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 NaderiCoursework/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 ElectiveARCH 498 (3 credits) Digital Notes; Graduate:ARCH 600 (3 credits) Design ElectiveARCH 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).

Field Study

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.

CAP Asia

This 10-week field study provides participants with a meaningful cross-section of world architecture, urbanism, and planning.

Graduate and undergraduate students focus on collaborative design and planning projects in South Asian cities, typically hand-in-hand with local schools, professionals, and educators. Learn more about the CAP Asia trip.

CAP Asia Students

This program links Ball State students with peers from an institution in Italy, creating a multidisciplinary group of students from both universities engaged in discussion groups and field activities.

Areas of focus include planned preservation, cultural heritage, and the legal framework of integrated cultural systems. For more information, contact Tim Gray.

CAP Student Organizations

Beginning with a series of precedent studies, and ending with a comprehensive design project, CAP Scandinavia explores the natural influences of Scandinavian design, and how these might be manipulated to install new structures into an existing conceptual framework.

Highlights of the program include sustainable building, cultural heritage, spatial perception, planning, expression, context, light, and color. For more information, contact Kristin Barry.

CAP Scandinavia Students

An ambitious program called Polyark takes place periodically, sending groups of Ball State architecture and landscape architecture students along with faculty members on a 15-week tour of numerous cities around the globe.

You’ll blend course work into an intense itinerary to places, spaces, design professionals, buildings, gardens, and vernacular environments.

World Tour Student

Study Abroad

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!