IE University is an international university in two complementary meanings of the word:
1 It is a university which has an international faculty and staff, with students coming from almost 60 different countries.
2 Students are prepared for international careers and draw on IE University’s international experience.
Both the contents of its academic programs, and the academic and professional profiles which students are trained in, are international. This approach is a prerequisite for contemporary higher education in which graduates have to interact in other countries and languages from the start of their academic and professional lives. More importantly, when the barriers between what is global and what is local no longer exist, professional and academic projects have an immediate and far reaching impact on customers, readers, audiences, partners, etc, across the globe.
Some features of IE University’s international outreach include:
- The two official working languages at IE University are English and Spanish. All its undergraduate and postgraduate programs are taught in English and many are also taught in Spanish.
- Internships in countries around the world and in international companies and institutions.
- The almost 60 undergraduate nationalities and over 90 postgraduate nationalities. Dozens of languages are spoken on campus, something that visitors to our Segovia and Madrid sites quickly notice.
However, higher education at IE University is international not just to meet the needs of the contemporary academic and professional world. It aims to go further. Exchanging ideas and being familiar with different cultures and lifestyles are expected of people with an excellent education in the 21st century and are an absolute necessity for professionals and academics who will guide the course of the complex world we live in. This is why we say IE University’s model of higher education is international.
But let’s see how Keiko McNally explains it to you: