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Architecture and Interior Design Travel Study

The Department features unique travel study opportunities within the US and to Europe. These trips are open for majors and non-majors of our program. Each trip offers an optional three credit transferable course where you are able to validate your unique and valuable learning experience. There are no prerequisites these courses and they can be taken for noncredit.

Travel study in architecture and interior design is critical as seeing a structure and experiencing the spaces within its walls firsthand is a learning experience that cannot be replicated in the classroom. Transfer universities promote travel study as they agree you have to see design to truly appreciate the genius of what was created. 

These trips are a must for anyone in our program and a wonderful experience for others interested in design. Costs for these trips are usually much less than you would pay at the universities. Don't go just to save money, go for the fun of learning!

Be Part of this Exciting Trip to Italy Next Summer!
Students saw the exciting Sagrada Familia nearing completion
Plan to come to Italy with us in Summer 2016
Highlight of last year's trip to Barcelona


New 2016 Summer Travel Study – Sign up now!

TRS-382  Italy: The Grand Tour

Experience the architecture, art, history, culture, food and grandeur of Italy in one epic tour.  Starting in Venice and ending in Rome, this 12-day adventure will cover some of the most exciting sites in Italy.  See the canals and wander through the winding cobbled streets of Venice.  Visit Florence where the plazas could compete with the world’s best museums. Relax in Assisi and experience the history of Pompeii and the beautiful Sorrento Region.  The trip concludes in Rome, home of some of the world’s most famous architectural sites.  Travelers can sign up and pay for optional excursions to Pisa and Capri and are required to have a valid passport 60 days prior to departure.  Trip departs between May 15-18 and is 12-days in length. $4,100 (for those under the age of 60) and includes airfare, ground transportation, hotels, tour admissions, tour guides, breakfast, six dinners, and trip insurance. Cost is per person and based on double occupancy.

Note: Cost for those age 60 and older is $4,150, register in section 102. You must also register in section 103 for single room upgrade. Budget $10 per day for tips and gratuities. Payment in full must be received by December 14, 2015.  No refunds after this date.

Trip FlyerPDF 

Noncredit Registration FormPDF 

Are you a design professional?
Both trips are approved for AIA/CES continuing education units.
Join us for some really exciting learning and earn valuable CEU’s that are approved for your licensure or certification.

ACH-281:  Architectural Travel Study focuses on European architecture, visiting Europe’s most exciting and innovative cities.  Destinations vary each year.  Past trips have included Paris, Chartres, Blois, Avignon, Arles, Carcassonne, Barcelona and Madrid.  Immerse yourself into some of the world’s most exciting cultures and experience world famous architecture and design firsthand. Includes site tours and in person observations to provide an understanding of some of the world’s most magnificent designs. Students will experience architecture from several time periods that have influenced design throughout the world. Representative projects include chateaux, monuments, palaces, urban spaces, museums, civic and religious buildings, along with other historic and contemporary structures. Includes a review of the architectural design, styles and urban context of Paris. Students taking this course can earn three transferable credits and it can be used as one of the required ACH history courses.  Join us in 2016 for a Grand Tour of Italy!

ACH-260:  The Chicago Frank Lloyd Wright Experience focuses on the work of notable architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Chicago architecture. Chicago is known world-wide as one of America’s best cities for architecture and design. In addition to some of Wright’s most famous work, you will see outstanding examples of international, modern and cutting edge architecture in Chicago, Racine and Milwaukee. Learn by seeing these works firsthand and have fun staying in downtown Chicago’s prestigious “Magnificent Mile.”

ACH-261:  Paris by Design focuses on French architecture in one of Europe’s most innovative cities,
Paris. This travel study course is taught primarily on-site and includes site tours and in person observations to provide an understanding of Paris’s architecture. Students will experience architecture from several time periods that have influenced design throughout the world. Representative projects include Chateaus, monuments, outdoor spaces, museums, civic and religious buildings, along with other historic and contemporary structures. Includes a review of the architectural design, styles and urban context of Paris.