Since its beginning, the School of Architecture has promoted and supported a diversity of off- campus educational experiences. The continuing opportunities available to students include:
FAMU Student Abroad Program in the Dominican Republic: This Title III- sponsored program is an excellent social laboratory for learning about the problems of developing countries, life in a Spanish-speaking culture, and issues of a multi-cultural society. It is coordinated through the Study Abroad Center in Santo Domingo, the country's capital.
“Barcelona: Architectural and Cultural Landscapes” groups two elective courses (graduate and undergraduate) and concentrates on the architectural and cultural landscapes Barcelona anchors since Prehistory. Founded as Barcino by the legendary Hamilcar Barça (Hannibal’s father) the city has served as inspiration to countless architects, city planners, artists, and ordinary folks. Topics analyzed by the course include: modern and contemporary architecture, urban design and city planning, urban historical development, historic preservation, and cultural interpretation. In addition, the trip to Barcelona during the Spring Break provides an opportunity to enjoy all aspects of life in this unique city. State of Florida Study Centers in Florence, Italy and London, England: These Centers are operated by the State of Florida and provide structured educational experiences in settings unparalleled in architectural and cultural significance.