Study tours emphasize experiential learning and offer both group and self-directed activities that enable learners to explore new territories, cultures, and people. The Department of Architecture combining students from three courses has enjoyed and experienced an interesting three-day long study tour at Sylhet from 13th – 15th of July 2012. The students of the courses: Photography, art and Architecture V and Housing, as part of their syllabus have studied the natural landscape, housing of the indigenous people of these aimed areas. The tour was a great motivation to explore more about the multitude terraced tea gardens, rolling countryside, the exotic flora and fauna, touristic importance of that region. Beside the students this venture also set the faculties an opportunity to make out the overwhelming anthology of our natural landscape.
The student group reached Shreemangal and first visited the Lawachora reserved forest and got the opportunity to observe the old Khashia settlements deep inside the forest. The next venue, Madhaobkuda was great refreshment for the team. Day two was dedicated for Lalakhal and Jaflong. Due to bad weather the team visited Jaflong only. It was a fascinating experience for all, even the consistent grey sky and drizzling rain couldn’t curtail the beauty.
Sylhet-Sreemongol tour was indeed a lifetime experience. The tour was completed without any of hindrance; students were disciplined and behaved well throughout the trip. Luckily nobody reported fall sick afterwards, which is surely a good sign of endurance. Md Sariful Islam and Ashik Ikbal on behalf of the Department accompanied the student group. Department of Architecture is thankful to the AIUB authority for all kinds of administrative and logistic support.