Apart from its academic excellence, IE University is renowned for its striking learning hubs around Spain. Whether your program takes you to our beautiful campus in Segovia or our state-of-the-art classrooms in the financial heart of Madrid, you’re sure to be surrounded by beauty, innovation and culture.
I really like these spaces because you get to focus on your work while enjoying a panoramic view of Madrid.Miquel Amengual Verdera
The Segovia campus is nestled in a pristine natural landscape, housed in a historic national heritage site aptly recognized by UNESCO. The town surrounding it still bears its medieval legacy, featuring charming cobbled streets, stunning architecture and a close-knit community. On the other hand, IE Tower in Madrid is the university’s tech-based urban location right in the city’s financial district. The hustle and bustle of city life is balanced by close proximity to leading innovators, entrepreneurs and international companies—providing endless opportunities to network and make life-changing connections.
Students like Miquel “Miki” Amengual Verdera have made both locations home. Due to the nature of his bachelor’s degree program, he has spent significant time in Madrid and Segovia, so he knows all the best places and hidden spots for a productive study break.
At IE Tower, Miquel recommends taking your break at the Launchpad. Once you make your way to the fourth floor, you enter an open-plan space that is quiet, relaxing and suitable for both solo work and collaborating with your peers. You could also try out the quiet rooms, which Miquel likes because “you get to focus on your work while enjoying a panoramic view of Madrid.” And when it comes to Segovia, his favorite place is the Library, noting that it’s the perfect spot “when you need some personal space to focus.”
We talked to Miquel about his IE Experience and he shared some more tips to help other students get more familiar with IE University at large.
Tell us more about yourself.
I’m from Mallorca, Spain, but I also lived in New York for a couple of years. Now, I’m a third-year student in the Bachelor in Data & Business Analytics. Although I did my first year of the program in Segovia, I currently study in Madrid.
I chose the Bachelor in Data & Business Analytics because I have always been interested in technology and computing, so I wanted to apply these domains to business. I believe that this program perfectly blends the two disciplines I am most passionate about.
What are your favorite spots in Segovia and Madrid? Why?
One of my favorite spots on the Segovia campus is The Cave. In my opinion, it is such a cool and unique spot. It’s an amazing room and you really get the feeling of being in a cave. It also has direct access to a garden behind the Segovia campus, so it’s always a nice treat to grab a snack or drink from The Cave before going outside to hang out with your friends.
I also like spending time on the terrace behind the cafeteria, which has an awesome view of the hills so it is also great to chill with friends after class.
I am personally a fan of the Segovia campus. Besides the aesthetics, it gives you the feeling of a real university campus.Miquel Amengual Verdera
At IE Tower, I really like the Athletic Center: its facilities are very well equipped and the pool and gym are easily accessible to students. Also, the tables next to the entrance are the perfect spot to take a break, study with your friends or have lunch between classes when the weather is nice.
How would you describe the Segovia campus and IE Tower in Madrid?
I am personally a big fan of the Segovia campus. Besides the aesthetic appeal, it gives you the feeling of a real university campus. In fact, the whole city of Segovia can feel like your campus because you get to meet so many people and know everything that’s happening in the city. Also, there are so many areas to hang out with your friends on campus and it offers some of the best views in the city.
Alternatively, I would describe IE Tower as very futuristic. It really is a one-of-a-kind campus as the whole structure is very modern and high-tech. The fact that you can have a lecture on the 21st floor with a birds-eye, scenic view of Madrid is still impressive to me.