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October 3, 2016



Study abroad exhibit on display at College of Architecture, Planning & Design

By Thom Jackson

An exhibit of work completed by students in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design who participated in spring and summer 2016 study abroad programs is on display through Oct. 21 in Seaton Hall's Chang Gallery.

The exhibition is free and open to the public and the gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

According to Lynn Ewanow, professor, associate dean and director of international programs for the college, students in architecture, interior architecture & product design, landscape architecture and regional & community planning, the experience of living and studying in unfamiliar environments heightens cultural and historical awareness; improves self-reliance; encourages better understanding of global economics, politics and societies; and broadens professional horizons.

"The College of Architecture, Planning & Design is committed to enhancing the study abroad experience for its students and supporting the emphasis on international education, which is part of K-State's strategic plan," Ewanow said. "The APDesign study abroad exhibit includes a summation of each student's academic work and cultural experiences."

Study abroad destinations included Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic; Dessau International Architecture School, in Dessau, Germany; Denmark International Study Program in Copenhagen, Denmark; University of the Arts London Central Saint Martin's, London, England; University of Western Australia, in Perth, Australia; CIEE Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, in Barcelonia, Spain; Tecnológico de Querétaro in Querétaro, Mexico; Lorenzo de' Medici School in Florence, Italy; and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria. 

Students from the architecture department who studied at Czech Tech include Alexander Booth, Manhattan; Doan Pham, Westminster, California; Lucille Sadlon, Cicero, Illinois; Andrew Goad, Stillwater, Oklahoma; and Connor Privett, Gallatin, Tennessee. At the Danish Institute for Study Abroad Denmark: Charles Schmidt, Shawnee; Kevin Madera, Kansas City, Missouri; Alexander Blair, Papillion, Nebraska; and Thomas Crane, Perth, Australia. At CIEE Barcelona: Kendall Harvey, Malta Bend, Missouri. At Dessau: Gabriel Traknyak, Manhattan; Brock Traffas, Medicine Lodge; and Ryan Gustafson, Tinley Park, Illinois. At Queretaro: Hector Martinez, Garden City.

Students from the interior architecture & product design who studied at Czech Tech include: Breann Davis, Murphy, Texas. At the Danish Institute for Study Abroad Denmark: Christopher Garcia, Salina. At Dessau: Sichao Wang, Manhattan; Madeline Appel, Denver, Colorado; Natalie Hill, Liberty, Missouri; and Hannah Gwartney, Alexandria, Virginia. At Lorenzo de' Medici School, Florence, Italy: Hana Robinson, Newton; Abigail Reese, Springfield Missouri; and Zijun Zhao, China. At Central Saint Martin's in London, England: Janelle Headrick, Arkansas City; Laura Pinilla, Manhattan; Malia Young, Salina; Allison Scripsick, Wichita; and Yue Fei, China.

Students from the landscape architecture and regional & community planning department who studies at the in Danish Institute for Study Abroad Denmark include Kaitlin Bernal, Englewood, Colorado; and Melissa Wilson, St. Louis, Missouri. At the University of Western Australia: Sarah Jackman, Keller, Texas. At the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria: Laura Vallo, Naperville, Illinois.

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