The purpose of the traveling programs at the School of Architecture and Design at NYIT is to develop design studio work combined with a critical understanding of architectural history, case study and comparative analysis through a direct and full immersive examination of the overall complexity of the places visited and their built forms. It is a way to learn principles of urbanism and architecture by visiting and studying significant urban environments and their canonical examples of architecture from early history to the present. By examining and comparing the cities and their work, the intention is to develop a means to evaluate both those works and to become more critical of one’s own design. Throughout the program, students and faculty meet with practicing architects, students and professors of architecture, and urban planners of several academic and professional environments across the countries and cities visited. Students are then exposed to different cultures, way of operating but also thinking, pushing their own limits and opening their mind to new discoveries also about themselves.