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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; Dessau, Germany; Weimar, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction: English Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
minimum GPA: 2.0 Undergrad, 3.0 Graduate Open to: FIU students only
Click here for a definition of this term Program type: FIU study abroad Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Studio Art
Summer Sessions: Summer A, Summer C Click here for a definition of this term Level of Physical Activity: 3.Moderate
Program Description:


Program Description

The Study Abroad program to Dessau, Berlin, and Copenhagen is an art and design Workshop modeled on the historic Bauhaus pedagogy. Students will work for 4 weeks in Miami on topics related to the Bauhaus before visiting Dessau, Berlin, and Copenhagen to learn about the history and the legacy of the Bauhaus in Europe and Scandinavia.
Instructors will direct various aspects of the interdisciplinary courses with the aim of producing prototypes and experimental designed objects. The fundamental aim of the program is not to generate products for their own sake but to test a classic method for educating students in art and design practice. At the same time, grounding in the historic context of the Bauhaus as a center of art and design production will serve as a foundation upon which students can speculate about current art and design theory and praxis.  
After the 4-week preliminary study period in Miami, students will travel to Dessau and Berlin, Germany to tour important Bauhaus architectural projects. Afterward, the group will go to Copenhagen, Denmark to learn about the impact of Bauhaus design ideals on midcentury modern design in Scandinavia.


  • Housing in Dessau at the historic dormitories designed by Walter Gropius.*
  • Housing in Berlin, double occupancy:
  • Ibis Budget Kurfurstendam or equivalent
  • Housing in Copenhagen, double occupancy
  • Hotel Ibsen or equivalent
*Subject to availability


  • Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture are required to take 6 credits* (Summer A)
  • Architecture are required to take 12 credits* (Summer C)
*Architecture, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture students may register for graduate level courses only.

Advanced Kinetics
Course numbers: ARC6906, IND6906, LAA6905
History and Graphics
Course numbers: ARC6906, IND6906, LAA6905
ARC Design 8/10
Course numbers: ARC5343 or ARC6356


The program fee is $500 which includes lodging, breakfast, local travel in Germany, museum fees, and academic tours.

The fee does not include tuition (205.57/undergrad credit, 455.64/grad credit), airfare, lunch, dinner, the $175 study abroad fee, and personal expenses.


Eric Peterson 
Senior Instructor 
Architecture Department
T: (305)348-3886

Darci Pappano
Interior Architecture
P: (305)348.4266

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.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.