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Program Description:
 

Program Overview     

The World experiences a significant growth in population coupled with fast urbanization processes particularly in the Southern hemisphere, which puts an enormous pressure on cities giving rise to numerous social, infrastructural, ecological, and urban problems. The formal sector is unable to provide enough appropriate dwellings to this growing population, who then resort to self-help processes giving rise to informal settlements. In an attempt to address complex problems using a computational design approach his advanced studio will consider how informal settlements are built and occupied in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The desire is to create an informal settlement that is socially and economically viable to residents and ecologically resilient to create a vibrant community.With respect to students, you will be given the opportunity to use cutting-edge computational technology, including advanced geometric modeling, virtual reality, digital prototyping, remote collaboration, and algorithmic design, among others, and apply them to a complex set of economic and environmental factors.The studio will evolve in parallel with studios at universities in Rio and several types of interaction are foreseen, including a trip to Rio to visit informal settlements/reference sites.


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Eligibility


Any pre-requisite courses are established by the faculty leader or department hosting the course.  The following have been listed as pre-requisites for consideration to enroll in this course and travel on the embedded education abroad program:
  • No pre-requisites.
  • This course is open to Architecture/Landscape Architecture majors at University Park campus only.
  • Admission in the course and permission to travel with the group are at the discretion of the faculty leader and/or academic department hosting the course.  Academic standing and disciplinary or conduct issues may impact eligibility.

Housing and Meals


During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of overnight accommodations in a hotel/hostel.


Program Costs



Students pay regular Penn State tuition (either in-state or out-of-state) for the credits associated with the embedded course.  Travel costs, lodging, meals, excursions, and other fees are determined by the program budget which is set by the program leader.  Please consult the program leader for additional information.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships


Global Programs administers a scholarship that is specifically designated to support students studying abroad on embedded courses.  The scholarship is competitive, and the deadlines to apply are strictly enforced.  Please review the Embedded Programs Scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and application process.
 

For More Information



For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Jose Duarte by emailing jxp400@psu.edu
 

How to Apply


 The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department.  The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact program leader.


Studying Abroad with a Disability


Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.
 

 

 

 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring- Embedded 2018 08/22/2017
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Rolling Admission 04/21/2018 04/28/2018
NOTE: “The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program coordinator, Debora Verniz by emailing dvp6@psu.edu if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.
Spring- Embedded 2019 08/21/2018
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Rolling Admission 03/09/2019 03/15/2019
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Jose Duarte by emailing jxp400@psu.edu if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed