4th Year Architecture Off-Campus Programs

This page contains information pertinent to the 4th Year Architecture 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.

Cal Poly's International Center and Office of Extended Education

The Architecture Department nominates qualified architecture students for placement in off-campus programs that are coordinated through Cal Poly's International Center (CPIC) and/or the Office of Extended Education (EE).

Architecture students 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. To be in good academic standing, students must meet minimum program GPA requirements by the program commitment deadline, and be making satisfactory degree progress for their expected graduation date. Exceptions require approval of the department, dean, and CPIC.

Financial Aid for Off Campus Programs

Students should be aware that off campus programs costs vary, and not all student financial aid is applicable to all off campus programs. It is your responsibility to ensure that you understand the costs and how you will pay program fees and associated personal expenses. Contact the Cal Poly Financial Aid Office (805-756-2927) for more information relating to aid eligibility for specific programs and to speak to your financial aid counselor.

2022-23 Architecture Off-Campus Programs

For complete program information click on program name to be directed to program overview, additional program information, and program costs.

General Info Session Recordings (10/28/2021)

Introduction and Overview:  Architecture Department (video1 or pdf) + Cal Poly International Center (video2)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW TERM/S LOCATION PROVIDER

Cal Poly Global Program: Architecture in Switzerland - Summer

(Video 1) (Video 2)

Summer Quarter Ticino, Switzerland [CPGP]

CSU IP Germany: Architecture at Biberach University of Applied Science

(Video)

Academic Year Biberach, Germany [CSUIP]

CSU IP Denmark: Architecture at DIS

(Video)

Academic Year Copenhagen, Denmark [CSUIP]

CSU IP Italy: Architecture at CSU Florence Center

(Video) and

CSU IP Italy Video

Academic Year Florence, Italy [CSUIP]

Washington Alexandria Architecture Center

(Video)

Academic Year Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, USA [NSE]

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

(Video)

Academic Year or Fall Semester Lucerne, Switzerland [CPx]

Cal Poly Exchange with Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences (ARCHITECTURE)

(Video)

Academic Year or Fall Semester Munich, Germany [CPx]

CIEE Global Architecture+Design Program in Barcelona, Spain

(URL)

Fall or Spring Semester Barcelona, Spain [CIEE]

CIEE Global Architecture+Design Program in Berlin, Germany

(URL) and (Video)

Fall or Spring Semester Berlin, Germany [CIEE]

Cal Poly Global Program: Architecture in Japan - Spring

(Video)

Spring Quarter Tokyo, Japan [CPGP]

National Student Exchange [NSE]

(URL)

Fall Quarter Various University Locations [NSE]

Cal Poly Global Program: Architecture in Rome

(Video) and

Rome-Fall Video

Fall Quarter Rome, Italy [CPGP]

Cal Poly Global Program: Place-based Learning in Mexico - Fall

(Video)

CANCELED   [CPGP]

Los Angeles Metro Program (Outgoing Program)

(Video)

Winter+Spring Quarters Los Angeles [EE]

San Francisco Urban Program (Outgoing Program)

(Video)

Winter+Spring Quarters San Francisco [EE]

Cooperative Education and Internships

(URL)

Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer Quarters Various Firm Locations [CP]

Paris exchange:  ENSA Paris Val de Seine

(Video)

Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters Paris, France [CPx]

Legend (for program types listed above):

[CP], [CPx], and [CSUIP]: Cal Poly tuition + fees; [CPGP] and [EE]: non-Cal Poly tuition + fees (also called self-support); [NSE]: home or host fees (confirm w/CPIC); [CIEE]: Cal Poly Affiliate Partner: non-Cal Poly tuition fees.
 

Application Process

There are two key steps to beginning your 4th year planning for your off-campus and on-campus experience.

Important: The following steps below must be completed in order.

STEP 1: 4th Year Planning Preference Form - DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 11:59pm PST.

The 4th Year Planning Preference form is the first step to let us know your plans for your off-campus or on-campus experience. Students will rank their preference for programs they wish to be nominated. Indicate your ranked preferences (#1 is highest ranking) for the 4th Year study programs to which you are planning.  Rank only those to which you are definitely committed if nominated.  Your ranking will be noted by the respective program coordinators and will affect your program nominations.  Even if you will be on-campus, you will still need to complete and submit form.

*Students who will NOT be participating in any CPIC Off-Campus programs will only need to complete Step 1 (eg: Fall qtr= Coop Program or Independent Study; Winter qtr= on-campus; Spring qtr= on-campus).

The 4th Year Planning Preference Form is located in the CANVAS site - Architecture Student Resources. Please read and follow the form instructions carefully.  The form is electronically submitted through the CANVAS site.

Please do not email the department with verification of receipt.  The department will notify students of confirmation after all forms have been processed.

STEP 2:  CPIC Study Abroad FIRST (1st) Choices Input - DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 11:59pm PST.

