There are great number of cultural, professional, and academic experience that will deepen your knowledge of Spain and Europe. Here are just some of the many activities you will get to enjoy as a student in our Madrid Campus.
Vendimia – Wine and Olive Oil Making:
Every year Madrid students take part in a century’s old tradition, the harvesting of the grapes for the production of wine and the harvesting of olive oils for the production of olive oil.
Madrid Not For Tourist
Professor José Pinto, connoisseur and curator of Madrid´s best kept secrets organizes a visit every year guiding students through some of the best places in Madrid unknown to many, in some cases even unknown to locals.
Capea is a Spanish tradition meaning “amateur bullfighting.” It’s not a real bullfight, the aim is to enjoy a miniature and less frightening version of a bullfight, running away from some crazy baby cows who simply want to play!
Visit to Asturias
Asturias is one of Spain´s Natural Paradises. Aside from its natural beauty, Asturias is also rich in history as the first Christian kingdom of the European peninsula. Students visit this world heritage site during a 3 day trip that ends in the coastal city of Gijón.
Companies and Organizations visited:
Zara – Inditex
Every year students visit the Spanish multinational clothing company headquartered in Arteixo, Galicia. Inditex, is the largest fashion group in the world, with over 7,000 stores in 91 markets worldwide. The company’s flagship store is Zara, but it also owns different chains: Zara Home, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius and Uterqüe. In 2015 the company´s revenue was €20.900 billion.
A Spanish automobile manufacturer with its head office in Martorell, Spain. The company was founded in 1950 by a state-owned industrial holding company. As of today the company is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of the German Volkswagen Group. This car company is an excellent opportunity for students to learn from the only major Spanish car manufacturer with the ability and the infrastructure to develop its own cars in-house.
The American electronic commerce and cloud computing company, founded by Jeff Bezos, opened its doors to Spain and gave our students a great opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leading companies. Amazon will continue to invest in Madrid, Spain with its software development center used to design new features and services for its five European websites and its mobile apps.
Westin Palace Hotel Spain
Annual visits to this prestigious five star hotel founded in 1912 are a great case-study for our students currently interested in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. The hotel is located in the heart of Madrid, within the Art Triangle, the Parliament across the road, and the Royal Palace and Opera House within walking distance.
The European Parliament
For our students interested in International Relations and Diplomacy we have an annual visit to the European Parliament (EP). The EP is one of the largest democratic assemblies in the world and the only directly-elected EU body with 751 Members representing the EU’s 500 million citizens. Students are able to learn more about how an international, multilingual, political institution like the EP functions on a daily basis.