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Study Abroad

Life-changing and empowering. That’s how many School of Design and Community Development students describe their study abroad experiences. Much like the design process, our study abroad programs are always evolving to meet the needs of our students. 

Fashion, Dress and Merchandising

Although students enrolled in this program are not required to study abroad, many often choose to do so.

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Disegno Italia

As WVU’s signature four-week, six-credit, summer program in Tuscany and Milan, the program offers an opportunity to study Italian art, design and culture. You’ll engage in multidisciplinary workshops, studio tours, museum visits, and many more culturally enriching experiences

Bohemia with bridges over river Central European: Culture and Community

Immerse yourself in the culturally and historically rich borderlands between the Czech Republic and Austria during this four-credit, 16-day summer program. You’ll engage in a variety of discussions and workshops while visiting artist’s and designer’s studios, museums, castles, cathedrals, concerts, and more.

Interior Design

Students in the interior design program are required to either study abroad or complete an internship for a minimum of three weeks during the summer after their third year. Visit WVU Study Abroad for program options.

Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture students are not required to study abroad, but it is encouraged.


Western Europe Study Trip

Experience the Western European landscapes and cityscapes of Belgium, The Netherlands, France and Germany during this six-credit summer course. The program highlights and emphasizes landscape architecture, horticulture, history and environmental issues. Sketching and journaling are an integral part of the course.