Madrid, located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, is Spain’s capital. It has a population of 3.2 million, making it one of the most populated cities in the European Union – right after Berlin and London – and one of its major financial and business centers. Madrid is also a cultural center of international reference, with great museums (such as the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza or the Reina Sofía) and with a wide range of sporting, art and entertainment.

These elements create a dynamic and cosmopolitan city, which, together with an open and inviting character of its inhabitants, place Madrid among the most vibrant European cities. Probably the reason why it is a very appealing city to foreign students worldwide. Madrid is among the world cities that most receives foreign students each year, interested in its lifestyle and the study of the Spanish language; the third most spoken in the world with nearly half a million speakers. Besides, Spanish culture and lifestyle are well spreaded all over the world.

The Carlos III University (UC3M), is one of the most recognized universities in Spain. It has four campuses, where undergraduate and postgraduate programs are offered in the fields of Social and Legal Sciences, Communications, Humanities and Engineering. UC3M is included in the QS ranking of the top 50 universities in the world with less than 50 years.

The Getafe Campus Carlos III University, where UC3MUN is held, is located in the south of Madrid. It is equipped with modern facilities (two libraries, computer rooms in several buildings, sports center with indoor pool and spa, etc.) and offers free Wi-Fi and good access to public transport. Line train C4 (direction Parla), connects the Sol station (center of town) with the train stop “Las Margaritas University”, in only 20 minutes.