This 3 semester hour class is a 30-day short term program that features 18 days in the London, 4 days in Paris, and 7 days in Italy (5 days in Rome and 2 days in Florence). The itinerary in London includes 5 days of an internship or a focused study program in your academic area. This is a key class activity that provides a unique learning opportunity for architecture and design students as well as a customized learning experience for students in other majors. The short-term format allows students to return in time to work and/or take other summer classes, and is intended to be an alternative to the traditional full-semester study abroad programs but still giving students time to develop a true feel for the experience of life in these great cities.
However, for those students interested in a full summer program the class time-frame will enable you to stay in Europe and participate in other programs such as the BGSU SACI program in Florence.
For BGSU architecture majors this course can count as a architectural elective or can be used to count towards a cooperative education substitution if combined with an independent study and additional work experience over the academic term. Architecture majors at other institutions should consult their academic advisor(s) to determine how the course will apply in their specific curriculum and/or degree-track.
St. Pauls Cathedral,
The British Museum,
The Tate Modern Museum,
the Tate Britain museum,
The British National Gallery.
London City Hall
The Victoria and Albert,
Select additional Churches by Christopher Wren and Hawksmoore
Lloyds of London Building
RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)
Greenwich: (including the Painted Hall, Painted Chapel, Royal Observatory, The Queen's House, and The Millenium Dome (O2 Center)
Select exhibitions and presentations at London architecture colleges.
Gothic Paris: Notre Dame, San Chappele, St. Denis
Baroque Paris: The Louvre, Place de Voges, the Pantheon
Paris of Le Corbusier and other modernists: Villa Savoye, Cité de Refuge, the Pompidou Center, La Defense
Other locations: St-Etienne-du-Mont, Église St-Gervais-St-Protais, Eglise St Sulpice, Sacre Couer, Tour Eiffel, Canal+
Rome and Florence
The Colliseum and the Roman Forum
St. Peters and the Vatican
Sant'Andrea al Quirinale
Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza de Spagna: The Spanish steps
Piazza De Nuovo
The Trevi Fountain
San Quattro al Fontanna, and more
Laurentian Library, attached to the church of San Lorenzo.
The Ptti Palace and Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)
Piazza della Signoria and Michelangelo's David
The Uffizzi Palace and Gallery
Brunelleschi's Florence Cathedral (Santa Maria Del Fiori)