Study Abroad

japan3Japan Landscape Design Study Abroad Program - Brochure

  • The Japan/Thailand Landscape Design Study Abroad Program is a 25 day summer study abroad program. This course will introduce you to a series of urban landscape and historic garden design around Japan’s cultural city, Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka and Thailand’s ancient city Chiangmai and capital city Bangkok. This is a life changing experience for all participants. Program contents include: Historic gardens and urban landscape site visits; Architectural and Landscape Architectural Design office visits; University exchanges: Kyoto University of Art and Design, Tokyo Institute of Tourism, and Maejo University; Host family experiences in Kyoto and Chiangmai; Japanese garden construction workshop; Thai garden planting design workshop; and Cultural exchange activities.

Guatemala, Teaching Food Production

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  • Join us for an international experience as we travel to rural Guatemala to work with underprivileged people to increase their food supply and income with improved nutrition and through better horticultural production practices. While in Guatemala, students will explore the conserved colonial city of Antigua, visit the Pacaya volcano, one of Guatemala's most active volcanoes and explore the culture of Guatemala. Potential projects include container gardening, composting, small scale poultry production, teaching agricultural concepts or vermicomposting. Course credit is available through HORT 4053 or HORT 5010 for graduate credit. Since 2010 this international experience has partnered with the Hunger Relief International Program ( and ByoEarth ( For more information contact Dr. Lynn Brandenberger or call 405-744-5408. The 2016 trip is May 21 - 29.

Peru Travel Studio: Urban and Historic Landscapes Study Abroad Program - Brochureperu1

  • The Peru Landscape Design Study Design Study Abroad Program is a 21 days summer program. Participants spend time in and around the Peruvian cities of Lima, Trujullo, Hauanchaco, Cusco, and Machu Picchu. While in Lima, students are hosted by the architecture program of Universidad Peruana De Ciencias (UPC). This course explores built works, urban spaces, natural resources, history, and the culture of Peru. Peru provides the grounds for studying Inca, Spanish colonial, and Peruvian cultures. Native American ruins in the country will provide a rich landscape for studying pre-Columbian site design, colonial and vernacular Peruvian design and urbanism. As part of this cultural and academic exchange, the Department host Peruvian Architecture students each February on our Stillwater campus.

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