Construction Science
in Spain

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This program offers a unique opportunity to study construction science abroad. Students and faculty visit Spain's major construction firms to learn about their businesses and see their work in person with visits to their sites. The group enjoys the amazing local cuisine with their lunches along with guided visits to important cultural sites. The program offers unique insight into the field of construction science.

Duration

10 days

Fields

Construction Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urbanism

Destinations

Barcelona (Spain)

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Itinerary Overview

Day 1

Barcelona

Welcome reception and orientation

Welcome meal

Guest lecture: Intro to Spanish language and culture

ESA exclusive Introduction to Spanish culture seminar

Day 2

Barcelona

Casa Batllo and Casa Mila

La Sagrada Familia

Catalan cuisine cooking workshop with a local chef

Day 3

Barcelona

Firm visit 1: Visit the city’s Construction Professionals Association and meet a representative Barcelona city’s Urban Planning Department

Firm visit 2: Discuss law restrictions concerning construction with the founder of a well-known lawyer’s firm

Day 4

Barcelona

Old town walking tour

Catalonian Parliament

Day 5

Barcelona

Firm visit 3: Construction and infraestructures department of the Generalitat de Catalunya (regional government)

Parc Guell

Day 6

Barcelona

Firm visit 4: Talk with representatives of a leading construction company

Picasso Museum

Day 7

Barcelona

Hike and picnic in Tibidabo

Firm visit 5: Visit a building site with a construction company

Day 8

Barcelona

Fundacio Miro

Firm visit 6: Discuss legal aspects of public and private contracting in Spain with a representative of a prime construction company

Day 9

Barcelona

Day trip: Montserrat

Day 10

Barcelona

Day trip: Sitges

Farewell dinner at the beach

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