MADRID, ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Are you interested in design and architecture? Would you like to get a closer look at many of the works of the most important Spanish architects? This program is aimed at students who want to have an immersive experience in the world of architecture and design in Spain and Europe.
FALL / SPRING / SUMMER
What are you going to do?
The goal of this immersion trip is to provide architecture and design students with a practical and unforgettable international experience in Spain. Students will learn about the modern and traditional design industry, meet with designers, visit different companies and showrooms, and explore sustainable and innovative projects that set the guidelines for the future of design.
At the same time, we will see that the architecture of Madrid is very diverse. Large historic buildings coexist harmoniously with modern skyscrapers and contemporary works of the latest generation, revealing different phases of their evolution and history. This variety makes Madrid among the first destinations for scholars of architecture and art. The experience focuses on:
They will explore Madrid´s stage tradition through visits to halls, theaters, and projects of the capital.
Over time, they will learn about the rich historical, literary, artistic, and cultural traditions.
This course is designed for a general audience interested in architecture and design.
IMMERSION PROGRAM: ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is one of the most important, cosmopolitan, and dynamic cities in Europe. It is one of the largest and most influential metropolitan areas in Europe. The city's architecture is among the leading destinations for those interested in urban planning, state-of-the-art emblematic buildings, and an excellent rehabilitation of buildings and historical sites.
Madrid is also a pleasant city full of history. It is the site of some of the most prestigious museums in Europe, such as the Prado, Thyssen, or Reina Sofia. It is also a friendly city with excellent public transport and incredible parks for walking around, great shopping centers, and plenty of entertainment. It has an amazing gastronomic offer and ... it is the headquarters of Real Madrid.
Students will stay in a modern student residence in an excellent location in town. It is a new facility that offers excellent services and great open areas for outdoor sports and a swimming pool.
The rooms (double/single) are fully equipped with a bathroom and a small kitchen, wardrobes, and air conditioning.
The program includes full board (three meals a day) and offers a balanced Mediterranean diet. The cafeteria provides specific menus for people with dietary restrictions or special diets.
¿Qué hay en esta Residencia?
High Speed WIFI
24h - Security
heating & AC
Our goal is to provide a direct and practical academic and professional immersion experience. This is why our programs integrate different types of activities, including masterclasses, conferences, presentations, workshops, or round tables as well as visits to companies, institutions, or participation in relevant events of each sector.
Our professors are active professionals who combine their professional careers with the practice of teaching; this way we can all benefit from their direct experience in the business world.
As part of the program, students will work on a collaborative project led by our teachers/professionals in the area.
All materials are available in Google Class, so you don't have to buy any books.
As part of your experience in Madrid, students participate in a complete program of cultural activities, museum visits, guided tours of the city, concerts, theater plays, or shows. Maybe you even want to go to a soccer game!
Cultural visits include:
Cultural visits include the Golden Triangle of Art which consists of the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza, or the Reina Sofia home to the famous Picasso´s Guernica.
Explore new architectural spaces and projects like Madrid Rio- Matadero, Madrid Skyscrapers, or CaixaForum.
Enjoy the walking tours through the old Habsburg Madrid, Plaza Mayor, or Puerta del Sol or discover the new urban projects like the Plaza de España.
Have a taste of Spanish gastronomy at the local markets of San Antonio or San Miguel.
The program includes different one day excursions designed to help students familiarize themselves with the rich history, art, architecture, and culture of the country.
Toledo, Segovia, La Granja or El Escorial are some of the most popular destinations around Madrid.
When budgeting for your trip, keep in mind that the only thing that is not included is travel, local transportation and personal expenses. Everything else is included in the program cost.