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  • Locations: Aarhus, Denmark; Copenhagen, Denmark; Gothenburg, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; Klippan, Sweden; Lund, Sweden; Oslo, Norway; Säynätsalo, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Architecture, Design and Construction Department: Architecture
Click here for a definition of this term AU Program Director(s): Matthew Hall, Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.25 (Undergraduates)
Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Program Description:

AU CADC - Architecture in Scandinavia



The program consists of a 2.5 week travel tour of Scandinavian countries followed by a place-based design curriculum in Aarhus, Denmark. Study abroad in Scandinavia offers a unique opportunity to experience and investigate a cultural context across multiple nations that share a common thread regarding the potential ecological responsibility, stewardship of the landscape and smart development of the city and suburb in concert.

This program will involve considerable walking and use of public transportation to include buses, ferries and trains. The terrain will vary from typical concrete sidewalks and streets to cobblestones and pavers, often with snow and ice to contend with since we travel during the winter months. Each day will vary, but it is not uncommon to have multiple miles of walking and a reasonable pace. Note that accessibility standards in European countries, especially in older buildings and city centers are not as extensive as the US often resulting in a lack of ramps, elevators and protective measures such as handrails.


The program is designed for third-year architecture students. A minimum 2.25 GPA is required to participate, and students may not have any outstanding sanctions with the Office of Student Conduct.


Spring 2020:
  • 21 February 2020: Date of travel to Denmark
  • 23 February 2020: Program begins in Denmark
  • 30 April 2020: Date classes and Examinations end
  • 3 May 2020: Date of travel to the United States
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  • ARCH 3020 – Studio 4 – 6 credits
  • ARCH 3410 - Dessien Elective - 3 credits
  • ARCH 3800 - Seminar/Aspects of Design - 3 credits
The proposed program is an eight week high contact semester with 2.5 weeks of travel in Scandinavia with place-based studies in Aarhus, Denmark. The courses are in design, history, and representation fulfilling the curricular requirements of third-year architectural studies.


Please Contact Dr. Matthew Hall for program cost information.

Payment Schedule:

Scandinavia2The first payment is a commitment that allows us to begin booking travel. If a student withdraws, any previously expended costs and contributions to group payments cannot be refunded.

Refund Policy:
Review program fees and refund policy. Upon admission to this program, you will be responsible for payment of these fees. Refunds will be made based on the withdrawal and cancellation dates listed below.

There will be no refunds made when written notice to withdraw is filed with the Director of the program less than 30 days prior to departure.

Students suspended or dismissed from the program for disciplinary or academic reasons after the start of the program are not eligible for any refund of fees.


Various hotels will make up the accommodations for this program, with one exception being a one-night stay on an overnight ferry ride to Helsinki, Finland from Stockholm, Sweden. During the 6 weeks in Aarhus, students will reside at the Cabinn Hotel: 


  • Aarhus, Denmark
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Lund, Sweden
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Helsinki, Finland


The initial 2.5 week travel tour is required, and one of the six weekends of our place-based period will include an excursion to northern Denmark. Independent weekend excursions are encouraged and will be facilitated.


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.


U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program.

Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements

Contact Matthew Hall, Assistant Professor at


This program is currently not accepting applications.