The studio abroad program at the GSD presents a unique approach to learning by offering students the opportunity for intense interaction with part-time faculty who are successful practitioners, in a setting near or in their design firms. Students continue their respective programs of study while living in a foreign city and are able to study and conduct research within their program curriculum while also pursuing research of personal interest that may relate to the site or location.
Studio abroad participants are determined by lottery on a semi-annual basis. Studio sites and instructors are carefully selected and are responsive to design and research trends throughout the world of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning and design.
For students who do not study abroad but are still interested in either studying or working internationally, please see fellowship and internship opportunities available through the Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Urban Planning and Design departments or view the GSD Course Directory to find courses or studios that incorporate site visits into their learning structure.
For more information, view the Current Studio.
Upcoming Studio Abroad
The fall 2016 studio abroad program will take place in Tokyo. Students participating in the program will have the opportunity to learn under architect Toyo Ito. The studio will be accompanied by two seminars led by Kayoko Ota and Mitsuhiro Kanada. Students will also have the option to take an Independent Study. The application process has ended.
If you have any questions about this studio or the Studio Abroad program in general, please contact Ed Bredenberg.