A great opportunity to study abroad in beautiful Croatia

A great opportunity to study abroad in beautiful Croatia

The Early Fall Exploration Seminar Program, a great opportunity to study in Croatia. August 24th, September 24th 2013 at the University of Washington’s Landscape Architecture Department


The Psihijatrijska Bolnica Rab located on the Mid-Adriatic Coastal island of Rab, hosts The Summer Croatia Design/Build 2013 Program, an excellent learning opportunity that draws students from all over the world.

The program involves a combined effort of local residents, our strategic partners, medical practitioners and the students, who will work together to design and build modest sized spaces within the hospital to act as therapeutic areas.

The site, within which the hospital complex lies, was a former world war two concentration camp which has been transformed over time into a gorgeous healing place. The pristine lavender fields and the untainted picturesque landscapes of the location, come together to create wards with large open spaces and beautiful courtyards. The project aims to build on the progress that was attained by the fall of 2012.


The participants will be tasked with creating a unique, pleasant and interactive landscape and in the process, they will sharpen their skills in detailed construction, construction management and most importantly, how to integrate community participation in their projects. The program is open to graduates and undergraduates in the fields of architecture, anthropology, landscape architecture, fine arts and related fields. Non-matriculated students in the above field may also apply.


This program provides an opportunity to explore some of the most breathtaking places in Croatia. The island of Rab is situated amid numerous world heritage sites, National parks, ancient lakes, mountains and other historical landscapes. The fact that it is located on the Adriatic Coast provides our participants an unforgettable visit and a chance to mingle and interact with the Croatian people. Croatia is a land of rich cultural history and nature lover will fall in love with it.