A semester abroad is a significant and exciting opportunity for students in the department and our students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad semester. Our study abroad center is located in Genoa, Italy. The Genoa center is ideally situated in the historic center of the city in a newly renovated former convent dating from the 13th century. During the semester, students in Genoa are afforded the opportunity to study those artistic, architectural, landscape and interior spaces and artifacts that have long been acknowledged for their exceptional and enduring value to Western design culture.
Over the course of the Fall semester, students will study artistic, urban ,landscape and architectural models of exceptional and enduring value to Western culture. The students’ cultural exposure while living in Genoa will provide the background necessary to appreciate an architectural and urban environment which has continuously reflected Italian social, intellectual and artistic values. Genoa remains one of the very few cities in Italy that maintains both an extraordinary range of historically significant works of architecture and landscape architecture, as well as an ever increasing wealth of major contemporary works by the world’s foremost designers.
For more information visit www.fiugenoa.it.