In furthering the objectives of the Sam Fox School and Washington University as a whole, the graduate architecture program launched its new international semester program in Seoul, South Korea, in Fall 2009, marking its first study abroad opportunity in Asia. Seoul's significance as a city with an impressive portfolio of contemporary architecture, produced both by local talent and foreign architects, made it an ideal location for graduate architecture students to study. The city's vitality and its strategic position in Asia allow students to travel and visit important neighbors such as China and Japan.
During this four-month program, which is open to all eligible graduate students at the 500 level and above, students take a full course load of 15 credits. Classes are held daily, and students go on planned trips throughout the city as part of their curricular activities. All courses are taught by prominent local architects and educators.