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ST | Urban Futures Barcelona Study Tour
Barcelona, Spain (Outgoing Program)
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Any compatible discipline RMIT School: Any compatible discipline
Study level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate
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Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
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About your Experience
Urban Future Study Tour

Program Details:
  • Dates: 25 June – 6 July 2018
  • Availability: 25 x places available for students from all RMIT campuses and programs
Spend two weeks in Barcelona with students from around the globe. Built around the theme of "Urban Futures: Smart Cities and Entrepreneurship", you will develop skills to prepare you for life and work in a globalised world. This course will provide an understanding of cities as systems, and the opportunities and challenges for the cities of the future. Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, from all RMIT programs, including design and urban planning, to business and economics, computer science and civil engineering.

The focus will primarily be in three domains:
  • Enterprise creation in an urban context
  • Digital cities and data analytics
  • Urban planning and management
The program will include:
  • Lectures and guest speakers from key industry partners including Aecom, Intel and more.
  • Project based work with Universidad La Salle in a multidisciplinary environment resolving real-life city challenges.
  • Site visits that illustrate the subjects being studied and support the development of the projects. Visits may include City of Barcelona and IAAC Fab Lab.
RMIT Barcelona: Based in the vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain, RMIT Europe is focused on extending RMIT’s global reach across research, industry and student mobility. The team is well-connected with central research and innovation services to offer seamless support to RMIT for European research activities.

  • Open to undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) students
  • All disciplines but must have a 12 credit points elective available
  • GPA 2 or above
  • RMIT students from any of the following locations:
    • RMIT Melbourne (City, Bundoora or Brunswick)
    • RMIT Vietnam
    • Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)
Academic Credit:
  • ARCH1447/8 Global Cities
  • 12 credit points
  • Tuition fees will be incurred as per regular arrangement.
  • In order to be eligible for credit, you must submit a signed and completed study plan (instructions on how to complete your study plan can be viewed here).
  • Short research project prior to arrival
  • Multi-disciplinary group project in Barcelona
  • Individual journal/ reflective assessment
Program Cost:
There is no material fee for this course.  You may be required to pay for cultural visits and entrance fees directly in Barcelona.

You will be responsible for booking and paying directly for your own accommodation.  You can refer to the Spain In-Country Guide for accommodation options (page 4).  It is recommended that you book accommodation as soon as you are accepted for the study tour.

Additional costs to Consider:
  • Flights
  • Meals
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • Spending money for, eg, transport, other meals
  • Travel expenses related to arriving before and after the program
  • RMIT Tuition fees - Students will pay tuition for their enrolment into the specific RMIT course.
  • Additional travel insurance coverage** 
** RMIT student travel insurance:  
Students are now covered by RMIT’s travel insurance, although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. For more info, please refer here.
Application process:
  • Apply for this program on Mobi by clicking on the "Apply Now" button on this page by 15 April 2018.
  • Complete the following questionnaires:
    1. Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
    2. Short Term Mobility: General Information
  • Submit/upload the following documents to the "2. Short Term Mobility: General Information:" questionnaire:
(a) Section 1: Statement of Purpose
  • Statement of purpose outlining (one page):
Why you are interested in participating in the ‘Urban Futures’ program?
What you wish to achieve from this program?
Why you would make an excellent Global Mobility Ambassador?
(b) Section 3: Academic Approval 
  • complete a study plan approved by your Program Coordinator to show you can receive credit for a 12 credit points elective course (Global Cities). 
Note: Please seek advice from your Program Coordinator/ School.
(c) Section 5: Additional Supporting Info and/or Documents
  • CV/Resume (two pages maximum)
  • Applications will be assessed after the deadline and students will be notified of the outcome by TBC
Funding for RMIT Melbourne students only:
  • For the Winter 2018 term, there are 10 x $ 1000 RMIT Mobility Grants
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.
Social Media Requirements:
  • Social Media Ambassador
    • Whilst on the program students are expected to complete a number of blog, vlogs and post images and videos as per requirements here.
  • RMIT Global Experience Ambassador
    • Upon return students are expected to be available to volunteer their time (up to 20 hours) as a peer advisor for the Global Experience Office. This includes attending Global Experience events, speaking to prospective students or attending pre-departure sessions.   
Global Experience Advisor (RMIT Europe)

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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.