The Schiller International University learning community shares the world’s concerns related to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the events from these unprecedented times continue to evolve, we want to assure our students, faculty, staff, alumni and other international community stakeholders that we continue to monitor this situation. Based upon campus-specific governmental directives in France, Germany, Spain and the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), we are continuously putting processes in place to ensure our learning communities are safe and that our students continue to academically succeed in their programs of study.
Thus far, our response strategies have included quick, well-deliberated and communicated actions, continued instruction that is compliant with accreditation and academic partnerships, cultural contextual components such as international travel requirements, and adopted plans for prevention based upon recommendations from CDC. If any members of our university community have questions, concerns, or need encouragement, please contact one of our Campus Directors. We are committed to continuing the teaching and learning process that includes delivery of high quality academic programs to new and existing students. Our goal is to ensure student progression that promotes on-time graduation.
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Thank you for your support through these challenging times.
Dr. Manuel Alonso
Dr. Craig McClellan
When we think about higher education we normally think of big classrooms, heavy books and hours and hours of studying. While this is certainly the case most weeks, there is only so much you can learn from reading a book. At the end of day those are simply ideas jotted down on a piece of paper therefore, there must be another way to get that information.
At Schiller we know human interactions are the best way to learn, and while we can learn from everyone around us, there are certain people that deliver a far greater understanding than the average man or woman. Those are the people we look for and invite to speak to our students.
This time one of our Professors, Jose Pinto, invited the former Minister of Tourism and Culture, Guillermina Mekuy to speak at our event, Africa Visits SIU. Ms. Mekuy is a writer, Politian and businesswoman passionate about education and especially empowering women to help them overcome the current struggles of the XXI century.
During the event, Ms. Mekuy shared her experience as a young writer aged only 17 years old. She discussed her studies in Madrid which helped her start her career in politics and the opportunities and challenges which she came across.
She inspired our students to never let their young age hinder their career by emphasizing that we should never use young age as an excuse for our lack of determination. If she could do it so can every young man and woman with the right mindset, skills and opportunity.
Following the talk, we had the pleasure of enjoying several different recipes from all over Africa. As SIU Madrid students understood, food plays a big role in African culture, and everyone certainly agreed by welcome these delicacies and enjoying a meal with the SIU family.
When learning business, it is important the students understand it is not only about the books and presentations, but also how the day to day world of business works. To truly understand this, you need to get out there and discover it and it’s precisely what they did with Professor Alexandra Aaron!
Prof. Aaron took the students to visit the stock exchange, a place that historically used to be the busiest place for finance. This is to understand how the finance world is always changing, and it doesn’t stay stationary for long. Now with the technological advancements there is no need for a physical place to exchange stocks, but rather it can be done everywhere: office, home, even on the go…
Nevertheless, every city still needs a business hub, an area where companies can come together and know this is the place business happens. That area is shifting here in Madrid from Azca to Chamartin, where the 4 towers are, so a visit was mandatory. No better way to learn about business than outside the walls of the classroom.
To understand the world of business we need to have some background on our history and how we arrived to where we are at today. Museums offer a great opportunity for students to discover this, and what better guide than one of our professors.
Considered to rank among the world’s leading museums of its kind, Museo Casa de la Moneda boasts rich and varied collections and spacious exhibition areas, combined with the technical support offered by the staff, to both researchers and educators alike. In a word, it is a unique place to learn about the world of money.
As our students visited the museum, they were taken on a journey through the history of money and diverse production methods from its very origins.
Its rooms feature displays of major collections ranging from numismatics and philately to banknotes and other means of payment, lottery and gaming, and also the machinery and tools used in their manufacture by the employees of the Spanish Royal Mint.
This was a great opportunity for the students to discover the world of Money and how history led us here.
It has already become a beloved Schiller Madrid tradition to host a Parents Night, and 2019 was no different.
We know choosing a university is a defining moment in someone’s life, and the ones that are normally more involved, aside from the student, are his or her parents. They are the unsung heroes, working behind the scenes, checking every single detail of the institution that will prepare their child for their future career. To honor that effort and welcome an opportunity for them to network, we created this parents night where, as an institution, we get to share the latest updates about academics, events, results and the future of SIU.
During the event, parents from all over the world had the opportunity to join and talk to our professors and staff, getting to know the ones that are shaping the future of this generation. This was also a great opportunity to talk about the students academic development and their future career outside of the walls of our university.
We hope everyone enjoyed this gathering, as well as reassured their trust in our institution, to continue to develop the international leaders of tomorrow.