Visiting Students Program
Visiting Student Program
Explore different areas of knowledge
The structure of the Visiting Student Program allows you to both explore new areas of knowledge that you haven’t studied at your home university, and to concentrate on what you like, gaining new knowledge through innovative approaches and content.
A flexible structure
The possibility of choosing one semester or two allows you to design your year of international exploration as you choose. Whether you have an internship from September to December, or you are a student from the Southern Cone (completing your studies in December), you can choose the semester that begins in January. And if you have an internship, or have decided to travel in January, you can choose to start your program in September.
Thinking about your future
One of the reasons for participating in a Visiting Student Program is to be able to reflect upon your professional future, thinking about what you would like to do and be in the future. You will have access to advice from teachers, experts, and specialists at IE University’s Talent & Careers during your stay with us, allowing you to begin your process of reflection.
Develop skills for the professional world
The hands-on methodologies that IE University is globally recognized for, and which you will find in all of your courses, will help you develop abilities in critical thinking, oral and written expression, and skills in communication and teamwork.
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Why study the Visiting Student Program?
A truly international VSP
Studying abroad is not the same as studying at a truly international institution, where you can interact with people from over 100 different countries. If one of the goals of being a Visiting Student is meeting people, discovering cultures, and experiencing life in a new environment, then IE University is the place to do it: you can do it in a million different ways. Generally, when choosing a university for a Visiting Student Program, the university’s culture is highly valued. At IE University you will not only meet people from one different culture, you will meet people from many different countries, providing you with a richer experience and a larger network of new contacts and friends from around the world.
IE University is built on four key pillars: diversity, an entrepreneurial mindset, technological training for innovation, and the humanities for understanding the world around us. These four values are embedded in everything we do at IE University. Students who participate in our Visiting Student Program receive a comprehensive education based on these four pillars. At other universities, Visiting Student Programs include one or two of the university’s values, while the comprehensive educational experience is reserved for students doing their full degree at the university. At IE University our Visiting Students benefit from our complete academic model, and are exposed to all of our guiding principles.
A personalized approach
IE University gives each Visiting Student personalized attention. IE University is proud to contribute to the education of their Visiting Students and to help each of them focus their program on their academic interests. Our Visiting Students are not considered guests or people who are just passing through; they are considered members of our academic community, and we are proud to contribute to their educational journey. IE University advises students on which courses to take, so that the program completed by each student is effective in terms of learning; students also have access to faculty advisors. The entire university community is available to our Visiting Students; this program offers the unique opportunity to participate in student activities and the rich student life found at IE University including clubs, sports, social activities, etc.
Add the prestige of IE University to your CV
IE University stands out as one of Europe’s benchmark higher education institutions for excellence in innovation and learning technologies. Its undergraduate programs are recognized in their respective fields by the most prestigious associations, and are among the most highly valued by employers at leading companies and firms in various sectors. Admission standards for the Visiting Student Program at IE University are similar to undergraduate degree admissions, and being accepted to the program is unequivocal proof of your intellectual and interpersonal ability.
Spain is an ideal country for a year of study
The opportunity to complete the Visiting Student Program in Segovia or Madrid, will allow you to experience Spain in two of its historic cities, both filled with vibrant cultural, social, and athletic life. Whether you decide to come for one semester or two, you can choose where you would like to complete your program; if you come for two semesters you can choose to complete one semester in Segovia and the other in Madrid. Segovia is a medieval university town, one of the historic centers of Spanish culture, and is only 25 minutes from Madrid on the high-speed train. Madrid is one of the most lively, interesting, and fun cities in all of Europe.
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SUBJECTS AVAILABLE DURING THE VISITING STUDENT PROGRAM
Four packs to make subject selection simple
With our four subject packs, you can easily customize your IE University experience while benefiting from stress-free scheduling and meeting your degree requirements.
Drawing up your ideal program is simple: just select your subjects and make sure you’ve got a minimum of 30 ECTS credits from each pack. While some students choose subjects from every area, you can also opt to specialize in a core field such as Marketing or Finance. Whatever you choose to study, using the packs will guarantee compatible scheduling so that your selections avoid any timetable clashes.
Get inspired by the subject offerings of our packs here:
As a visiting student, you can choose classes from a wide selection of Bachelor programs across the five areas of interest detailed below. We’re flexible, open, and accommodating, so you can mix and match classes and study whatever you find most interesting! If you want to shake up your studies, just choose 70% of your classes from one program and 30% from another.
We’ve grouped together our Bachelor's programs by field of study, in order to make it easier for you to view all the subjects in specific areas of interest. However, if you come across another subject you would like to study that doesn’t appear on this page, don’t worry—you can still take it as long as it’s available!
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Are you bursting with original ideas? Studying Architecture & Design will equip you with all the skills, tools, and resources you need to design and create innovative, future-forward, and sustainable environments. Unleash your creativity as you transform your global design dreams into reality.
The Bachelor in Architectural Studies and the Bachelor in Design are part of our School of Architecture & Design.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Whether you’re looking to work for a multinational corporation or start your own company, Business & Economics is for you. Here, you will develop an exceptional business acumen and unparalleled managerial skills, preparing you to thrive in today’s constantly evolving economy.
Check out our Bachelor in Economics and Bachelor in Business Administration if you want to take the corporate world by storm.
LAWS & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
In Laws & International Relations, you will deepen your understanding of a wide range of complex economic, political, and social dynamics across the globe—while grasping just how closely they’re related.
In this ever-expanding field of study, you’ll find our Bachelor in International Relations, Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics, and our Bachelor of Laws.
With Social Sciences, discover how to become an expert in human behavior and society, or communication and marketing, in order to lead the next generation of pioneering social scientists.
Study our Bachelor in Behavior and Social Sciences or our Bachelor in Communication and Digital Media to set yourself on the path towards success.
Harness the power of data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to drive innovation, solve the world’s most complex challenges, and ultimately transform the world we live in.
Want to become a digital disruptor? Take a look at our Bachelor in Data and Business Analytics and our Bachelor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.