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Architecture, Design & Urban Studies​

Find the Right Architecture, Design & Urban Studies Study Abroad Program for You

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Design Your Global Education in Architecture, Design, and Urban Studies

Whether you're interested in studying how future cities simultaneously serve demanding human populations and support natural systems in Germany or how Chileans approach urban planning in Santiago, we have an architecture, design, and urban studies program for you.

Choose from 60+ incredible programs that explore how different societies incorporate local traditions, materials, and techniques into their built environments. From interior design and fashion design to graphic design and architecture, you'll visit design studios, urban planning institutions, and architectural landmarks abroad to deepen your understanding of and appreciation for the complexities of designing and planning in different environments.

When you earn credits in architecture, design, and urban studies abroad, you'll combine theoretical knowledge, hands-on experiences, and cross-cultural perspectives to give you a comprehensive education of today's dynamic and globally interconnected built environments.

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Architecture, Design & Urban Studies​ Study Abroad Programs

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City
Term

93 Programs Found

Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Study Program

People travel from all over the globe to dip into the cultural treasures here

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Language Immersion
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  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
New for Summer '25
  • Full-Time Internship

Spend your summer expanding your global network, gaining transferable hard and soft skills, and earning real-world work experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s dynamic capital!

Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
AACSB and EQUIS ✓
  • Study Program

Choose from hundreds of courses offered in English at University of New South Wales’ suburban Sydney campus.

Program Interests
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
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  • Sydney, Australia
New for Spring '25
  • Study Program

Take your studies to the heart of dynamic Sydney at Australia’s oldest university: The University of Sydney!

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Sydney, Australia
New for Spring '25
  • Study Program

Our trimester program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney is designed for students seeking a shorter but equally enriching study abroad experience.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Learn about business ethics, corporate structure, fiscal policies while completing a part-time internship in Sydney, Australia’s international hub and capital of innovation

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
Sy
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program
  • Multi-Location Offering
  • Part-Time Internship

Our Open Campus Block program allows you to start studying in Sydney, then study in two other countries in one term

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
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  • Sydney, Australia
New for Spring '25
  • Study Program

Experience the ultimate freedom to shape your academic journey with this exceptional Semester in Sydney study abroad program!

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
melbourne downtown skyline
  • Melbourne, Australia
New for Summer '25
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Spend your summer enriching your global outlook and gaining real-world professional skills through an internship in Melbourne, the cultural heart of Australia.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Santiago, Chile
AACSB and EQUIS ✓
  • Study Program

Slip into life at a slower pace in Chile

Program Interests
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Mountains to Hike
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  • Shanghai, China
New for Spring '25
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

On this semester-long program, immerse yourself in the city’s eclectic cultural experiences and improve your Chinese language skills while studying international business in Shanghai.

monteverde woman on log in front of a waterfall
  • Monteverde, Costa Rica
New for Summer '25
  • Study Program

Grab your hiking boots and get ready to spend your summer in the progressive mountain community of San Luis de Monteverde, where the region's breathtaking natural scenery will surround and astound you!

Program Interests
  • Mountains to Hike
  • Small City

FAQs About Architecture, Design & Urban Studies

Yes, you can absolutely study architecture in another country! In fact, we offer 60+ programs around the world that focus on architecture study abroad. Our architecture, design, and urban planning study abroad programs allow students to gain international experience and exposure to diverse architectural styles and cultures. From examining the Gothic, Romanesque, and Baroque architecture of Prague to exploring how the architecture of Buenos Aires is entirely influenced by European styles, we have a design program for every student’s interests.

The costs of our architecture study abroad, design study abroad, and urban planning study abroad programs vary depending on your program’s duration, location, and type (think a six-week Open Campus Block program vs. a full semester abroad). CIEE offers more than $13 million each year to help students study abroad. From term-specific scholarships (spring, summer, and fall) to merit-based scholarships and need-based grants, we encourage all students to submit the Scholarships & Grants portion of their CIEE application to see what they may qualify for.  

Students can find more information on CIEE's scholarship offerings on our Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants page

While “the best” countries to study architecture and graphic design abroad are quite subjective, here are a few countries where we offer architecture, design, and urban studies programs that students love year after year:

To learn more about how to study architecture abroad, complete these three simple steps:

  1. Explore our 60+ architecture study abroad programs and pick your favorite
  2. Connect with your campus study abroad office
  3. Start your CIEE application

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