Architectural Studies



Whether it's interning in London, studying in Spain or doing research in Germany, most Hobart and William Smith students will have had some kind of international learning experience before they graduate.

With some planning, Architectural Studies majors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. While the Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents, faculty from the architectural studies department sponsor programs in Copenhagen, Denmark; Rome, Italy; Norwich, England; Bath, England; and Aix-en-Provence, France as well as in New York City and Los Angeles.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is the capital of a modern, affluent, democratic society with a modern economy. Students in the Denmark program may choose to live either with a Danish host family, in an international student residence, or in a flat with a Danish roommate, each offering a different cultural immersion experience. A challenging academic environment, coupled with Copenhagen's cosmopolitan appeal, creates an opportunity for a unique off-campus experience.

Rome, Italy

The interdisciplinary Rome, Italy program utilizes the entire city as a classroom or studio. While the program is designed to immerse students fully in the experience of being in Rome, several significant excursions will provide students with a wider perspective on the history, culture and daily life of Italy as a whole. For the first two weeks of this program, students are housed in a hotel in central Rome, within close walking distance of many of the major historical sites. The group then moves to furnished flats to provide an opportunity to practice Italian language skills and experience Roman daily life.

Norwich, England

In the Norwich, England program, students have the opportunity to study at the University of East Anglia (UEA), taking classes and living alongside their British and international classmates, for a full cultural immersion experience.

Bath, England

This program is based in the beautiful 18th century city of Bath, where students are integrated into British culture through living in the city, having membership in the University of Bath Student Union, and through volunteer and internship opportunities. This program incorporates a week-long residency at University College, Oxford University, and an extended excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Aix-en-Provence, France

The Aix-en-Provence program provides students with an introduction to the language and culture of France. Through home-stays and cultural activities, students will be immersed in a way of life that will challenge them to broaden their perspectives while developing their linguistic and cross-cultural skills.

Lingnan, Hong Kong

The Lingnan University exchange program seeks to provide students with quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts traditions from both East and West. It adopts a whole-person approach to education, teaching students to think, judge, care and act responsibly in the constantly changing circumstances of life in Hong Kong, the region and the world. The university is officially "bilingual" with the majority of classes offered in English to both its international and Chinese students.



At HWS, students have the freedom to study at any of our Global Education destinations.

The featured abroad programs are recommended by the Architectural Studies department based on content of the curricula.


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