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  • Locations: Pula, Croatia; Venice, Italy; Zagreb, Croatia
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate Academic Theme: Art, Architecture, Planning, and Design
Credit Offered: UC Credit Registration Term: Spring
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Hotel Program Lead Faculty: Steven Doehler
Program Additional Faculty: Ryan Meyer Program Advisor: Cory Smith, Thomas Shannon
Program Description:

Program Overview

This course will focus on the design hot spots of Venice, Italy and Zagreb, Croatia.

Explore these amazing European cities while learning design basics along the way. Students will be asked to perform object studies and visual evaluations before and during the international portion of the program. This course is not a vacation and will use the European backdrop as the classroom.
IDS Group in Milan
Tentative Itinerary (subject to change)

Thursday, April 26 – Monday, May 7 (11 nights)
Thursday, April 26 –>Flight to Venice, Italy
Friday, April 27 – Arrive in Venice and transport to the hotel by water taxi, orientation with local coordinator, and welcome dinner
Saturday, April 28 – Walking tour of Venice's main sites, the Basilica San Marco and the Ponte Rialto, followed by a glass blowing demonstration
Sunday, April 29 – Free day in Venice, student's can visit things like the Fortuny Museum, shop, and stop for a gelato
Monday, April 30 – Company and Design Studio visits around Venice
Tuesday, May 1 – Transport by bus to Zagreb, Croatia and orientation with local coodinator
Wednesday, May 2 – Guided walking tour of Zagreb's historic medieval and baroque districts.
Thursday, May 3 – Company and Design Studio visits around Zagreb
Friday, May 4 – Transport by bus to Pula on the coast of Croatia and orientation with local coordinator.
Saturday, May 5 – Guided walking tour of Pula in the morning to see the main sights, like the Roman Ampitheater
Sunday, May 6 – Free morning in Pula before returning to Zagreb in the evening
Monday, May 7 –> Return to Cincinnati

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Situated on a Lagoon, Venice is dotted with historical buildings, with both modern and traditional design aesthetics.  It is an ideal location not just to study design, but also learn about Italian culture.      
The vibrant capital of Croatia, this city of over 800,000 residents is known for its architecture and cobbled streets.  
Though not as well known at the capital, Pula was built around a Roman era arena.  With a mild and sunny climate, and centuries-old architecture, Pula is an ideal city to study design basics.  

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Who Can Participate?

Open to DAAP students of all levels, those with declared DAAP minors, or students with a proven background in Design, Architecture, Art, or Planning.  Please outline your relevant experience in your application essays if you do not have a DAAP major or minor.

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Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in the INDL3090-003 for 1 credit during spring semester 2018, even if they are on co-op.  Students on campus and in class this spring should be sure to account for the credit as part of their full-time load.  Travel will occur between spring and summer term.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Steven Doehler
Associate Professor, Industrial Design

Ryan Meyer
Assistant Director, UC International Programs (Study Abroad)

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Living Arrangements

Students will share rooms in comfortable hotels and hostels.

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Getting There

Students will be responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare from the US, but will receive a suggested itinerary. Travel in Europe will be via buses and trains, and is included in the program cost.

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Program Costs

2018 Program Cost: $2,400 total cost (-$600 UC International Scholarship), the final cost after scholarship is $1,800.

Included in Program Cost:
  • Housing / accommodations
  • Some meals (All breakfasts included, as well as welcome & farewell dinners)
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Professional translator and private guides
  • Discussions with Guest Lecturers
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • International airfare
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Food/Souvenirs
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Some meals
  • Personal spending/souvenirs
  • Visa application/processing fees (if needed for non-US citizens)
  This program has been awarded an up to $600 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only). 

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID is 11BCAS000010.

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad.
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety and cultural tips.
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Ryan Meyer
Assistant Director, UC International Programs (Study Abroad)
One Edwards Center, Room 3134
Direct Phone Number: (513) 556-0395
UC International Office Number: (513) 556-4278

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This program is currently not accepting applications.