CORONAVIRUS(COVID-19) ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
There are positive signs in the global Covid-19 pandemic based on the rollout of vaccines and health and safety practices. However, we must all continue to be vigilant. The health, welfare and safety of all our students, faculty and staff is MIUC top priority as Spain continues to deal with the ongoing implications of the coronavirus outbreak. Protecting our individual and collective wellbeing will require the commitment and cooperation of everyone.
For fall 2021, MIUC is looking forward to continue offering a robust and in-person experience. Face to-face-teaching, access to MIUC facilities and being part of our unique university community are key parts of the excellent student experience at MIUC. We have been working to create a safe and efficient plan that will allow us to deliver these elements when you start with us in the fall 2021, subject to government regulations. MIUC is ready to teach in October. We are committed to engaging with you as closely as we can and to ensuring that you have a rich educational experience, that is safe and protected, so that you can continue to get the most from the University life and the city of Marbella.
We are pleased to welcome all students, both new and returning, for the Fall Semester 2021. You are adding your individual talents and energy to a vibrant MIUC community, and in so doing, making us stronger and expanding our intellectual reach and curiosity. Our guiding principles remain focused on ensuring safety for our campus community, providing the best learning experience for our students and supporting innovative research.
Safe return to campusWe are working hard to create enriching experiences for our students to safely come together, build community, and enjoy the beautiful MIUC campus. MIUC is preparing to continue in-person activity this October. At MIUC we are planning to deliver our courses in-person while being prepared to pivot to alternative methods of instruction if necessary. Students can return to, and start their studies, in fall on 4 October 2021, despite any travel restrictions affecting them. Additionally, all face-to-face teaching sessions will be provided online for students who are not able to return to the campus due to travel restrictions or health concerns. MIUC campus will remain open, subject to government restrictions, and we look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible back to Marbella in October. In the fall 2021 the emphasis will be on safety and health. We will remain committed to MIUC academic mission and the educational progress of students. MIUC will maintain a flexible approach to supporting our students’ pursuit of their degrees. Academic calendar is available here: https://miuc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/MIUC-Academic-Calendar-2021-22.pdf Welcoming you back to MIUC in October. We filled with enthusiasm to welcome our new and returning students to campus in October, 2021. Thank you all for your commitment to ensuring that MIUC meets our mission and vision of providing an excellent education to our students, innovative research opportunities for our faculty, and a welcoming environment for all to thrive. From Monday 4 October, 2021, all students, will be provided with an activity schedule. We remain mindful that some students are still unable to join us on campus due to international travel restrictions or other Covid-19 related circumstances, online delivery will continue to be offered, where possible. MIUC will also be scheduling time for you to become familiar with all of the services MIUC has to offer, including the library, IT facilities and Student Services. We will also deliver a range of events, so you can feel part of our diverse and vibrant MIUC student community. Following government guidance and without compromising on safety, we will be looking to expand the amount of activity that can take place on campus. Orientation day. On 1 October, to help you begin your university journey, MIUC will deliver an induction programme. This will give you all the information you need to make the most of university life and provide opportunities to meet students, staff and faculty. Both, new and returning students who cannot make it to MIUC for part of the academic year due to travel restrictions or health concerns, please e-mail Student Administration Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org (along with an Online Registration Form).
From 7 June 2021, all those passengers from a country/area that has a Covid - 19 risk (the list of risk countries/areas can be seen on this link: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm) , must present, a certificate or document certifying vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative certificate of a Diagnostic Test of Active Infection or a certificate of Recovery after having passed this disease in order to enter Spain.
For more information on the entry requirements for Spain, from third countries, please visit this link:
As these entry requirements are subject to change, we recommend always confirming with the airline prior to travel.
MIUC will continue to closely monitor developments in the global spread of Covid-19 and related travel guidelines. We will continue to communicate closely with members of our community and provide updates on student travel requirements. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Foreign Affairs & Admissions Office on email@example.com.
Campus safety measures
A safe and successful campus experience depends on all of us following these procedures and supporting our community of care. We have implemented strict protocols to keep you safe and prevent the spread of Covid-19. This include installing screens at service desks, introducing a one-way system and controlling the numbers of people on campus at any one time.
