University of Oregon

Conservation Field School in Croatia

Program Overview


This program will not be held Summer 2016.

The Croatia Conservation Summer Field School offers a unique look at the vernacular building culture of Croatia's central Dalmatian Coast. The Field School is an intensive program that allows you to gain hands-on experience in a culturally rich setting. You will explore villages from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries while learning the history of the area, documenting and analyzing important structures, investigating local sustainable practices such as water catchment, and learning local building skills by participating in hands-on building projects. The program includes two main sessions, at different sites, with a short break (or intersession) scheduled between the sessions.

Academic Details

The Croatia Conservation Field School is an intensive study program offered during the summer term. This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students and is primarily intended for students in historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture and related fields. A faculty member from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts serves as the resident director and primary instructor for the courses. The school works closely with the Croatia Ministry of Culture, which provides lecturers, consistent interpretive field staff, and assistance in defining and directing the focus of the studies.

Faculty and Staff

A faculty member from the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts serves as the resident director and primary instructor for the courses. The Croatia Ministry of Culture provides on-site staffing, lecturers, and field trips throughout the session. Students are also enrolled for five days of the program at Klesarska Skola, a 100-year old stone cutting school on the island of Brac.  

Housing Description

You will be staying at private apartments on the Island of Brac, on the mainland, and in a student hostel in Trogir. Program cost includes lodging, transportation, and three meals per day. Students are responsible for locating and paying for their own accommodations and meals during a four-day intersession.

Additional Requirements

  • Students should be aware that this program can involve a good deal of hiking, sometimes while carrying a small amount of equipment, in terrain that includes moderate elevation changes. 
  • Coursework or background in historic preservation, architecture or related fields is strongly recommended but not required.


Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineOriginal DeadlineExtended DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer2016 (Not Offered)1/15/20162/15/20163/15/2016N/AN/A

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.