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Architecture in Japan
Tokyo, Japan (Study Abroad and Exchange Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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English Academic Level: Graduate
minimum GPA: 2.0 Undergrad, 3.0 Graduate Open to: FIU students only
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Summer Sessions: Summer C
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Program Description

The Japan Architecture Program will focus on the contemporary architecture, urbanism, and urban culture in Japan.  The program will begin with a two-week trip to Tokyo in which we will visit a large number of extraordinary examples of contemporary and traditional architecture and practices. In the studio, and the 2 electives, we will observe how contemporary Japanese architecture is increasingly more interested in bare experiences that reveal the state of the “now” in our life.

Location Description

Tokyo houses approximately 35 million people and that intensity is present in the extraordinary work of a large number of contemporary architects such as Ito, Kuma, Sejima, Fujimoto, Atelier Bow Wow, and a large number of smaller practices that have developed an astonishing quantity of micro-projects in the past decade. Tokyo is also at the center of the Tokaido corridor in which most of the Japanese population lives, making it one of the most intense international destinations in which design, pop culture, manga, neon lights, back alleys, dense metro lines, and art combine.


The program participants will be staying at the Citadines Shijuku Hotel (dependent on availability). Students will stay in shared double-room accommodations in a modern hotel in Shinjuku – Tokyo’s business downtown area.

Courses & Credits 

12 credits in total: 
ARC 5340: Design 7, 6 Credits
ARC 6356: Design 10, 6 Credits
ARC 5935: Special Topics, 3 Credits
ARC 5935: Special Topics, 3 Credits 


The program fee is $500 and includes accommodations, museums and gallery entrances. The program cost also includes mandatory international health insurance.

The program fee does not include FIU course instructional fees (455.64/per graduate credit), the non-refundable $175 Study Abroad fee, airfare, and meals. Students are also asked to budget $230 as a minimum estimate for local transportation for the 2 weeks stay.

Contact Information

Alfredo Andia
Associate Professor
Phone: 305 348 6703
Office Address/Location: PCA 374B

Jaime Canaves
Phone: 305 348 3031
Office Address/Location: PCA 388A

Camilo Rosales
Associate Professor
Phone: 305 348 3033
Office Address/Location: PCA 386B

Eric Goldemberg
Associate Professor
Phone: 305 348 1875
Office Address/Location: PCA 377

Malik Benjamin
Senior Instructor
Phone: 305 348
Office Address/Location: PCA 381A

Note: FIU is not responsible for delays, changes in itinerary, changes in the content and cost of the program or other matters that are beyond their control.


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