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Sports at IQS

IQS believes in the need for its students to practice sports. Students can choose between different sport disciplines. Students can practice sport at the state-of-the-art sport facilities in IQS or in the Can Caralleu Sport Complex.

IQS’s teams participate in sporting competitions both domestically and across Europe. One such competition is the UNIJES trophy in which teams from university centres of the Society of Jesus in Spain participate.

For more information regarding any sport activity, please ask for the sports delegate at Reception. You can also send an e-mail to esports@iqs.es.


Information about Barcelona

Barcelona’s origins date back to 1st century B.C. when Romans settled on a small colony around Taber mountain. From the 4th to the 12th century A.C. Barcelona became consolidated as an urban nucleus. Barcelona also began its process of expansion, strengthening itself politically, religiously and commercially.

In the 20th century, Barcelona became, on the one hand, the capital of the cultural avant-garde and, on the on the other, the capital of new technological and scientific techniques. In 1992, Barcelona hosted the Olympic Games and the city was able to show that it was a modern and advanced city which was also welcoming, supportive and warm.

Barcelona is currently a multicultural and cosmopolitan city, delighted to receive new people whose ideas let the city shine even brighter. If you are looking for a city which combines culture, diversity and pleasure, Barcelona is for you. You will discover plenty of things about History, Architecture and Spanish culture simply by walking down the streets and by immersing yourself in the Barcelona way of life.

Tourism Office: http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/


Where can you go? What can you do?

Barcelona is a city steeped in culture and history and most famous for the fantastic architecture of Antonio Gaudi whose buildings are scattered all around the city centre. The most famous and impressive ones can be seen along Passeig de Gracia where you will find La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. You can also head to Park Guëll, which is a gorgeous park to spend a nice time out in the fresh air. However Gaudi’s most impressive work is the Sagrada Familia, the huge, yet still unfinished cathedral. Other than Gaudi, Barcelona offers examples of architectural brilliance. The Gothic Cathedral in the heart of the Gothic district is a must-see. Be sure to explore around Las Ramblas, there is so much to see just 2 minutes on either side of this famous street! Barcelona has also plenty of museums to keep you in touch with the city’s history.

If you want to visit Catalonia, you also have to see Sitges, Girona, Tarragona or Lleida. A lot of the incoming students like to spend their weekends in those cities in order to discover Spain and its culture. Spain offers an excellent transport network so you can easily travel through the country: Seville, Madrid, Valencia and Pamplona are the most famous cities to visit!

Grading system

IQS uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) to allocate credits to all courses.

 Grade Definition
 9 – 10 Excellent
 7 – 8.9 Good
 5 – 6.9 Satisfactory
 0 – 4.9 Fail