Archive for the ‘Other Activities’ Category

17
May

Workshop at Casa De La Lectura

Written on May 17, 2019 by Campus Life in Other Activities

One of the greatest joys of any form of art is giving and experiencing it. A motto that the Theatre club of IE University holds close to its very core. It had been a really long run for us, the date of the final show was closing in. Little time and lot of work remained. We worked for the final prep throughout the weeks (even the weekends!). During this whole process, one of the greatest helps came from Casa De La Lectura, Segovia. They gave us space to practice and accommodated to our needs greatly. We spent quite a few weekends going over to the building and working, while trying to do out best to keep up with the deadline. There was however a catch, a very wonderful one at that. In exchange for using the place for the production, we had to conduct a workshop for the younger kids! A workshop that would spread the joys of acting, drama, self-expression and experience!

A child’s brain is filled with wonders, imaginations and creativity. For the workshop, we believed that all that was needed was for us to push them in the right direction. And it worked wonders. The whole seminar was absolutely wonderful with the batch of kids learning new games, building up collaborative skills, honing their creativity and giving their inner actors the front stage. The room was filled with energy and excitement; games ranged from running around and catching each other, to playing animal charades. We had meek sheep’s and roaring lions, flying birds and squeaking mice. The children really seemed to enjoy themselves, they were so different from each other and yet worked together perfectly. We had a little troublemaker breaking the rules, and a shy one that just needed a nudge in the right direction.

The main objectives of the workshop were based on team building exercises and self-expression. Through games like Mice-Cat and Chain-Lock, the kids had to work together for a common goal. They had to depend on the working of every member to succeed. And games like Follow the Leader tested their cognitive skills. The workshop lasted for an hour, by the end of which we got to know each other well and were pumped with energy and yet tired from all the running around. A small feed-back session told us that the kids really enjoyed it, and some even wanted to repeat the workshop once again. In the process of creating an experience for them, and giving them something, we feel like we received much more… we experienced much more and got another chance at being kids. And this is what the spirit of theatre is about, for which we could not be more thankful.

25
Apr

Motivation and Creativity Workshop

Written on April 25, 2019 by Campus Life in Other Activities

On Saturday 13th of April a Motivation and Creativity hands on workshop was held at IE Madrid. The workshop was conducted by Pamela Diaz, Director of Marketing of Italtel & Exprivia in Peru and Author of “Reinventa tu Creatividad”, and Camila Monguzzi, Communication and Digital Media bachelor student. The workshop was aimed at exploring your inner self and bring out the best of you through art. Each student received the book of activities of the author in order to do the dynamics. The workshop included six team and individual dynamics that were conducted to reveal intrinsic behavior and translate these into tangible paper by using colors, to get unstuck and boost your inner motivation.

29
Mar

Last Tuesday members of Net Impact Club had a community dinner event at La Vaqueria Montanesa.  We bonded over delicious, locally sourced food while discussing topics related to sustainable business practices. La Vaqueria Montanesa is a restaurant dedicated to simplicity and honesty in their business. As members of Net impact we love that they focus on being “green” and source their meat directly from ethical farmers whose cattle roam free. This was a fantastic event to get to know one another and Madrid better while enjoying some of the best caprese salad, and roast chicken one can find!

Sidney Wilson

Net Impact Club

19
Mar

Segovia Debate Club- MUN

Written on March 19, 2019 by Campus Life in Other Activities, Professional

In the next two weeks, the Debate Club have been preparing to attend two MUN conferences, WorldMUN hosted by Harvard in Madrid and GIMUN in Geneva. The two conferences are happening within days of each other, (WorldMUN 18th – 23rd March and GIMUN 23rd – 30th March) and two separate delegations are attending. 

 For WorldMUN we have a total of 11 delegates , including three from the Madrid Campus. For Geneva we have a total of 8 delegates and one chair all from the Segovia Campus.  

 

All delegates have been preparing for the conference since January, attending 6 public speaking sessions as well as MUN training to go over what resolution writing is, how to write position papers etc.  Gratefully, the trip to both Madrid and Geneva is being funded by Campus Life, The School of Global and Public Affairs, as well as the Business School. 

All the delegates are extremely excited for this opportunity where they are able to put into practice the different skills and knowledge gained in classrooms as we have a variety of International Relations, Business, Politics Law and Economics as well as dual degree students attending the conference. We hope for a good experience for all our delegates and are expecting amazing results from the conference. 

15
Feb

IE Cultural Excursions club visits El Escorial

Written on February 15, 2019 by Campus Life in Other Activities, Social

On Saturday February 19th, IE Excursions club and students from the Madrid and Segovia campus went to visit the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. The small town was quite a sight as the city is characterized by its rich architecture and symbolic presence in Spanish history. The city is full of restaurants, bars and cafes with terraces for everyone to enjoy the fresh mountain air and dazzling landscapes. Although the town itself is elegant and entertaining, it is eclipsed by colossal sight of the Monastery built during the 16th century by Felipe II.

The monastery is made up of several halls, and huge chambers that serve different purposes such as a library containing previously prohibited books by the church, incredible art galleries, a Basilica that Felipe II tried to mimic from Rome, tombs of the kings, queens and other royal family members, and finally vast gardens. The monastery was so big we were only able to experience 1/3 of it in a little over two hours.

We then had around 3 hours of free time to enjoy lunch with friends and explore the town wherever we pleased.

Lastly, before sunset, we went to a place called ‘La silla del Rey’ about 10 minutes from the town which is a set of platforms in junction with the landscape that Felipe II used as an observatory to look at the construction of the Monastery and enjoy the beautiful scenery. For more trips like this, make sure to follow our Instagram page (IE Excursions Club) and keep up to date with the latest news on upcoming trips!

Sebastian Sosa Balbuena
IE Cultural Excursions Club

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