June 25, 2016
Led by Profs. Jeff Balmer, Chris Beorkrem, Eric Sauda, Jim Frakes, and Aspen Hochhalter

An interdisciplinary and collaborative study abroad program between faculty and students across three academic units, in architecture, art and computer science. (5 weeks, 6 credits). 

“The courses I took while in Rome exposed me to its immense culture from many different angles. The mapping class helped me to experience lesser-known areas of the city through the study of movement and occupation patterns in space. While focusing on real-time occurrences in the field, we also focused on the development of places overtime in connection to the patterns that were found. Similarly, the graphic design course pushed me to study my surroundings mindfully. I was trained to think critically about the cultural differences within the city’s society and then taught how to represent my reactions in a visual manner. Overall this experience has left me with an abundance of new skills and perspectives that I look forward to utilizing in the future.” Kacie Ward, architecture student

“I chose to study abroad to be able to learn about and be immersed in a completely new culture and way of life. I had the opportunity, through one of my projects, to meet locals who grew up and lived in the community where we stayed in Rome and who shared their lives and stories with me. That was one of the most interesting and unique experiences during my time because I got to listen to first hand memories and learn in depth about the people who live in our small Italian neighborhood. Being able to study abroad gave me a universal perspective that not everyone can have. It has made me appreciate the vast differences in culture and people in various parts of the world and see things from a new and enlightened perspective, making my world vastly expanded and enriched.” Maddie Kiebel, graphic design student, Rome 2016


Past Study Abroad Programs