Majors in the School of Human Ecology seek to improve the lives of children, families, consumers, and communities. We value study abroad as a high impact experience that helps students understand the interconnectedness of people and systems that impact us on a global scale.
Prospective Interior Architecture Students
The Interior Architecture major is highly sequenced and requires students to complete major coursework on campus. The final spring semester of the major is considered an “enrichment semester” where students can study abroad without impacting time to degree. Students who join the major after their first semester are encouraged to work closely with an academic advisor in Human Ecology to discuss options.
Interior Architecture Course Considerations Abroad
Interior Architecture students can study abroad during spring of their final year, during winter break, or during the summer. Study abroad can be a great time to complete Design Focus coursework.
Mapping Your Study Abroad Experience as an Interior Architecture Major
Interior Architecture students can study abroad during spring of their final year, during winter break, or during the summer. Students should consider a program led by one of our Design Studies faculty like UW Art, Design and Wellness in China or UW Design Thinking with Communities in Kenya, which are both offered in summer. If you are also majoring in another discipline, you will ultimately want to determine what works best for both of your programs by consulting with your academic advisors as early as possible in your time at UW-Madison.
Questions to Ask
Your Academic Advisor:
- What classes must I complete for my degree (breadth/depth, major requirements, etc.)?
- Do I need to be on UW-Madison’s campus for any courses in my major?
- How many electives do I have outside of my major?
Your Study Abroad Advisor:
- What classes can I take abroad?
- How and when do I select courses for my program?
- When will I know course equivalents for my program?
- What is the class structure like abroad?
Identifying Programs That are Right for You
The following list of programs is meant to be a starting point and should not limit you as you consider your program options. Past SoHE students have participated in these programs, and some have relevant major or elective coursework. However, courses offered as part of these programs may not be guaranteed to be the best fit for you depending on where you are in the major.
Australia: IES Direct Enrollment – University of New South Wales
China: UW Art, Design and Wellness in China
Czech Republic: CIEE Central European Studies in Prague
Denmark: DIS – Study Abroad in Scandinavia
France: UW in Paris
Israel: Tel Aviv University
Italy: UW in Florence
Italy: Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA)
Kenya: UW Design Thinking with Communities
Spain: IES Barcelona (Liberal Arts & Business track)
United Kingdom: University of Westminster
The above is not an exhaustive list of all programs that offer Interior Architecture courses. There may be other programs that are a better fit for your individual needs or interests. Research all approved programs using the Program Search page.