The School of Architecture strongly encourages students to study abroad. The perspective gained through immersion in another culture and language is invaluable.
Study abroad enables a student to be exposed to architectural subjects not readily available at Carnegie Mellon. He or she can study architecture directly in an indigenous context. Please visit The Office of International Education for more information on studying abroad.
In the past five years, School of Architecture students have attended study abroad programs in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, and Switzerland.
Study abroad can fall into four categories:
- Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture Summer Study Abroad Studios in which a studio and school elective are taught by Carnegie Mellon faculty.
- Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture Exchange Programs. Programs last either a semester or a full academic year.
- University Sponsored Programs, where students pay the regular Carnegie Mellon tuition plus room and board, and retain their eligibility for financial aid
- Students may also independently find other study abroad programs occurring in the second semester of their fourth-year.