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Program Description:
Barcelona
CIEE Global Architecture + Design Program in Barcelona, Spain

Imagine working with leading architecture and design experts and innovators to complete a real-world design project. Study with the latest thinkers and practitioners to gain an understanding of architecture and design within an emerging global context. Pursue hands-on design work in a state-of-the-art studio using the latest technology to address an aspect of the current global environmental crisis. And observe 2,000 years of architectural history up close at historical and current architectural sites throughout Spain – all with CIEE.

Study abroad in Barcelona and you'll:

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  • Take part in the Future Cities Design Studio, which features an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Conceive and execute design projects in studio space located at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in the 22 area of Barcelona
  • Use the FabLab facilities at the IAAC, a cutting-edge education and research academic institution dedicated to the development of architecture that meets the challenges of the 21st century
  • Take field trips to San Sebastián and Bilbao, and see recently completed buildings by international architects, or explore sites like the Moorish palace of the Alhambra in Granada or the Jürgen Meyer's Metropol Parasol, a contemporary addition to the city of Seville, to see the translation of designs from the page to real life
  • Explore sites like the Moorish palace of the Alhambra in Granada and the Jürgen Meyer's Metropol Parasol, a contemporary addition to the city of Seville, to see the translation of designs from the page to real life
  • Visit leading architectural firms in Barcelona

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Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies 01/03/2019 04/14/2019
Fall 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.