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Fall 2019 Wine Trip

It has now become an SIU Madrid tradition to welcome the fall semester with our Wine Trip. As a university, we want to see students develop their skills outside the class and see them immerse in the Spanish culture.

It is for that reason that our Undergraduate Advisor, Professor José Pinto, prepared a trip all of us will remember. This time we went to “Finca la Estacada” a vineyard where all SIU family, students and professors, had the opportunity to learn more about how wine is made and the excellence they use in the process.

While we were there we also had the opportunity to have our “Wine Trip Games” a series of competitions between groups of students and professors. So, we all got ready for the challenges and created some wonderful memories of a time well spent.

In the end we all enjoyed a good meal in honor of a Spanish tradition to never leave a place with an empty stomach. We can already assure you we will come back again next year!!

Heidelberg Campus – Student Orientation and Registration Day

Congratulations on joining us at the Schiller International University – Heidelberg Campus!

SIU – Heidelberg Campus offers orientation program designed to help first-year students, transfer students, and all our international students successfully transition to our community.  Throughout your orientation, you will be exposed to many valuable resources, interact with a variety of campus staff members, student ambassadors and participate in social experiences to begin to make new connections with fellow Schillerians, learn more about academic and student life at the University, receive your class schedule, and more.


Orientation Lunch

Orientation Day – SIU Madrid

Hello everyone, this is your future self. Today you started a new journey, woke up early, prepared your things and got ready for Orientation Day.
At first you didn’t know what to do, everyone was new and they seemed to have this day figured out, but trust me they felt exactly like you.

I am here to remind you of that day for a specific reason. On that day, you knew you were going to start a new journey, but you didn’t know how great of an adventure it was going to be. This university will give you the opportunity to discover new subjects you never thought about before, but will fall in love with in no time. You will discover that professors can be open and friendly, while also being demanding and tough, shaping you for the future you have ahead. You will also make friends, and not just the ones you shared a hot dog with or sat next to during the orientation speech, but many more interesting ones, from countries you have never visited and cultures you are still curious about.

And here is where it starts – your curiosity, your endless search for answers to questions yet to be asked, for solutions to problems no one else seems to be concerned about. This is where your future starts, your business idea, your career.

You sure enjoyed this first day, but keep your eyes open, it’s about to get even better.


Madame Ching, A Woman That Made History

At Schiller International University we couldn’t be more proud of our student body. We know that everyone who has ever been a part of the Schiller family will influence the world around them. One of our current MBA students, Natalia Malvar, had the opportunity to speak about women in history at the “Women in the Army” conference held in Madrid’s own Universidad Complutense.

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Talgo Visit

Talgo, A Train We Did Not Miss

It’s not everyday that we get to step outside the classroom and discover one of the biggest companies in the locomotive industry, Talgo.

Founded in 1942 by D. José Luis de Oriol y Urigüen, this company has since been in the forefront of speed and comfort, primarily in Spain, expanding to the rest of Europe in the 1960’s and to the US in the 1980’s.

This week our Madrid students visited Talgo headquarters, taking a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing process of this now international company. During the visit they learned that the company’s revenue is composed primarily by the maintenance and upkeep required by their clients, rather than actual locomotive sales. This opened our students eyes to the logistics behind an international contract with these characteristics, showing them that it is not only about the product itself, but more so about the quality of service Talgo provides.

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