Workshops and International Exchanges are part of the ‘learning by making’ and of the believing in ‘cross fertilization’ processes among communities and academic environments at the School of Architecture and Design at NYIT. These experiences allow students to grow and learn, to understand needs and approaches of several and diverse contexts, collaborating with local governments, communities, experts, civil servants, schools on specific projects that often have a proactive social and environmental value, intervening in sensitive areas of the world, therefore extremely challenging for our students. They are then called to open their minds, expand their horizons, share and improve their skills establishing immersive interactions through which they can have a direct understanding of the identity of the several users involved and their background; of the different ways of operating, different methodologies, tools, design and constriction processes.