What do you like most about studying at IE University?
What I like most about studying at IE University is the people. All the students come from different countries and backgrounds, and there is an international environment that allows us to learn a lot from our classmates, and build strong relationships.
Our opinion matters and they take our ideas into account; everyone can come up with a new project or idea, which truly sets IE University apart from other institutions. I feel like students are trusted and are always given the chance to develop their initiatives.
When it comes to the academic aspect, I enjoy the innovative approach, and the fact that our teachers are professionals with extensive experience in their corresponding fields.
Wake up, get ready, have breakfast, and go to IE University.
I usually go to the student hub, where you’ll always find someone you know to talk to or have coffee with.
Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?
One of the things I like most about studying at IE University is the wide variety of extracurricular activities we are offered. We receive monthly newsletters with information on the activities that will take place during the month, and then it’s up to us to decide which ones we want to take part in.
I’ve attended several conferences, and they are very interesting as they allow us to figure out what we want to do in the future. There are also competitions which are very interesting. I participated in the debate tournament and it was awesome; it helped me overcome my fear of public speaking, and it definitely helped me develop my debate skills! I also founded the IE University Ski and Snowboard Club with a friend, and we organized a trip to Formigal with 50 other students, which was amazing.
At this time I usually have to study, meet some classmates to work on a group project, or just do some reading. Depending on the amount of concentration and silence I need, I stay in the hub, go to the library or go somewhere else where I can work.
Take a break from working and go outside to play ping-pong or just have a snack.
Back to studying!
What are your favorite subjects and why?
My favorite subjects during this year were Introduction to Political Science and Public International Law. The first one gave me a framework in politics, and I got a bird’s-eye view of how politics work and influence the modern world. We also had the chance to do many interesting debates, learning from our teachers and classmates.
In the second semester we had several subjects on law, and I loved the way they were taught. As we studied Comparative Law, we didn’t have to memorize laws and books, even though many people think that is the only way to study law. We compared the different law systems, thereby learning how to draw our own conclusions, interpret texts, and develop different ways of thinking about the law, which was very interesting.
I bring food from home and meet my friends in the hub to have lunch together. I love this time of the day, because I get to meet with friends that I’m not in class with. On Fridays I always eat out at one of the many nearby restaurants!
Time for class!
What are your favorite subjects and why?
Public International Law was my favorite subject this semester, not only because everything we learned was useful, but also because I thought it was especially interesting for those of us doing the dual degree in Law and International Relations. We analyzed several real cases where international law had been applied. Monitoring the proceedings and how they were resolved helped us understand international law better and realize how complex and fascinating it is.
In general, I liked all the subjects and I honestly think that law and international relations are two degrees that go hand in hand, and that they are relevant in many of the current global crises.
I usually go to the gym. It’s right next to campus, so a lot of students go there (also because we get a special discount for being IE University students).
When it’s sunny we go out for a drink or a bite to eat on a terrace.