As you might have gathered, I am an American architecture student that is studying abroad in France for the year. This is a very special program that the University of Illinois prides themselves on for its unrivaled experiences, and extremely rigorous program. Usually architecture programs only last one semester since there is a much stronger emphasis on travel than schoolwork. This is not the case for our program. While we do have designated sketching periods, we are still architecture students going through intensive studios. Because of this, we are able to have the best of both worlds. If you are interested in more information about the program feel free to ask me, or visit official site here.