Living in Spain

Imagine living in a country where you can find a huge diversity of landscapes and environments in a small area: sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, golden plains and mountains, vibrant and cosmopolitan cities and a millennial heritage.
Did you know that Marbella is just two and a half hours away from Paris and London by plane? If you want to discover the beauties of Spain, the country has a modern road network waiting to be explored: it only takes three hours to get from Marbella to Madrid or one hour in flight to Barcelona, the major cities in the north and south of the country. Madrid is just five hours away in Car
Spain is the 26 th most peaceful country in the world out of a sample of 153 countries (Global Peace Index 2014) and holds 26nd place out of 182 countries in Transparency International (Corruption Perception Index 2014):
Spain holds 26nd place out of 182 countries.


In terms of climate, our winters are mild and summers are hot and dry. Did you know that the number of hours of sunshine per year reaches values as high as 3300 in the south of the country and 1600 in the north, some of the highest in Europe?

The Spanish

The Spanish people are gracious and friendly, welcoming all visitors regardless of where they come from. And, in fact, visitors do come here from all over the world, as the country is located on the western coast of Europe and, as such, is a point of entrance into the Schengen zone. A large part of the population speaks foreign languages, specifically English.


Spain has an excellent geographical location. At the meeting point between three continents – Europe, Africa and America -, it has always been central to the most important international routes. Here you can find international airports all over the country – , Malaga, Madrid and Barcelona have regular connections to major cities in the world.

The Country

With almost nine centuries of well-defined geographical borders, in Spain prevails a democratic parliamentary regime with political stability.
Spain has been a member of the European Union for 26 years and forms part of the European Monetary System, using the European single currency. According to the World Bank, Spain is the 13rd largest economy in the world, with one of the highest GDP growth rates over the last 40 years among the OECD countries.

Exceptional quality of life

Spain offers a full range of services: international schools, attractive housing, education systems and high-quality health, shopping centers and recreational and cultural facilities, among others.
In addition to this attractive range of services that provide an excellent standard of living, Spain is a unique destination that offers a wide range at short distances.
Privileged natural landscapes, towering mountains, sublime beaches, abundant monumental, artistic, archaeological and cultural heritage, luxury resorts, entertainment and vibrant nightlife, modern and cosmopolitan cities, traditional villages, unique cuisine and wines internationally renowned, all involved by abundant sunshine and warm temperatures most of the year.


Some Spain universities are already constant presence in the international ‘rankings’ led by the world’s best climbing positions despite their small size when compared with foreign counterparts, and showing that training is an area where the country has international recognition.
The highlight goes to the Business schools, positioning themselves better and better in the assessment that is made internationally of its executive education. And there are already three universities that have their ‘business schools’ among the best in the world.
Iese School of Business and Economics (was the seventh to enter the ‘ranking’ of executive education by the Financial Times 2014).