School of Architecture College of Design

Study Abroad

Rome: The Eternal City + Istanbul: City of the World's Desire

This semester study abroad program will take students to Rome and to Istanbul – two of the world’s greatest cities. Students will spend approximately 5 weeks in Rome (with field trips to Florence, Orvieto and, time-permitting, Venice), and 11-12 weeks in Istanbul (with field trips to the original Ottoman capital cities of Bursa and Edirne, as well as as a week long excursion through Central Anatolia and into the spectacular geologic landscapes of Cappadoccia and the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts).  Courses will be taught primarily by UofM faculty, with the active participation of Italian and Turkish academics, designers, researchers and historians.  This study abroad will explore the challenges of these cities as “Tradition in Transformation.”  The program will also benefit from the participation of our graduate students from the “Cities on Water” program, and will include shared outings, collaborative studio work and more!

Learn more: Rome+Istanbul





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