** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Apparel Merchandising, Design & Production Management Majors, Art Majors
Art, Creativity, Fashion & Design. If any of these words strike your fancy, then let’s take a journey together with the Instituto Europeo de Diseño (IED), or European Institute of Design Summer Program! Get ready to spend the best summer of your life in one of the most stylish cities in the world…Barcelona!
Barcelona summers are full of art festivals, fashion shows, and workshops, and Barcelona SAE will make sure that you are aware of all the happenings so that you can take advantage of what this great city has to offer. Expose yourself to the culture with all five senses, while allowing the beauty and sounds of this cosmopolitan city to fill you with inspiration.REQUIREMENTS
Minimum G.P.A. Requirement: 2.5
Class Requirement: Freshman-Senior Standing
Language Requirement: Although helpful, no previous Spanish language knowledge is required.
ACADEMICS The Instituto Europeo de Diseño (IED) and Barcelona SAE have worked hard to create a study abroad program that allows you to earn credits in your major, minor, or electives. The courses are especially designed for international students, meaning that you will be able to take courses in English and/or have the advantage of learning in Spanish at a pace for non-native or fluent speakers.
Accreditation The Instituto Europeo de Diseño (IED) is recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a degree granting institution of higher learning. After completing a Barcelona SAE program at the IED, the transcript will be sent directly to the student’s home institution.
Course Approval Before you go abroad, Barcelona SAE strongly recommends that you meet with the study abroad office and/or your academic advisor at your home institution. After your acceptance into the program, you will be required to submit a “Approval Contact for Study Abroad” form that will automatically inform your home institution of your intent to participate on a Barcelona SAE program. With that said, we suggest that students are as transparent as possible about their plans and make an appointment with their study abroad office immediately after submitting their Barcelona SAE application.
The earlier that students plan for their study abroad experience, the easier it will be to get all of their courses pre-approved and know exactly what transfer credit will be received at their home institution. Please remember that it is best to get multiple first and second choice courses pre-approved for your Barcelona SAE program, as this will give you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Don’t just think about the courses that are required for your major or minor, but also courses that can fulfill your general education or elective requirements.
Course Options For the Barcelona SAE Fashion & Design Summer Program at the Instituto Europeo de Diseño (IED), students can choose from the following courses:
Courses in English:
Creative Illustration: Idea, Concept and Image
Design Thinking and Co-Creation
Fashion Techniques: Advanced Pattern Making, Knitting, Embroidery, and Dying
Fashion Trends Investigation from Coolhunting to Forecasting
Courses in Spanish:
Asesoría de Imagen y Personal Shopper
Dirección de Arte y Publicidad
Diseño de Interiores
Diseño de Joyas
Marketing de la Moda
Moda y Visual Merchandising
Please note that not all courses listed above will be offered every summer, and the list above are courses and/or subject areas that have been offered in the past by the host institution. Institutions in Barcelona often do not finalize course listings until the beginning of the term, and as such, this list will be updated as the host institution provides additional information.
For a complete listing of courses that will occur during your specific summer abroad at the IED, please contact your Barcelona SAE Advisor.
WHAT'S INCLUDED The IED Fashion & Design Summer Program Includes:
Countdown to Barcelona:
One Year Digital Subscription to the New York Times
Group Webinar and Pre-Departure Preparation
While in Barcelona:
IED Tuition and Fees
Official Instituto Europeo de Diseño (IED) Transcript
Airport Pick-Up (Must Arrive BEFORE 12:00pm on Program Start Date)
Logistical & Cultural Orientations
Housing for the Duration of Program (Homestays include Breakfast/Dinner!)
Comprehensive Medical & Accident Insurance through CISI
24-Hour Emergency Support
Full-Time, Native English Speaking Staff of Barcelona Experts
Independent Travel Advice
Cultural & Social Activities:
An Overnight Excursion Outside of Barcelona (Costa Brava, Tarragona, etc.)
Day Trip to Discover Catalonia (Besalú, Figueres, Montserrat, Girona, etc.)
The “Barcelona Bucket List” (Suggestions of 100 Different Things to Experience in Barcelona!)
Weekly Cultural Agenda (The Local Perspective of What’s Happening Each Week!)
Weekly Cultural Activities (Cooking Classes, Dance Lessons, Barrio Tours, Guided Visits, and MORE!)
Mentor Program & Cultural Dinner
Re-Entry Workshop & Farewell Meal
For Continued Success After the Program:
Alumni & Career Services
Invitation to Barcelona SAE’s LinkedIn Alumni Group
Opportunity to Apply for Barcelona SAE’s “Best of the Best” Internship Program
Opportunity to Apply to be a “Barcelona SAE Campus Ambassador Intern” on Your Home Campus
Invitations to Study Abroad & Internship Returnee Conferences Throughout the U.S.
…and SO MUCH MORE!
The Program Does Not Include:
Round-Trip Airfare to/from Barcelona
Visa Costs (If Applicable)
Mobile Phones & Charges
So…what are you waiting for? APPLY TODAY and get ready to embark on the Barcelona experience of a lifetime!