Spain

Why Study In Spain?

 

Spain had made the main destination for international students due to its rich culture and historical heritage along with affordable living costs. There is an atmosphere of cultural and religious tolerance in Spain that has lasted for centuries. Warm weather, inviting nightlife, and a relaxed surrounding are what greets students intending to study in Spain.

Lifestyle

Spain offers an enjoyable lifestyle to students in terms of the serene lands and beautiful nature that it abounds in. daily life in Spain is slightly different from other Western industrialized countries of the 21st century. There are many traditional practices peculiar to Spain that are being observed by Spaniards even today. These include scheduling naps and meals. Business, shopping, and schools reflect a few hours of a break during the day, during which most businesses are closed.

It is advisable for students to learn more about the local traditions of Spain to help make their stay easy and enjoyable.

Social life and etiquette

One of the best things about traveling to Spain to study is the joy of discovering new customs and traditions. Spanish customs and etiquette range right from the afternoon naps, late lunches and kiss greetings. Family is one of the most important aspects of Spanish culture; no celebration would be complete without an extended gathering. The elders are respected and cared for in the family home as well as children are adored and included in everything. Again, the Spanish siesta is one of the most well-known traditions of the country. The Spaniards love for coffee, late lunches, wine and a lack of the concept of personal space is something that students will love to learn about.

Language:

Spanish is the second most widely spoken mother tongue across the world. The Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education, SEPIE, has provided us with a figure of 500 million people who speak Spanish as their mother tongue worldwide, with an expected expansion to 750 million by the year 2050.

Students are advised to build their fluency in Spanish before they land in the country. Most Universities across Spain use Spanish as a medium of instruction, however, well-known universities do offer courses in English with the opportunity to learn the Spanish language alongside. 

Driving laws:

Some rules and regulations when driving in Spain are:

  • Carefully set off on the left side of the road when setting off from service stations and restaurants. 
  • Allow more space between you and the car in front to further see the road ahead, when overtaking.
  • Only 0.5 milligrams of alcohol per milliliter of blood is allowed in Spain, which is stricter than in the UK.
  • Seat belts are obligatory everywhere.
  • It is best to give way to traffic when approaching a roundabout on your left unless signed otherwise.
  • Speed limits are frequent and implemented rigorously.
  • Traffic offenses are subjected to on-the-spot fines.

Major Cities with varied course options:

Spain has a number of interesting and alluring places to visit, thus making it the second most visited country in the world. The major cities in Spain are Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Palma de Mallorca, and Granada. There are many universities and educational institutes located throughout the country offering varied course options for students to choose from.

Universities in Spain

Spain has a large number of universities with a great international reputation and it receives a high international ranking. Most Universities prefer teaching in Spanish but there are degree programs in English as well.

Three of Europe’s top 10 business schools are located in Spain: IESE Business School, IE Business School, and Esade Business School. All three are highly reputed and ranked high for pursuing an MBA.

Students will find many friends in Spain due to the country’s vibrant and diverse student community. Hence it is an experience like no other.

The top 5 Spanish Universities that are featured within the world top 300 Universities are:

  • The Autonomous University of Madrid
  • University of Barcelona
  • The Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Complutense University of Madrid
  • University of Navarra

Permanent settlement routes:

With Similar liberty as a Spanish nationalist, non-EU citizens who have been living in Spain consecutively and legally for 5 years can obtain an indefinite residence permit. The residents are issued with a permanent residency status card that is valid for 5 years and is renewable thereafter. This permits residence permit holders to live outside Spain for six months without any legal problems.