What do the Netherlands, Istanbul, and Japan have in common?


Students, do you want to travel this summer? You can earn credit for school living in Europe's largest port city, sketching buildings in the former capital of the Roman Empire, or participating in a traveling design studio across Japan. There are no language prerequisites for our design-based programs in the Netherlands, Istanbul, and Japan. Detailed program information (including cost) is available on the University's Learning Abroad Center website.


Sustainable Urban Design in Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 13 to June 2


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Where: Based in Rotterdam, Netherlands with visits to Utrecht, Amsterdam Docklands, and Biesbosch National Park


What: A course focused on climate change and sustainable urban design


Who: Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Urban and Regional Planning students


Info: Detailed course description and registration available online. For more information contact Cynthia Lapp clapp@umn.edu or Vince deBritto debri001@umn.edu.


Architecture in Istanbul, Turkey
May 14 to June 6


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Where: Istanbul, Turkey


What: An exploration of a city constantly engaged in the dialogue of modernity and tradition, and of the role that the built environment plays in this discourse


Who: Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Urban and Regional Planning students


Info: Detailed course description and registration available online. For more information contact the program instructor Ozayr Saloojee at saloojee@umn.edu.


You can read about Namdi Alexander's (BS Arch '11, M Arch) experience in Istanbul here.


Architecture in the Floating World, Japan
May 19 to June 10


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Where: Tokyo and the Tokaido Corridor, Japan


What: A traveling design studio focused on innovative architecture, landscapes, and urban spaces within Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, and other major sites of contemporary and historic interest


Who: Open to all College of Design graduate students and undergraduates


Info: Visit the course website. Registration is open for a limited time online. Contact Blaine Brownell at brownell@umn.edu for more information.


Architecture in Florence, Italy

May 18 to June 8


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Where: Florence, Italy with visits to other urban sites and rural environments throughout central Italy (such as Rome, Orvieto, Siena, Bologna, etc.)


What: A course structured around a series of topics that will provide a framework to examine how the city has been created, developed, and represented over time.


Who: Students with experience in architecture, design, studio arts, or related fields


Info: Detailed course description and registration available
online. For more information contact the program instructor John Comazzi at jcomazzi@umn.edu.


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