The Study Abroad programs offered by the School of Architecture offer students opportunities to study in different cultural environments and thus gain new insights. There are opportunties for students in all four disciplines to investigate rich and diverse cultures and places.
To study abroad, students must be in academic good standing. Further, to earn degree credit students must have a cumulative GPA at UVa of no less than 2.500 at the point of application or a 2.500 cumulative GPA (again, at UVa) at the end of the term prior to the commencement of study abroad. These standards apply both to direct-study programs and the traditional study abroad programs under auspices of another institution or organization. However, several programs administered by the School of Architecture are competitive, and priority will be given to applicants with a higher GPA.
Undergraduates in Architecture and Planning may study abroad in the summer between third and fourth year and/or the fall of the fourth (final) year. Undergraduates in Architectural History may study abroad according to arrangements made after consulting their advisor.
Graduates may study abroad in any summer while a student in the School and during a semester with the permission of the Program Director and the Chair of the Student’s department or Discipline.
The school offers several excellent programs in various locations around the world. If a student wishes to participate in a program offered by another university and to receive UVa academic credit, it is the responsibility of the student to submit a proposal and to seek permission from the Program Director or Chair of the student's department or discipline.
Application and Financial Aid
For more information and the application, please go to the International Studies Office website. Click on tab “Find a Program” and search using ‘Architecture’ in Program Name field.
There are scholarship funds (though limited) available for several programs for students who demonstrate need.
For further information on any program please contact the Program Director.