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. The Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is a short metro ride away.


Águeda Quiroga

Senior On-Site Director and Core Course Professor
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

Associate Director
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.

Lourdes Segade

BCN Visual Lab Professor

Lourdes Segade, a native of Alcoy, Alicante, has degrees in Communication and Journalism from the Universitat Ramon Llull. She worked as a contributing photographer for The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune from 2007 to 2016. Her photos have been published in The Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, Le Monde, Magazine La Vanguardia, and other magazines and journals.  She has shown her work all over the world -in Visa pour l’image festival, in France, and at the Tokio Metropolitan Museum, amongst others- and was commissioned to take part in the book This Day of Change 1/20 and in the project 24 Hours in Europe. Lourdes was a member of Picturetank, a co-operative photo agency and international network of photographers, and co-founder of EVE Photographers, the first international collective of women photographers. Lourdes is a therapist and coach, and since 2012 she has been leading Bcn Visual Lab, previously Visual Barcelona, a course where students use photography and other tools as facilitators of their experience abroad.