Seven undergraduate students from FSU’s Department of Interior Architecture and Design along with Associate Professor Amy Huber spent a month in London as part of a study abroad program to improve their understanding of architectural history and design concepts.
The London Program offers students the opportunity to gain a global experience while taking their History II course to satisfy curriculum requirements.
“After a two-year COVID-imposed hiatus, we were thrilled to once again be able to offer our students first-hand experiences exploring some of the world’s preeminent architectural and design sites,” said Huber.
Students noted that in addition to the educational benefits, the trip allowed them to form connections with their fellow students in a way that had been difficult during the past few years.
“My favorite part of this experience was making strong friendships with my classmates in the interior design program,” said student Morgan Kolb. “After having classes on Zoom our freshman year, it was difficult to make strong connections with my classmates. However, this experience brought me to some amazing people and friends.”
Some highlights of the trip included visiting the Painted Gallery and climbing the Jones’ Tulip Stairs, touring the UNESCO World Heritage town of Bath and seeing its namesake Roman baths, taking a private architectural tour to learn about London’s built environment and much, much more.
“While we went to large tourist attractions such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Victoria and Albert Museum,” said student Victoria Perree, “we also went to places such as John Soane’s Museum that catered perfectly into the curriculum.”
To learn more about this London Study Abroad Program, visit InteriorDesign.fsu.edu and click “programs.”