Study abroad allows architectural studies majors to gain first-hand experience with a wide range of historical and contemporary buildings, landscapes, and urban spaces. In recent years, over half our architectural studies majors have spent at least one semester abroad. Those architectural students who are in the CISLA program also completed summer funded internships outside the United States.
If your focus is on architectural design, you might choose to study abroad in Florence with a program organized by Syracuse University or in Copenhagen with DIS (Denmark's international study program). If your interest is in environmental or historical issues, you might study in Paris (through a program sponsored by Sweet Briar College ), Milan (through the Institute for the International Education of Students), London (through Butler University), or Auckland (also through Butler). Or you might take advantage of the School of International Training programs in Australia, India and Madagascar.
Connecticut College's own Study Away/Teach Away (SATA) programs will provide you with additional opportunities to expand your horizons.
Likewise, the College's TRIP (Travel and Research Immersion Program) may allow you to make shorter visits to key architectural sites. During spring break 2010, for example, students in AHI 260: Medieval Architecture, journeyed to Italy and traveled - in part on foot - the Via Francigena, retracing the path followed by medieval pilgrims through Tuscany to St. Peter's Basilica and Rome.
Visit the global focus section of the College website for details on study-away programs.