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Barcelona

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 in Eixample, a district between the old city and what were once surrounding small towns, constructed in the 19th and early 20th centuries by Ildefons Cerda.  It is only a short walk from La Rambla, the old port and seafront, and numerous historical and architectural points of interest, as well as various bus and metro stops connecting students to all parts of the city.  The neighborhood has "an architectural atmosphere," with a rich variety of relevant local and international professional architecture and design offices. The BAC accommodates a large and flexible studio working space, seminar classroom spaces, and administrative area and a small library and service areas.

Students live in independently owned dormitory-style accommodations with students from all over the globe who are studying in Barcelona.

Tuition and Fees

Students studying in Barcelona pay study abroad tuition + academic fees at a rate of approximately in-state + 10%. For the 2016-2017 year, rates were $7,635 for undergraduates and $4,635 for graduate students. The Barcelona program fee for the Spring 2016 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

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.  

CONTACT

Regina M.K. Foster

Program Coordinator II
Office of Off Campus Programs
College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities
Clemson University
102A Strode Tower
Clemson, SC 29634
Phone: 864.656.2318
rkomo@clemson.edu


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