UTSOA encourages first-hand experiences of diverse peoples, places and culture, so that we might better engage the world in which we live. Educational travel experiences can be integrated into degree plans in several ways including, but not limited to, the following:
Architecture in Europe
The Architecture in Europe Program offers students an entire fall semester of study that emphasizes a broad and integrated experience covering the buildings, landscapes, and the urban fabric across Europe. With a unique itinerary every fall, each city visited presents its own special study opportunities with regard to design, history, and visual communication.
Offered every other spring, Studio Mexico explores the rich cultural and built environment of Mexico. Students take a nine-day trip to Mexico to visit the site of their semester’s design project, as well as other places of significance. Students participating in this studio are required to take the class Mexican Architecture and Urbanism offered every spring. The class can be taken concurrently with Studio Mexico or during the previous spring semester.
Advanced Studios also offer brief, unique opportunities each semester to travel domestically and abroad. Recent Advanced Studio international field trips have included site visits to Brazil, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Japan, Iceland, Portugal and Spain, among others.
Independent Research Travel Scholarships
The School of Architecture also has a number of scholarships available to support student independent research travel. Independent Research Travel Scholarships are competitively awarded to students for independent study or advanced research travel. The majority of the funds are designated for international travel. Applications for independent research travel are accepted twice each year for travel within the academic year.
In addition to these opportunities offered by UTSOA, the University offers several other study abroad opportunities including the following:
Exchange Programs offer students an amazing opportunity to study at a foreign university during a semester, year, or summer abroad. UTSOA approved reciprocal exchange programs exist at the universities listed below; the list is currently in review and subject to change.
Faculty-led Summer Programs
Summer Faculty-led Programs are six to nine-week study abroad programs led by one or more UT faculty members. Some programs are administered by the Study Abroad Office (SAO) while others are administered by a college or department. The UTSOA currently offers the following faculty-led summer program:
- Sustainable Architecture and Design in Munich offers two integrated seminars on sustainable architecture and design, developing insight into the principles of high-comfort/low-energy architecture. The courses present examples of sustainable design on both theoretical and applied levels through case studies, field trips, and lectures.
Maymester Abroad programs are short-term study abroad programs that last four weeks in duration. Students take an intensive three or four credit UT course adapted to incorporate on-site learning such as company visits, guest lectures, and academic field trips. Maymester Abroad programs are considered part of the spring semester but begin in late May after completion of spring coursework.