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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain; Segovia, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year (Aug. to May), Year (Jan. to Dec.)
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  • Budget Sheets: Year (Aug. to May)
  • This program is not currently accepting applications.Applications open on January 5th for Summer and Fall term programs, May 15th for Spring term programs, and November 1st for intersession, spring break and summer faculty-led programs.
Description:
Introduction:
 
IE University is a private university with campuses located in Segovia and Madrid. The essence of IEU 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.
 
Disclaimer:
 
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty. 
 
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program. 
 
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.
Campus:
 
Exchange students will study at either the Segovia or Madrid campus, but not both.
 
In Segovia students experience a true campus feel where the student body is small enough that it feels like a close-knit community. The campus is housed in the Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, a national heritage site.
 
In Madrid, students will find modern facilities and innovative resources. The campus will be moving to a new site for the 2021 academic year.
 
Academic Areas:
 
Exchange students are required to take at least 70% of their courses based on their area of study/major. This program is best suited for juniors and seniors who are prepared to take third and fourth year courses in their degree area. First year courses are not open to exchange students.
 
Students may take a Spanish language course equivalent to 1.5 UM Credits, however this will not fulfill a language requirement at UM.
 
Nearly all courses are delivered in English
 
Business Administration: 2nd year courses in Madrid and Segovia; 3rd and 4th year courses only in Madrid
International Relations: 2nd year courses in Segovia and Madrid; 3rd and 4th year courses only in Madrid
Law: 2nd year courses in Segovia and Madrid; 3rd and 4th year courses only in Madrid
Communications: All courses in Segovia only
Information Systems Management: 2nd year courses in Segovia and Madrid; 3rd and 4th year courses only in Madrid 

Searching for classes at IEU:
 
You can view the most recent list of course offerings. The full list of courses offered will be provided in the nomination instructions email to students.
 
Attendance & Absences:
 
Attendance to at least 70% of classes is mandatory. Schedule overlap higher than 30% is not allowed due to the absence policy.
 
If students reach the 30% absence limit, they are required to contact the corresponding faculty to justify the absences. Failure to justify these absences will translate into a failed class.
 
Grading Scale:
 
IEU Mark UM Grade
10 A+
9 - 9.9 A
8 - 8.9 A-
7.5 - 7.9 B+
7 - 7.4 B
6.5 - 6.9 B-
6 - 6.4 C+
5 - 5.9 C
Below 5 F
No Presentado F
 
IEU Credit Equivalency:
 
1 ECTS Credit = .5 UM Credits
 
Program Dates:
 
Fall semester: September – December
Spring: January – May
 
Housing:
 
There are several types of accommodation: student residences, private flats, shared flats and homestay with local families. IE recommends that you start looking for housing as soon as you are admitted.
 
For resources in Madrid visit: https://www.ie.edu/university/resources/student-services/living-in-madrid/ 
 
For resources in Segovia visit: https://www.ie.edu/university/resources/student-services/living-in-segovia/
 
Required Health Coverage:
 
Health insurance coverage is necessary for all students in Spain but more so for international students, who apply for a student visa, as you will be asked to provide this during the visa application process.
 
Passport Requirements:
 
In order to go abroad, you must have a valid passport that will not expire during your time abroad or within 6 months upon your return.
 
Visa Requirements:
 
It is up to you to consult the Embassy of Spain in your country of origin to determine your visa requirements. 
 
An official letter of acceptance from your host institution is required to apply for your student visa. You must wait until within 90 days of your start date to apply.
 
Next Steps:
 
Serious applicants should plan to submit a complete, well thought out, and comprehensive application. In the required essay, please focus on sharing your?academic, personal and professional goals?and how admission to IEU will help you achieve them.?? 
 
Students who submit a complete application by the deadline will be granted an interview. Qualified candidates will be nominated to IEU,?however IEU will make the final admission decision.?Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.?? 
 
Participation in the program cannot be guaranteed as there may be a limit on the number of students we can send to IEU in a particular semester. Please ensure that you think critically about your?second choice?option when completing this portion of your online application.?? 
 
Helpful Facts:
 
Currency The currency in Spain is the euro, the same as in other EU countries. 

The euro is divided into 100 cents. 
  • There are eight different coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents; 1 and 2 euros
  • There are seven different bank notes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros
Language Spanish is spoken all over the Spanish territory. However, other languages are also spoken in certain areas of Spain. 

These are: Catalan in Catalonia; Galician in Galicia; Euskera/Basque in the Basque Country; Valencian in Valencia; and a variety of Catalan in the Balearic islands
Airport Madrid-Barajas Airport

Located in the northeast of Madrid, only 12km from the city center
Weather Madrid has an inland Mediterranean climate in the western half of the city, transitioning to a semi-arid climate in the eastern half. 

Winters are cool due to its altitude and can include sporadic snowfalls and frequent frosts between December and February. 

Summers are hot, in the warmest month of July, average temperatures during the day range from 32 to 34°C (90 to 93°F) depending on location. 

Madrid is the driest capital in Europe. 

 


This program is not currently accepting applications.Applications open on January 5th for Summer and Fall term programs, May 15th for Spring term programs, and November 1st for intersession, spring break and summer faculty-led programs.