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Sports at IQS

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

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

For more information regarding any sports activity, please ask for the sports representative at the front desk. You can also send an email to esports@iqs.es.


Information about Barcelona

Barcelona’s origins date back to the 1st century B.C. when Romans settled on a small colony around Mount Taber. From the 4th to the 12th century A.C., Barcelona grew 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 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, 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 the gorgeous Park Guëll 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. Apart from Gaudi, Barcelona also offers other examples of architectural brilliance. The Gothic Cathedral in the heart of the Gothic district is a must-see. Don’t forget to explore around Las Ramblas, where there’s tons to see everywhere you look! Barcelona also has 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, and Lleida. Many incoming study abroad students like to spend their weekends exploring these cities and elsewhere in order to discover Spain and its culture. Spain offers an excellent transport network so you can easily travel throughout the country: Seville, Madrid, Valencia, and Pamplona are just a few of the most famous cities to visit!

Grading system

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

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