Parents

WELCOME TO IE UNIVERSITY

Welcome to IE University, an institution that is committed to a unique higher education model based on the pillars of academic excellence, innovation, entrepreneurism and a unique approach to the humanities. We provide each student with an eminently practical and experiential learning process.

 

Our unique higher education model hinges on two key aspects. The first is our focus on creating an international community and outlook. Students from over 100 countries and professors of 40 nationalities interact together in a highly diverse environment. The second is the personalized nature of our programs, enabling students to actively participate in mapping their own education path by selectingunder the guidance of a tutorspecializations, lab projects, workshops, international internships and exchange programs with universities around the world.

A DYNAMIC COMMUNITY

The vibrant and dynamic community at our campuses in Segovia and Madrid fosters a constant flow of ideas and experiences among our talented young people. Together, they create new initiatives and take part in extracurricular activities through our extensive range of clubs.

We know that choosing a university is a major decision for both students and their parents. That’s why we want to offer our help so that you, as parents, can help guide your sons and daughters in making the right choice, one that encompasses their interests and aspirations, and guarantees the best career opportunities. We’re here to help you discover everything IE University has to offer.

We hope that you find the information provided in this section useful. For more detailed information or for any other query you might have, do not hesitate to contact us at ieuadmissions@ie.edu

STAY INFORMED

IE NEWS

IE University publishes a newsletter that covers all our latest news, as well as news of campus life in Segovia and Madrid, students' extracurricular activities, projects, internships, and exchanges. It also contains videos and interviews showcasing the comprehensive educational environment that is so integral to our students' personal and academic development. This information is updated every four months.

IE NEWS

WEBLOG NEWS

The University blog is constantly updated, and features all academic, cultural and sporting events taking place; news relating to students and professors; activities organized in conjunction with other universities; and any other official activity taking place at IE University.

WEBLOG NEWS

IDEAS MAGAZINE

Ideas Magazine is the IE alumni publication. With a readership of over 55,000 alumni, it features articles on each of the disciplines offered at IE: Business, Law, International Relations, Communications, Organizational Psychology and Architecture. It was launched over 30 years ago and continues to feature interviews and testimonials from outstanding leaders, major players, and opinion makers who have passed through the lecture halls of IE. It also features general news about IE and its departments, as well as news of alumni, events, appointments, companies and experiences.

Ideas is published quarterly.

IDEAS MAGAZINE

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Parents' Weekend

Our students’ families are an integral part of our community, and we want them to have a close connection with IEU. Every year, we have the pleasure of hosting the "IE University Parents' Weekend", where parents of prospective and current students from all around the world meet at both our Segovia Campus and Madrid Campus to have a taste of the IEU experience.

PARENTS' WEEKEND

Take a look at the 2016 edition of the IE University Parents’ Weekend.

RELEVANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

STUDENT LIFE

The life of an IE University student is a unique experience.

For the 100 plus nationalities that we have on campus, the way they study, approach knowledge, put it into practice and the environment in which they do so leads to their radical transformation.

Students' timetables are made up of classes, meetings with fellow students and advisors, meetings with the Careers Advice team, extracurricular activities organized by the Student Office, and events organized by the students themselves through their clubs.

Students can live a fully immersive university experience by participating in more than 30 clubs that coordinate sports, academic, musical, cultural and social activities.

The diversity of our community and the interaction between students of different programs enriches their learning and offers them powerful connections for their professional futures.

The Student Office also offers students a personalized service regarding matters to do with immigration, health, accommodation and other services in Madrid and Segovia.

STUDENT LIFE

LIVING IN MADRID

As the capital of Spain, Madrid is home to the government, Parliament, ministries and all related institutions, as well as acting as the official residence of the King and Queen and the President of Spain.

With the highest population of any city in Spain, Madrid is an important cultural center. Its world-class museums, such as the Museo del Prado, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, the CaixaForum Madrid and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum all rank amongst the best museums in the world.

Madrid is synonymous with Spanish fashion, and plays host to international industry events, such as Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week.

Madrid is a vibrant city, with plenty to see and do, lots of shopping centers, cinemas, theaters and restaurants.

The transport system includes a rail network that is fully integrated with the subway, buses and airport, and its interchanges make transferring from one form of transport to another easy. Madrid's subway system is, in fact, the second most extensive in Western Europe.

The climate in Madrid is dry and annual rainfall is low. The city boasts blue skies worthy of a Velázquez; summers are hot and winters cold. The average temperature during the cold months (December and January) is 6 degrees Celsius, whilst the average during the hottest months (July and August) is 25 degrees Celsius.

LIVING IN MADRID

LIVING IN SEGOVIA

The city of Segovia is in the center of Spain, 25 short minutes by train from the center of Madrid. Declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1985, the city contains an assortment of both civil and religious buildings of historical significance. Some of its numerous landmarks include: the Aqueduct, the most important feat of civil engineering in the history of Spain; the Alcázar,
the Royal Palace, perched on a rock between the Eresma and Clamores rivers; the San Antonio el Real Monastery; the Santa Maria Cathedral; the city walls, and a significant number of Romanesque churches.

What's more, Segovia is a cultural center and home to various museums, such as the Esteban Vicente Contemporary Art Museum, the Cathedral Museum and the Zuloaga Museum. It is also the site of festivals like the Hay Festival or the Titirimundi International Puppet Festival.

Segovia has the geographical good fortune of being equidistant from historically significant Spanish cities such as Valladolid, Salamanca, Ávila and Toledo, amongst others. It has a lovely climate, ideal for strolling through the streets on a sunny winter's day, or sitting at one of the lively outdoor cafe-bars that can be found all over the city throughout spring and summer.

