Study Abroad

School of Architecture

East Asia Program

The East Asia summer study abroad program is a 9-credit Summer C studio and seminar with a 4-week traveling component that visits prominent East Asian cities Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Singapore. The nine-credit program is offered during Summer C; graduate students fulfill the Advanced Grad 3 studio, undergraduate students fulfill Design 7 or 8, and both take an elective seminar. Through the introduction of texts, case studies, and physical visitation, students gain an understanding of the underlying forces driving and affecting urban development in the contemporary East Asian megacity. In addition to travel documentation, research observations and writings, a design charrette component is required as part of a design project proposal.

Contact: Lee-Su Huang (

Bali, Indonesia

This Summer C program includes a community design practice studio component equivalent to Advanced Grad 3 and a history/theory elective seminar on the subject of Sacred Space. The studio begins in Florida and continues with a workshop in Bengkala village of Buleleng District, Bali, Indonesia. The studio focuses on rural development, a promising trend that is currently happening in Southeast Asia, especially in Indonesia. Faculty and students from the University of Indonesia (Jakarta), the Institute Technology of Bandung (Bandung), the University of Gajah Mada (Yogyakarta) and University Marwa Dewa (Denpasar) participate in the workshop.

Contact: Albertus Wang (

SoA Paris Studies Program

Comprising two weeks of travel study in Paris within a six-week Summer A studio, The Architecture & Urbanism of Paris examines the city as a layered artifact, constructed out of the collective social, political, and economic influences embedded in its history, with a specific emphasis on Paris’ modern and contemporary city beginning with Haussmann.

ContactNancy Clark (

Vicenza Institute of Architecture Program

The Vicenza Institute of Architecture (VIA) Program is a semester-long satellite-learning program of the University of Florida run by a rotating staff of University of Florida professors. VIA is based in Vicenza, Italy, a major center of the Veneto (the mainland region around the urban archipelago of Venice). The program focuses on evaluating and understanding the historical, social, cultural and physical aspects of this particularly rich urban context through design, research, and, documentation.
Contact: Peter Sprowls (

Design Exploration Program
Contact: Caroline Welch ( )

Rinker School of Construction Management

Exchange Programs in Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, and Italy
Spring and summer semesters at the Fachhochschule Lippe in Detmold, Germany and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University in Melbourne, Australia and Curtin Univeristy in Perth, Australia, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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Department of Interior Design

UF in Lippe

Summer Multidisciplinary Program
Lippe in Detmold, Germany

Students participating in this program will attend Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (TH-OWL) in Detmold, Germany for seven weeks over the summer semester. During the seven weeks students take an advanced lighting and color course, take part in TH-OWL’s design project week, get acquainted with the German lighting industry, visit regional design offices and experience German culture. Field trips include visits to regional design offices and showrooms, museums, the Cologne cathedral, and a week-long stay in Berlin.

Contact: Roberto Rengel (

Department of Landscape Architecture

The Department of Landscape Architecture is pleased to offer rotating opportunities for student participation in European study abroad programs through peer programs and institutions, such as in North Ireland, Cortona (Italy), Croatia, and Barcelona. For more information about available programs, please contact Kevin Thompson, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, at

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers students rotating opportunities in the Caribbean and Asia. Undergraduate and graduate students have conducted field work and thesis research in the Dominican Republic, in collaboration with Puntacana Resort and Club’s Ecological Foundation, in topical areas such as sustainable tourism, water and waste management, and environmental conservation. For more information about student travel opportunities the Dominican Republic, please contact Kyle Dost, Instructional Assistant Professor, at Other international inquiries can be directed to Dr. Ivy Hu, Department Chair, at

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