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Wentworth Architecture Germany
Berlin, Germany (COF Programs (Outgoing) Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
Part 1: General Information, Preliminary Schedule

The College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Management offers 4th-year architecture students in all three program concentrations the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad. The schedule for these programs is:

Fall Term 2017:
Study Abroad in Berlin, Germany, for students in the Adaptive Interventions concentration
Spring Term 2018: 

Study Abroad in Berlin, Germany, for students in the Emerging Technologies concentration
Spring Term 2018: 

Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain, for students in the Urbanism concentration
The College’s Study Abroad programs have a track record of extraordinary success and achievement. The College is unusual in operating its own Study Abroad programs tailored to our own curricula and students. Our signature program in Berlin, since Fall 2003, includes a studio course focused on local design projects, a travel course, an additional, non-studio architecture course, and a humanities course on German history and culture. During one long trip and several shorter ones, students travel to numerous cities throughout Europe, surveying historical and contemporary urban design and architecture – buildings and cities of great significance. While in Berlin, students experience living in an important and wonderful city with broadening exposure to its people, culture, and history.  Students live in apartments in neighborhoods near Berlin’s center – in close proximity to the cultural, historical and architectural highlights that Berlin offers.
The founding director of the Berlin Study Abroad Program is Professor Rolf Backmann, architect and urban designer. Professor Backmann is a Wentworth faculty member based in Berlin. He is assisted by Berlin-based adjunct faculty and, for some travel, by one of our Boston-based architecture faculty. Professor Backmann’s extensive knowledge of European architecture and urban design, as well as his years of experience in conducting our Study Abroad program in Berlin, make him an ideal instructor and guide.
In Spring, 2018, the College will offer students in the Urbanism concentration the opportunity to study in Catalonia, the region of Spain that includes Barcelona, one of the world centers of architecture and design. This program is first being offered in Spring, 2015, under the leadership of Professor Manuel Delgado. The program is based in Girona, a charming, historic city in its own right.  Students will live in apartments in the city, and use studio space in the architecture facilities of the University of Girona. In addition to a shared studio course with University of Girona students, students will take a travel course, a non-studio course, and a humanities course focused on Catalonian history and culture (parallel to the courses offered in Berlin). The ready access to Girona from Barcelona allows ample opportunities to enjoy one of contemporary Europe’s most vibrant cities.
Regardless of concentration, 4th-year students studying abroad meet all the same curriculum requirements as students who spend the semester at the Wentworth campus, and return to Boston on track to resume the normal program or (in the case of most students studying abroad in Spring Term) to graduate.
The architecture faculty strongly encourages you to consider this special educational/travel opportunity and review your planning and financial options in detail well in advance.


For further information, including preliminary schedule, costs, payment schedule, and application procedures, please download the following packet: Wentworth ARCH Study Abroad Overview

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This program is currently not accepting applications.