|Experience Type:||Study Abroad||Area of Study:||Architecture, Design|
|Housing Options:||Hostel||Eligibility:||3-Junior, 4-Senior|
|Minimum GPA:||2.0||Student Type:||Undergraduate students only|
|Advisor:||Liz Kociolek||Program Director:||Mark OBryan|
|UK Travel Medical Insurance:||Included in the UK Sponsored program fee|
Rome & Prague: Ancient to Modern Architecture
Dates TBD - Applications will be accepted for the 2015 summer program once dates have been established!
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.
- 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). *
- 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.
- 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.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
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.
- 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
- Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility, in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. Passport applications. For more information about U.S. Passport applications please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
- 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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. O'Bryan will be directing the program.
- Mrs. Liz Kociolek, EA Advisor, email@example.com.
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