The IE University campus in the city of Segovia offers a true campus experience. It is housed in the Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, a historic building declared a national heritage site in 1931.
Segovia is only 25 minutes from Madrid by high-speed train, and welcomes students from over 100 countries to a global university setting, with an atmosphere that is both academic and lively. While studying in Segovia, you will discover it is the perfect student environment to get to know everyone and become part of a close-knit community.
Segovia is a fairytale city full of narrow, twisting alleyways, Romanesque churches, and beautiful buildings.Additionally, this province of Spain has always been famous for its climate and its traditional cuisine. It is definitely not just a city to be admired from afar, but a great place to live.
If you decide to study in Segovia, with the bright lights of the big city always within reach and history literally at your fingertips, you will experience the best of both worlds!
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, the city of Segovia is famous for its cathedral, alcázar castle and its aqueduct. It is also renowned for its Romanesque art and many other outstanding buildings, including monasteries and convents. One of these convents, the Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, houses the IE University campus just outside the city walls in the Eresma River valley.
Courses at IE University are in European credits or ECTS. 2 ECTS units are equivalent to 1 SDSU unit. SDSU must enroll in a minimum of 24 ECTS
at IE University per semester.
SDSU Business students should review the course articulation sheet on the CBA study abroad
- Courses are taught in English and Spanish
- Students who wish to pursue courses taught in Spanish must have completed two upper-division Spanish language courses (300+) prior to departure in order to qualify for the exchange program.
- All applicants must meet the language prerequisite by the end of the semester prior to departure.
- A Language Proficiency Recommendation Report completed by your most current Language Instructor must be submitted in the Aztecs Abroad application to verify language ability.
Fall Semester: late-August to late-December
Spring Semesters: early-January to mid-May
Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses
Business students should review the information on the CBA Study Abroad
website concerning course articulation.
2 ECTS (European credits) equal 1 SDSU unit, so SDSU students must enroll in a minimum of 24 ECTS per semester
, however students can take up to 30 ECTS.
Housing and Meals
Students may choose to live in residence hall or shared apartments off-campus. Details about each housing option are described in detail on the IE Living in Segovia
webpage. Please note that housing is not
guaranteed for international students, but should not be difficult to locate in Segovia.
All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the CSU Foreign Travel Insurance program (FTIP) for their study abroad term. The insurance charge will appear on your student account services billing shortly before departure. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure.
Student Visa Requirement
- The visa process varies by nationality, length of program, and consulate of jurisdiction.
- U.S. citizens are required to obtain a Student Visa to study abroad in Spain for one semester or longer (all programs longer than 90 days require a student visa).
- Southern California residents: