At IE University, we believe that what you learn outside the classroom is just as important as what you learn in the classroom. That’s why we make sure every student has endless opportunities to expand their cultural, personal, and professional horizons.
With our exchange programs, for example, you can study at any of our partner universities across the globe and open yourself up to a whole new culture or language—something that’s becoming more and more important in our increasingly interconnected and globalized world. We also have our special IEU Labs, a hands-on and internship-like experience on campus that helps you learn extra skills and better prepares you for your future career.
There are also more than 120 clubs to help you find like-minded people who share your hobbies and interests. Ranging from theater to sports, academia, and more, there’s something for everyone.
Studying abroad is just one of the many ways IE University allows you to discover global perspectives and gain cross-cultural insights. The chance to live and study in another country will open you up to new possibilities, ideas, and worldviews. It’s a life-changing experience that will stay with you long after graduation.
The IE University experience involves much more than academic studies. Our practice-based methodology takes you beyond the classroom walls and straight to the frontlines of the industry you’re passionate about. We offer an exceptional range of opportunities that allow you to tailor your studies to your specific career goals and enhance your employability by obtaining extra qualifications.
Students receive academic guidance from tutors and advisors who provide direction, encouraging the integration of the different degree elements. Build a personalized academic program that matches your professional aspirations.
IEU Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional internships. Designed for first- and second-year students seeking high-level internship placements, the IE Labs provide a hands-on, internship-like, on-campus experience, where you work on projects for leading companies and institutions in a variety of sectors.
Holding them as one of its pillars, IE University understands the Humanities are key to understanding the reality of our world, and applying critical thinking skills to complex, global challenges. Students can select which Humanities course to complete, based on their interests.
Advanced Seminars complement the core degree by giving students deeper knowledge of subjects in a very diverse area of studies.
Additionally, students can take part in several internships, gaining professional skills and enhancing that highly valued international profile.
Aside from mastering Spanish, our students can decide to study other relevant languages of today’s globalized world, including French, Portuguese, German, Arabic, or Chinese.
At IE University, we are committed to sustainability and responsible city-making. We work toward this commitment and toward a better tomorrow at our IE Center for Sustainable Cities. The center serves as a physical and virtual space for various agents—ranging from government and private sectors to the community and academica—who focus on assessing current and future risks we face by discussing and proposing new ideas that enhance resilience.
The Center for Sustainable Cities provides the tools and insights necessary to make decisions on the necessary steps to building more sustainable, livable cities for our future—cities that address the Sustainable Development Goals laid out by the United Nations. As an educational institution, we take our role in training future leaders very seriously. To that end, students will be able to access the center and benefit from both the space and the experts within it.
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To conduct an urban study, define research objectives, gather data through surveys and observations, analyze the data using statistical and qualitative methods, identify patterns and trends, and draw conclusions to inform urban planning and policy decisions.
The student profiles of a Bachelor in Urban Studies can vary, but generally, they are individuals interested in understanding cities, urban environments, and the challenges they face. Students may have a passion for urban planning, sustainable development, social issues, or community engagement. They are typically curious, analytical, and have an interdisciplinary mindset, seeking to explore the social, economic, and environmental aspects of urban life and contribute to creating more livable and inclusive cities.
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