The Compostela Institute Summer Program - Spots Still Open and Discounted Rates Available to Study in Spain this Summer

Dear students,
Many of you have already heard about the 3-week summer study program in Santiago de Compostela, Spain for students of architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, and interior design, organized by Compostela Institute. This summer the program will run from July 23 - August 10. International architects and scholars participating this summer: Alvaro Siza, David Chipperfield, Juhani Pallasmaa, William JR Curtis, Peter Eisenman (tbc), Carlos Quintans.The registration deadline has now been extended until June 30. Partial scholarships may be available. The program also offers the possibility to attend for 2 weeks instead of 3 (at a substantially reduced tuition rate), for those students who may be working full time or who may simply not have the time or resources for a 3-week stay.  
This is an amazing opportunity - a chance for students to visit important examples of ancient and modern architecture and to work with some of the most distinguished architects and historians in the world, all while participating in the culturally rich ambiance of this city - Santiago de Compostela. Please find enclosed with this letter: Program poster, program description, and a photograph of students and faculty from 2010, with Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza.*

THE COMPOSTELA INSTITUTE SUMMER PROGRAM: July 23 - August 10, 2012:   Website www.cainstitute.es  
- Please contact Tatiana Berger directly to obtain more information about the program and to request an application form. Her address: tberger@rwu.edu 
- This is a 3-week program which includes: lectures, seminars, workshops, studio, dinners with distinguished guest lecturers, walking tours (sketching), and bus tours to significant sites in Galicia, Spain and northern Portugal (including the home of David Chipperfield and office of Alvaro Siza)
- The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students and to those who have already graduated. Disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, interior design, art.
- Housing is in a 16th-Century monastery building facing a garden (now a student dormitory) in individual rooms, with a large common kitchen. Film screenings and communal lunches and dinners are often held in the monastery building

- The Institute's 30-35 students come from all over the world. Last summer the program hosted students from RWU, Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, Boston Architectural College, and from the following countries: France, Italy, Germany, Syria, Thailand, Russia, and Spain. This summer we will host 6 students from China. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other cultures and form close friendships and professional connections for a lifetime. Several students have received job offers in Europe after attending the program.

- After the program, many students have taken the opportunity to visit more architectural works in Porto and Lisbon, Portugal as well as Madrid, Barcelona, and other Spanish cities. A free guided tour is offered to 5 buildings by A.Siza in Porto, Portugal.  
- A few partial scholarships are still available. If you are working this summer and can only come for 2 weeks, you may be able to attend at a discounted rate - please contact Tatiana Berger to request more information. 
- Please see the attached program description (pdf), poster, photo, and the Compostela website for more details:  www.cainstitute.es
- The program e-mail address in Spain is: admisssions@cainstitute.es      

 *Contact the CED Office of Undergrad Advising for the above mentioned attachments and info.