The following was communicated to all students of the School of Architecture and Planning on Tues., Jan. 19, 2021
I hope that you are doing well.
I write to announce that all School of Architecture and Planning study abroad programs proposed for the summer of 2021 have been cancelled.
Although the decision likely does not come as a surprise, it was made with a great deal of consideration. Over the past few months, the directors of proposed programs have been working with the Office of Study Abroad in an attempt to make the modifications necessary to ensure that students and faculty could travel safely. However, given ongoing travel restrictions, it has become clear that international travel is not feasible at this time.
We understand that many students planned on participating in study abroad in anticipation of graduating early. To ensure that students are able to continue along this path, the Department of Architecture plans to offer a range of studio and seminar courses in the summer of 2021. More information is forthcoming.
Nonetheless, we believe that there is no educational experience that can quite duplicate the excitement of encountering great cities and works of architecture while traveling with classmates and faculty. Provided that that health and travel restrictions are lifted over the next several months, we look forward to offering a full array of international programs in the summer of 2022.
Kenneth S. MacKay, AIA
Coordinator of Study Abroad Programs, School of Architecture and Planning
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Architecture
University at Buffalo