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  • Locations: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/27/2018 08/05/2018
NOTE: EARLY APPLICATION IS STRONGLY ADVISED. We retain the right to close applications before the published deadline above if all spots are filled. Program start and end dates are subject to slight change.

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Brian Poepsel Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
Minimum GPA:
2.5 Program Type: U of A Faculty-Led
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: 0 none
Language Courses Offered: No Credit Type: U of A Credit
Open to non-U of A students?: Yes Credit Hours Available: 9 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Architecture Program Duration: 10 weeks
Open to Graduate Students?: No
Program Description:
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW ACCOMMODATIONS ESTIMATED COSTS
ACADEMICS & COURSES ELIGIBILITY SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
EXCURSIONS APPLICATION PROCESS CONTACT US

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This program has been based in Mexico since 1994, with only two years of absence.  The purpose of the program is for students to conduct on-site research into the character, structure and quality of Mexican urban space and architecture through on-site research and applied studio design work. During three and a half weeks of faculty-led travel, students enjoy extensive instructional contact with the group leaders where skills-based lessons on conducting on-site drawing and documentation are presented. The design studio is based in Mexico City for 6-7 weeks. There, faculty meet with students for 4-6 hours daily in the studio space at the Casa Barragan. Drawings produced during travel and studio is evaluated in accordance with standards of evaluation for comparable studio courses in the department

Leadership for the program comes from the Fay Jones School of Architecture. Professor Russell Rudzinski, director of the Latin American Urban Studio, has accumulated over 96 weeks of teaching experience in Mexico, Peru, and Guatemala.

Target student audience: Students in the Fay Jones School of Architecture Department of Architecture are required to participate in one of two study abroad options during their fourth year. The Latin America Studio program is one of those options.

ACADEMICS & COURSES

Credit Hours: Nine (9) credit hours

Credit Issued By:  University of Arkansas


Courses: Offered at the Undergraduate level
                 ARCH 4126
 Architectural Design-Latin America
                 ARCH 4553 Mexican Architecture and Urbanism Survey

EXCURSIONS 

Field trips vary by year. This year arrangements are being made to travel to Merida, Palenque, San Cristobal de las Casas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende and other small stops in between; however this list may be subject to change. 

An optional 4-day excursion to Havana, Cuba is being planned for the Summer 2016 session.

All of those locations are currently outside of the U.S. State Department travel warning areas.

ACCOMMODATIONS

While traveling outside of Mexico City, the group will stay in hotels in close proximity to the sites being investigated. Accommodations will be shared by students traveling in our group and each room has a private bath.

While in Mexico City, students will be housed with host families concentrated in and around the Condesa neighborhood--one of the most beautiful and desirable neighborhoods in the city today. Host family accommodations are located a short (25min) walk to the studio space (includes room, two meals a day, and laundry).
 

ELIGIBILITY

Students must:
 
Have completed the third year in the ARCH program

Be sufficiently prepared academically for the course work abroad

Meet academic standards as determined by the ARCH program
 

APPLICATION PROCESS


Click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page to begin.
 
*Non-UofA students:  Upon acceptance to the program, the Office of Study Abroad will provide non-UofA students further instructions on how to enroll at the University as a visiting, non-degree-seeking student.

ESTIMATED COSTS

 Costs are estimated; prices and dates confirmed by February.
 

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students. 

In many case, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your program.  If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a U of A student, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor in Silas Hunt Hall (479-575-3806) to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this summer study abroad program or to apply for loans.  Participants on this program may also be eligible to apply for these institutional and national scholarships below. Criteria for scholarships vary, and students should read eligibility requirements carefully. U of A students should check out funding opportunities on our website.

CONTACT US

For assistance with the application process, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact the Office of Study Abroad:

Office of Study Abroad & International Exchange
University of Arkansas
722 West Maple Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-7582
studyabr@uark.edu
 
For additional information about courses or program content, contact faculty leader:

Russell Rudzinski
School of Architecture
rrudzins@uark.edu
479-575-6715