Cal Poly Rome Program in Architecture

c/o Academic Initiatives Abroad
AIA Rome Center
Piazza delle Cinque Scole, 23
00186 Rome

Telephone: +39 345.013.3051
Fax: +39 06.9970.1351
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Cal Poly fourth-year students of architecture and landscape design attend semester-long programs in the heart of Rome. Cal Poly awards 20 quarter credits to its students for all classes taken in Rome.

Students pursue four principle activities:

A semester of classes in Design, Urban Studies, Architectural / Landscape Analysis, Historical Studies, Theory and Criticism and university-level Italian.

Hands-on fieldwork documenting archaeological sites historic urban architecture and contemporary construction.

Contact with local designers and cultural, professional and governmental experts.

Organized, academic travel throughout Italy.