Multi-Country Travel Seminars

Clock tower in France

2017 Summer Traveling Seminars


Global Perspective in Alcohol and Other Drug Policies

With Amsterdam as the primary study location, this course will introduce you to cutting-edge harm reduction and pragmatic public health strategies that address alcohol, other drugs, and addictive behavior from a human rights perspective. At their core, drug use, and addiction are health problems; however, they are intrinsically linked to crime and criminal justice in most countries. You’ll observe diverse drug policies in action and meet with leading experts who hold diverse views on effective and coherent drug policy. (HTW 412/612)

Koolhaas vs. LeCorbusier: From Paris to Amsterdam

The thesis that Koolhaas, arguably the most influential architect of our time, has crafted his own work to produce a thinly veiled parallax view of Le Corbusier’s oeuvre intersected with an inherently Dutch Modernist ethos will be the central question explored in this travel, analysis, and linguistic literacy based study of architectural linage and the development of a particular progressive architecture. (ARC 500)

Olympic Odyssey

Your odyssey begins in London, where you’ll examine the impact of the 2012 Summer Games. From there you’ll visit Paris, the birthplace of the modern Olympic movement, and Lausanne, the present-day “Olympic Capital” that has been home to the International Olympic Committee since 1945. You’ll end in the ancient city of Athens, host of the first modern Olympics and the 2004 Summer Games. Along the way you’ll meet with Olympic development committees to understand international sports from a strategic sport management perspective. (SPM 357/600)


Three Cities Architecture Studio in Asia

In this studio and seminar, you will live in 3 dense and vibrant Asian cities—Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai. Through visiting prominent urban attractions as well as experiencing daily life, you will construct urban observations through two lenses—the macro (through literature and lectures on data and facts, policies and codes, etc.) and the micro (through your own eyes). Then you’ll choose an urban issue, such as food, housing, transportation or hydrology, and build a narrative form of your focused research within the three cities. (ARC 407/408/608/609 and ARC 500)