Office + Faculty + Staff

The "Trinity in Barcelona Space" is open and bright and contains a classroom, staff offices and a common space with computers where students can gather. ​It is centrally located near the Arc de Triomf around the corner from the Plaçade Catalunya.  Plaça Catalunya is regarded as the very central most point of Barcelona city centre and has a large central square (actually it's round in shape) as its focus and here you will find fountains, sculptures and grass verges - a welcome oasis of green in the very heart of the city. Student housing and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is a short metro ride away.


Águeda Quiroga

Senior On-Site Director and Core Course Professor (Beginniner/Intermediate Track)
Águeda Quiroga has more than seven years of management experience coordinating academic programs and projects. A native of Argentina, she has firsthand experience studying and living in a new country. She received her Bachelor's degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Buenos Aires and her Master's Degree in Social and Publics Policies from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra-Johns Hopkins University. She is currently completing her Doctoral studies in Political and Social Sciences from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, and English.

Brian George

Student Services Coordinator
Brian George has worked in the field of language and cultural exchange since 1998. He got his Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from James Madison University and spent a semester abroad in Salamanca, Spain. Originally from Virginia, he has lived in both Madrid and Barcelona and considers himself lucky to be a cultural chameleon. He is fluent in
English, Spanish and Catalan, and handles himself fairly well in French.


Ana Zaragoza

Spanish Professor
Ana Zaragoza holds a BA in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Barcelona. She is a professor of Spanish as a second language and specializes in teaching Spanish for the business environment. She has also dedicated two years of her career to teaching Spanish to immigrant women in Barcelona through the non-profit organization Akuawa. In addition to her work in the classroom, Ana has co-authored En, a 3-level Spanish-as-a-second-language textbook series.

Lourdes Segade

Visual Barcelona Professor
Lourdes Segade has degrees in communications and reporting. She is a contributor for The New York Times and International Herald Tribune. Her photos have been published in The Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, Le Monde, Magazine La Vanguardia, and other magazines and journals. She has exhibited her work all over the world and was commissioned to take part in the book "This Day Of Change 1/20" and in the project "24 Hours in Europe." She is a member of Picturetank and a co-founder of EVE photographers and she has won numerous awards for her work. She teaches photography at beginning and advanced levels for interested students. 

Giovanni Cattini

Core Course Professor (Advanced Track)