Michael Thomas
Associate Dean of International Programs
Office: (417) 873-7503

Tom Russo
Director, Study Abroad Programs
Office: (417) 873-7413

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Spain and Portugal: The Iberian Peninsula

Across the landscape and over time, the Iberian Peninsula represents a unique setting as the crossroads of Islamic and Christian traditions, springboard to explorations of the new-world, and multi-cultural cohabitation of Basque, Catalan, Castilian, Andalucían and Portuguese people. Beginning in Barcelona, the group will travel to Madrid and Seville (with day trips to Cordoba and Granada) finishing with an extended stay in Lisbon (with extended overnight travel to Porto) before returning to Barcelona to end the program. We will look specifically at how traditional and modern architecture in these areas reflect the cultural traditions and history of each region.

The two courses offered during this program, ARCH 458 (Culture & Place) and ARCH 428 (Journaling), satisfy the Hammons School of Architecture’s study abroad requirements. Both courses are drawing intensive and specific drawing skills will be cultivated and developed. While intended primarily for architecture majors, non-architecture majors are encouraged to join the program. In such cases, specific assignments can be tailored to replace drawing/sketching with other forms of documentation and reflection.

Date of Travel: May 15 – June 17, 2014
Program Fee*: $4800
Tuition for 6 credit hours: approx. $1431
Personal Expenses**: approx. $3900

Total Approximate Cost: $10131

Non-Refundable Deposit/Non-Transferable:: $500 due by October 15, 2013
Remaining balance due by: February 25, 2014

* Program fee includes: Housing and agency fees in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville and Lisbon, visiting lecturers, health insurance, administrative fee, and miscellaneous expenses.

**Personal expenses include: Airfare (estimated round trip from Chicago, drawing supplies, food, passport and passport photos, souvenirs, gifts, entertainment, cell phone expenses, and travel expenses if students wish to travel independently before or after the program or during the trip on free weekends.

ARCH 428: Travel Journal (3 credit hours)
ARCH 458: Culture and Place (3 credit hours)
PDEV 205: Engaged Learning (0 credit hours)

For more information, please contact:
Nancy Chikaraishi
(417) 873-7459
Marshall Arne
(417) 873-7421