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.
** Covid-19 Updates to Architecture Off Campus options in 2021-22 pending. **
2021-22 Architecture Off-Campus Programs
For complete program information click on program name to be directed to program overview, additional program information, and program costs.
|PROGRAM||PROGRAM TERM||PROGRAM LOCATION||PROGRAM TYPE|
|Cal Poly Global Program: Architecture in Japan - Summer||Summer Quarter||Kyoto, Japan; Tokyo, Japan||[CPGP]|
|Cal Poly Global Program: Place-based Learning in Mexico - Summer||Summer Quarter||TBA, Mexico||[CPGP]|
|Summer Quarter||Ticino, Switzerland||[CPGP]|
|CSU IP Germany: Architecture at Biberach University of Applied Science||Academic Year||Biberach, Germany||[CSUIP]|
|CSU IP Denmark: Architecture at DIS||Academic Year||Copenhagen, Denmark||[CSUIP]|
|Academic Year||Florence, Italy||[CSUIP]|
|Academic Year||Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, USA||[NSE]|
|Cal Poly Exchange with Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering and Architecture [Architecture Applicants]||AY, Fall qtr, Spring Semester||Lucerne, Switzerland||[CP]|
|Cal Poly Exchange with Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences (ARCHITECTURE)||AY, Fall qtr, Spring Semester||Munich, Germany||[CP]|
|CIEE Global Architecture+Design Program in Barcelona, Spain||Fall Quarter; Winter+Spring Quarter||Barcelona, Spain||[AP]|
|CIEE Global Architecture+Design Program in Berlin, Germany||Fall Quarter; Winter+Spring Quarter||Berlin, Germany||[AP]|
|CIEE Global Architecture+Design Program in Prague, Czech Republic||Fall Quarter; Winter+Spring Quarter||Prague, Czech Republic||[AP]|
|Fall Quarter||Tokyo, Japan||[CPGP]|
|National Student Exchange [NSE]||Fall Quarter||Various University Locations||[NSE]|
|Fall Quarter||Rome, Italy||[CPGP]|
|Cal Poly Global Program: Place-based Learning in Mexico -Fall||Fall Quarter||TBA||[CPGP]|
|Los Angeles Metro Program (Outgoing Program)||Winter+Spring Quarter||Los Angeles, USA||[EE]|
|San Francisco Urban Program (Outgoing Program)||Winter+Spring Quarter||San Francisco, USA||[EE]|
|Cooperative Education and Internships||Fall,Winter,Spring Quarters||Various Firm Locations||[CP]|
Legend (for program types listed above):
[CP] and [CSUIP]: Cal Poly tuition + fees; [CPGP] and [EE]: non-Cal Poly tuition + fees (also called self-support); [NSE]: varies (confirm w/CPIC); [AP]: Cal Poly Affiliate partner (eg: CIEE, TEAN, USAC): non-Cal Poly tuition fees.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Architecture students apply on-line for all off campus programs through Cal polys International Center (CPIC). Contact the Cal Poly International Center for any questions regarding the on-line application at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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.
2021-22 ARCH Off-Campus Information Session Schedule
|DATE||TIME||LOCATION- Virtual Zoom||PROGRAM||PRESENTER|
|Thursday, Oct 22||6pm-8pm||https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/86555177411||ARCH Off-Campus General Presentation||ALL - Off Campus Faculty Leads and CPIC/EE Staff|
|Monday, Oct 26||11am-12pm||https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/84653737484||Los Angeles Metro Program (Outgoing Program)||Stephen Phillips|
|Monday, Oct 26||7pm-8pm||https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/88439195645||CPGP: Architecture in Japan-Fall||Don Choi; Devin Kuhn|
|Wednesday, Oct 28||6pm-7pm||https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/83695726663||CPGP: Architecture in Switzerland-Summer||Tom Disanto|
|Friday, Oct 30||11am-12pm||https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/89556751139?from=msft||CPGP: Architecture in Japan-Summer||Clare Olsen|
|Thursday, Nov 5||11am-12pm||https://calpoly.zoom.us/my/architectureinrome||CPGP: Architecture in Rome-Fall||Tom Rankin; Scott Schlimgen|
|Thursday, Nov 5||6pm-7pm||https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/88954885769||San Francisco Urban Program (Outgoing Program)||R. Thomas Jones|
|Friday, Nov 6||10am-11am||https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/91951320319||CPGP: Place-based Learning in Mexico-Summer||Humberto Norman; Dale Clifford; David Gillette|
|Friday, Nov 6||11am-12pm||https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/91951320319||CPGP: Place-based Learning in Mexico-Fall||Jermaine Washington|
|Thursday, Nov 12||2pm-3pm||https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/84720407061||National Student Exchange [NSE]||Chuck Petranek|
|Thursday, Nov 12||6pm-8pm||https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/82686677900||CSU IP Italy||Jonathan Reich|
|Thursday, Nov 12||6pm-8pm||https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/82686677900||CSU IP Denmark||Mark Cabrinha|
|Friday, Nov 13||11am-12pm||Zoom Password: WAAC https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/82072366266?pwd=cUE4Q3VBUVVjS0RQc3lpQVpKcisyZz09||WAAC [NSE]||Meredith Sattler; Ryan Brockett;Chuck Petranek|
|Monday, Nov 30||1pm-2pm||Link to Zoom recording.||CIEE Programs: Barcelona, Berlin, Prague||Chris Climer (CPIC), Margot McDonald, CIEE|
|Monday, Nov 30||2pm-3pm||Link to Zoom recording.||direct exchanges: Munich, Biberach, Lucerne and Paris.||Ansgar Killing, Margot McDonald, and Leanna Jenkins (CPIC)|
|Monday, 11/30||3pm-4pm||Link to Zoom recording.||internships/studio-co-op||Andrew Goodwin, Margot McDonald|
2021-22 Application Deadline and Notifications
ALL APPLICANTS must complete their Architecture Away application through abroad.calpoly.edu on or before: January 15, 2021.
ALL FACULTY Recommendations are due on or before: January 15, 2021. 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, 2021
- 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 in CPIC.
- B.Arch. Curriculum Flowcharts - all catalogs
For assistance with using the Curriculum Flowchart, please contact the Architecture Department.