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  • Locations: Belgrade, Serbia; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Skopje, Macedonia; Split, Croatia
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:


What You Need to Know
Eligibility and Requirements
Travel and Living

What You Need to Know

The Balkans recent global popularity in tourism, specifically its sea side are deeply indebted to the ambitious infrastructural plans initiated by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) under President Joseph Broz Tito. This laid the foundations for an internationally focused program of tourism which brought about wide-reaching change to the Adriatic coastline. This program will take you along the Adriatic Coast to document the former Yugoslavian Sea Side resorts.

Eligibility and Requirements

Undergraduate students in good academic standing at any accredited college or university are eligible to apply to this program.

Travel and Living

Travel and Living 2019: Students will be housed in shared hotel or hostel rooms arranged by Syracuse Abroad. Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from Belgrade .

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.

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Between Myth & Utopia
ARC 300/500, 6 Credits, Undergraduate/Graduate

In this course, students will be performing a territorial investigation into the former Yugoslavian Sea Side resorts along the Adriatic Coast. Employing forensics, analysis, and physical documentation, the course will introduce the students to a methodology to separate and examine the elements which define the layers of multiple conditions. Simultaneously unpack the physical conditions of the resorts, and through selected readings, examine the dominant ideologies that have created both its hard & soft contours. A trajectory of integrated seminars, lectures, and tutorials will enable us, via digital and analog techniques, to catalogue and document the varying investigations into new methods of architectural illustration and mapping. The collective work of the course will be organized into a single document: Atlas of Utopia.

The group will travel along the Adriatic Coast visiting and documenting former Yugoslavian Sea Side resorts. Workshops with local universities Belgrade, Skopje, Zagreb, and Podgorica, Meetings with US Ambassador’s in Serbia and Macedonia.
Will end in with public exhibition at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade. Final works will be complied into a single publication.

Take a look at this article about Skopje.


Tentative  Schedule (subject to change)

14 - 16 May            Belgrade, Serbia
16 – 18 May           Zagreb, Croatia
18 - 27 May            Croatia Sea Side: Pula, Rijeka, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik
27 – 29 May           Podgorica, Montenegro
30 – 05 June            Montenegro Sea Side: Budva, Bar,Ulcinj
06 – 08 June           Skopje, Macedonia
08 – 13 June           Belgrade, Serbia

*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.



Mitesh Dixit is an architect, philosopher, educator, and noted public speaker with wide interest at the intersection of design within government policy, society, and culture. Dixit’s current research is focused on territorial investigations in the area that is currently defined as the Balkans. The research, via a re-interruption of Marx’s notion of Alienation, intends to documents the intersection of conflicting ideologies at specific moments in the region, to objectively illustrate the effects of ideology in the transformations of the built environment, thereby exposing the relationship between architectural form and the political.  Previously, Dixit was on the faculty of TU Delft in the Netherlands as a visiting professor of architecture and urbanism. There, he also served as editor for the Chair of Complex Projects and helped to develop curriculum. Throughout 2016, Dixit lectured internationally, conducted workshops, and seminars on behalf of the US Department of State.

Tamara Marovic,  Visiting Critic. Tamara Marociv is an architect based in Montenegro who mostly focuses on urbanization challenges in the political, social, economic and cultural environment.  She currently works at the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, in the Department for SpatiaI Pianning and is an activist in the field of urban public spaces planning, with the aim to raise the awareness and quality of the environment by performing lectures, exhibitions, urban installations, workshops and cultural evenings (architecture and film, etc). 
Tamara formerly worked in architecturaI studios, designed and supervised over 50 projects of architectural buildings and participated in many architectural competitions, winning significant prizes. 

 Program begins:  May 12, 2019 
 Program ends:  June 14, 2019
 Application deadline:  February 20

* Applications received after February 20 will be considered if there is still space in the program.

    UNDERGRADUATE (6 credits)   
 Tuition  $7,782 (2019 rate)
 Program Fee  $2,950 
 Total $10,732 
        GRADUATE (6 credits)
 Tuition  $9,720 (2019 rate)
 Program Fee  $2,950 
 Total  $12,670


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

Air travel (from NYC): $1,000-1,700
Books & Supplies: $100
Personal: $800
Meals: $1,200

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:
Stephanie Ramin, Admissions Counselor for Summer Programs (

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.