I am going into my third and final year of the BA (Hons) Architecture degree at an English university. I’m a Swedish citizen with a Green Card, and I plan to return to the US indefinitely after graduation. I'm hoping you might have useful information about how to go about this.
As an English architecture student, I will have my “Part 1 accreditation” from the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), but nothing more. From what I understand, there is no mutual recognition of qualifications between the US and UK. In the UK, I would start work in an architectural firm immediately after graduation.
What I want to find out is whether it is possible as a student with only a three-year education, to take part in the American Internal Development Programme? Or if the usual course of action for a UK student with Part 1 accreditation is to complete two additional years of undergraduate studies at an American university? In that case, would I have to pay the $1,500 fee to get my degree evaluated by NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)?
Alternatively, would applying to a master’s program straight away be an option?
Sorry for all the questions! From what I can tell, there is not a lot of information out there about UK to US transitions. If you have experience with this, or can direct me to someone who does, please share.
Thank you so much. Any help is appreciated!
Part 1 from England, Continuing Studies in US
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