People in boat on water in Japan2024 Summer Programs in Asia

Three Cities Architecture Studio in Asia

In this 9-credit studio and seminar, students will live in 3 dense and vibrant Asian cities  Tokyo, Seoul and Busan.  Through visiting prominent urban attractions, as well as experiencing typical daily life, students 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 their own eyes).  Students will choose an urban issue – such as food, housing, transportation, or hydrology – and build a comparable narrative form of their focused research within the three cities. (9 credits; ARC 407/408//608/609 and ARC 500)

Design-scape of South Korea

Introduction to past and present of the built environment in South Korea. Through participatory projects with students from partner universities, analytical sketches of the local environments and experiential observations, students will share perspectives of global phenomena found in built-and natural environment. (3 credits, DES 300/500)

Singapore Summer Internship Program

Most students are placed in multinational companies who have made Singapore their regional headquarters for operations in Southeast Asia. Students must be prepared to stay on for their internship placement for 11-12 weeks. Placements are available in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: supply chain, process improvement, corporate finance, accounting, marketing, customer service, general management, legal, public affairs, and communications/entertainment. (3 or 6 credits; BUA 470/670 for Business Internships, IPA470/670 for others