Study Abroad

In January 2024, a group of students studying Planning and Development in Prof. Rafael De Balanzo‘s Economics course visited Barcelona to study the city’s sustainable development model.

The students attended a presentation by Ramon Canal, Director of Barcelona City Council’s Technical Programming Office, on the localization and monitoring of the progress towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030.

Students and the municipal officers engaged in an interesting debate to compare the challenges and urban policies of New York and Barcelona.
See article published in Area for Urban Planning, Ecological Transition, Urban Services and Housing.

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Student Snapshots in Germany 

Chrisitian Bidzinski writes, This Program gave the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people. Everyone was willing to talk and be open to getting to know one another, truly making lifelong friends in the process.


Jenny Cheung writes, Meeting remarkable individuals from around the globe, immersing ourselves in their cultures, and engaging with professors from diverse universities, broadened our international perspective. Presenting our Final work to the CEO of the company, who requested a second review of our presentation, filled me with immense pride, a testament to our dedication and hard work.


Leon Dillon writes, I had the privilege to work with a diverse set of colleagues coming from France, South Korea, Netherlands, and the Czech Republic. Throughout the two short weeks of the program, we researched and presented our findings and possible solutions to the rest of the class, our teachers, and founder of the company.