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Architecture in Vicenza

Gain a valuable perspective on Italy’s contribution to architectural, urban, and landscape design through the ages. The program begins in Rome with a two-week study tour that includes Siena, Florence and Bologna before taking up residence for eight weeks in Vicenza, where the focus will be on the design studio. Traveling and then living in an Italian town will give you a rich cultural experience, enhanced by coursework that will contribute to your academic progress toward your degree. There are scholarship funds available for this program for Spring 2018, with award amounts generally ranging...

Architecture in Vancouver

The Vancouver architecture and urban design program provides undergraduate and graduate architecture students the opportunity to participate in an integrated, design-based program in this world-class cosmopolitan city. Granville Island, one of the “world’s great public spaces,” will serve as the site for both the urban and architecture design projects, and is the location of the academic and studio facilities. Watch these videos for examples of past digital modeling projects completed by students on the program: Penumbra - A Kinetic Daylighting and Shading System Kinetic Curtain - Kinetic...

Architecture and Art History in Rome

Experience layers of history and a vibrant design culture through the art, architecture and urban design of Rome. Walk through the ancient forums, sketch masterpieces from the Renaissance, and learn from experts about the rivalries between the patrons, artists and architects who shaped the city. See how historic buildings, streets and plazas continue to sustain lively interaction in one of the world's most dynamic cities. Students can choose an Architecture or Art History track. There are no language requirements for applicants to either track. Architecture students will focus on how...

Arabic Language and Moroccan Culture in Fes

Note: This program will not run in 2018. In this program, you will focus on Arabic language acquisition and intensive interaction with Moroccan culture while living in a vibrant, bustling city of cultural and historical significance. You will be immersed in Arabic while living with a Moroccan family and studying Modern Standard Arabic with local Moroccan professors. You will study at the Arabic Language Institute in Fes (ALIF) with US and other international students.

A Tuscan Experience: Studio Art in Siena

Italy has a long history of fostering creativity and innovative art forms that build on the past but look towards the future. This history, as well as the rich culture and physical beauty of Siena and broader Italy, will serve as the context in which students will explore and develop their artistic skills through experimentation with a variety of painting techniques in the studio art course and the creation of personal journals. The Italian masters will provide examples in painting, and students will record their experiences and personal growth through both sketches and writing in their...

Cinema Studies in Dublin

In this summer program, you will be immersed in cinema studies in Ireland. You will get to work both critically and creatively, taking courses on contemporary Irish cinema and digital filmmaking, as well as attending Ireland’s largest film festival held every year in Galway, the Film Fleadh. Weekly excursions and local outings in and around Dublin and the Irish countryside allow you to learn on location about the country’s rich film history and explore the sites where important historical events, and films about those events, took place. You will attend courses in Dún Laoghaire, a community...

Theatre in London

The London Theatre program is a 9­ week intensive study program offered every other Spring term (odd years). During the study term, you will attend live professional theatre performances, sometimes including mixed media concerts, opera, ballet, or modern dance. In addition to contemporary London theatre, you may elect to study performance with London theatre professionals, meet with guest speakers, and have ample free time to explore London’s museums and other historical sites. In addition, you will travel to Stratford­Upon­Avon, Kenilworth and either Sudeley or Warwick Castle, Bath,...

Gender, Race, and Class in London

Note: This program will not be offered until Fall 2020. Most of the program will take place in London. For each class, we will meet one day per week for two hours on site at the GEO Centre. For the second day of each class we will visit locations in London related to the week’s topics. For Law & Order: UK we’ll visit a “scene of the crime”—somewhere related to a place in the novel or TV show for the week. For the religion class, we’ll visit a religious institution. We’ll also travel to Bletchley Park for the crime course and to Framingham Castle for the religion course in addition to our...

Liberal Arts in London

Building on a quarter-century of academic excellence, the London Centre offers multi-disciplinary courses in the liberal arts and humanities. Each course places an important emphasis on experiential learning, transforming the entire city of London into your classroom by incorporating several local outings and excursions. Courses take advantage of the world class galleries and museums like the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, the Cabinet War Rooms, the Churchill Museums and, of course, the British Museum, which is just a short walk from the GEO London Centre . Each term, students have...

German Language and Culture in Berlin

In this program, you will be immersed in German language and culture. You will directly enroll in FUBiS, the summer program of the Freie Universität of Berlin. Develop your intercultural communication skills by joining the international community of students from more than 50 countries that attends FUBiS every year. Further these skills by living with a local family in a homestay. You will take one content course in English along with a German language course. Field trips to museums, memorials and cultural and political institutions are integral components of all classes. In some courses, you...

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