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  • Locations: Amboise, France; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Avila, Spain; Barcelona, Spain; Bruges, Belgium; Bunnik, Netherlands; Burgos, Spain; Cologne, Germany; Domburg, Netherlands; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Eveux, France; Granada, Spain; Lyon, France; Madrid, Spain; Olite, Spain; Paris, France; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Seville, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 2
Housing Option: Apartment, Hotel, Hotel/Hostel Areas of Study: Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Engineering, Landscape Architecture
Rank/Class Status: 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student, 5-Graduate Student Program Type: Faculty-Led
Summer Session: 4W1 Four Week Session 1 Academic Credit: Architecture
Education Abroad Coordinator: Leslie Roberts
Program Description:




The Ohio State University's study abroad program in architecture has been in place since 1986, concentrating on different areas of architectural importance. This program will explore cities throughout Europe to focus its attention on the roots and continued development of modern architecture. Students will participate in site visits of major monuments and towns, lectures by local experts, museum tours, sketching and analysis exercises and seminars on urban and architectural form, tectonics and theory.

Read about past student experiences here.


The program is situated in multiple countries throughout Europe, traveling to 18 different cities. Comparative analysis of different local styles of modernism will be undertaken. Landscapes and urban structure will be studied as elements in the built environment on par with buildings. 


Students will stay in shared rooms in hotels and hostels for the duration of the program.

Resident Directors

Jacqueline Gargus, Associate Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture 

Karla Trott, Lecturer, Knowlton School of Architecture

Education Abroad Coordinator

Leslie Roberts



Courses and Credit

Admitted participants are required to register for three credits of Architecture 5798 for Summer 4-Week Session 1 (May) 2018. Students will meet a few times during spring term to discuss assignments and research to prepare for the travel. Sketching and drawing play a large role in this program and students will be expected to do so as part of their grade. Students are not required to have any previous sketching experience however. 



Application Requirement

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have completed sophomore year, or have permission of the instructor, and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. In the case of a competitive selection process, preference will be given to students in the Knowlton School of Architecture. 

An academic reference from a recent GTA/professor must be submitted by the deadline in order for the application to be considered complete. 

All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline. 


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

Please refer to the 2017 budget sheet for estimated costs. The cost for the 2018 program will be finalized soon. Please note that the 2018 costs will differ based on changes to the program itinerary, fluctuations in exchange rates, and other variables. 

Students will be responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $TBD program fee. The program fee includes accommodations, almost all breakfasts, some group dinners, ground transportation, all museum, monument and entry fees, program manuals, lectures and tours and supplemental insurance. It does not cover international airfare, airport transfers, non-group meals, passport, visa (if necessary) or personal expenses.

The actual cost for Ohio State to run this program is $TBD per student; this cost is generously subsidized by the College of Engineering in the amount of $TBD (subject to change).

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy. 


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.



Information Sessions

  • TBD


U.S. Department of State: (travel warnings/country-specific information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (geographic health recommendations)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of an issuance or change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Warning, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



The program book Jackie Gargus and TAs created including all the places we visited and why they were significant to the field of architecture. It allows us to easily reference different parts of the trip and recall important information. 
     — Summer, 2017 Participant
Read what others have said about this program.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/18/2018 02/03/2018 04/30/2018 06/01/2018
NOTE: Program dates include travel to and from the U.S.