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UK Sponsored: Rome & Prague: Ancient to Modern Architecture (Design)
Prague, Czech Republic; Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 1
This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad ( to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Architecture, Design
Housing Options:
3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA:
Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
Liz Kociolek
Program Director:
Mark OBryan
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Included in the UK Sponsored program fee
Program Description:

Rome & Prague: Ancient to Modern Architecture

Dates TBD - Applications will be accepted for the 2015 summer program once dates have been established!

Program Overview

This program will be organized around the thematic development of two divergent means of organizing the environment and its objects, the historical and the formal. Concerning the first, questions to be addressed by the program are "What are the uses of history?"; "Is there any structure to history?"; "Is there a future to history?"; and "What are the alternatives to history?" In regard to formal analysis, the program will investigate questions such as "What is the coherence of the parti?"; "Are formal concerns evolutionary?"; and "Are formal concerns historical?"


Referring to both methods, the program will look at the uses of typologies, the relationship between city and country, the elements of the city, the object and the city, the object and the landscape. The scale of element available for analysis will range from detail, through component, object fabric, landscape. The areas chosen for visiting offer a wide range of site of artifact for our study, from the Bronze Age to the 20th century, divergent building and urban types, and masterpieces for the major historical periods.


  • The Pieces of the City, Evolution or Intervention: Studies of the city, including investigation of elements, methods of organization, generative and critical strategies, the problem of scale, change, growth and culture, relationships between the pieces, multiple readings and social planning.
  • It looks like a...: Studies of the object. Investigation will include the formal analysis of façades, sections, space, the inspired details, extendant and competent analysis of buildings and gardens, thematic relationships within and between objects, photography, diagramming, sketching and field notation.
  • Study in Rome, one of the most historically significant sites in architecture.
  • Explore and learn in Paris.


This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Kentucky School of Architecture. Students may apply who have successfully completed Third Year Architectural Design Studio. Students entering their Third Year may apply after permission from Program Director Mark O'Bryan.
Students from universities other than UK are welcome to participate in this program as visiting/transient students. For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting/transient student go to UK Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program director prior to participating in the program to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course.

Academic Credit

  • UK Sponsored programs are conducted by the University of Kentucky faculty. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings.
  • Undergraduate students will enroll in ARC 499: Topics in Architecture (3 credit hours) and ARC 457: Design Studio (6 credit hours).*
  • Graduate students will enroll in ARC 699: Topics in Architecture (3 credit hours) and ARC 659: Design Studio (6 credit hours). *
*The seminar courses, ARC 499 and ARC 699, will be delivered and completed entirely abroad. Whereas, elements of the studio courses, ARC 457 and ARC 659, will be delivered both abroad and domestically. Research of the project site and preliminary design concept for the design studio will begin abroad and students will complete the studio project upon return to the Lexington campus.
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).

Housing & Meals

  • Students will be housed in hostels and hotels throughout the program in both Italy and France.
  • Breakfast will be provided at most of the hotels accommodations. Participants will be responsible for all other meals on their own.

Airport Information

  • Once the program is confirmed (and NO earlier), students will make their own international flight arrangements. The cost of the international flight is paid out-of-pocket and is not included in the established student program fee. Students must make arrangements to arrive at the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport no later than May 14. Additional details about the time to arrive will be provided at a later date. Arrangements for a flight back to the U.S. should be made from the Rome Fiumicino airport no earlier than June 18. Transportation for the group will be provided to and from the Paris and Rome airports on these dates.

Required Applications

This program is run in collaboration with the University of Kentucky and ISA, a customizing partner. Students must complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and a supplemental application with ISA. The supplemental ISA application will be provided to all accepted students after the application deadline. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students are strongly encouraged to explore all funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on the area of study, program type, length, and country of destination. 
  • Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.
  • The Education Abroad at UK Scholarship - The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline for application materials is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
For more information about scholarship and funding opportunities, please visit the Education Abroad at UK Financial Aid & Scholarships resource page.

Program Costs

  • Costs and cancellation policies vary by program, so it is important to review this information very carefully. For more information on program costs, please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website).

Passport & Visa Requirements

  • U.S. passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Participants who wish to extend their stay in the country beyond the program start and end dates and those who are not U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations at the French Embassy and Italian Embassy.

Travel Medical Insurance

All participants of this program will be enrolled in HTH Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. The cost of Travel Medical Insurance is included in the program fee. Please see the Education Abroad at UK Health & Safety webpage for more information. 

For More Information

For additional information about this program, please contact:

  • EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
  • Mr. Mark O'Bryan, faculty member in Architecture at the University of Kentucky, Mr. O'Bryan will be directing the program.

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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad ( to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.