Landscape Architecture students take eye-opening trips to significant sites, attend conferences, and participate in field study programs across the country and abroad. These trips mean you’ll have opportunities to study a variety of sites, design projects firsthand, meet professionals in the field, and gain an essential multicultural perspective.
Landscape Architecture in Italy Practicum
May 7-28, 2018
This program is designed as a practicum in integrated design for sustainable place situated on a beautiful hilltop in Tuscany. By conducting an in-depth investigation into the world of the local Italian vineyard community, the students will appreciate vernacular solutions that have formed the basis for sustainable living for centuries. Community leadership is interested in exploring new economies that will preserve the aesthetics of Tuscan landscape, its viticulture industry and its delicate sustainability. We will be there to help generate ideas and solutions. Learn more about the trip. Register by February 15, 2018. For questions, contact the Program Director, Jody Rosenblatt Naderi. Coursework/Credit(s): Undergraduate:LA 498 Sustainable Landscape and Vineyard Design; Graduate: LA 600/580 Sustainable Landscape and Vineyard Design; LA 600: Independent Study for Thesis Students
First Summer Session—May 8 to June 7, 2018, Registration deadline: February 16, 2018
This trip includes extensive travel throughout Italy plus travel to Finland, Russia, Hungary and France. Tours and assignments revolve around visiting leading historical monuments, buildings and spaces, which form a base of knowledge for the architectural discipline. Student projects, discussion and readings will relate to the sites visited during the trip. Contemporary examples from different cultural perspectives help open the world of possibilities of learning to the Ball State students. Learn more. Register by February 16, 2018. Program Directors: Professors Timothy Gray and Kevin Klinger. Coursework/Credit(s): Undergraduate: ARCH 405 (3 credits) Design Elective, ARCH 498 (3 credits) Digital Notes; Graduate:ARCH 600 (3 credits) Design Elective, ARCH 598 (3 credits) Digital Notes.
CAP:CMID French Canadian Field Study
May 23 to June 15, 2018, travel dates May 26 to June 6, Registration deadline: March 1, 2018
This course introduces design students to French Canadian culture and links French Canadian culture to the field of design and architecture. Students will be exposed to the history, architecture, design, and culture of the Province of Quebec, visiting important cultural and historical locations in the province’s major cities, Quebec City and Montreal. The visit will include meetings with professional designers, university professors in the field of architecture and professionals in related industries, such as those working in design showrooms. The intention is for students to learn about French Canadian culture and link it to their studies at Ball State University. Students will learn about the history of French Canada, visit important historical sights, and learn about how the history and culture of French Canadians impacts upon the design and architecture in the Province of Quebec.
Learn more. Register by March 1, 2018. Program Director: Professor Reza Ahmadi.
Coursework/Credit(s): Undergraduate: FCS 400/IDES 400: French Canadian Field Study (3 credits).
The best design and planning decisions are rooted in a broad experiential foundation with multicultural sensitivity. Your off-campus study will take you to exciting and diverse places to observe and interact with a range of landscapes. We visit sites throughout Indiana and across the globe, from Canada and Mexico, Italy to Greece, and Egypt to Japan.
Ball State hosts an extensive blend of offerings that vary in length, location, and cost. Study Abroad programs offer academic credit, so if you participate and plan properly, you can graduate on time. Talk with us about professional internships abroad.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Rinker Center for International Programs will help you find a program that’s right for you. Start planning!