University of Oregon

Architecture in Rome

Program Overview

Experience studying and living in Rome, Italy, and engage in the vibrant artistic, architectural, and design culture of Rome as an “open-air museum.” The summer program in Rome is open to undergraduate and graduate students in architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture who are eligible for upper-division coursework. Study past and present architectural and urban designs to extract lessons to be applied in the design studio. Study in the city-as-museum, with the ancient to postmodern art in piazze and churches proving lessons of both the quotidian and political functions of art.

Academic Details

You will be evaluated in the same way as you are for on-campus courses and are expected to perform accordingly. Summer programs are more compact than typical terms on campus. It is therefore important that you plan for at least 20 out-of-class hours per week to complete assigned work.

In Rome, you will take three courses in the academic program to complete 12 credits (nine credits for graduate students). All courses fulfill architecture major requirements at the University of Oregon.

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.

Faculty and Staff

University of Oregon Architecture faculty members are the resident directors and main instructors for the program, supplemented by local instructors.

Faculty for 2016 are: Don Genasci and Jim Tice

Additional Requirements

  • Eligible for UO 4/584 studio sequences, majors in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture
  • GPA of 3.0 or above for graduate students

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineFinal DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20161/1/20162/1/20166/18/20168/12/2016

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.