IH Barcelona aces the icebucket challenge

Having been nominated for the ALS Icebucket Challenge by our colleagues at IH Vancouver, we took up the challenge this lunchtime.

As you can see in the video, we nominated our friends at IH Riviera Maya (Playa del Carmen, Mexico), IH Madrid and IH Manchester to get wet for a good cause next.

Well done to all those who participated! If you'd like to make a donation to the cause, go here.

Find out more about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on Wikipedia.

Win a 2-week Spanish course in our competition!

Pack your bags

At IH Spain, we're running a photography competition, with the prize a two-week Spanish course (plus free accommodation and airport transfer) at any one of the seven IH Spain Spanish schools.

All you have to do is take a photo of what you would bring to Spain with you in your suitcase if you won the prize and upload it to the IH Spain Facebook page. Don't forget the suntan oil 😉 !

We have Spanish schools in seven great cities to visit: apart from Barcelona, that's Cadiz, Palma, Madrid, San Sebastian, Seville and Valencia. Picking the nicest is going to be real tough!

Win up to €600 for a photo of Barcelona

To celebrate our 60th anniversary, IH World are holding a photo competition, open to all, in two phases.

In our local phase, you can win a €100 Amazon voucher for a photo of Barcelona.

Your photo should be artistic and communicate something about the local culture and beauty of the city but could be literally of anything — from a landscape or cityscape to a cultural landmark, people, or a symbol of Barcelona's heritage.

If you win, your photo goes on to the global phase, for which there's a €500 prize to study at an IH school anywhere in the world.

For full details, see our main website.