London Study Abroad Gallery
The Architecture and Interior Design’s London Studies program takes place every other summer, with students traveling to England for four weeks of rigorous study.
The program runs during July. Students use London and its environs as a design and research laboratory and live in dormitories in the center of London. Field trips take students to various locations throughout the UK, with a week of study at the Center for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales. Most weekends feature free time for students to explore London, the UK, and Europe on self-guided excursions.
Students will do their research through critical visits to green architecture sites, architectural offices, and cultural sites in and around London. Studies at CAT are hands-on experiential projects accomplished in teams including international students studying at CAT. The capstone project, which draws on the research done during the preparatory seminar and the studies abroad coursework, is an intense one-day design charette done by teams of students in prominent architectural offices in London and followed-up with a public presentation of the work on the following day. A full description of the program is available on the course web site.
To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the professional degree program and be qualified for graduate studies. A two-credit preparation seminar is required during the spring semester preceding the studies abroad experience. The six-credit design studio is a required graduate studio.
Scholarships for study abroad are available through the University of Idaho International Programs Office
. Students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships and to seek other forms of financial aid through their Financial Aid Office.