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Barcelona Spring Break Trip

The School of Architecture is organizing a trip to Barcelona, Spain during the University's 2020 Spring Break. 

Trip Dates: March 21-29, 2020

Program Details:

Count on a packed week of architectural activity and site-seeing! The group will visit important historical sites by Gaudi including La Sagrada Família, Casa Mila, and Park Guell as well as Mies's Barcelona Pavilion, Monjuic, and more. Some of the contemporary site stops will include the Forum Building by Herzog & de Meuron, CCCB Building by Albert Viaplana, and the Santa Caterina Market by Eric Miralles. There will also be a visit to an architecture firm and/or a University in Barcelona. A full itinerary will be shared at the Trip Orientation Meeting on Feb. 21. 

The trip will be planned and facilitited by School of Architecture faculty members Julia Capomaggi and Aura Venckunaite, both of whom have spent significant time in and around Barcelona. Aura led another Barcelona trip for the School in 2017. The trip is open to current students in the UIC School of Architecture only. 


Trip Cost:

Program Fee of $650 will be required to be paid to the School of Architecture (see payment schedule with dates below). This Program Fee will cover housing, entrance fees to activities, and the itinerary organized and led by School of Architecture faculty members.

Additionally, students will be directly responsible for the following costs: airfare, local transportation and food, international health insurance, and passport application fees (if applicable). Depending on personal costs, students should expect the total trip to cost $1,750-$2,150. 



Trip registration closed as of January 31, 2020. 


Important Dates:

Information Session: Friday, January 17 at 1:00 PM (room 1300 A+DS)

Scholarship Applications Due: Monday, January 20 at 11:59 PM

Intent to Participate + $150 Deposit Due: Friday, January 31 at 11:59 PM

Trip Orientation Meeting + Payment 1 Due ($250): Friday, February 21

Payment 2 Due ($250): Friday, March 6

All Forms and Paperwork Due: Friday March 13



Scholarship applications are now closed. 



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