Study Abroad and Exchange Programs

The Department of Architecture at KSU strongly encourages students to be part of the global community, to experience architecture, art and urbanism first hand and to broaden their exposure to international design. 

Local, national and international Design Collaborations provide intellectual forums for our faculty and students to exchange ideas and research and develop a better understanding of other cultural approaches to the built environment.

KSU has an extensive study abroad initiative that provides numerous opportunities for students to travel and study abroad. The Department of Architecture offers unique architecture specific study abroad and workshop programs. These programs are administered through the office of international studies. For more information on study abroad options at KSU see KSU's Education Abroad website.

Summer 2018 Programs

Dessau Summer School of Architecture

May 28 - July 6, 2018

DessauThis program develops its thematic focus from the relevance of Bauhaus Dessau in history of architecture. On the occasion of Dessau Summer School of Architecture, participants from different nations enter an architectural dialogue on a review of modernity in architecture. For this purpose, the components of the programme put current developments in architecture and design in relation to the history of modernity and to its evidence on site.

Dessau Summer School of Architecture starts with a workshop in cooperation with Bauhaus Dessau Foundation on the mutual relations between education and design in the Bauhaus Aula. Following this, the Studio is closely related to this context.

Art Class, Architecture and Society, including German Language Class, excursions to close and more remote locations of modern architecture develop and deepen this focal point.

For more information on this program, please contact Dr. Ermal Shpuza  or Nicole Meanor, Education Abroad Program Coordinator, and visit the links below. The DessArc application period opens on February 18, 2018 and closes on March 15, 2018.

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European Council: Madrid, Spain

June 28 - August 3, 2018

Join Dr. Shpuza foMadridr this amazing five week program, which includes six credit hours of two elective KSU courses in a variety of subjects, including "Mediterranean City" and "Sustainable Design in Spain".

Consider studying during the summer in Madrid, the geographic center of Spain and the historic center of the entire Hispanic world. The city of four million is a modern European hub with state-of-the-art transportation and cyber cafes, but its Old World charm shines through in its long afternoon siestas, its warm and friendly people, and its majestic monuments of Spain’s glorious past.

Students will have the opportunity to visit flamenco clubs, the bullfight, tapas bars, and world-class museums, as well as to participate in Madrid’s seemingly endless nightlife, as the streets overflow with people having a glass of sangria, talking to neighbors, and in general, enjoying life in this vibrant city.

For more information on this program, please contact or Katherine Emslie, Education Abroad Program Coordinator, and visit the links below. The European Council Study Abroad application is due by March 2, 2018.

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