Weekly excursions include visits to Tivoli, Ostia Antica, Orvieto
Includes visits to historical sites, project sites, museums, & sketching sites
Work on a design project throughout the course to be presented at the end trip
As globalization expands, there is an increased demand for architects, landscape architects and urban designers to work in cultures other than their own. Designers are required to be able to enter other cultures and connect the built environment with the historical and cultural context, which gave it shape.
Rome and its urban context offer an unmatched opportunity to develop these necessary skills through an immersion in the history of western architecture. In the Roman urban environments, the influence of the continuities and more importantly the discontinuities of history on architectural, urban and landscape design will be studied through rigorous research, documentation, analysis and presentation.
In addition to numerous site visits, museum tours and guest lecturers, students will engage in an in-depth analysis of a particular site or an influential factor that has shaped the urban context of Rome. Architectural appearance, proportion, scale, construction and physical context will be studied in conjunction with the historical, political and social context in which these buildings and spaces where built.
The two elective classes (total of six credit hours) will consist of research (before and during the trip), documentation (sketching, photography and video) and analysis (diagraming and writing). This documentation and analysis will culminate in a presentation in Rome at the end of the trip and an exhibition in the fall semester at the College of Architecture and Planning.
ARCH 3690 & 3691 OR
ARCH 6710 & 6715
Portfolio of Work
Letter of Recommendation
Includes: tuition and fees, shared accommodations, entrance fees, ground transportation, & international health insurance
Not Included: round trip airfare, meals, & personal expenses
CU Denver students may be able to use their existing financial aid for Global Study programs. Note that for summer terms, students must be registered for at least half-time status (6 credits for undergraduates, 3 credits for graduates) to be eligible for financial aid. For more information and to discuss your personal aid package, schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office.
CU Denver Global Study Scholarship
CU Denver students participating on a CU Denver Global Study program during the Maymester, Summer, or Winter terms are eligible to apply for this scholarship from the Office of Global Education. Awards range from $500- $1,000. Apply here.
Additional Scholarship Information
We encourage you to seek additional scholarships for which you or your program may be eligible. See if your academic department or college/school offers study abroad scholarships, or visit the following websites to learn about external funding: studyabroad.com goabroad.com iiepassport.org