study abroad programs architecture + design

These programs offer courses that will transfer to LTU and fulfill requirements for the College of Architecture & Design.

Florence, Italy

Location: Kent State Univeristy- Florence, Italy

Time of Year: Fall, Spring, Summer semester

Academic Year: Junior/Senior year (CoAD students), Sophomore/Junior year (A&S students)

Application Method: Paper application available in Study Abroad Office.

Application Deadline: Fall- April 15, Spring- Oct. 1, Summer- April 1. Due to the Study Abroad Office.

Areas of Study: Architecture, Business, Economics, English, General & JR/SR Elective, Humanities, Interior Architecture, Psychology, Urban Design

Program Description: Students take classes in the Palazzo dei Cerchi, a prestigious building in the historic center of Florence that dates from around 1280. The internal and external Palazzo was renovated in 2004. Its state-of-the-art classrooms and lecture halls are newly furnished and updated. The Florence Program and the Palazzo dei Cerchi are owned and operated by Kent State University.

Accommodations: Participants in the semester program live in apartments provided through Kent State. All apartments are fully furnished and located within the ancient city walls and within walking distance of the Palazzo.

Approximate Program Costs: $10,000 plus LTU tuition costs
Summer- $3,300 plus LTU tuition costs

Included with Costs: Airfare to/from Florence, Program Fee, Field Trip Fee, Health Insurance, & Housing


Download the Florence Program Timeline/ Checklist- Fall

Download the Florence Program Timeline/ Checklist- Spring

Monterrey, Mexico

Location: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey

Time of Year: Fall, Spring, Summer semester

Academic Year: Sophomore or Junior standing

Application Method: Application Online. Must submit official transcript to Study Abroad Office to be sent to Monterrey.

Application Deadline:  Fall- May 1, Spring- Nov. 1, Summer – April 26

Areas of Study: Architecture, Business, Communications, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Information Technology, Marketing
Visit the website to see current course selection in English.

Program Description: Tec de Monterrey is considered one of the best universities in Latin America. Although coursework is available in English, it is recommended that foreign studies students enroll in Mexican Culture and Spanish as a foreign language. The university provides support to its visiting international students with personal attention in housing assistance, airport pick-up, immigration paperwork, on-campus orientation, and extra-curricular field trips and excursions to other areas of Mexico.

Accommodations: You can choose to live with a host family, residence halls, or a shared apartment. Meals are included with host family stays.

Approximate Program Cost: $4,500 – $6,300 plus LTU tuition costs.
Summer- $1,250- $1,750 plus LTU tuition costs

Included in Cost: Accommodations, Meals, Living Expenses, Health Insurance and Immigration Expenses. 


Download the Monterrey Program Timeline/ Checklist- Fall

Download the Monterrey Program Timeline/ Checklist- Spring

Paris, France

Location: Paris, France

Time of Year: Summer semester only

Academic Year: Junior, Senior, or Graduate standing

Application Method: Paper application available below.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

Areas of Study: Architecture, Art, Literature, Photography

Courses Offered:
LLT3616 - Literature & Art* -Prof. Melinda Weinstein (Satisfies LLT/SSC/PSY Jr/Sr elective for all majors.)
ART - Photography -Prof. Steve Coy
ART- Sketching the City*- Prof. Jin Feng
ART- Indie Publishing - Prof. Lillian Crum
ARC- Integrated Design 5 - Prof. Charlie O'Geen

*Could be modified to satisfy a graduate elective.

Program Description: This program is led by LTU faculty.It is intended to provide the opportunity to explore the architectural and urban fabric and literature of the internationally renowned city, and to expose students to the rich history and culture of the Paris environment. Design process explorations, on site studies, guides walking tours, lectures and discussions are part of the Study Abroad Program. Students will also experience diverse European travel possibilities during the month-long stay in Paris.

Accommodations: Residence Hall

Approximate Program Costs: $4,000 plus LTU Tuition costs

Included in Costs: Accommodations, airfare, transportation, entrance fees

Download the Paris 2015 Application and Course Descriptions

Shanghai, China

Shanghai University Of Engineering Science, Shanghai

Shanghai, China

Type of Program: Exchange program for students and faculty

Duration: One semester

Time of Year: Fall, spring, or summer session

Majors: College of Architecture, College of Engineering

Academic Year: Sophomore and junior

Hosted by: Shanghai University of Engineering Science

Estimated Cost: Students pay Lawrence Tech tuition rates and living expenses.

Application Deadline: TBD

Program Description: Shanghai University is a comprehensive university with rich diversity of disciplines, it consists of 20 colleges and schools ,2 university-supervised departments and 1 physical education department at the moment, offering 58 undergraduate programs, 86 postgraduate programs, 20 doctoral programs and 9 post-doctoral programs covering Dynamic, Metallurgy, Electronic & Communication, Mathematics , Materials Science and Information Engineering. In addition, we also have 14 key disciplines and 3 key laboratories on the municipal level have been set up in three batches.

It has a faculty of 5,484 , among whim more than 380 are full professors and more than 780 are associate professors. Of these professors, 7 are academicians of Chinese Academy of Science and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 175 doctor supervisors and 13 national-leveled young specialists of science and technology of their achievements. Shanghai University is the biggest institution of higher learning run by Shanghai Municipality.

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Chungju, South Korea

Chungju National University, Chungju, Korea

Location: Chungju, South Korea

Type of Program: Study Abroad; Student exchange program

Duration: One semester

Time of Year: Fall, spring

Majors: College of Architecture

Academic Year: Sophomore or junior

Hosted by: Chungju National University, Department of Architecture

Estimated Cost: Students pay Lawrence Tech tuition rates, living/housing expenses

Application Deadline: TBD

Program Description: Courses offered in Korean only for students pursuing Architecture degrees.

Hertfordshire, England

Location: University of Hertfordshire

Time of Year: Fall or Spring semester

Academic Year: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing

Application Deadline: Fall- May 1st, Spring- Dec. 1st 

Areas of Study: Business, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Game Art, General & JR/SR Elective, Graphic Design, History, Humanities, Industrial Design, Industrial Operations, Information Technology, Interior Architecture, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Com, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Spanish

Program Description: University of Hertfordshire has been ranked within the top 350 world universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011-12. They provide a vast array of course offerings each semester that align with many Lawrence Tech majors. All students have access to award-winning Learning Research Centers, which are widely regarded as the best among UK universities, as well as state-of-the-art facilities.

Accommodations: On campus residence halls, off campus university property, Private rentals, or Host family

Approximate Program Costs: $1,850- $2,650 plus LTU Tuition costs

Included in Costs: Accommodations


Download the Hertfordshire Program Timeline/ Checklist- Fall

Download the Hertfordshire Program Timeline/ Checklist- Spring

Schedule a Meeting with a Study Abroad Advisor


Office Hours: 8:00am- 4:30pm

A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center, c404

Davey McConnell  -  -  (248) 204-4113