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Because of the demanding course of study and long studio hours, students studying architecture are somewhat hesitant to leave campus and study abroad. However, with careful planning, both studying abroad and graduating on time are possible! Visiting other countries allows students to experience the buildings and designs discussed in class live and up close. What a better way to study architecture than through this sightseeing or "field work"?

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Architecture + Design in Barcelona with CIEE: Discover Barcelona's history and architecture practices through lectures, field work, and site visits. Students have a choice between an architecture or design tract with classes taught in Spanish and English.

American University of Sharjah, UAE through API: Study at one of the world's best architecture as voted on by its students. With Abu Dhabi close by, there is the chance to explore the new architectural wonders of the world while you take classes in both English and Arabic.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Immerse yourself in the Chinese culture and traditions while studying architecture among other subjects. Students will be enrolled in a traditional university setting with the option to take classes in both English and Chinese.

Rome, Italy

One of the hub's of old world architecture, Rome is best known for it's numerous monuments and temples modeled after Greek practices. The Romans were also the first to perfect the use of concrete, which allowed them much more ease and flexibility in constructing their structures. Students interested in classical architecture should put this city at the top of their list.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Built up from the riches of it's oil reserves, Dubai has quickly made its mark in the architecture and design work. It is currently home to the tallest sky scraper built by man and an island map of the world built out of sand dredges. Anyone looking to study more recent architecture and engineering feats are highly encouraged to visit.

Beijing, China

Recently given a facelift from the 2008 Olympics, Beijing is also home to many old world structures showcasing its cultural history. Beijing's old buildings are more decorative and pay attention to columns, beams, and brackets while the new style is more asymmetric, meant to catch the viewers attention. Those who want to experience the old and new world simultaneously should definitely consider Beijing.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is home to many renowned Gaudi structures. From the colorfully tiled Parque Guell, to the Sagrada Familia that is still being constructed today, you will not want to look anywhere else. Bridging the old and new worlds of architecture, it is a must stop for those who can't stop thinking about modernism.

Taking time off to go abroad can be financially challenging, but fear not, there are a multitude of scholarships that apply to both architecture specific programs and general study abroad. Be sure check if your school offers any scholarships as well.

Contributed by Alex Ferroggiaro

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IES Abroad
This program is designed for engineering, architecture, and science students who want to take courses taught in English or Sp...

New Zealand

Unitec Institute of Technology
At Unitec, we think that the traditional view of spending hours in a lecture theatre is out-dated, that’s why we approach lea...

Switzerland

AIFS Study Abroad
If you can’t decide on one location to study in this summer, maybe you’d like to go to seven! Spend 4 weeks studying European...

Italy

ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Study abroad in Florence, Italy at the Florence University of the Arts (FUA) and Apicius International School of Hospitality...

Brazil

USAC
The Florianópolis program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the incredibly diverse and dynamic culture...

Italy

John Cabot University
Study abroad next spring, summer, or fall at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Enroll directly in an American university...

Australia

ISA (International Studies Abroad)
Study in Cairns, Australia at James Cook University with ISA! JCU is one of the leading Australian universities, known for it...

United Kingdom

Oxford Royale Academy
Our Oxford Summer School is our longest running and most popular study option, with programmes guaranteed to pique the intere...

Greece

College Year in Athens (CYA)
CYA has offered study abroad programs in a wide range of academic disciplines for over 50 years. With supplemental activities...

United Arab Emirates

American University of Sharjah (AUS)
International students are welcome to take courses in all four colleges and schools at the American University of Sharjah, in...

Czech Republic

Study Abroad Europe
Study Abroad Europe and Charles University offer students the chance to study in Prague, Czech Republic during the fall or su...

Peru

IFSA/Alliance
IFSA-Butler University and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) have partnered up to offer students the chance...

Malaysia

Asia Exchange
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is one of the leading research universities in Malaysia. It has been rated as the second best...

Australia

The University of Western Australia
Why not add to your resume a semester or two of studies at the world's #93 university? Apply now to The University of Western...

Italy

CET Academic Programs
Want to study in one of Italy's most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities? Looking to travel to a different European destination...