The essence of IE University is built upon the bringing together of a personalized, student centered community, within an environment that is open to the world and embraces a rich diversity of individuals, ideas and approaches.
Students at IEU are characterized by a global perspective and a drive to reach their own unique professional goals.
Develop a unique professional profile since day one.
Discover different ways to develop your entrepreneurship spirit and initiatives.
Be part of a truly and rich international community.
We have designed programs specifically aimed at pre-university students to offer an insight into the practical and experiential side to learning seen at IE University. Get a head start now and check out our Junior Advisory Board, Welcome Workshops, School’s Debate Tournament, and Summer Program.
The IEU Summer Program is a two-week-long intensive program that allows aspiring students to get a head start on their personal and professional journey. Incorporating five specialized study tracks, students will acquire the skill-set needed to flourish in an international environment.
Open to students in their junior year of high school, the Junior Advisory Board (JAB) is aimed at those eager to make use of their inquisitive minds and love of public speaking. Students will take part in workshops and conferences to expand their skill-set and embark on their journey towards innovation at IEU.
I wake up in my apartment in the neighborhood of Malasaña. I head to the kitchen for breakfast. After having breakfast with my flatmates, I take one of the cleanest metros in Europe and head towards IE University.
Description: Class begins and my professor who is currently working at Google walks into the classroom. The class quiets down and we start. We take a 10-15 minute break as this class is a double session and the professor (and us) need time to recharge.
Class ends, and I have a team project to work on with people from Nigeria, Lebanon, India, the United States, Egypt and Colombia. We book a study room on campus with a screen since we need to start working on presentation.
After hours making progress on the presentation, we finally leave to have some food close by campus. There are a lot of great options nearby, but we also have microwaves in the cafeteria in the case we would like to bring our own food.
Once we finish eating, a few of my friends and I go the on-campus ping pong table and get a quick friendly game in and a cup of coffee before heading to our next class.
My next online class begins and our professor from the consulting company McKinsey breaks us into groups and goes over what our task will be for the next 30 mins.
We get started writing out our ideas and someone begins drawing our analysis on a large white sheet that we will use to present. This way of learning is unique and it’s usually the best way for me to remember a lot of information.
Class ends, and I head over to a club event with the IEU Culture Excursion club, one of the many clubs I am a part of. After the event I stay in one of the many study rooms IEU offers to study for next week’s exam.
Heading home I decide to stop by my friend’s rugby practice. The sun sets late in the spring and summer and it’s always nice to get some fresh air before getting home.
I meet up with some friends to go eat some tapas. We eat dinner pretty late in Spain and tonight we decide to go to Mercado de la Paz, to have some sushi and make plans on what to do for the weekend.
We end the night and I take the metro home. I check my schedule for tomorrow and call my Dad to see how’s he doing. I get ready for bed and read a bit before falling asleep to start the day all over again.
The graduation ceremony marks the end of the students’ time at IE University, but in reality it is only the beginning.
At the graduation ceremony four students gave their speeches, they shared their experiences, thanked those who helped them along the way, and gave words of advice for all the students present.
"We learned about the humanity that rests beneath our differences."
"Change is the only thing that is constant."
"Stop, choose a goal, set a date and just do it."
“We’re going to fail, time and time again. But that’s how we learn and move forward.”
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