College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Barcelona

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Clemson at the Barcelona Architecture Center

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.

Facilities and Accommodations

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.

Tuition and Fees

Students studying in Barcelona pay tuition + academic fees at a rate of approximately in-state + 10%. For the 2011-2012 year, rates charged were $7,019 for undergraduates and $4,289 for graduate students. The Barcelona program fee for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters is $7,500. This fee covers room, study abroad insurance, the required 10-14 days of study travels in Europe as well as local field trips, etc. Major items not included in the fees paid to Clemson include roundtrip airfare to Barcelona, independent travel and food. Degree-seeking graduate and undergraduate students may apply for grants to help with the cost of the semester in Europe. Scholarships and campus-based aid can be used for this program and federal financial aid is available.

Visas: US Citizens

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.   

Visas: International Students

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.  

2013-14 PROGRAM INFORMATION
Barcelona 2014 Brochure
Barcelona Spring 2013 Orientation Program

CONTACT
Regina M. K. Foster
Director, Office of Off-Campus Programs
College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities
Clemson University
151 Lee Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0508
Phone: 864.656.3636
Fax: 864.656.2556

Barcelona Architecture Center Blog
Barcelona Gallery of Works

Postcards from Barcelona

  • postcard photo Barcelona
    Fall 2007
    view onto the city
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Barcelona
    Fall 2007
    discovering public art
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Barcelona
    Fall 2008
    in the studio space
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Barcelona
    Fall 2008
    rooftop view
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Barcelona
    Fall 2008
    Encants flea market
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Berlin
    Fall 2008
    crossing Unter Den Linden
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Potsdam
    Fall 2008
    Sanssouci Castle gardens
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Potsdam
    Fall 2008
    Einstein tower
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Wolfsburg
    Fall 2008
    Phaeno, Zaha Hadid
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Barcelona
    Spring 2009
    old harbor of Barcelona
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Madrid
    Fall 2009
    Matadero Cultural Center
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Madrid
    Fall 2009
    Bar la Venencia
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Paris
    Fall 2009
    view from the Eiffel Tower
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Cologne
    Fall 2009
    view over the Rhine River
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Cologne
    Fall 2009
    Kolumba Museum
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Wachendorf
    Fall 2009
    Zumthor, Bruder Klaus Kapelle
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Wachendorf
    Fall 2009
    by the Zumthor Chapel
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Barcelona
    Fall 2009
    in the studio space
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Madrid
    Spring 2010
    new developments in Vallecas
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Madrid
    Spring 2010
    Saenz de Oiza Tower
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Madrid
    Spring 2010
    Paseo de la Castellana
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Berlin
    Spring 2010
    at the Alexanderplatz
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Berlin
    Spring 2010
    graffiti in eastern Berlin
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Berlin
    Spring 2010
    Niemeyer building, Hansaviertel
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Sachsenhausen
    Spring 2010
    concentration camp
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Dessau
    Spring 2010
    Bauhaus in a wintery landscape
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Berlin
    Spring 2010
    Unite dHabitation, le Corbusier
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Barcelona
    Spring 2010
    view from the north
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Barcelona
    Spring 2010
    Turo de la Rovira hill
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Barcelona
    Spring 2010
    farewell meeting
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Madrid
    Fall 2010
    urban edge of madrid
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Madrid
    Fall 2010
    morphosis housing complex
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Barcelona
    Fall 2010
    in the studio
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Cologne
    Fall 2010
    layers of the kolumba museum
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Cologne
    Fall 2010
    at the kolumba museum
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Cologne
    Fall 2010
    at the kolumba museum
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo D�sseldorf
    Fall 2010
    d�sseldorf media harbor
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo D�sseldorf
    Fall 2010
    K20 museum of art
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Essen
    Fall 2010
    the sanaa cube
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Berlin
    Fall 2010
    krematorium baumschulenweg
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Berlin
    Fall 2010
    at axel schultes office
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Berlin
    Fall 2010
    dinner at tiergartenquelle
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Toledo
    Spring 2011
    view of toledo
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Toledo
    Spring 2011
    group portrait
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Toledo
    Spring 2011
    la granja escalator
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Madrid
    Spring 2011
    MVRDV housing in madrid
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Madrid
    Spring 2011
    crystal palace in the retiro park
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz
  • postcard photo Madrid
    Spring 2011
    monument at atocha station
    Kathrin Golda-Pongratz