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  • Locations: Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Open to Visiting Students: Yes
Program Description:

Three cities 2
What You Need to Know
Eligibility and Requirements
Travel and Living

What You Need To Know

In this 9-credit studio and seminar, students will live in 3 dense and vibrant Asian cities - Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.  Through visiting prominent urban attractions as well as experiencing typical daily life, students will construct urban observations through two lenses: the macro (through literature and lectures on data and facts, policies and codes, etc.) and the micro (through their own eyes). Students will choose an urban issue, such as food, housing, transportation, or hydrology, and build a comparable narrative form of your focused research within the three cities.


Eligibility and Requirements

Undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing are eligible to apply to this program.


Travel and Living

Students are responsible for their own round trip flights. Transportation for program-related field trips are arranged by Syracuse Abroad and are included in the program fee. Students will be housed in shared rooms in hotels, hostels or dorms rented by Syracuse University for the duration of the program.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not purchase your airline ticket before receiving written notification from us that you can book your flight. You will have to present this notification if we cancel the program at a later date, and you want to be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket.

*Travel and living arrangements are subject to change.  Syracuse Abroad will provide detailed information prior to the program start date.


Three Cities Architecture Studio in Asia
ARC 407/408/608/609 and ARC 500, 9 Credits, Undergraduate/Graduate

*It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that the course(s) taken as part of this program will satisfy their degree requirements.

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bingbu  Bing BU is the principal of One Design. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree of architecture from Tsinghua and Yale respectively. His works
  include the Hongfeng Tech Park in Nanjing, Boku Restaurant Patio in Toronto, LVG Office Complex at Shanghai, the Wulongtan Resort at Ningbo, urban
  design for Cixi CBD, West Town of Zhujiajiao, art installation Cloud Room traveled to Beijing, Taichung, Washington DC. His works were selected and
  shown in Chengdu Biennale 2011, "Flourishing & Flowing" A Contemporary Art Exhibition across the Strait 2011, Shanghai Biennale 2002,
  Shenzhen/Hong Kong Biennale 2007, and Utopia2 at CIVA Brussels 2008. Bing Bu also curates exhibitions including “Tumu@home” at Shanghai 2002,
  “Ningbo, the Metamorphosis of a Chinese City” at Berlin Aedes 2003, “Un-natural” at BCA Beijing 2009, “Spectacle” at PSA Shanghai 2013. He also
   teaches design studio at schools such as Tongji, Shanghai Jiaotong, WUSTL, and USC. His essays “A New Geography Pattern in Information Age”
   and “The Fast Production of Urban Simulacra in China” were published on “Time + Architecture” in 2007 and 2011 respectively.


 Program begins  May 26, 2019
 Program ends  July 20, 2019 
 Application Deadline   February 20*

^ Dates are tentative and subject to change.
* Applications received after February 20 will be considered if there is still space in the program.


 UNDERGRADUATE (9 credits)
 Tuition  $11,232 (2018 rate) 
 Program Fee   $6,500 ( estimated rate) 
 Total  $17,732 ( estimated rate)
 GRADUATE (9 credits)
 Tuition  $14,031 (2018 rate)
 Program Fee   $6,500 (estimated rate) 
 Total  $20,531 ( estimated rate)

Please note: All costs are estimated and subject to change. 

Additional Financial Information: We estimate that students should budget accordingly for the following expenses:

Books & Supplies: $125
Airfare: $2,000
Personal: $600
Meals: $1,700

*Please note that there may be additional fees associated with this program if a visa is required.

These figures are for expenses not covered in the tuition or program fee and are paid out-of-pocket.


For questions on the application, please contact:
Myles Chalue, Admissions Counselor for Summer Programs (

Three Cities 3

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.