Spain, Barcelona

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

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The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) officially began its academic activities in October 1997 in Barcelona.

The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya offers you a highly personalised university education with a strong vocational element. The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at the UIC strives to train business professionals by giving them excellent technical and personal preparation. Special emphasis is placed on internationality; students learn the techniques and attitudes necessary for smooth adaptation to the company environment, and gain complex understanding of today’s international, globalised and constantly changing world.

The Country

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state and a member state of the European Union. Spain is a democracy organized in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country with the 13th largest economy in the world. Widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bull-fights, fantastic beaches
and lots of sunshine, Spain has to offer much more than that. It is – and has been for thousands of years – one of the cultural centers of Europe. It has beautiful cities and towns, offering really old monuments as well as futuristic architecture. Its various regions are all different one to each other, geographically, climatically and even in personality. It is a fascinating country to know and to know more about it.

The City

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, and its 2nd largest city. Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural-sports centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities. Barcelona has a huge number of attractions including a city center which retains its medieval street plan; some stunning modernist architecture including buildings like Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia; dozens of museums, including one dedicated to Picasso, another to Miro and yet another to Barcelona’s world famous football club, Barça! Barcelona is almost as lively at night as it is during the day and it has a unique, exciting atmosphere, which provides the visitor with a truly unforgettable experience. Barcelona, as a seaside city, has a warm, humid and sunny weather that invites to enjoy doing outdoor activities and even having a bath in the beaches from the spring until the beginning of the autumn season. Temperatures are rarely extreme but in winter they can reach minus 1 or 2 Celsius degrees.

Student Life

UIC Student Services provides students with information on extra-curricular activities and
handles all related procedures and formalities during their time at the university. One of its main objectives is to enhance relations between the students and the university by promoting various cultural, social and athletic events. A wide variety of activities and services are offered to help make students’ education all the more enriching, useful and enjoyable.

Accommodation

Reliable information on flats, halls of residences and other types of accommodation can be found at the Students Services of the UIC and the Barcelona Housing Service for Students del
Barcelona Centre Universitari. The UIC does not make reservations on behalf of students, but
instead provides them with a range of resources to help them in their search for accommodation.

Travel Opportunities

Barcelona overflows with activity and excitement, but there are many interesting places that make an easy day trip from Barcelona. The good public transport links make it easy to head further out of the city, too. The mountain top monastery of Montserrat is the most obvious day-trip to make, though the beaches on either side of the city also beckon in the summer. With more time, you can follow various trails around the local wine country, head south to the Roman town of Tarragona or north to medieval Girona and the Dalí museum in Figures.