The climate in Segovia is dry, with low rainfall mainly in the autumn and spring months. The average temperature during the coldest months (December and January) is 4 degrees Celsius, whilst the average during the hottest months (July and August), is 21 degrees Celsius.

LIVING SEGOVIA

FINANCIAL AID

At IE University, we want every student to have the opportunity to participate in a unique, life-changing university experience, one that allows them to create their own career path based on academic excellence and a wealth of experience.

With this in mind, IE University offers students two types of assistance through the IE Foundation's Financial Aid Department: through its scholarship program, and by means of personalized financial aid.

The Foundation makes funds available to successful students whose achievements strongly match our educational model, particularly those students with outstanding academic results as well as other excellent qualities, irrespective of their financial circumstances.

For personalized advice, contact us at financialaid.ieu@ie.edu

FINANCIAL AID

HEALTH

In Spain, as a rule, there are two types of health insurance: the type whereby the insured party is reimbursed once they have paid for medical care, and the type whereby the insurance company meets absolutely all of the costs incurred.

IE University has an agreement with Sanitas, an established medical insurance firm, whereby absolutely all major medical costs are covered. Sanitas allows students to take out a policy from their country of origin, without having to wait until they arrive in Spain.

There are two types of policy available to our students, depending on whether or not they require repatriation (this being a prerequisite in order to apply for a student visa).

The Madrid campus is very central, located in the city's financial district. It is a safe residential area with an abundance of private clinics as well as one of the biggest state hospitals in Madrid, the Princesa Hospital.

Segovia is a large city and has all of the healthcare facilities, private and public, that you would expect. Furthermore, the Segovia campus has its own infirmary, which is open during university opening hours.

SAFETY

Spain is one of the safest countries in the world and, in European terms, enjoys one of the lowest crime rates. Segovia is also one of the safest cities in Spain, and the Madrid campus is located in a highly secure residential area.

At both the Madrid and Segovia campuses, permanent security measures are in place during opening hours, with CCTV cameras in operation, as well as security staff throughout our sites.

COME AND VISIT US ON CAMPUS

We periodically organize events for the parents of prospective students at both our Madrid and Segovia campuses. These cover everything from general information to talks on relevant topics, including:

OPEN DAYS

Every month, we open up our campuses to provide information about IE University, our educational model, grades, exchanges, internships, financial aid, university life, career prospects, employability and any other topic of interest to parents and prospective students. Open Days take place at both our Madrid and Segovia campuses and finish with a tour of the campus and its facilities. Both parents and prospective students may attend the Open Days. These events are a way for prospective students and parents to meet and interact with current students, and experience a taste of life at IE University.

EVENTS

PARENTS' WEEKEND

Once a year we celebrate Parents’ Weekend, which is open to parents of current students and admitted candidates. During the weekend we offer workshops related to the various degrees so that attendees can learn more about our teaching methodology. There are also conferences and leisure activities that allow parents to meet each other and share their experience of IE.

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MASTER CLASSES AND CONFERENCES

These are classes and/or talks aimed at parents. They look at both current affairs and personal and professional development, and are led by IE University professors.

EVENTS EVENTS

GET IN TOUCH WITH US

AT IE UNIVERSITY'S OFFICES

If you so wish, you may visit us at any of our international offices on any continent to obtain information, arrange an appointment or attend a planned event.

IE INTERNATIONAL OFFICES

ONLINE

We periodically hold online sessions for parents on Financial Aid (including scholarships and financing) and matters relating to the Student Office (including accommodation, security and life on campus), as well as sessions of academic interest, related to current affairs and personal development. These are all led by IE University professors.

If you need any more information, we’d love to hear from you. To arrange a Skype appointment, please write to us at
ieuadmissions@ie.edu

EVENTS

CAMPUS TOUR

If you are unable to attend any of our events, you are more than welcome to set up an appointment for a personal campus tour. Please send an email to ieuadmissions@ie.edu

NEWS

What do you want for your children, success or happiness?

On December 17th, at the Madrid Campus we held the workshop “Positive Psychology: What do you want for your children, success or happiness?” presented by Psychology professor, Eva Katharina Herber.

During the workshop, parents took part in a practical and participative session on positive psychology, in which they saw that success and happiness are connected. We have to look inside ourselves and define our own strengths, as well as identify our own personal resources, and determine our own path to success and happiness.

Herber is a psychologist and coach, and an expert in Applied Positive Psychology. She works with individuals, teams and companies to increase their well-being and performance. She is a professor at IE University and IE Business School, and has collaborated with other institutions.

PARENTS' WINTER HOLIDAYS COCKTAIL

Parents of our students are part of the IE University community. We regularly hold events so that parents can come to campus, meet their children’s professors, fellow students, and other parents.

In December 2017 we held the Vacation Cocktail, attended by around 250 parents and students from a variety of cities. During the cocktail, Rafael Benjumea, Chairman of the IE University Foundation Advisory Board, and Miguel Costa, Director of Admissions, emphasized the important role parents play in the IE community. During the event, three student members of the IEU Music Club played holiday music with great professionalism.

During the event, members of the IE University Student Government and the United Nations Student Association held an exhibition based on the theme “Connecting Cultures”, in which they exhibited works by 21 artists from 21 countries. The exhibition was held with the aim of raising funds to help refugees.

IE University will hold the Parents’ Weekend this year in May. There will be workshops from each degree, enabling parents to experience a real day in the life of their children here at IE. We can’t wait to see you there.