Our campus has been reconfigured to accommodate a 1,5-metre distance between the individuals in all areas including classrooms, cafeteria, library and common spaces. We are also limiting the number of persons in an elevator and restrooms at any one time. Students and staff have different points of entry and exit from the building, both of which will be clearly marked. Physical barriers, such as plastic flexible screens, have been installed (among other precautions) at the Reception Desk, Student Administration Office, Foreign Affairs and Admission Office and Accommodation Services, as a preventative measure for students, faculty and staff.
All students, faculty and staff are asked to monitor themselves to see if they have a temperature higher than 37.5º C (99.5º F) or any symptom compatible with Covid-19. If so, they are instructed to stay home and contact the public health services. Students should also communicate their situation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty and staff should also communicate their situation to HR email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19 or you are vulnerable and within high-risk group (you are older than 60 years or who have health conditions like lung or heart disease, diabetes or conditions that affect their immune system or pregnant) you should notify us immediately via aforementioned emails. Temperature screening will be implemented periodically on campus.
MIUC will organise a comprehensive training programme for students, faculty and staff to promote these health and safety measures and to ensure their proper implementation. Educational signs have been placed to promote best practices.
Face masks must be worn on the MIUC campus at all times. MIUC provides all the students, faculty and staff with face masks.
All classrooms, offices, exits, entrances and common areas have touchless hand sanitizer stations installed.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
All common areas and high touch point areas are cleaned, ventilated and disinfected daily, observing our enhanced housekeeping policy.
Vaccination Remains Key
Vaccination is the best protection against Covid-19. Vaccines are proven to save lives and ensure the safety of our health-care system. All MIUC students can get the vaccine in Marbella. You have to be registered at the Marbella Town Hall, fill out the form and take it together with your passport and/or TIE card to the closest public medical center (Leganitos, Albarizas etc.) They will book you in for a vaccine. Should you have any queries, please get in touch with Raquel at email@example.com
Online learning tools
MIUC online learning platform is used to complement face-to-face learning and build on our reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and student support. Online learning platform enables us to provide you with an enhanced student experience and range of online tools ensuring the delivery a University experience that is collaborative, active and relevant for an increasingly digital world.
We will use technology to keep you close to us (socially and intellectually) despite the physical distance until you are able to join us. If you can be in Marbella, then we will be welcoming you on campus for classes and using that same technology for some aspects of your teaching. There will be face-to-face teaching, supported by expanded digital resources, as well as academic and pastoral support. This will allow everyone to work together at the same pace and with the same technology.
Our top priority remains to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff. We are 100% committed to ensuring we maintain the value and integrity of our MIUC student experience so that you develop the skills and knowledge that will help you secure a successful career.
- Academic Office: to contact our Academic Office, please e-mail directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Counselling services: https://miuc.org/study-in-spain-in-english/counseling-services/
- Foreign Affairs & Admissions Office: please e-mail email@example.com.
- Housing Department: https://miuc.org/study-in-spain-in-english/student-accommodation/ to contact our housing department, please e-mail directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Life couching services: https://miuc.org/study-in-spain-in-english/life-coaching-services/
- Library: to contact our library, please e-mail email@example.com.
We will continue working to ensure we have the correct measures and procedures in place for welcoming you in fall 2021. Please check your email and follow MIUC on Social Media. We will also keep this page updated so keep checking here. Should you need any advice or support, please drop MIUC a line on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate the trust you are showing by joining us at this time and the confidence you are placing in us to support you in your academic goals. We are very glad to have you with us and we are here to help and support you on your journey to your chosen degree. We look forward to seeing you soon as you begin your studies at MIUC and wish you good luck with your studies and all your activities.
We want to take this opportunity to assure parents of MIUC students that we take the faith you have placed in us seriously, and we are committed to working hard to keep the students safe and to support their academic progress and success. This spirit unites us all.
We are proud of how MIUC has met the challenges of the pandemic head on, finding ways to teach and learn effectively, maintain our community, and enable students to progress toward their degree. MIUC is excited about what is ahead for us in fall 2021. We look forward to seeing you in our hallways and teaching spaces in October. In the meantime, stay safe.