We imagine a future in which all communities are resilient and empowered to maximize their social, economic and environmental well-being. Through our travel study programs, students in the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture operate locally and globally, developing confidence in themselves and a commitment to others. Exposure to diverse stakeholders fosters students’ listening skills and enhances their collaboration skills.
For more information about upcoming travel study programs available to undergraduates, contact an academic counseling professional; graduate students should contact their program’s graduate liaison. Please visit the directory for current contact information.
Articles about various travel study experiences can be found on the Oculus Blog.
Each year, Architecture and Interior Design students in their second-to-last year of study have the opportunity to spend a semester in Rome, the Eternal City, where they are immersed in the art, architecture and urban forms of Bernini, Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano and more! Students also engage in a service learning project. Past projects have included volunteering with Syrian refugees and documenting architectural relics for the Capitoline museum.
Questions? Contact Anthony Cricchio
Prof. John Harris, Director of the OU Center for Peace and Development, regularly travels with students to Northern Uganda, where they support peace-building efforts, including helping to give voice to local women and securing access to clean water. Past trips have allowed students to work alongside Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential people, and support her work in the Gulu community.
Questions? Contact John Harris
Students in our programs not only have the option to study abroad in more than 100 different programs, but they regularly participate in domestic travel study experiences, such as exploring Chicago, volunteering in Houston, and taking in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. Scroll down for a look at other recent travel study opportunities.
Questions? Contact your academic advisor or grad liaison.