4th Year Off-Campus Programs

This page contains information pertinent to the Architecture 4th Year Off-Campus Programs. Please carefully read all of the following information, paying special attention to notes and links. This information will help you consider your options, make educated decisions, and ultimately help you create your off-campus adventure.

Architecture students who have met the pre-requisites for entering fourth year by the end of the Summer Quarter prior to departure and who are in good academic and disciplinary standing have the opportunity to earn credit toward their B.Arch. degree while participating in a variety of off-campus programs during their fourth year of study.

Each Fall Quarter there are informational meetings for third year students to learn more about the programs that will be offered in the next academic year. See the table below for dates, times, and locations of these info sessions.

 

Extended Education and Off-Campus Programs

As of June 1, 2010, many off-campus programs offered by CAED, including the Architecture Department, are conducted through Cal Poly's International Center (CPIC) and Extended Education (EE). Exceptions are programs run State-side (regular Cal Poly enrollment and fees) and include exchange and study abroad partnership programs (e.g., CIEE, USAC, TEAN), co-operative education internships (co-op's) and professional studios/practicum, and CSU International Programs.

Student should be aware that Extended Education uses a separate registration system and fee schedule from the regular University System, and that there are implications for access to student financial aid. It is your responsibility to plan for these fees and to find out if your financial aid will be affected.  For more information on financial aid, contact the Cal Poly Financial Aid Office (805-756-2927). For more information relating to program registration or program fees for those programs run through Extended Education, contact the Cal Poly Extended Education (805-756-2053).

Architecture Away - 4th Year Off-Campus Programs Application

The Architecture Department partners with the Cal Poly International Center (CPIC) on the online application. Architecture students planning to participate in the 4th Year Off-Campus Architecture program must go to the CPIC webpage and follow the steps to your off-campus experience.

Click here to go to the CPIC STUDY ABROAD homepage

All applications will be reviewed and verified for eligibility, which includes a minimum GPA 2.5 and sufficient progress to degree. Some programs may require a higher minimum GPA as noted. Acceptances for any off campus program are conditional based on maintaining standards for student academic and disciplinary performance.  

Architecture applicants who do not complete the Arch 451 prerequisites will NOT be allowed to participate in any yearlong off campus program. These students may however still be eligible for quarter-long program(s).

You may contact the Architecture Off Campus Facilitator for any questions or concerns regarding the application process by emailing Arlene Gomez at agomez25@calpoly.edu  or by phone at 805-756-1497.

Application Deadline and Notifications

ALL APPLICANTS must complete their online application on or before: 8:59PM on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

ALL FACULTY Recommendations are due on or before: 8:59PM on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Applicants are responsible for following up with their recommenders in a timely manner that enables faculty to meet this deadline.

2017-18 Off-Campus Information Session Schedule

UPDATE! For any students who missed the 'Architecture Away 101 Workshops' during the month of November, the Cal Poly International Center will be offering a make-up workshop on Thursday, December 8, 3:10-4:00PM, Bldg 52 Rm E46.

Date time location Presentation Presenter
10/27/16 6PM-8PM 05-105 Berg Off-Campus General Presentation All Programs
11/3/16 11AM-noon 05-105 Berg LA Metro Phillips, Stephen
11/7/16 6PM-8PM 05-106 San Francisco Brockett, Ryan and Toker, Umut
11/8/16 12:10PM-1PM 21-105a KTGY Architecture Study Abroad 101 Workshop *Students will need to bring a laptop* International Center Staff
11/8/16 6PM-8PM 21-105a KTGY CP Global Program: Architecture in Japan Fall (CPIC) Olsen, Clare
11/9/16 6PM-8PM 05-106 CP Global Program: Architecture in Mexico Summer Norman, Humberto
11/9/16 6PM-8PM 05-106 CP Global Program: Architecture in Mexico Fall Norman, Humberto
11/10/16 12:10PM-1PM 21-105a KTGY Architecture Study Abroad 101 Workshop *Students will need to bring a laptop* International Center Staff
11/14/16 12:10PM-1PM 21-105a KTGY Architecture Study Abroad 101 Workshop *Students will need to bring a laptop* International Center Staff
11/14/16 noon-1PM 05-106 Cal Poly Exchange with University of Canberra Washington, Jermaine
11/14/16 6PM-8PM 21-105a KTGY CSU IP Italy: Architecture Reich, Jonathan
11/14/16 6PM-8PM 21-105a KTGY CSU IP Denmark: Architecture and Design Cabrinha, Mark
11/15/16 9:30AM-10:45AM 05-105 Berg CIEE Global ARCH + Design Programs McDonald, Margot
11/15/16 12:10PM-1PM 21-105a KTGY Architecture Study Abroad 101 Workshop *Students will need to bring a laptop* International Center Staff
11/15/16 6PM-8PM 21-105b KTGY CSU IP Germany: Architecture Direct Enrollment (Biberach) Killing, Ansgar
11/16/16 12:10PM-1PM 21-105a KTGY Architecture Study Abroad 101 Workshop *Students will need to bring a laptop* International Center Staff
11/16/16 6PM-8PM 05-105 Berg Washington Alexandria Architecture Consortium Brockett, Ryan
11/17/16 11AM-noon 05-106 CP Global Program: Architecture in Rome Fall Schlinger, Scott
11/17/16 3PM-4PM 21-105a KTGY Architecture Study Abroad 101 Workshop *Students will need to bring a laptop* International Center Staff
11/17/16 6PM-8PM

