Dundar, Murat and Kultur, Sinem. "The Role of International Exchange Programs in Design Education," in ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 4, issues 2/3 (2010).
The purpose of this paper is to discuss role of international exchange programs in design education based on experiences and outputs of the summer school course ICSA (Inter-Cultural Study of Architecture) held in Japan with the participation of Japanese and Turkish students for 50 days under the collaboration of Mukogawa Women’s University (MWU, Japan) and Bahcesehir University (BSU, Turkey). After the introduction, chapter One will compare educational methods used in architectural design courses. Chapter Two will mainly provide general observations of ICSA in Japan summer school course. In chapter Three, contributions of international exchange programs to design education will be discussed in terms of two different approaches. Finally, chapter Four will outline the main arguments discussed in this paper.