Study Abroad Programs

Landscape architecture students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad. The Department actively partners with the CALS Exchange Program to provide unique opportunities for students to study landscape architecture in another cultural context at reputable partner institutions around the globe. Partner schools offer studios, enabling students to stay on track to graduate on time. Some destinations include Denmark (Copenhagen University), Sweden (SLU), the Netherlands (Wageningen University), and Singapore (National University of Singapore). Previous foreign language experience is not required as most institutions teach in English.

Undergraduate Study Abroad Opportunities

Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad, typically during the spring semester of their junior year. 

Undergraduate students typically pursue study abroad opportunities during the spring semester of their junior year. There are two approved avenues for studying abroad during the Fall, Spring, or the full Academic Year:

Graduate Study Abroad Opportunities

Graduate students are encouraged to explore study abroad opportunities through independent design study and thesis research. Travel scholarships include the E. Gordon Davis Travel Fellowship, the Frederick Dreer Award, all awarded through the department. External funding is available through other departments at Cornell. Visit the Grants and Scholarship page to learn more.

New York City Programs

Graduate students are able to enroll in New York City-based programs offered by the Department and the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. There are two alternative options for graduate students to pursue studies in New York City. Students are eligible to pursue these options after successfully completing LA 6020 Integrating Theory and Practice II:

  • Summer Studio: The Department offers LA 7005 Design Studio and LA 7006 Seminar during the summer session. These courses are available for students to apply for permission to enroll. LA 7005 replaces either LA 7010 Urban Design and Planning or LA 7020 Advanced Design Studio, while LA 7006 can be used towards the History and Theory requirement. There will be an application process open in the spring semester for interested students.
  • AAP in NYC Program: Graduate students may apply for the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) NYC Program in the fall semester. ARCH 5201 Professional Practice is a full semester experience and is accepted as a studio. More information about the AAP in NYC program can be found on the AAP website.


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Jamie Vanucchi

Associate Professor

Landscape Architecture

Jamie Vanucchi
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Joshua Cerra

Department Chair, Associate Professor

Landscape Architecture

Joshua Cerra