Outside on the south face of the ARCH building, south of 05-225. Alternate venue for rainy day 05-105

CP Global Program: Architecture in Switzerland Summer & Cal Poly Exchange with Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering and Architecture di Santo, Tom
11/18/16 3PM-4PM 21-105a KTGY Architecture Study Abroad 101 Workshop *Students will need to bring a laptop* International Center Staff
11/28/16 11AM-noon 21-105b KTGY Cal Poly Exchange with L'Ecole D' Architecture de Paris Val-de-Seine McDonald, Margot
         
11/28/16 noon-1PM 21-105a/b KTGY COOP/Professional Studio Program McDonald, Margot
12/14/16 11AM-noon Bldg 52, Rm E46 Architecture Away 101 Workshop Cal Poly International Center
Program Canceled Program Canceled Program Canceled SOM Coop Fall (ARCH) Fowler, Tom

IMPORTANT WINTER DATES TO REMEMBER

No later than Friday, February 10, 2017 (after 1:00PM)

  • Applicants will be notified of their off-campus program placements by the department.
  • Placement list will constitute all decisions except final CSU IP (Copenhagen, Denmark and Florence, Italy) placements that are made by the CSU Office of International Education Programs in Long Beach. Early March is the anticipated date of the CSU IP notification. Students recommended for but not subsequently accepted by IP may be considered for other off-campus study opportunities where space is available.  
  • Applicants will be notified through their Cal Poly email address.

Monday, February 13, 2017 (by 5:00PM)

  • CSU IP Copenhagen, Denmark, Florence, Italy and Biberach, Germany applicants must confirm TENTATIVE accepted choice(s) of their off-campus study program to Off-Campus Program Coordinator(s).

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (by 5:00PM)

  • All other program applicants must confirm FINAL accepted choice(s) of their off-campus study program to Off-Campus Program Coordinator(s).

On or before Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  • The Cal Poly International Center will notify applicants of their off-campus FINAL attending study program(s). Every attempt will be made to provide notification to all applicants to coincide with the CSU IP program notifications; which is usually sent out in early March.

2017-2018 Off-Campus Opportunities

Click on the link to go directly to either the International Center's Study Abroad homepage or to the program's webpage.

Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Coop Summer (ARCH) Coop Fall (ARCH) Coop Winter (ARCH) Coop Spring (ARCH)
CP Global Program: Architecture in Switzerland Summer(CPIC)      
CP Global Program: Architecture in Mexico Summer (CPIC) (off campus Summer) CP Global Program: Architecture in Mexico Fall (CPIC) (off campus Fall)    
  CP Global Program: Architecture in Rome Fall (EE) Fall only    
  CP Global Program: Architecture in Japan Fall (CPIC)    
  CSU IP Denmark: Architecture and Design (CPIC)
  CSU IP Germany: Architecture Direct Enrollment (Biberach) (CPIC)
  CSU IP Italy: Architecture (CPIC) and architecture.calpoly.edu/current/fourth-year-off/florence
  Washington Alexandria Architecture Consortium (EE) and architecture.calpoly.edu/current/fourth-year-off/waac
 

Cal Poly Exchange with Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering and Architecture

  Cal Poly Exchange with L'Ecole D' Architecture de Paris Val-de-Seine (CPIC)
  Cal Poly Exchange with University of Canberra (CPIC) (full year)
  Cal Poly Exchange with University of Canberra (CPIC) (off-campus Fall) Cal Poly Exchange with University of Canberra (CPIC) (off-campus W/Sp)
  CIEE Global Architecture+Design Program in Barcelona, Spain Fall (CPIC)
(off-campus Fall)
CIEE Global Architecture+Design Program in Barcelona, Spain Fall (CPIC) (off-campus W/Sp)
  CIEE Global Architecture+Design Program in Berlin, Germany Fall (CPIC) (off-campus Fall) CIEE Global Architecture+Design Program in Berlin, Germany Fall (CPIC) (off-campus W/Sp)
  CIEE Global Architecture+Design Program in Prague, Czech Republic Fall (CPIC) (off-campus Fall) CIEE Global Architecture+Design Program in Prague, Czech Republic Fall (CPIC) (off-campus W/Sp)
  National Student Exchange (NSE) Fall (CPIC) National Student Exchange Winter (CPIC) National Student Exchange Spring (CPIC)
  Professional Studio Program Fall (ARCH) Professional Studio Program Winter (ARCH) Professional Studio Program Spring (ARCH) 
  SOM Coop Fall (ARCH) PROGRAM CANCELED San Francisco (EE) Winter/Spring
    LA Metro (EE) Winter/Spring

NOTES

  1. Programs run through Extended Education are marked as EE.
  2. Cal Poly tuition and EE fees are subject to University increases.
  3. Based on the estimated cohort of students entering 4th year, the CAED and ARCH Department reserve the right to limit the availability of off-campus programs to guarantee that all classes meet required class sizes, as well as to cancel programs due to budget and low enrollments.
  4. The Cal Poly International Center (CPIC) provides off-campus program opportunities for all Cal Poly students in addition to those offered through the Architecture Department. Please contact Monica Schechter at mschecht@calpoly.edu or 805-756-5964 for more information regarding these offerings marked as CPIC.

Resources

General information

For assistance with using the Curriculum Flowchart, please contact the Architecture Department.

 

 

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