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Frequently Asked Questions

The course is open to architecture and design professionals, including architects, urban designers, landscape architects, historians, environmental and health experts, interior and product designers, cognitive scientists and psychologists, neuroscientists and anthropologists, as well as educators, graduate and postdoctoral students in these disciplines from anywhere in the world.

Who is eligible to apply to the summer course?

Lectures, masterclasses, workshops, and roundtable discussions will all be conducted in English.

In what language will the course be conducted? 

Tuition will cover lectures, masterclasses, workshops, field trips, roundtable discussions, and the certificate of completion. Tuition will also cover the bus trip from Santiago de Compostela to Porto, digital course materials, a hard copy of the Moving Boundaries publication, and access to faculty and speakers during social events outside of class.

What will tuition cover?

Credits for the program need to be approved by the university you are currently attending. Check with your academic advisor regarding the procedure for obtaining credits since some institutions require that credits be approved prior to enrolling in the program. Practicing architects may apply for AIA learning credits. A Syllabus with a summary of all activities and list of course hours will be provided. 

Can I receive credits for attending?

The fastest way to reach Santiago Santiago de Compostela is by plane, to the Santiago–Rosalía de Castro Airport (SCQ). The airport is about 12 kilometres from the city center. Other airports nearby are: A Coruña (LCG, 62 kms), Vigo (VGO, 91 kms), and Porto (OPO, 280 kms). The airlines that fly directly to SCQ are Iberia, Spanair, AirEuropa, Vueling, Ryanair, Easyjet. Least expensive routes will transit in Lisbon, London or Madrid, switching to a budget airline to SCQ. You can also travel by train. Information about taking the train can be found at There are two trains daily that travel to Santiago de Compostela from Madrid; the trip takes about 6 hours (you can take an overnight train). 

How do I get to Santiago de Compostela and when can I purchase tickets?

A notebook, pens, and sketching materials should suffice, but we highly recommend bringing a laptop computer or a tablet computer to access course materials from the website.

What supplies will I need to bring?

Students are responsible for arranging their own lodging and meals. Moving Boundaries will provide a list of suggestions in Santiago de Compostela and Porto.

How will lodging and meals be arranged?

Please click here for the general expenses breakdown.

How much will it cost to attend?

Yes, five full tuition and five partial tuition scholarships will be provided. 

Does the course have a scholarship program?

All students will have access to a detailed course program, the brochure with abstracts of presentations, a collection of digital resources that include articles, book chapters and video lectures, and a course reader. After the course, students will have access to selected recordings from the course and a hard copy of the course publication produced during the course. Additionally, students will have access to a group communication platform, where they will be able to interact with one another and to uphold their network, during and after the on-site program.

What resources will be offered before and during the course?

You will have access to speakers during all course activities and social events, including occasional meals and coffee breaks, throughout the two weeks. Find the list of speakers and their bios here 

Who are the speakers and how much access will I have to them throughout the course?

Yes, there will be free time. Please refer to the schedule of the program on the website. We do encourage you to explore the local culture, neighbourhoods and cuisines. If you would like to visit additional cities, we encourage you to do so before or after the 2-week course.

Will there be free time and can I explore other locations during the course?

It is mandatory to show the proof of vaccination. This will also be one of the required documents to provide at the airlines or at the border entry to EU countries. Please check with your airline and the Consular of Spain and Portugal.

Will I need to show proof of vaccination to attend?

Yes, family and friends may travel with you, and they are welcome to join social events during the course, but they may not attend lectures, workshops or roundtable discussions. 

Can I bring family or friends with me?

How do I get started?

Find detailed information on our How to Apply page!

Expression of Interest

Find the form here


Send us your Letter of Intent  (400 to 500 words maximum) and  Resume 

* The due date is 1  November  2021.


If your application is approved, you will be asked to submit a nonrefundable deposit of $480

* before 8 November 2021.

Tuition Fee

The remaining amount must be submitted

* before 4 January 2022

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