Landscape Architecture College of Design

Travel Programs Overview

The Department offers two formal travel programs, one each for undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to these travel programs, graduate studios travel each semester to various locations. The first year graduate studios have trips to Itasca Biological Station and The Clearing in Wisconsin. In the second year students travel to visit project sites (including Seattle, Portland, and Chicago) and have the choice of enrolling in the Cities on Water program or visiting New York with the LA8205 studio. In the third year, students again travel and work in a Duluth-based studio.

  • Undergraduate: Istanbul – Rome

  • This study program travels to Rome and Istanbul. The program focuses on the role that the built environment plays in the discourse between tradition an modernity. The program spends five weeks in Rome and ten weeks in Istanbul. The program is taught by faculty from the University of Minnesota’s School of Architecture and Department of Landscape Architecture, as well as faculty from academic institutions in Rome and Istanbul.
  • Graduate: Cities on Water

  • This study program offers direct experience on how landscape, ecology and culture have co-evolved in relation to issues of water in the Netherlands and Istanbul, Turkey. The program spends two to four weeks in the Netherlands and eight weeks in Istanbul. The program is taught by faculty from the University of Minnesota’s School of Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture, and faculty and professionals from academic institutions and NGOs in the Netherlands and Istanbul.
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