Studying a degree abroad in Marbella will truly be a memorable experience, as you can enjoy a wonderful climate of the luxurious beach resort in Andalusia, Spain, and will truly feel like you are in a constant holiday. A cultural melting pot, numerous local festivities, lively and chatty locals, a place where today and over the years, many famous people, including Hollywood celebrities visited or even lived here for a while, this is Marbella. Marbella is a city and municipality in southern Spain, belonging to Málaga province, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. Marbella is also part of the Costa del Sol and is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, between Málaga and the Gibraltar Strait.
Marbella is one of the most prosperous cities in Andalusia in terms of economy and has a high quality of life. The major sectors that help the local economy grow are: hospitality, real estate and business services, construction, education.
These companies are among top employers in Marbella: Apple, Mavrix Technologies, AES International, SRG Europe, ROC Hotels, Leroy Merlin, Sprint Media, Hudson International Properties, G9 Smart Urban.
International students will find plenty of internship opportunities available in local companies, especially involving knowledge of both Spanish and English.
As one of the biggest tourist cities of the Costa del Sol, Marbella is a constant marvel to any traveller coming here. From numerous cultural attractions, to simply walking by the splendid beaches, there are numerous spots to see and explore in Marbella. Check out the old town and admire ancient city walls and the two historical suburbs of the city, the Barrio Alto and the Barrio Nuevo.
Some of the attractions in Marbella include:
For simply relaxing or admiring nature, see the small botanical garden on Paseo de la Alameda or walk around Constitution park or La Alameda park. Seize the sunny weather as much as you can and have splendid views of the beaches; Venus and La Fontanilla beaches are some of the most popular and easily reachable within the city centre.
There probably is no street in Marbella that hasn’t at least one bar or pub and if you’re lucky enough, you might even hit upon a place with live Spanish music.
In Marbella, golf is very popular, so you can practice this sport if you’re interested and you can even enjoy horseracing at the Hipodromo Mijas Costa.
Marbella counts thousands of tourists all year round and also welcomes a significant number of international students. Marbella is also home to several minorities, as around 25 % of the city’s population represents foreign-born residents, mainly: British, Moroccans, Germans, Ecuadoreans and Italians.
Many international business people have been interested in the area, specifically from UK, followed by investors from France, Russia and Belgium. Most foreign investors are particularly attracted to real estate, construction and hospitality projects.
Weather in Marbella is mild and pleasant, with average temperatures of around 19°C (66°F) all year-round. Summers have average daily high temperatures of 20 °C (68°F), with June being the coolest month of summer and then the temperatures gradually rising in July and August, with 28 – 29 °C (82 –84 °F) and remaining hot until the end of September. November is the rainiest month of the year and during winter average daily temperatures are 12 – 13 °C (53 – 55 °F).
Marbella International University Centre (MIUC) is international university in its mind-set and teaching methods so as to enable Faculty staff and students, who are of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, to live, learn and explore together, building a distinct community of forward thinking professionals and knowledge creators.