LIFE AT LES ROCHES MARBELLA
Our campus is located in a residential area in the heart of Marbella’s Golden Mile, between the centre of Marbella and the world famous harbor of Puerto Banus. Surrounded by the sun, sea, beaches and mountains of Andalusia, you will experience one of the most dynamic and unique tourist locations in Spain and Europe. Marbella is a cosmopolitan city which offers the perfect environment for you to succeed academically, culturally and socially.
You will feel as if you are living in a modern hotel rather than in a large university campus. Students are housed in the school residence which offers magnificent accommodation with night time security services. You will probably be in a double room. It will have an en-suite bathroom, closets, and upon request, individual rooms, rooms with acclimatization and extra storage space are available. Wireless Internet and network connections are available on the main campus and residence. On-campus parking and covered garage options are also at your disposal. There are communal areas to meet and relax, and you can eat in any the three school restaurants or venture into any of the local restaurants.
SOCIAL LIFE AT LES ROCHES MARBELLA
Each semester on campus cultural, sports and leisure activities are organized by students in conjunction with Faculty and Student Services. Local visits to wineries and breweries, “Theme Nights”, “Sports Day”, “The Wine Club”, the “Stage Fair”, “Eta Sigma Delta” induction ceremony and barbecues are just some of the events and venues students enjoy while at Les Roches Marbella.
In addition, there are countless opportunities, amenities and sports activities easily accessible to anyone. Marbella also offers the largest concentration of four and five star hotels on the Costa del Sol as well as every conceivable type of dining - from Mediterranean, International and Nouvelle cuisine to the more trendy fusion styles. Festivals, theatres, discotheques, public parks, designer brand shops, cinemas, and the list go on and on.
Or, if you are interested in sightseeing, we invite you to visit the numerous natural wonders and historical regions of Andalusia. You will also have the opportunity to participate in various social non-profit events held locally such as annual Cancer Research Dinner and Concordia Gala Dinner.
With an enviable mild microclimate and an average year round temperature of 19°C (66.2 Fahrenheit), Marbella is the perfect place to enjoy a multitude of sporting and outdoor recreational activities all year round.
All Les Roches Marbella students receive memberships to the Manolo Santana “Racquets Club” where they can enjoy both tennis and paddle tennis, a fully equipped gymnasium, aerobic classes, sauna and outdoor swimming pool. Marbella has many excellent sports facilities, countless top golf courses, fishing and adventure excursions – all to be enjoyed while you are here.
If you like sports, you are in the right place
Just an hour and a half drive east of Marbella is Granada, home of the world famous ski resort of Sierra Nevada which offers down-hill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowmobile excursions.
Winter and Summer
Skating, running, cycling, basketball, tennis, paddle tennis, golf, squash, soccer, beach volleyball, mountain biking, swimming, sailing, horse riding, trekking, hiking, etc. Also, just an hour and a half west of Marbella is Tarifa, the wind and kite surfing capital of the world.
COSTA DEL SOL: CAPITAL OF GOLF AND TOURISM
Located on the sunny Mediterranean Coast, Marbella boasts more than 60 top level golf courses, the highest concentration of golfing facilities in Europe.
You do not have to go far to study the tourism industry first hand, it is right on your doorstep! Just five minutes from the campus, is the centre of Marbella, where a large number of industry related trade fairs, congresses and conventions are held throughout the year.
In addition, The Costa del Sol is home to a PGA golf school and our famous courses such as those at Valderrama have hosted the Ryder Cup, American Express Championships, and the Volvo Masters. On top of all this, there is also the International Polo Club in Sotogrande which plays host to championship polo matches and is a well known winter training grounds for many of Europe’s best squads.
In summer, the Costa del Sol especially comes alive with a full calendar of world class events ranging from sailing regattas, windsurfing and jet-skiing championships, major concert venues, and the traditional Andalusian fairs, unique to each village of the region.