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NEW Semester Program! Study Visual Arts and Design in Barcelona  

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Last Updated on March 21, 2023 by AIFS Abroad

New program alert – you can now spend a semester studying with AIFS Abroad at LCI Barcelona, a renowned design school in Spain!

Located in the vibrant city of Barcelona, this program offers students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the Spanish culture while they study visual arts and design abroad.

Why Barcelona? 

Barcelona is a city full of life, history, and culture. It’s home to some of the world’s most famous works of art and architecture, including the Park Güell, the Sagrada Familia, and the Gothic Quarter. The city’s Mediterranean climate and stunning beaches also make it a perfect destination for students looking for a balance between academics and fun! 

Academics: Fall + Spring Semester 

Known for its innovative programs and world-class facilities, LCI Barcelona attracts talented students from all over the world. With AIFS Abroad, you can spend your fall or spring semester studying visual arts and design at LCI Barcelona. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including design studios, darkrooms, and digital labs. 

Here are some highlights of our fall and spring semester program at LCI: 

  • Each course is 3 or 4 credits 
  • Program fee includes up to 14 credits (you can take more credits for an additional fee) 
  • Not required to take a Spanish language course (although we highly recommend it!) 
  • Most courses taught in English, some available in Spanish 

The AIFS Abroad program at LCI Barcelona is open to students from all majors and academic backgrounds. Students can choose from a large selection of courses that cover topics such as design, animation, photography, and management of creative industries. Most courses are taught in English, but students will have the opportunity to improve their Spanish language skills through language classes and other activities. 

View from Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain
Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain

Cultural Activities + Trips 

Your program fee includes day trips and a 3-day excursion outside of Barcelona so you can gain a deeper understanding of Spanish culture, history, and society. Along with day trips and excursions, your program fee includes cultural activities and social events. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser-known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS Abroad staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of Spanish life.  

Typical activities, tours and visits in Barcelona include: 

  • Guided city tour 
  • Welcome meal and farewell activity 
  • Gothic Quarter and Cathedral 
  • Gaudí’s Park Güell 
  • The Sagrada Família Basílica 
  • Cooking class 
  • Tours and workshops, wellness events and more! 


Your program fee includes housing in a homestay with a local family in Barcelona. Your homestay includes weekly laundry, as well as breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday. Living in a homestay is an amazing way to immerse yourself in the languages and cultures of Spain – in fact, many students choosing this option find that it’s the most rewarding part of their time abroad! Housing options in a student residence or apartment is also available for a supplement fee.

On-site Support 

One of the unique features of the AIFS Abroad program at LCI Barcelona is the personalized support that students receive throughout their program. AIFS Abroad provides students with an on-site Resident Director who is available to assist students with any issues they may encounter during their program. Your Resident Director in Barcelona provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University. 

Learn more about studying visual arts and design with AIFS Abroad at LCI Barcelona! 

The AIFS Abroad program at LCI Barcelona is an excellent opportunity for students looking to study design, fashion, or photography while immersing themselves in Spanish and Catalan culture. Barcelona is an awesome place for students who want to have both fun and focus on their studies. With its amazing scenery and rich culture, you’ll definitely enjoy your stay there!

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