Learning Abroad in Landscape Design & Planning

Learning Abroad in Landscape Design & Planning

 

Study Landscape Design and Planning and learn from industry experts. Gain an international perspective on Landscape Design and Planning. Pick up language and culture skills by studying in another exciting part of the world.

Department Recommendations

Prospective Landscape Design and Planning Students

Ensure that the Landscape Design and Planning courses you propose taking abroad meet University of Minnesota Landscape Design and Planning course requirements (some may not).  Your academic adviser will work with the Landscape Design and Planning faculty to help you try to obtain approval once you are admitted to the Landscape Design and Planning program.

Students should be aware that course numbers and requirements have changed in both tracks of the Landscape Design and Planning degree. This chart reflects the new requirements, but students should consult with their academic adviser.

Landscape Design Track

Be sure to meet with your academic adviser to fill out an Academic Planning Study Abroad (APSA) form.

Best time to go abroad

  • Any summer or May session
  • Possibly a semester with careful and early planning
  • Year 3 second semester

Courses that are good to do abroad

LA 1201, LA 1301, LA 1401, LA 3413, ApEc 1101, Math 1031, Mgmt 3010

Courses that are best to do at UMTC

(Except at approved programs): Arch 3711W, ESPM 3108, Hort 1001, Hort 1015, Hort 3005, Hort 4061W, LA 2301, LA 2302, LA 3001, LA 3002, LA 3003, LA 3204, LA 3501, LA 3571, LA 4001, LA 4002, LA 4755

Internship Requirement

Consult with your academic adviser to discuss how to fulfill your internship requirement. This should be done during the planning process prior to the study abroad experience.

Liberal Education

You can fulfill liberal education requirements while abroad. Decide early which requirements you want to satisfy through courses taken abroad so you don't fulfill them on campus. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's U Credit Abroad Search to find courses that have already been evaluated or to submit courses online to be evaluated for liberal education requirements.

Landscape Design

You may fulfill liberal education requirements that are not met by program requirements in your major: literature, social sciences and civic life and ethics.

Landscape Planning Track

Be sure to meet with your academic adviser to fill out an Academic Planning Study Abroad (APSA) form.

Best time to go abroad

  • Any summer or May session
  • Possibly a semester with careful and early planning
  • Year 3 second semester

Courses that are good to do abroad

LA 1201, LA 1301, LA 1401, FR 3131, Geog 3371W, Geog 3605W

Courses that are best to do at UMTC

Arch 3711W, ESPM 3108, Hort 1001, LA 2301, LA 2302, LA 3001, LA 3002, LA 3003, LA 3004, LA 3204, LA 3501, LA 3571, LA 4001, LA 4002, LA 4755

Internship Requirement

Consult with your academic adviser to discuss how to fulfill your internship requirement. This should be done during the planning process prior to the study abroad experience.

Liberal Education

You can fulfill liberal education requirements while abroad. Decide early which requirements you want to satisfy through courses taken abroad so you don't fulfill them on campus. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's U Credit Abroad Search to find courses that have already been evaluated or to submit courses online to be evaluated for liberal education requirements.

Landscape Planning

You may fulfill liberal education requirements that are not met by major requirements: civic life and ethics, literature, mathematical thinking, physical science and social sciences.

Be aware that study abroad courses may not meet multiple requirements

  • Some University of Minnesota courses are approved to meet multiple requirements.  For example, one course may count toward your liberal education requirements AND meet a requirement in your major. Study abroad courses may not meet multiple requirements. 

Upon Return from Study Abroad

  • Meet with your academic adviser to discuss the study abroad return process and to go over re-entry resources to help you make your learning abroad experience a meaningful component of your academic and career pathway.

Programs

Asia and Oceania

Australia

Study & Intern in Sydney

  • This program is available each summer term.
  • Students complete a 6-credit internship, which allows them to integrate with Australians, experience the local culture first-hand, and gain professional skills.
  • Students to focus on job training, career networking, and resume building in an international setting.

University Study in Australia: University of Melbourne

  • Offered each fall and spring semester, academic year, and calendar year.
  • Students may choose from courses throughout the university, including those in garden history and contemporary design, soil and water resources, turf grass science and management, and landscape studies.

University of Tasmania, Hobart and Launceston campuses (available through IFSA-Butler Australia)

  • Offered each fall and spring semester, academic year, and calendar year.
  • Nearly 30 % of Tasmania’s terrain is designated as World Heritage area or national park.
  • The university is known for the academic areas related to the natural environment including those related to its unique flora and fauna.

Europe

Ireland, Republic of

University College Dublin (available through Arcadia Ireland)

  • Offered each fall semester, spring semester, and academic year.
  • Students may choose from classes throughout the university, including those in such subjects as horticulture, sports turf management, landscape management, and social & therapeutic horticulture. 

United Kingdom, England

Study & Intern in London

  • Offered each fall and spring semester, academic year, and summer.
  • Students may take coursework plus a for-credit internship.

University of Sussex (available through Arcadia England and IFSA-Butler)

  • Offered each fall semester, spring semester, and academic year.
  • Students enroll in courses in one of twelve colleges; seven are devoted to the arts and social sciences and five to the sciences and engineering.

Additional Options to Consider

College of Design Study Abroad Programs

  • College of Design faculty lead programs for their students on a regular basis.
  • Check with the College of Design for more information on this year's programs.
  • Past examples include: Rome to Istanbul: Tradition in Transformation, and Firenze: Architecture, Landscape, Urban Form 

Global Seminars

  • 3-week, 3-credit programs at the 3000-level led by University of Minnesota faculty and staff over Winter Break or May Session.
  • Fulfill Liberal Education requirements, or earn major/minor credit.
  • Explore an exciting location and topic! Check out this year's offerings!

Freshman Seminars

  • Freshman Seminars Abroad combine on-campus instruction during spring semester with a study abroad component during spring break.
  • Seminars are 3 credits at the 19xx level and most fulfill a liberal education requirement.
  • Seminars are designed specifically for first year students as an introduction to study abroad.

International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (I-UROP)

  • UROP offers financial awards twice yearly to full time undergraduates for research, scholarly, or creative projects undertaken in partnership with a faculty member.
  • It encourages students to conduct research and pursue academic interests outside of their regular courses by employing them to work on special research projects.

Non-Credit Opportunities

  • Non-credit  opportunities can be a great option for students who do not need academic credit but want to gain skills and experience abroad related to their field of study.

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

  • IAESTE United States is an organization dedicated to developing global skills in tomorrow’s technical leaders. 
  • IAESTE coordinates paid international internships for students in technical fields such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, natural/physical sciences, architecture, and agricultural science.

Student Experiences

Visit the Learning Abroad Center's Student Experiences web page for details on other students' experiences studying abroad.