The International MBA Opening for the April 2014 intake is only a few weeks away, so let’s have a look and see how some of our new family members are spending their time right before the program start. Let’s meet Vasilisa from Russia and ask why she decided to enroll in IE´s Spanish Crash Course:
- Reason #1
Although this course is not exactly a standard school program where you smoothly go from one theme to another while deeply investigating all possible grammar rules, it is aimed at helping students to understand basic language structures, and to acquire essential vocabulary for their day-to-day life and how to actually put it to use.
- Reason #2
Classes take around 3 hours a day from Monday to Thursday. Thus, you will have enough time to use the rest of the day to solve all other “problems” which students from abroad usually face, such as finding an apartment (believe me it may take quite a while!), opening a bank account, or finding a dress for the party before opening ceremony.
- Reason #3
As stated, there are no classes on Friday. That means that students have a unique chance to explore not only Madrid but also places and cities around, such as Toledo, El Escorial or Valencia. The IMBA program promises to be tough; so don’t miss this opportunity to see more of Spain before the actual start of the program.
- Reason #4
While in Madrid you are absolutely free to participate in IE Club events! Go out with the “Bar of the Week” and meet students from previous intakes, or go and discover innovative ideas in the Venture Network.
- Reason #5
Based on my personal experience, before starting something completely new and challenging, it is always a good idea to take a little break and get settled. Therefore, the Spanish Crash Course is a great opportunity to refresh your mind, enrich it with new images and ideas, and to get ready for one of the most challenging years in your life!