Faculty Led Travel Courses

Industrial Design & Interior Design Study Abroad

In the 2012 Summer Semester, the Industrial Design and Interior Design programs sent their inaugural group of Juniors to Berlin, Germany to study abroad. Students had the unique experience of being immersed in German culture from daily interactions with their faculty, traveling to and from the classroom and studio space, and visiting sites in and around Berlin.

The first two weeks for the semester students travel through Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and France visiting places such as BMW Welt, Vitra Design Museum, and Ferrari.

While in Berlin, students live in shared apartments and have dedicated studio space. The semester also includes a faculty lead design-focused tour to other cities like Vienna and Copenhagen.

This program is open to junior level students in the design programs and will fulfill all curricular requirements for graduation. The study abroad experience provides the opportunity to travel and study in Europe for the summer semester. If you are interested please follow the guideline for participating in a faculty-led trip.

For more information about this program, please visit the Interior Design or Industrial Design sites.

Architecture Study Abroad

Undergraduate Opportunities

The Department of Architecture offers semester-long study abroad options for students in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture program, located in Berlin. These programs are led by resident architects/Wentworth faculty members. During their time abroad, students work closely with local design and planning professionals as well as with regionally based students and community groups. Intensive travel-oriented coursework gives students additional cultural perspective. The curriculum abroad is fully aligned with required courses in Boston, allowing normal progress toward graduation. The study abroad programs accept a limited number of students by application and are selective. For more information please visit the Architecture Undergraduate Study Abroad website.

Graduate Opportunities

The Master of Architecture program includes an experiential learning component in the fall semester as part of the Special Topics design studio. This course offers student-focused trips to a variety of sites related to curricular activities. Studios typically spend a week in their destination as part of the ongoing research and design work of the course. The travel experience is integrated into the learning goals of the studio, and projects are typically based in the visited city. Recent destinations have included Los Angeles, Marfa (Texas), New York City, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kyoto, London, Porto, San Juan, Sarajevo, and Vancouver. For more information please visit the M. Arch travel website.

Student sketch of Parisian buildings