IEU SUMMER PROGRAM

Summer is the perfect time to increase your knowledge of subjects which, regardless of what you go on to study at university, is an integral part of a well-rounded education. Vital subjects that can always be further studied are the social sciences, such as economics, humanities, cultures, social entrepreneurship, and business entrepreneurship.

It is also an excellent way to acquire skills and knowledge that are essential in any undergraduate program or profession, such as teamwork, creative problem-solving, negotiation and communication techniques.

The IEU Summer Program is an intensive summer program designed for high potential students from all around the world that will allow them to grow personally and professionally, as well as form remarkable bonds from the internationally engaging experience.

WHY NOT BRING YOUR FAMILY WITH YOU?

We offer a 10% concession of the program fee for family members to join the Summer School for Young Professionals or Executive Summer School!

If you are interested, please contact us at ieusummerprogram@ie.edu.

PROGRAM CONTENT

While the first week's courses will focus on improving your interpersonal and leadership skills, it is during the second week that you will study one of the 4 specialized tracks:

• Architecture & Design
• Politics, Law & International Relations
• Business & Entrepreneurship
• Technology Trends Today

The academic program will be complimented by different extracurricular and team-building activities that will allow you to enjoy the vibrant cities of Madrid and Segovia (company visits, Musuem and city tours, etc.). Please see below the tentative program agenda.

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN TRACK

This track is for those who are passionate about architecture & design and aspire to make innovative and meaningful environments! It offers a dynamic program that combines solid design foundations with real-life projects to take on the world’s complex, fast-changing, and unpredictable challenges with a sustainable approach. Come and explore the Architecture & Design track with an open mind, learn how to create a portfolio and be ready to "roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty". Design is challenging, fun, necessary, creative, involves a lot of practice (and sometimes failure) and is enormously satisfying.

BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRACK

Are you are an innovative thinker who is passionate about business and entrepreneurship? Come and discover how entrepreneurship as a mindset and a way of approaching business is changing the world, as well as how organizations and leaders manage change. Anyone in the business world knows that it’s currently experiencing an exponential rate of change, which is affecting organizations and societies everywhere. Participants in this track will learn about, and work on, leveraging change to drive positive impact in different sectors, and ultimately, our global society. The track in Business & Entrepreneurship will offer you resources and flexibility to turn your ideas into reality and jump-start your business journey!

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TODAY

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In the last few years we have seen how technology has been changing and disrupting all aspects of our life. From face recognition to open a bank account to a personal shopper in our phone guiding us through the best offerings tailored to our tastes. In this context, when we talk about digital transformation, we see technology as the enabler that makes us, societies, businesses, governments and the world better and more efficient. Technology currently enables earthquakes prediction to reduce its effects, finds new cures for diseases or enhances our lives through Smart Nations. AI, Blockchain, Big Data, Drones, Cybersecurity are only some of the topics that we will touch to create a better world.
During this week, you will have the opportunity to dive into cutting-edge technologies. You will learn what is behind the scene and how to apply them to disrupt the status quo and improve society and the world. By the end of this hands-on week you will have the chance to present your own tech-based solution for a better life/world. Do you want to be the next game changer?

POLITICS, LAW & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS TRACK

Learn about the system dynamics underpinning how the world works and develop a deep understanding of modern conflicts in a globalized world. The track in Politics, Law & International Relations will focus on two main international institutions: the European Union and the United Nations. You will learn how the European Union works, as well as deepen your understanding of the United Nations’ successes and challenges from a geopolitical and legal perspective. You will get a chance to tackle the problems and discuss the challenges that the EU and UN are facing nowadays in a simulation that applies analytical reasoning and provides solutions for real world issues.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the IEU Summer Program 2018 will open in November 2017. 

Documents required to apply:
- copy of your Passport or ID card
- a passport size photo
- transcripts from your two last semesters
- Curriculum Vitae
- diplomas, language certificates and other documentation that you believe is relevant to your profile (optional)

Should you have any further questions, please contact us at ieusummerprogram@ie.edu.

ACCOMMODATION AND FLIGHT DETAILS

We recommend that you to arrive in Madrid on Sunday, July 8th. There will be two bus services connecting the airport with Segovia: one in the morning at 11 AM and the second one in the afternoon at 4 PM. Please make sure to arrive in Madrid on time to take one of our buses. If you miss our bus service, you will need to arrange your trip to Segovia on your own.
At the airport, our staff members will be waiting for you in an official meeting point. You will be given a list of our team members with their contact details to call us in case of any emergency.

For the return on Friday, July 20th, we will be heading back to the airport around 4 PM after the Final Presentations, so please book the afternoon/evening flights. Our staff will accompany you to the airport on your way back on Friday. If you fly on Saturday and need to stay in Madrid a day longer, you will have to cover that night on your own. One of our chaperons can accompany you to the airport on Saturday morning (until 12 PM), so please book morning flights, if you need our assistance.

If you cannot find a flight within above mentioned timeframes or you need to stay a night longer because of the flights schedule, please contact us at ieusummerprogram@ie.edu.

RESIDENCE HALL IN SEGOVIA

During the first week (July 8th - 15th) we will be housed in the Factory Residence in Segovia. Participants will be accommodated in single or double rooms with bathroom with full board.

FACTORY RESIDENCE SEGOVIA

RESIDENCE HALL IN MADRID

We will be housed in the Residencia Universitaria Claudio Coello in Madrid from July 15th until July 20th. Participants will be accommodated in single rooms with bathroom with full board.

RESIDENCIA UNIVERSITARIA CLAUDIO COELLO

WHY COME TO THE IEU SUMMER PROGRAM?

If you are an open-minded person actively seeking new endeavours and challenges and you might be considering studying at an international university like IE University, this will give you an up-close and personal opportunity to get to know our education model and teaching style as you will have workshops delivered from our very own faculty.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Top ranked university offering an innovative and insightful program with a diploma awarded upon successful completion.

IE University Recognition

FIND YOUR VOCATION

Choose one of our tracks to discover your passions and talents and help you decide what you might want to study at university. Learn how to become a great and inspirational leader.

INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

Meet students from all over the globe. In past editions, we have had an average of 26 nationalities represented within each program.

IMPROVE YOUR SPANISH

Learn some Spanish; one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, the official language in 22 countries across the world and get to know Spain; see the sight of both Madrid & Segovia!

REASONS TO VISIT MADRID