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Americana Roadtrip: Interior Design 2023

*This is a past Program. To see a list of our current programs please visit our current programs page.*

Program Details

Surround yourself with world-famous design & landscape while gaining insight on how the two come together. Form a long-lasting connection to program content with research, photography & sketching before & after. Visit Fallingwater and other Frank Lloyd Wright designs. Go behind-the-scenes and experience multiple manufacturing/factory tours. Explore historic sites abound throughout multiple states. Soak in your surroundings at a natural wonder of the world, Niagara Falls. Take the scenic route featuring lake views, covered bridges, charming small towns & roadside attractions. 


  • 18+ years old
  • Capable of walking up to 10 miles per day
  • Be responsible for carrying their own luggage 
  • Good physical condition
  • Application may require an essay, a review of GPA, an interview and request for medical clearance


  • Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Buffalo, Fallingwater, Gettysburg, and Philadelphia

Program Dates:

May 4 - May 13, 2023


Cost: $2,490

Deposit: $500

Suggested Payment Schedule:

  • Dec. 1: $400
  • January 1: $400
  • February 1: $400
  • March 1: $300
  • April 1: $300
  • May 1: $190

Must be paid prior to trip departure

Deposit: $500 dollars will need to be paid when you hand in your application. Please register with CE Enrollment to have the charge added to your account.

Payments can now be made online! Visit this website for instructions on how to pay your deposit online and future payments. Charges should show on your account within 24 hours after registration. As always, you can pay with a credit card as well. To keep our trip costs low, we encourage the use of ACH Bank Transfers, or payments by cash or check whenever possible.

Includes: insurance, tuition, accommodations, excursions, daily breakfast, and some meals.

Not included: airfare, incidentals, excess baggage costs, any unscheduled travel, and some meals.


May 4: Fly to CVG, Evening in Downtown Cincinnati

May 5: Factory and Manufacturing Tours

May 6: Historical tours, Downtown Columbus

May 7: Ohio State Reformatory, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

May 8: Manufacturing tour, Downtown Cleveland

May 9: Shaker Historical Society, FLW tour

May 10: Niagara Falls, Roycroft Campus

May 11: FLW Fallingwater, Polymath, and Kentucky Knob

May 12: Gettysburg, Amish Country, Evening in Downtown Philadelphia

May 13: Morning in Philadelphia, depart PHL

Academic Courses

Students may enroll in up to one (1) of the following credit hours:

  • IDT 4830: Directed readings

Program Directors

Kristen Arnold

Ashley Badali

Trip Cancellations

If Weber State cancels a trip for any reason, all participants will be refunded 100% of funds paid to the school. If a participant withdraws from the program for any reason, they are subject to the refund policy found on the first page of the application.  Deposits are always non-refundable, unless the program is canceled by Weber State.  No refunds will be issued 30 days prior to program start date. 

Refunds will NOT be given to students due to COVID-19 concerns. Before programs were canceled in 2020, every student was given the option to withdraw from programs without penalty due to COVID-19. This year students are applying, cognizant of the pandemic. Weber State will not intentionally place students into high risk situations. We will work together with Program Leaders and Departments on canceling should the destination demonstrate increased risks, be they from COVID or any other concern. As such, students must abide by the standard refund policy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8711.