Japan Summer Program

Our summer study abroad programs provide our students the opportunity to infuse their education with valuable inter-cultural experience while earning typically three to six credit hours toward their degrees.


May 18-June 16, 2024 / 6.0 credits
Led by Professor Chris Jarrett - School of Architecture
Applications are currently being accepted: APPLY NOW!
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Set within the world's largest urban economy, TOKYO STUDIO will open a series of urban and architectural questions concerning the nature of public and private life in a city of 37 million. Designed for students enrolled in the School of Architecture, Tokyo Studio will expose students to contemporary Japanese architecture including the works of Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma, Toyo Ito, SANAA, Shigeru Ban, Junya Ishigami, Sou Fujimoto, Fumihiko Maki, Kenzo Tange, and Kisho Kurokawa, among others.  A global stage for architectural innovation, students will also see works by Rem Koolhaas, Renzo Piano, David Chipperfield, FOA and others.  Destinations are easy to reach using Tokyo’s well-known public transportation system. Tokyo Studio will also participate in a joint international workshop with students and faculty at Meiji University. We will also visit Sendai Mediatheque and take a four-day trip south on the bullet train (shinkansen) to visit Hiroshima and the extraordinary art islands. Along the way, Japan’s rich history, culture and traditions will be revealed. The program coursework includes site visits, analytical drawings and design speculations with a concluding publication and exhibition of student work in the SoA. Participants will work through two primary modes: measures and mapping as a part of Tokyo's complex urban structure and design projections in the form of collective speculative proposals.

Tokyo 2024 offers:
Two architecture electives

ARCH 4050 x 2 - 3 Credit Hours (undergraduate) 
ARCH 5050 x 2 - 3 Credit Hours (graduate)

OR one architecture studio
ARCH 6103 or 7101 - 6 Credit Hours (graduate) 

Past Study Abroad Programs