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On Tuesday, September 11, the 2012/2013 Fulbright Scholars and Grantees began their orientation week and began to settle in Madrid.  As part of the initial day of the orientation week, Joël McConnell, Director of Financial Aid at IE Business School, participated on a panel that served to orient Fulbright recipients on the importance of the opportunity, the collaboration that is necessary to make their year in Spain happen, and the responsibility being a Fulbright recipient entails.

Additional panel speakers included Alberto López San Miguel, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Spain; Carlos Maldonado Valcarcel, Deputy Director for Coordination of Cultural and Scientific Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; Rocío Albert, General Director for Quality Improvement in Education for the Madrid Regional Government; and Amy Bliss, Cultural Attaché for the US Embassy to Spain.


Isabelle Chiaradia, a native of the state of California and recent graduate of the International MBA program, talks about her experience as a Fulbright grant recipient at IE Business School.  See the video here:

Every year IE receives 3 Fulbright grant recipients, one each for the following programs:

1) International MBA (Full Scholarship + Living Expenses)
2) Master in Management (Full Scholarship + Living Expenses)
3) Master in Digital Journalism (Full Scholarship + Living Expenses)

You must be a US citizen to apply for these grants, and the selection process is competitive, so prepare well and apply according to the deadlines stipulated on the Fulbright web page.

To see an additional Fulbright testimony from grant recipient Cheryl Wilson, see here:


IE Fulbright Student in the News…

Written on May 23, 2012 by Joël McConnell in Global News on Financial Aid

To learn more about one of our most recent Fulbright Scholars, check out the story here.

After his undergraduate studies, our newest Fulbright Scholar was selected to join the Career Development Program in the Electronics Division at his employer, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.  After he finishes the Master in Management program at IE Business School, he plans to return to his previous employer.

To learn more about the Fulbright program and study opportunities at IE, see Fulbright’s web page here.


One of the benefits of being an IE student who also obtains a Fulbright award is that you have twice the network: IE’s global network of 42.000 alumni in 112 countries, and Fulbright’s large network in the US and in several other countries worldwide.

Every year IE receives 3 Fulbright Scholars and as part of their time in Spain these students get to network with other Fulbright grant recipients half way through their program at what is called the Fulbright Midyear Seminar.  To see the video that captured key moments at seminar, check out the YouTube video here (11 minutes).

To learn more about Fulbright, check out the US Department of State web page for Fulbright at


Recien salido en Educamericas, el Director del departamento de Ayuda Financiera de IE, la Directora Ejecutiva de la Comisión Fulbright, y el Director Ejecutivo de COLFUTURO dan consejos sobre como financiar su máster:

“Cuando llega el momento de decidir qué posgrado tomar, la molesta piedra en el zapato es el cómo poder financiarlo. De seguro más de alguien debe haberse afligido por esa pregunta. Y es que la falta de recursos para costear estos estudios, a muchos les ha frenado su crecimiento profesional y personal. Por ello, universidades, fundaciones e instituciones bancarias se vuelven protagonistas a la hora de ayudar a alivianar los altos gastos que estos estudios implican…”

Educamericas: “Tips claves para financiar tu posgrado” – leer el artículo entero aquí.


Fulbright at IE Segovia Campus!

Written on February 29, 2012 by Joël McConnell in Global News on Financial Aid

This past Tuesday, 28th of February, a team of two from the Fulbright Commission’s Madrid office came to IE University’s Segovia campus to present to bachelor degree students the option of completing their master studies at a top US institution with a full grant.  This opportunity is only available to the most dedicated and academically strong candidates, but IE University graduates have the real possibility of competing for one of these awards.

Fulbright and IE have been collaborating for more than a decade in Spain, and every year IE receives 3 US Fulbright Scholars who come to IE for master-level studies.  Additionally, IE is now also receiving 1 Teaching Assistant (TA) per year through Fulbright as well.  Both organizations also collaborate through various other ways, including the Senior Specialist Program offered by Fulbright whereby top experts from the US come to IE to share their knowledge with students, staff and alumni.

To see the Fulbright Commission’s posting on the recent event in Segovia, click here.

To see the Flickr photo stream from the recent event in Segovia, click here.


Coree Schmitz will be joining IE this coming November (International MBA), and will be joined by 2 other Fulbrights selected for study at IE Business School in 2010. Below is the you can learn more about story Coree’s background to better understand the types of candidates that typically receive the Fulbright Award.

See the full story here:

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