IE University Segovia: Home Away from Home

@Alejandra Acedo

Georgy, a Bachelor in Politics, Law and Economics (PLE) student shares his experience at IE University and explains what are his days like at IEU.

A close-knit campus, approachable professors and extracurriculars that bring students together are just some of the reasons IE University Segovia has made an impact on Bachelor in Politics, Law and Economics student Georgy Aroniya. He shares what a day in his life looks like at the campus in Segovia, discussing why he believes that studying at IE University was the best decision he has ever made.

What is a day at IE University like?

Morning classes are the best. At least for early birds like me. Classes at IE University are flexible, with lectures and discussions that are both entertaining and educational. Professors are approachable and always ready to help not only during working hours but at breaks too.  The first break of the day is usually around 10:30 in the morning. My classmates and I like to hang out outside the cafeteria Reflectory, while students from other programs prefer to go to the Cave. There are lots of things you can do in ten minutes. Sometimes we grab a snack, a sandwich or a cup of coffee.

 After a light lunch, language sessions begin. At IE University, students may specialize in a wide range of foreign languages. For me, investing time in learning the Spanish language is a smart move not only for professional reasons, but also for my personal satisfaction. Classes are over around 16:00 hrs. I rest for a while, then start preparing for the next day. I prefer studying at home, but there are several great places on campus to study as well. Some people like the Student Hub because of its cozy atmosphere, while others prefer the quiet environment of the library. Dinner is the best. I usually eat at home, but a few times each week, my friends and I have dinner together. Being able to easily hang out with friends is one of the best parts of the Segovia campus.

What do you like most about studying at IE University?

IE University is unique. The international environment alongside the culture of academia and state-of-the-art equipment, make IE University an institution that truly drives innovation. Once you’re at IE University, you feel proud and smile because you know that coming here was the right decision.

Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

 I’m a member of the Segovia rugby team, which has become a second family for me. Apart from games every weekend, the university takes us on trips to participate in international competitions all over Europe. My other hobby (although it’s more of a passion, to be honest) is writing. A few of my short stories have already been published. I also work for The Stork, the official student newspaper of IE University.

What are your favorite subjects and why?

Studying PLE gives you the unique opportunity to have three different perspectives on current, real-world events. I absolutely loved Microeconomics and Constitutional Law, and I’m enjoy Political Philosophy. I am also a huge fan of Contemporary and Modern History and the way it’s taught with a practical approach at IE University.