Founded in 1961, Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering was the first school of design to open in Spain, thus becoming the first to offer a design–specific curriculum. As a pioneer, Elisava’s role has been instrumental in shaping the culture of design in Catalonia and Spain. Elisava is included in Domus magazine’s Top 100 Design Schools in Europe.
U.S. School of Record
Undergrad: St. Norbert College (WI)
— starting Fall 2023: St. Martin’s University (WA)
Language of Instruction
Up to 50 study abroad students from around the world.
Undergraduate, Master’s Degree & Professional Certificate.
Elisava’s programs offer cutting-edge design disciplines, strongly geared to the professional and promoting close collaboration with companies, institutions and universities around the world. Elisava offers undergraduate study abroad design programs in English, as well as various Master’s and Postgraduate degree programs in English. Elisava is affiliated with the Universitat de Vic (UVic), which awards the school’s formal degrees. The school is located in the historical center of Barcelona, along the bustling La Rambla, and a short walk from the Mediterranean Sea.
Visiting students at Elisava immerse themselves in a dynamic and cosmopolitan learning environment populated by scholars and instructors from around the world. Furthermore, they enjoy the comradery that develops when a group of talented individuals comes together for rigorous study. An emphasis on collaborative work, industry interface, and individual creativity are at the heart of the Elisava student experience.
SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.