Among European cities, Barcelona is known for its unique city plan, wonderful urban spaces, and rich architectural tradition. The city is a living urban and architectural laboratory. Historic landmark buildings by Gaudî punctuate the 19th century city fabric, while a wealth of buildings from the Modernist period and acclaimed contemporary work make the city a design capital of the world.
Students take study tours to other cities in Spain as part of the curriculum and have an opportunity for independent travel throughout Europe. Degree-seeking graduate and undergraduate students may apply for grants to help with the cost of the semester in Europe.
Architecture students work at the Barcelona Architecture Center, directed by Miguel Roldán, located at Ptge de la Pau, 10, in the Gothic Quarter, a few blocks from the harbor and the Mediterranean Sea. The facility accommodates up to 18 students, who are taught in English by Spanish faculty and a Clemson program professor and director. Students live in an independently owned (SIRESA SI), dormitory-style student housing complex near the BAC studio space.
Students studying in Barcelona pay study abroad tuition + academic fees at a rate of approximately in-state + 10%. For the 2014-2015 year, rates were $7,647 for undergraduates and $4,616 for graduate students. The Barcelona program fee for the Fall 2014 semester was $7,600 and for the Spring 2015 semester was $7,750. This fee covers housing (including utilities); study abroad health and emergency insurance; student visa processing; accommodations, transportation and entrance fees associated with the 10-14 days of Field Studies course as well as local field trips, etc. Major items not included in the fees paid to Clemson include roundtrip airfare to Barcelona, independent travel, student visa fee and food. Find a more detailed listing of off-campus tuition and fees here.
If supplied with the necessary applications and documentation in a timely manner, Regina Foster, director of Off-Campus Study, will assist US citizens in securing visas for study abroad in Spain. Please note that the duration of the visa may rule out extended summer travel or spending two semesters in Spain.
If supplied with the necessary applications and documentation in a timely manner, Regina Foster, director of Off-Campus Study, will assist international students in securing visas for study abroad in Spain.
HOWEVER, DEPENDING ON YOUR HOME COUNTRY, YOU MAY NEED TO PLAN WELL AHEAD TO SECURE THE DOCUMENTS AND FILE THE APPLICATIONS NECESSARY TO SECURE A VISA FOR STUDY IN SPAIN. IN SOME CASES, STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SECURE A VISA BEFORE THE START OF CLASSES IN BARCELONA AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO STUDY IN CLEMSON OR CHARLESTON.
Regina M. K. Foster
Director, Office of Off-Campus Programs
College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities
151 Lee Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0508