Study International Relations in Spain


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International Relations Studies in Spain

Students of international relations (“IR”) tend to be seasoned world travelers. Many pursue degrees in countries other than their homeland, and nearly all complete at least a short-term study abroad experience en route to completing their degree. There are, of course, countless possible destinations for such study, but Spain is widely considered among the best in Europe.

One of the great advantages of studying international relations in Spain is the opportunity to gain fluency in Spanish, one of the world’s most widely spoken languages. With over 400 million native speakers (6% of the world’s population), Spanish is the second most broadly spoken first language on Earth, after Mandarin Chinese. Thus it is highly valuable for people who want to study international issues in Latin America, the Caribbean, or parts of West Africa such as Morocco and Equatorial Guinea. Of course, the Spanish spoken in Spain differs from that spoken in Latin American countries (and, indeed, Spanish in certain parts of Spain can differ significantly from other parts), but anyone who is fluent in Spanish can be understood by other Spanish speakers regardless of national origin, and thus fluency in this language is highly valuable. Spanish is also greatly prized on the international job market, particularly in the United States, so studying in Spain is often a wise career move.

 Speaking broadly, there are two possible ways to study international relations in Spain: the first is to enroll in a Spanish college or University as an ordinary student; the second is to attend one of the many programs hosted by foreign (especially American) universities at various campuses in Spain. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of these strategies, and many individual programs fall somewhere in between the two. Attending a Spanish university usually means attending classes in Spanish – this is an advantage for those who want to use the experience to improve their Spanish-language skills, but it is a definite hindrance to prospective students whose Spanish is not good enough to enable them to understand an academic lecture. Spanish universities will also put you in close contact with ordinary Spanish citizens, since the overwhelming majority of the students in these programs will be Spaniards. This provides a useful window into Spanish society and culture that may not be available in other ways.

The opposite advantages and disadvantages apply when attending a foreign university’s program within Spain. Classes are often (though not always!) held in English, which makes them accessible to people from all over the world. Thus, the student body tends to be much more diverse and eclectic. This makes for a dynamic educational experience, but necessarily means fewer opportunities to practice Spanish or learn detailed information about Spain as a country. Finally, getting a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an American or other institution in Spain has the advantage of ensuring that the degree will be recognized in at least one other country. The great majority of Spanish universities are internationally accredited and their degrees will still be important qualifications outside of Spain; but for those who hope to work or pursue further studies in the United States, for example, it’s very helpful to have a degree from an American institution, since the grading system and teaching standards will be more familiar to employers and admissions committees.

International Relations Schools in Spain

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Contact: Academia L´Hôpital

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Glorieta del Puente de Segovia 3, Madrid
In L'Hôpital Academy took over 25 years helping our students pass their exams of Secondary Education and University. Each year, more students select us, showing an increase of confidence in what we do, support classes to the subjects they are studying in their school and preparing for SATs,... See full description.
Contact: CEU Business School de Madrid

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Carrera de San Francisco, 2, Madrid, Spain
Contact: Diploma de Especialización on-line en Integración Europea

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Instituto de Estudios Europeos-Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Vizcaya / España, Spain
The Institute of European Studies was established in 1979, and since then it has been following a number of goals. First, to assist in the creation of multidisciplinary research teams, who carry out their work in the context of the European and international situation; to organize seminars,... See full description.
Contact: EBES, Escuela Business España

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Paseo de las Delicias 1 , Sevilla, Spain
EBES is an International and prestigious Business School located in Spain. All our formative programs are online. We use online e learning strategies and tools in order for all students to be able to study postgraduated courses, masters, mba, languages..etc There are different areas a... See full description.
Contact: Escuela de Negocios, Universidad de Alicante - Fundación General

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Campus Universitario, Escuela Universitaria de Ciencias Empresariales Germán Bernácer, San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain
The Escuela de Negocios, Universidad de Alicante - Fundación General, was created in 1997 with the purpose of bringing the training to the business world.
Contact: Escuela Internacional de Protocolo

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Calle Duque de Alba, 15, Madrid, Spain
The International School of Protocol is a private institution, and acts as the only existing center in Spain that offers university studies in both Protocol and institutional relations, as well as Production and Realization of events. The school is composed by a network of centers with... See full description.
Contact: ESEI International Business School

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Carrer de Montevideo 31, Barcelona, Spain
ESEI International Business School is an institution of Higher Learning, granting validated British degrees, but based in Barcelona, Spain. It was founded in 1989 by Mr. Jorge Estera-Sanza, an experienced manager and business leader. The school is recognized as a top academic institution,... See full description.
Contact: Exitae, Escuela Universitaria de Formación Abierta

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C/ Alonso Cano, 44-46, Madrid, Spain
Exitae, Escuela Universitaria de Formación Abierta offers courses online, being one of the pioneers in this activity. Their courses are diverse, such as degrees, postgraduate courses and masters.
Contact: Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales (UAM)

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C/ Francisco Tomás y Valiente, 5 · Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid , Spain
The Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales (UAM)) was founded in 1978. It is currently very dynamic and enterprising, since, thanks to agreements signed with universities around the world, students can study a part of career in different countries.
Contact: IE Business School

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María de Molina, 11. 28006 , Madrid, Spain
IE Business School is one of seven schools under the cap of IE, and is considered to be one of the best business schools in the world. It is located in Madrid, and more precisely in the heart of Madrid’s Financial District. Additionally, the school is proud with the international environment... See full description.
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