“The journey is the destination” - Dan Eldon
University is one of the most important times in a person’s life. It’s time for personal and intellectual growth and for deciding on a professional path to take. When it comes to location, students have countless choices. So, why study abroad in Spain?
Spain has some of the top universities in Europe and will provide students with a great academic experience. There are 76 officially recognized private and public Spanish universities to choose from. Students’ experiences will vary depending on the type of university they choose. And although many argue that any one university is no better than any other, students should choose the institution that best suits their needs. As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
The performance of Spanish universities is reflected in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, where out of 23 Spanish universities ranked, nine are included in the top 400 universities in the world. The top Spanish universities are found in Madrid and Barcelona. Spanish universities are recognized worldwide, so no matter where students choose to study, they will finish their degrees well qualified and ready choose from the many job opportunities available to them.
Life as a college student can be hard when it comes to finances. For the vast majority of students, money is tight. But, compared to other countries, Spain is considered a relatively cheap place to live. During their stay, university students will benefit from the low cost choices available here, including food, restaurants and accommodation.
Spain is known for its warm, sunny weather: sunny Spain. Although it might sound like a cliché, it is true that students will not experience extremely high or low temperatures throughout the year. Of course, weather in each region varies; but in general, the climate in Spain is mild and pleasant.
Spanish: one of the most widely spoken languages worldwide
Students will have the opportunity to learn or improve their skills in one of the most widely spoken languages in the world: Spanish. This is a skill that will help them stand out in the demanding and competitive job market. For students who are not fluent in Spanish upon arrival, there are many Spanish universities that offer courses in English. Many Spanish universities also stand out for their international environment and programs. At IE University for example, 75% of students come from abroad.