Stories

At IE University, more than 75% of our student body comes from outside Spain, representing an average of 130 nationalities on campus each year. We take great pride in these numbers—and in the individuals behind them. Our students are natural go-getters with a global outlook and a dream of a better future. Regardless of their degrees or passions, they strive every day to unleash their innovative potential and reach their goals. Driving this shared vision are people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. They are both united and entirely unique. These are our students. Discover their stories.

Ayla, Spain

Undergraduate student
“I decided to apply to IE University because it was my dream university: full of cultures and different nationalities and full of people with an open mind.”
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Lars, Germany

Undergraduate student
“My internships have helped me further my interests in my program and what I’ve learned in my classes has directly contributed to my understanding of markets.”
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Tomas, Ecuador

Undergraduate student
“The opportunity to study in Segovia for a year then move to Madrid for the next three years is really unique. It made the transition process much easier for me.”
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Cristian, Spain / Germany

Undergraduate student
“Thanks to being exposed to people from so many different backgrounds, I’ve been able to shape a very open, globally oriented way of thinking.”
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Dyanna, US

Undergraduate student
“In my opinion, IE University offers an incredible array of opportunities for students, regardless of what you want to be involved in.”
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Christopher, Mexico

Undergraduate Student
“I chose IE University because I wanted to get out of my comfort zone. I had a feeling it was the right place for me—and now I can say I definitely made the right choice by coming here.”
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Ignacio, Spain

Undergraduate student
“Thanks to IE University I’ve attended a wide variety of cultural and academic experiences that otherwise I would never have known about.”
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Amanda, Spain

Undergraduate student
“At IE University we have a great sports program, but I believe that with time we can be even better and stand out for our sports element, too.”
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Anna, Germany

Undergraduate student
“I think IE University shows students and staff that we all have some form of artistic expression; be it writing, photography, music or something else.”
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Celestine, France

Undergraduate student
“Studying at IE University is an entire experience in itself! Everyone shares their own experiences and thoughts, which makes the classes even more captivating.”
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Paula, Spain

Undergraduate student
“While this adventure is coming to an end, I can say that I am extremely happy about the choice I made four years ago. IE University has given me the preparation I needed to immerse myself in the corporate world.”
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Adlan, Malaysia

Undergraduate student
“I am grateful for the people that I’ve met, the opportunities that I have taken, and the lessons I have learnt. I’m confident that the experience has built the foundation for my future career.”
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Maria, Spain

European Patent Academy Trainee
“You attract what you reflect. Be determined, live with motivation, and you will go far.”
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David, Lebanon

Undergraduate student
“Each student that graduates from here has a completely different profile than his peers. You get to customize your journey.”
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Laufey, Iceland

Undergraduate student
“Of course, your university is always supposed to aid you in your personal and professional growth, but IE University goes above and beyond.”
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Masa, Jordan

Undergraduate student
“I have gone through different subjects and each one left a mark on me, which made me who I am today and also helped me figure out what I would like to work in.”
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Laura, Colombia

Undergraduate student
“IE University places a lot of significance on values such as diversity, entrepreneurship and innovation.”
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Giulia, Italy

Undergraduate student
“I believe that getting to learn with people from completely different backgrounds to yours is the most gratifying academic and personal experience you can have, as well as the greatest eye opener.”
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