After you have completed, and submitted the 4th Year Planning Preference form you MUST go into the CPIC Study Abroad site and submit your application of your First (1st) Choice(s) ONLY that you selected in your 4th Year Planning Preference form. 

You DO NOT need to submit any of your other choices.  ONLY your First (1st) Choice Program(s).

Click here to go to the CPIC STUDY ABROAD homepage.

Contact the Cal Poly International Center for any questions regarding the Study Abroad online first choice program application at abroad@calpoly.edu.

DEADLINE for all submissions (Step 1 & Step 2): Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 11:59pm PST.

*MANDATORY STUDY ABROAD 101 WORKSHOPS: Students interested in applying for an off-campus program MUST attend one of the CPIC Study Abroad Workshops and Information Sessions.

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

Architecture applicants who do not complete pre-requisites for Arch 451 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis before being nominated to participate on any off campus program. Students will not be allowed to extend their expected graduation date.

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. 

 
DATE TIME LOCATION- Virtual Zoom PROGRAM PRESENTER

Thursday 

Oct 28

6pm-8pm recording here ARCH Off-Campus General Presentation ALL - Off Campus Faculty Leads and CPIC/EE Staff

Monday

Nov 08

6pm-7pm In-Person Bldg 05 Room 201A direct exchanges: Munich, Lucerne, and CSUIP Germany, Biberach Ansgar Killing,  and Leanna Jenkins (CPIC) 

Tuesday  

Nov 09

11am-12pm https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/88554389431 CPGP: Architecture in Japan-Spring Don Choi; Devin Kuhn

Tuesday 

Nov 09

12pm-1pm In-Person Bldg 05 Room 105 (Berg Gallery) Los Angeles Metro Program (Outgoing Program) Stephen Phillips

Tuesday 

Nov 09

6pm-7pm https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/83332757370 San Francisco Urban Program (Outgoing Program) R. Thomas Jones

Tuesday

Nov 09

10am-11am program canceled CPGP: Place-based Learning in Mexico-Fall Jermaine Washington

Tuesday

Nov 09

7pm-8pm https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/81450798701 internships/studio-co-op Andrew Goodwin

Friday  

Nov 11

10am-11am

https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/89295245307

Passcode:Alexandria

WAAC [NSE] Meredith Sattler; Ryan Brockett;Chuck Petranek

Monday

Nov 15

6pm-8pm https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/89063853713 CSU IP Italy Jonathan Reich

Monday

Nov 15

6pm-8pm https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/89063853713 CSU IP Denmark Mark Cabrinha

Friday  

Nov 11

10am-11am

https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/89295245307

Passcode:Alexandria

WAAC [NSE] Meredith Sattler; Ryan Brockett;Chuck Petranek
Tuesday   Nov 16 11am-12pm https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/83846107269 CPGP: Architecture in Rome-Fall Tom Rankin; Scott Schlimgen

Wednesday

Nov 17

6pm-7pm Outside (South face of Architecture Building's Front Entrance) CPGP: Architecture in Switzerland-Summer Tom di Santo

Tuesday

Dec 07

(recording)

10am-11am

https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/83142882546

[Fall 2020 video]

CIEE Programs: Barcelona and  Berlin Chris Climer (CPIC), Margot McDonald, CIEE representative

Wednesday Dec 08

(recording)

12pm-1pm https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/83321071574 direct exchange:  ENSA PVS - Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture, Paris Val de Seine

Margot McDonald, Jonathan Reich, 

CPIC Staff

Wednesday Dec 08

(recording)

4pm-5pm https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/85463846294 Co-operative Education (co-op's) and internships  Andrew Goodwin, Margot McDonald
    [Contact CPIC or ARCH Dept for 1:1 advising on these exchange programs with US and Canadian universities] National Student Exchange [NSE] Chuck Petranek; Margot McDonald

2022-23 Application Deadline and Other Notifications

ALL APPLICANTS must complete Step #1 and Step #2 and if participating in an Off-Campus program complete the Mandatory Study Abroad 101 Workshop.

Step 1: 4th Year Planning Preference Form - DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 11:59pm PST.

Step 2:  CPIC Study Abroad FIRST (1st) Choice Input - DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 11:59pm PST.

ALL FACULTY Recommendations are due on or before: January 18, 2022. Applicants are responsible for following up with their recommenders in a timely manner that enables faculty to meet this deadline.

All CSU IP - Secondary Application Required

Deadline: February 15, 2022

  • There is secondary application for any CSU IP including Copenhagen, Denmark, Biberach, Germany and Florence, Italy as well as Queretaro, Mexico and Santiago, Chile. These must be completed in addition to the Cal Poly International Center's Application.
  • Apply directly through the CSU IP Website.
  • Additional questions regarding the CSU IP Application Process contact Leanna Jenkins or Ingrid Almaguer in CPIC.

Resources

General information

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

Updated 01.13.2022

 

 

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