People in boat on water in Japan 2023 Summer Programs in Asia


Japan: Ecology, Phenomena, Craft

Examine important historical, designed environments of Japan, especially architectural, as a means of study of key relationships and phenomena in the history and practice of design of the built environment. The program will focus on the relationships between the unique ecological and physical environment of central Japan, particular cultural forms and phenomena found there, and distinctive traditional practices in design. (6 credits; DES 300/500)

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)


Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

Join a 3-week research expedition to the foot of the highest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest, and learn how the human body responds to high altitude. Centered on the legendary Base Camp Mount Everest trek in Nepal, you will collect physiological data as part of a field experiment meant to demonstrate how humans respond physiologically to the challenges of high altitude. (3 credits; EXE 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 + optional BUA 490/690)