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.

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

Student 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 insure 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.

Application Process

Architecture students apply on-line for all off campus programs through Cal Poly's International Center (CPIC).  Contact the Cal Poly International Center for any questions regarding the on-line application at abroad@calpoly.edu.

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 satisfactory progress to 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.

2020-2021 ARCH Off-Campus Information Session Schedule

DATE TIME LOCATION PROGRAM PRESENTER

Monday,

Oct 21

6PM-9PM

Berg Gallery

(05-105)

ARCH Off-Campus General Information Session ALL - Off Campus Faculty Leads and CPIC/EE Staff

Tuesday, 

Oct 22

11-12 PM

KTGY Conference

(21-105B)

Rome Program

Fall 2020 [CPGP]

Scott Schlimgen

Tom Rankin

Tuesday,

Oct 22

12-1 PM

 

KTGY Gallery

(21-105A) 

San Francisco Urban Program [EE] R. Thomas Jones

Thursday,

Oct 24

11-12 PM

KTGY Conference

(21-105B)

 

Rome Program Fall 2020 [CPGP]

(also on 10/22)

Scott Schlimgen

Tom Rankin

Tuesday,

Oct 29

11-12 PM

KTGY Gallery

(05-105)

Japan Program Fall 2020 [CPGP]

Clare Olsen

Thursday,

Oct 31

11-12 PM

KTGY Conference

(21-105B)

LA Metro Program [EE]

Stephen Phillips

Friday,

Nov 1

11-12 PM

KTGY Conference

(21-105B)

WashingtonAlexandria

Architecture Center WAAC [NSE]

Ryan Brockett

Meredith Sattler

Tuesday,

Nov 5

11-12 PM

KTGY Conference

(21-105B)

Japan Program

Summer 2020 [CPGP]

Don Choi
Wednesday, Nov 6 7-8 PM Outside on the south face of Building 05-Room 225. Switzerland Summer 2020 [CPGP] Tom di Santo
Thursday, Nov 14 12-1

KTGY

Conference

(21-105B)

Mexico Program

Summer 2021 [CPGP]

Humberto Norman

Dale Clifford

David Gillette

Thursday,

Nov 14

6:10PM-8:30PM

Berg Gallery

(05-105)

 

CSU IP Denmark

CSU IP Italy

Mark Cabrinha

Jonathan Reich

Tuesday, Nov 19 2-3 PM

NRC

(05-100)

Co-op/Professional Studio Program [CP] 

Margot McDonald

Kent Macdonald

Tuesday, Nov 19 6:30PM-8:30PM

KTGY Gallery

(21-105A)

Biberach (CSU IP Germany)

Munich (direct exchange)

Lucerne (direct exchange) [CP]

Ansgar Killing

Weds,

Nov 20

11-12

 

Berg Gallery

(05-105)

 

CIEE Global ARCH + Design Programs [AP]

Chris Climer, CPIC

and Danielle Boone, CIEE

Margot McDonald

Thursday, Nov 21 11-12

KTGY Conference

(21-105B)

National Student Exchange [NSE] [PDF]

Chuck Petranek

Margot McDonald

Legend (for program types listed above):

[CP] and CSU IP: 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 and fees.

*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. 

2020-2021 Application Deadline and Notifications

ALL APPLICANTS must complete their Architecture online nomination application on or before: January 15, 2020.

ALL FACULTY Recommendations are due on or before: January 15, 2020. Applicants are responsible for following up with their recommenders in a timely manner that enables faculty to meet this deadline.

CSU IP Online Applicants - Additional Application Required
Deadline: Monday, February 3, 2020

  • There is a secondary application for any CSU IP including Copenhagen, Denmark, Biberach, Germany and Florence, Italy.  These must be completed in addition to the Architecture Department Nomination Application.
  • Apply directly through the CSU IP Website.
  • Additional questions regarding the CSU IP Application Process contact Monica Schechter, CPIC at mschecht@calpoly.edu (Phone: 805-756-5964; Office: 52-E32)

Resources

General information

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

Updated 11.21.19

 

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