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Architecture Internships in Asia

Architecture Internships in Asia
Seoul, Korea; Shanghai, China; Singapore
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Program Type: 
Faculty Led
  • Spend the fall semester interning at a firm in Asia
  • Earn up to 9 credit hours
  • Gain professional and international experience in the field of Architecture
  • No foreign language experience necessary
  • Open to 5th year M. Arch students
  • Study Abroad & Global Engagement anticipates offering a significant number of $2,500-$5,000 Freeman East Asia Internship Scholarships to participants in this program.  KU students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. 
Program Summary: 

During this six to seven months long program, students will work in internationally recognized architecture firms in Seoul, Korea; Shanghai, China; and Singapore. Depending on the architecture firm, students will be exposed to projects of varying scales and building types, from airports to housing, situated in Asia and across the globe. The contemporary design experience is set against the rich historical traditions of Asia, allowing students to witness firsthand the creative dialogue between the past and present and eastern and western cultures. The program seeks out practices and projects in the forefront of architectural and technical innovation, providing students a professional experience highly valued in the current and future marketplace.

  • Seoul, Korea
  • Shanghai, China
  • Singapore
Academic Information: 


Students will enroll in one or both of the following courses for a total of 6-9 credits during the fall semester:

ARCH 692 Documentation (3 credit hours)

ARCH 809 Building Typology I (6 credit hours)


Students will arrange their own apartment housing with assistance from the architecture firms and program faculty.


The program is open to students who have successfully completed ARCH 609 and will be 5th year M. Arch students during the fall semester.  

Minimum 2.5 GPA

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Funding Your Study Abroad Program

KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.  
KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer and Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
For additional scholarship opportunities visit:  www.studyabroad.ku.edu/other-scholarship-opportunities

Application Procedures

The School of Architecture will communicate with interested students directly regarding the initial application process and deadlines.

Resume and portfolio of student work are required to apply for the program and will be submitted to the architecture firms. Office assignments will be made on the basis of submitted portfolio, resume, and the decision of the program faculty.

For more information, contact: 

Professor Jae Chang
School of Architecture, Design & Planning
416 Marvin Hall


Summer 2021 programs now accepting applications !

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NOTE: Our staff will be unable to meet virtually beginning on Thursday, December 24 through Friday, January 1 as SAGE will be closed during this time. 

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