The Past and Future of Fashion in Spain

Study Fashion and History in Spain

As you embark on this enticing journey to study fashion and history in Spain, remember that gender inequality remains a significant problem here, even in modern Spain. Add an impact to your trip by supporting women-owned businesses, or volunteering at a shelter for victims of domestic violence during your visit.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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After you settle in to your centrally-located Madrid hotel, join your guide and group for dinner on the town and some Flamenco dancing.

As you dine, enjoy the live flamenco show. The bright, flamboyant costumes coupled with the intricate dance moves will have you tapping your toes. After dinner, join in a flamenco dancing workshop to test your feet and castanet skills. Flamenco dancing is just the beginning of your multicultural trip abroad journey.

Being your day with Las Rozas Village shopping! With everything from Jimmy Choo and Prada to Cabinett and Bimba Y Lola, you will find styles your heart desires.

After a relaxing and rejuvenating lunch, experience the Spanish capital, Madrid. Your guide will entertain you with stories of Spanish kings and queens and other sorts of rascals as you tour the ostentatious Royal Palace, Gran Via and Plaza Mayor. Take time to admire the “costumes” of the Spanish court.

Experience traditional Spanish tapas for dinner tonight, small plates that are perfect for sharing, allowing you to taste a wide variety of fresh, local dishes.

Known as the “architect of seams” Balenciaga opened his first fashion house in Madrid in 1919. As Spain’s signature designer, his atelier is frequented by both fashionistas and aristocracy. Your group tour will take you to the back rooms where the real design work happens. Experience a close-up peek at the designs taking shape at the fashion house.

Tour the ISEM Fashion Business School at the University of Navarra. ISEM specializes in the business aspects of fashion including merchandising, start-up, ethics, and business leadership programs. If you are searching for a fashion semester abroad, you should consider ISEM.

It’s just a quick flight to Barcelona, where, after you check into your hotel, you’ll join your group for an exclusive shopping trip with a local fashionista influencer. Your guide knows the best boutiques and consignment shops in Barcelona where you can shop for the perfect item as a personal remembrance of your trip. 

Your influencer will show you the best spots for Instagram photos, sharing tips and tricks on getting the photography just right, and nuggets of information about becoming an influencer.

Make your own dinner tonight at a paella cooking class. Learn the traditional techniques of cooking this national dish from a seasoned Spanish chef. Share your creation with your fellow travelers while enjoying a fabulous meal prepared by your chef host.

La Sagrada Familia Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architect and visionary Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece is a must-see when in Barcelona with its stained-glass windows and opulent appointments that have been inspiring artists for centuries.

Barcelona has a lively foodie culture, and dinner tonight is a walking tapas tour. Savor an array of Catalan dishes including montaditos (canape sandwiches), clam conservas, squid, iberian ham and a dizzying array of fresh, local seafood and vegetables.

The evolution of textile can be viewed at the Palace of the Marquis of Llio. The 13th-century building houses a museum of medieval Hispano-Arab textile and Barcelona’s embroidery and lace collection.

The museum’s historical fashion exhibits stretches from the Baroque period to current day. A popular exhibit is Dressing the Body, which takes the guest on a tour of image perception based on what you are wearing.

On your last night in Barcelona, revisit your favorite restaurant, have a picnic on the beach, or find a perfect little cafe and watch the world go by!

Spain is a beautiful country. Her people are joyful and friendly. Surely you will miss this lovely, vibrant place as you jet off to your next destination.

The innovative Spanish fashion industry is taking the world by storm. This chance to study fashion and history while abroad in Spain will fuel your design aesthetic and inspire your creativity. Explore the world of the fashion business and prepare yourself for what the fashion future will bring.


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