Study Abroad

Whether testing ideas in Madrid or engaging the built landscape of Tokyo, the School of Architecture and Planning offers a wide range of life-changing study abroad and travel opportunities. Options include exchange programs, summer study abroad as well as research-specific and course-related travel opportunities both domestic and abroad.

Summer Study Abroad Programs

Led by our faculty, global summer studios offer 10 weeks of in-studio and on-site experiences that engage buildings, cities, and countries with striking natural, constructed, and cultural landscapes. Build knowledge, deepen friendships, and expand your perspectives. Summer abroad participants can graduate early and prepare for careers in an increasingly global field.

This eight week summer course of study is designed to offer students the opportunity to live and work on ecological and social projects in a rural, but rapidly developing region in Costa Rica. 
Taking European and Baltic cities as examples, the course examines the built environment, natural environment, and social environment, giving special consideration to national policy and local initiative in a post-Socialist context. 

It is the intent of the Dublin, Ireland study abroad program to investigate the myriad forces at work in contemporary architectural practice by studying both urban and coastal environments.


Tokyo is at once our laboratory and case study from which we will attempt to cull emergent behaviors and relationships between the physicality and use of urban public space. Concurrently, we will study dozens of high-profile buildings by leading architecture offices from around the world.

Exchange Programs

Our exchange programs allow students to complete a semester of coursework while immersed in the local culture and environment.

The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, and the School of Architecture (Arkitektskolen i Aarhus) in Aarhus, Denmark, have a formal agreement outlining an exchange program for students and faculty.
This exchange program with the University of Darmstadt, Germany, provides opportunities for graduate or advanced undergraduate students to continue their studies through coursework, tutorials, and supervised independent study or research though affiliation with an academic program in Darmstadt.
The international exchange program with the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar enables students to spend up to one year studying abroad in Weimar, Germany.