Summer Abroad Europe

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Design in Europe

York, Edinburgh, and London, United Kingdom; Utrecht, Netherlands 

Arrive Date:  June 20, 2020    End Date:  July 18, 2020

Program Overview

Great Britain and the Netherlands are two European countries that are unsurpassed when it comes to innovative and influential art, architecture, and design. Starting in the ancient English city of York, this program will travel to the vibrant Scottish city of Edinburgh, the creative capitol London, and then to the Dutch cities of Utrecht and Amsterdam. Creative projects will focus on the design of multi-sensory exhibitions and experiences for public spaces, and the evolution of European design and the international style. Excursions include visiting famous historical and contemporary design sites in Glasgow and Rotterdam, renowned professional design studios, and world-class design venues—the Victoria and Albert Museum, London’s Design Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, and the Rietveld Schröder House.

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  32

Program Coordinator:  Jennifer Moylan


Design (DES) 187. Narrative Environments (4 units)

Design (DES) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP)

Program Highlights

  • Experience living in the heart of four amazing European cities: York, Edinburgh, London, and Utrecht.
  • Participate in behind-the-scenes visits to world-class design related museums and cultural attractions.
  • Enjoy organized excursions to the vibrant cities of Leeds, Whitby, Glasgow, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam.
  • Participate in creative projects with leading professional designers in their studios.
  • Study at other design schools including London's prestigious Central St. Martins School of Design. 

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