Universidad Pontificia Comillas: Prestigious education in a multicultural environment
Text: Noelia Santana | Photos: José Angel Molina
Studying abroad is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture, learn new languages and meet new people. Madrid is one of the cities chosen by many students every year thanks to its multicultural, vibrant life and great higher education options.
Universidad Pontificia Comillas is a Catholic University founded in 1890 by the Society of Jesus. The society runs over 200 universities around the world and they are clearly committed to supporting their students to value and learn from other cultures.
They believe in preparing individuals that are responsible for their society with ethical and social values that are going to assist them in their professional and personal lives. “We focus on the individual and their integral development. We of course want them to learn the necessary skills for their studies, but we also want to help them to prosper as a person: being able to work as part of a team, develop their communication, leadership, entrepreneurial skills and to be willing to serve society and others.” says Antonio Obregón, vice chancellor of academic organisation and teaching staff of the university.
At Comillas University, they are experts in bringing various nationalities under one roof, having agreements with over 625 universities around the globe. For example, their Erasmus programme with countries in the European Union allows British students from degrees such as Business, Engineering, Law or International Relations, to study in this prestigious institution for a minimum of three months and a maximum of 12. Thanks to their bilateral agreement, they also pioneer in student exchanges from countries like the United States, Argentina, Australia and Japan, among many others.
Some of these degrees, such as the International Relations Studies, and also many postgraduate studies, are taught fully in English. Nevertheless, international students will benefit from having a good level of Spanish, mainly to enjoy the culture and the city to the fullest.
Comillas’ employability rate is as high as 95 per cent, being first in Spain and second in Europe. They assure that their students get the right internships and help them every step of the way into their work integration. Their students are able to find jobs in all sorts of respected national and multinational organisations, in a diverse scope of businesses all around the world.
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