China’s mass modernization and urbanization effort has created an interesting living lab for students of architecture, landscape and urbanism. The juxtaposition of traditional and modern architecture, and the exciting yet challenging city growth offers students a unique opportunity to critically analyze the tension between deeply rooted culture, tradition, and unstoppable trends of globalization. Meanwhile, it allows students to develop comparative analysis to the Western counterparts.

Students in the program will spend 4 weeks studying historic and contemporary architecture in China (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nanjing, Xi'an, Guizhou and Bejing). Students will be exposed to both historical and contemporary iconic buildings. To enrich the learning process, students of the China Study Abroad Program will also interface with a number of local host universities in the form of joint forums and lectures.​

Eligilibity: Completion of ARCH 208 or ARCH 502

If you are interested, please contact Program Director, Hui Cai, for more information at