Center for World Heritage Studies

College of Design

Tarawa Republic of Kiribati Project

The Center for World Heritage Studies (CWHS) is dedicated to research and education in the protection, conservation, and enhancement of global heritage.

Lamu Old Town, Kenya
Study Programs

CWHS provides research and study abroad opportunities for students, which involve surveying and documenting world heritage sites. These experiences often take place during May-term or summer break in countries such as Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Azerbaijan. The center is constantly working to develop more opportunities for students to participate in hands-on approaches to heritage conservation and preservation. 

Support the Center

You can support the preservation of global heritage through your contribution to the Center for World Heritage Studies. Philanthropic gifts help fund the mission of the center, including research, outreach, and educational programs for students and the public.

You may designate the Center for World Heritage Studies as the recipient in step two, under "Special instructions for your gift". To learn more about giving to the Center, please contact us.

Center Affiliates

  • Gabinete de Conservação da Ilha de Moçambique (GACIM)
  • The Nacional do Património Cultural of the Republic of Moçambique
  • Stone Town Conservation and Development Authority (STCDA)
  • Ministry of Internal & Social Affairs (MISA) Republic of Kiribat