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    Summer 2012 Travel Programs

    Recent summer travel programs have included Barcelona/Madrid (2008 and 2009), Berlin/Copenhagen, Paris, Morocco, Scandinavia, and backpacking through Western Europe. The College’s goal is to vary these programs each year to allow for an ever-widening range of activity.

    We will be offering three programs this coming summer. Applications are due on March 16th, and are available via the IIT Study Abroad website.

    Berlin
    The two course, four week, 6-credit elective curriculum will be based in Berlin, Germany, a city rich in architecture developmental history and innovation and modern international design. Travel around Germany and Denmark is included. Highlights are the modern architecture of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in Copenhagen, and tours in Germany including the work of Helmut Jahn, Coop Himmelblau, Herzog de Meuron, and Frei Otto. Details here.

    Zacatecas/Querétaro, Mexico
    IIT's College of Architecture and Tecnológico de Monterrey are sharing a summer program. Students from four different cities will experience, document and design in three of Mexico's most representative baroque colonial cities and in the birth of modernism, the city of Chicago. Students from IIT will spend a month in Mexico then return to Chicago to work here with the partners from TEC de Monterrey. Two three-hour architecture electives will be offered in the program. More information here.

    Italy
    After too long an long absence, the College of Architecture will be conducting a summer program in Italy in 2012. This short but intense trip will run for two weeks from May 12-27. The itinerary will begin in Rome, visit several hilltowns in Tuscany, Siena, Florence, Vicenza, and then finish in Venice. Two three-hour architecture electives will be offered. Studio Associate Professor Timothy Brown, former director of the College’s Italian Program, will organize and lead the trip. More information here.