Doing an MBA or any other postgraduate degree is about enhancing your academic skills to prepare you better for future professional challenges. No doubt about it. But is that everything?

Some students might feel there is nothing to add but certainly – I hope – they are the minority. Such a degree is much more than that: it’s a journey, a bath in diversity, a mosaic of professional, personal, cultural, entrepreneurial experiences. Getting challenged with different perspectives in every moment of the program and LEARN from it. It opens your horizons, brings you out of your comfort zones and you enjoy it, can’t get enough…

Another important part of this “bath” is FUN! That is what the participants of this year Global Village had… watch, enjoy and if you wish to be part of it soon, let us know!


Some more details about the 2012 Global Village: 

IE Business School held the 2012 edition of IE Global Village, the key multicultural event in the School’s calendar, which this year attracted some 600 students from over 80 countries to showcase the best of their countries’ culture, cuisine, art and traditions.Global Village 2012 is organized on an annual basis by IE’s Net Impact chapter. This year it will have stands from the 5 continents which will provide information on tourism and cultural heritage, as well as organizing music and dance from the different countries, including capoeira, belly dancing, traditional Indian dancing, and Mexican rancheras.

The funds raised through the sale of tickets for the event will be used to fund the IE Social Responsibility Forum, an international workshop that serves as a platform for debate among international experts on corporate social responsibility, set to take place on November 23 and 24 at IE’s Madrid campus.

Giedre Pavalkyte, IE Business School Student Office Advisor, explained that the main objective of this event is to showcase the wealth of cultural diversity on the IE campus. “We are one of the most diverse schools in the world and we want to use this event to enrich students’ experiences and enable them to get to know more about each other’s countries, their different cuisines, folklore and traditions. Moreover, this year we will be helping to fund the IE Social Responsibility Forum that will take place in November”.