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Study Abroad Opportunities

*some offerings are still pending and are subject to change

Visit the Global Initiatives website for complete information on study abroad options including registration.

Thematic Sequence (Open to all majors)

The College of Creative Arts offers study abroad that can be used as a Miami Plan Thematic Sequence. These programs are open to all majors, with no prerequisites.

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Summer '14

Design/Build Ghana

Ghana, Africa
6 credit hours (Architecture and Interior Design majors)

Deadline to Apply: April 17

Design and build studio.
Capacity: 18 participants maximum
Prerequisites/Requirements: Third year standing or approval of instructor. Must have completed ARC 202 or 204. The studio gives students the opportunity to affect a community through their efforts as aspiring architects and interior designers. Projects are driven by the needs of Abrafo-Odumase and respond to the feedback of the client before construction and during it. The group tours Ghana, and will design and build two teacher’s cottages. Students take part in all phases of construction with lessons from Ghanaian masons and carpenters with whom they work throughout the project.

Read more and apply »
Contact: J Elliott 513-529-2484

International Fashion Workshop

Prague/Pilsen, Czech Republic
6 credit hours (open to all majors)
July 5-30 (four weeks in the Czech Republic, one week online)

Deadline to Apply: March 6 extended to March 31

Students will travel to the Czech Republic for an immersive sequence of 3 applied design courses offered through the Czech Fashion Design Program of the University of West Bohemia. Taught by Czech and other international faculty in English, the workshop will be followed by an intensive study tour of design and culture in Prague. Through this intensive studio program, students will gain technical and cultural insight into European and Eastern Eutopean aesthetics for contemporary clothing, shoe, and accessory design.

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Contact: John Humphries and Susan Ewing

International Design and Art Workshop

Prague/Pilsen, Czech Republic
6 credit hours (open to all majors)
July 5-30 (four weeks in the Czech Republic, one week online)

Deadline to Apply: March 6 extended to March 31

Students will travel to the Czech Republic for an immersive sequence of 3 fine art courses offered through the Czech Fashion Design Program of the University of West Bohemia. The workshop will be taught by Czech, Miami University, and other international faculty in English. This will be followed by an intensive study tour of design and culture in Prague. Through this studio program, students will gain technical and cultural insight into European and Eastern European aesthetics for contemporary design, art, and media.

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Contact: John Humphries and Susan Ewing

Summer '15

Experiencing Arts & Culture: Paris 2015

Paris, France
9 credit hours (open to all majors)

Students will travel to Paris for an immersive thematic sequence focused on the global importance and impact of the integrated creative arts (e.g., architecture, interior design, theatre, studio arts, graphic design, music, etc.). This intensive, experiential program will help students develop a general knowledge of cultural history, and an understanding of the theories and application of various forms of the creative arts. This sequence is intended to make the creative arts interesting, accessible, and valuable.

Contact: Peg Faimon 513-529-1407

Energy Efficient by Design London 2015

London, UK
6 credit hours (Architecture majors)

Design and build.
Studio Capacity: 18 participants maximum
Prerequisites/Requirements: Third year standing or approval of instructor. Must have completed ARC 202 or 204. We meet with local architects proficient in an integrated design approach that places energy efficiency in a place equal to, or greater than, other design drivers. These presentations, coupled with field visits to exemplars of this approach and independent/group research, helps to prepare students for design done in teams of two, of a mixed use building on a site in London.

Contact: J Elliott 513-529-2484

Sustainability (Passive House) Malta 2015

Germany & Malta
6 credit hours (Architecture majors)

Capacity: 15-18 students
Prerequisites/Requirements: Junior or Senior Standing. 2-3 pre-workshop training sessions will be held to prepare for the workshop. Students will be required to learn thermal analysis software prior to the workshop. The workshop begins at the International Passiv Haus Conference (site TBD). After one week, the studio will travel to Malta to gain an understanding of the history of the island, and examine traditional Maltese construction methods, several ancient temples, and the offices of contemporary Maltese architects. We will stay in the city of Valetta, the island of Gozo, and then back to the main island where we will be designing a structure using Passive House principles.

Contact: Mary Rogero 513-529-7271

INTERNATIONAL SEMESTER PROGRAMS

University of Applied Sciences

Rosenheim, Germany
Semester long exchange program (Architecture + Interior Design majors)

University of Applied Sciences exchange program in Rosenheim, Germany; located southeast of Munich. This opportunity enables students to study one semester at the partner university. Rosenheim offers a wide variety of courses for Interior Design and Architecture majors from visual communications, theory, and technical courses to design studios with architectural, interiors, and product design themes. Emphasis is placed on full-scale prototyping with projects frequently carried out with distinguished partners in the cities of Rosenheim and Munich.

Contact: Diane Fellows 513-529-6447

Ghana Program

Watch a video about the Ghana Program, which is associated with the Department of Architecture at the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi and with the Department of Home Science at the University of Ghana in Accra.