CAPLA Abroad

Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
CAPLA Abroad
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
Term App Deadline Start Date End Date Cost
Summer February 25 mid June mid July Budget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.75
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Varies
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

Spend four weeks in Northern Europe studying architecture! The CAPLA Abroad program for Summer 2017 will take you to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.


ARC 499/599 | Independent Study: The Diagram and the Precedent: Analyses, Techniques, Operations, and Translations  [3-CU]

ARC 497B/597B | Special Projects in Architecture: Phenomenological Urbanism: Atmospheres, Influences, and Situations  [3-CU]

The Scandinavian study abroad students and faculty will curate an exhibit of the travel research to be installed at CAPLA in Fall 2017.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate students shall have successfully completed at least their second year in their respective program. Graduate students shall have successfully completed at least their first year in their respective program.


The capital cities of Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Helsinki will serve as sites for consecutive one-week explorations.  In general, mornings and early afternoons will take students to significant historical and contemporary works for in situ lectures and analysis. Follow-up work will commence in the afternoons at significant cultural locations, for example, Stockholm Public Library by Gunnar Asplund, Royal Library – Black Diamond by Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Aalto University Library, Otaniemi by Alvaro Aalto. Day trips and architectural office tours will also be incorporated as each locale affords, for instance, Malmo, Sweden is but a thirty minute car ride from Copenhagen or a morning spent at Snohetta’s Oslo office. Weekends will be spent engaging nature, exploring the city, seeing art, sketching, reading, eating and all other imaginable means of urban existence.

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