Columbia University, GSAPP: Traveling - The Shape of Two Cities: New York/Paris Certificate

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The Shape of Two Cities: New York-Paris Program is designed to develop a student's critical appreciation of urban forms, their genesis, and the role of architecture, preservation, and planning in the creation of the contemporary urban environment.... read more

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Many new theoretical and technical tools that I could not have gained from my home institution. Yes, it was very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Columbia University: Traveling - The Shape of Two Cities: New York/Paris
Past Review Spationaut
I learned how to be inspired by my surroundings, how to meet people with similar ideas and how to create no matter where I am. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Ny/P
A lot about design and the studio architecture environment. I also learned a lot about Paris and its history - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review
Paris makes a great home base for traveling around Europe. Great experience, if you can't do Columbia's program just pick any program in Europe and you're going to have an adventure. Keep traveling, keep experiencing things, try and meet new people. You'll look back years later and say those were the best times. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Eye Opening!
Experiencing big cities is essential for learning about architecture and urban planning. I wanted to see what it was like outside my liberal arts school bubble, and the experience was eye-opening! NY/P gave me more of a direction in my final year at Wellesley. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Ny/P
Pushes you - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Ny/P
I learned a lot about French language and culture and how to live on my own in a foreign environment. I recommend going abroad in general--it opens your world up entirely. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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The Shape of Two Cities: New York-Paris Program is designed to develop a student's critical appreciation of urban forms, their genesis, and the role of architecture, preservation, and planning in the creation of the contemporary urban environment. As a one-year intensive liberal arts program with a strong studio component, the curriculum focuses on both design issues and the urban history and theory of these two cities. In addition the program provides an introduction to the disciplines of architecture, urban studies, and planning for highly motivated undergraduates who have completed at least two years of study at their home institutions or for post baccalaureate students interested in preparing for graduate studies. Previous study in these disciplines is not required for admission to the program, allowing students from a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds to participate. The program's curriculum is designed to provide students with a better understanding of the design and urban studies disciplines as they are practiced in both New York and Paris, offering a unique context that engages students as well as critics and instructors from architecture, urban studies, and other fields with a critical dialogue across cultures using two of the world's great cities.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Architecture
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Architecture History, Architectural Criticism
  • Historic Preservation
  • Urban Studies
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