Discover Spain’s cutting-edge role in creating more sustainable city life through technological innovation. Work with tech experts to learn the evolving concepts of urban development.
Peace, Politics, & Human Rights
Your Experiment starts in Madrid, the capital city, where people use innovations such as solar power, 3D printers, and other digital technology to transform public spaces, providing high-tech alternatives to traditional industrial design. Through interactive workshops, you will learn about urban design innovations for improving daily life, education, and the economy for people in growing cities.
While in Madrid, take part in a workshop that allows you to experience and analyze urban spaces from physical, social, and technological perspectives. You will attend technology and innovation seminars, and gain hands-on experience mapping layouts and constructing the city with apps, sketch books, 3D printers, and other cutting-edge devices. You will also meet fellow young innovators who are not only tackling issues in their own communities, but who are also using technology to work toward problem-solving on a global scale. You will work collaboratively with entrepreneurs and artists on their digital prototypes and projects while also taking on a project of your own.
You’ll then travel to Valencia and volunteer on an urban mobility project before meeting your homestay family in Palma de Mallorca, the capital city of Spain’s Balearic Islands, where you will engage in urban development activities.
Finish your Experiment with a cultural journey to Barcelona, Spain’s second-most-populated city, where you will immerse yourself once again in a different urban lifestyle and culture, using your observations and skills to identify technological advances and discuss concepts of urban development. Develop a critical and analytical view of the city and its structure as you explore architecturally astounding sites such as Gaudí’s Park Güell and Sagrada Família. Your final days in Spain will be spent visiting the Museu Picasso or dipping your toes in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Madrid, 3 days
Palma de Mallorca*, 10-12 days
Hotels and hostels
Orientation in Madrid
During the orientation period, you and your group will stay in a centrally located hotel.
Thematic Focus in Madrid
Thematic Focus in Valencia
During this period, you will stay in the home of a family. Sample host communities: Mallorca
Cultural travel, Program Reflection and Wrap-up in Barcelona
During this period, you and your group will stay in a centrally located hotel.
Please note: This itinerary is only a sample and is subject to change. Because of factors such as group size and availability of in-country offerings such as festivals, your experience — including sites visited and the number of days spent in each location — may differ somewhat from the one presented above.
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