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1 Students Guide to the European Campus in Barcelona Please note that in August 2005, the Europe campus will be relocating to our new location in London. The Barcelona campus will continue to operate through 2005.

2 Contents Getting There 3 Map 3 Location and Address 3 Accommodations 3 Transportation 3 Facilities and Services 4 Tourist Information 6 Travel Agencies 6 Useful Telephone Numbers 6 Transportation 6 Voltage 6 Weather 6 Building Hours 4 Staff 4 Classrooms 4 Program Office 4 Faculty Offices 4 Group Study Rooms 4 Lounge 4 Lockers 4 Photocopiers 4 Career Services 5 Barcelona Visitor Information 5 Banking Services 5 Bookstores 5 Car Rental 5 Currency 5 Dry Cleaning 5 Exercise Facilities 5 Groceries 5 Language 5 Medical Assistance 5 Passports and Visas 5 Pharmacies 6 Post Office 6 Tipping Standards 6 2 Chicago GSB European Campus Guide

3 GETTING THERE Location The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business European campus in Barcelona is located near Passeig de Gracia in the city s central business and entertainment district. The building is also used as a conference center. School Address The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Executive M.B.A. Program Europe Calle Aragó Barcelona Spain Tel: Fax: Accommodations Transportation Airport The taxi fare from the Barcelona airport to a hotel close to the school should be approximately 25. For airport information, call Metro There is a Metro station on Passeig de Gracia down the block from the school. This line connects with all of the main lines of the city. Taxis In tipping taxi drivers, rounding up the fare or adding on 5 percent is standard. Some taxi companies are: Ràdio-Taxi Taxigroc Servi Taxi Trains/Railway For RENFE, the Spanish train system, call For international trains, call The University of Chicago has negotiated special rates with local hotels. For more information, see gsbwww.uchicago.edu/exp/hotels.htm Chicago GSB European Campus Guide

4 FACILITIES AND SERVICES Building Hours During Executive M.B.A. Class Sessions: Saturday and Sunday before sessions: Classrooms Two state-of-the-art auditoriums are located on the lower level and the ground floor. Staff hours Monday Saturday Staff hours Sunday after a session: Between Class Sessions Monday Friday Staff hours Closed Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m-12:00 a.m. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. (Sat) 9 a.m. 9 p.m. (Sun) 7:30 a.m 12:00 a.m. 8 a.m. 10 p.m 8 a.m. 2 p.m. 8 a.m. 7 p.m. 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Program Office The Program Office and staff are located on the first floor. Faculty Offices Faculty offices are located on the fourth floor. Group Study Rooms There are fourteen study rooms. They are located on the second, third, and fourth floors. They are all equipped with PCs and additional Internet connections. Lounge Staff Glenn Sykes Clara Rodes Quynh Phan Carlos Olsen Elisa Nieto Darice Linares Silvia Martinez Diana Gasol Managing Director Director of Administration Marketing and Admissions Director Marketing and Admissions Associate Director Admissions Coordinator Conference Center Manager Office Coordinator, Human Resources Administration Program Coordinator The lounge and terrace are on the first floor. Students mailfolders are located in the lounge. International newspapers, coffee, refreshments, and snacks also are available there. Lockers For your convenience, there are 32 lockers available during class sessions in the basement floor. Two lockers are assigned per group. If you want to use a locker, please ask for a key at the Program Office and make sure you return it at the end of the session. You are required to remove all your belongings after every session. Photocopiers Photocopiers are located on the second, third, and fourth floor. Monse Carretero Receptionist Kathleen Fitzgerald Resident Academic Advisor Mario Alvarez Director, Career Development Office Europe Career Services The Career Development Office (CDO) now offers career guidance for students and alumni at the European campus. Mario Alvarez offers individual coaching, selfassessment, interview training, salary negotiation, and 4 Chicago GSB European Campus Guide

5 self-marketing. He also arranges workshops and presentations and works to build relationships with corporations, encouraging them to turn to Chicago GSB to hire experienced M.B.A. talent. Exercise Facilities Crack Passatge Domingo About five minutes (two blocks) from the GSB. Dir Gym Gran de Gracia About fifteen minutes (nine blocks) from the school. BARCELONA VISITOR INFORMATION For first-time visitors to Barcelona, we have compiled some useful information about services and customs. For Holmes Place Balmes Two blocks from the GSB. (Special corporate rate for GSB students). more information, see Groceries Banking Services Banking hours in Barcelona are 8:30 a.m. 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Many bank branches and ATMs Central Market Mercat de la Concepció, Aragó Two blocks from the school. are located along Passeig de Gracia, a short distance from the school. Language In Barcelona, as in the rest of Catalonia, there are two Bookstores official languages: Catalan and Spanish. The GSB recommends Casa del Llibre, one block from the school. It carries extensive literature in many languages. Casa del Llibre Passeig de Gracia Medical Assistance Hospital, Clinic, is at Casanova 151, five minutes away from the school by taxi. Students are responsible for their Car Rental own medical insurance. We suggest the following agency: Vanguard c/ viladomat (25 percent discount for GSB students.) Passports and Visas Non-Spanish citizens are required to hold a passport from their home countries in order to enter Spain. Please Currency The Spanish currency is the Euro (s). Check the rate before you go at check with your country s consulate regarding visa requirements. U.S. citizens do not need visas for travel to Spain. Dry Cleaning Pressto Mallorca Pharmacies Several pharmacies are located within walking distance of Chicago GSB European Campus Guide

6 the school. Weather Post Office There is a post office located directly across the street from the school. It is open Monday through Friday, with limited hours on Saturdays. It is closed Sundays. Barcelona enjoys a relatively mild Mediterranean climate. The annual average temperature is 15.8ºC (about 60 F). In winter and spring, the temperature can range between 11ºC and 17ºC (50 F and 60 F). In summer, it can easily reach 25ºC to 30ºC (80 F to 90 F). Tipping Standards Standard tip in restaurants is about 10 percent. In a taxi, add 5 percent or round up. Tourist Information The main tourist office in Barcelona is located in Placa Catalunya 17. Bus Turistic, a double deck bus with an open top, stops at the main areas of interest in Barcelona. For more tourist information, visit Travel Agency The Barcelona campus works mainly with Turinter Bailen Useful Telephone Numbers Telephone books are available at the Program Office. Police 091 Red Cross Red Cross Ambulance Service American Express DHL Federal Express Voltage Local electricity is 220 volts AC. 6 Chicago GSB European Campus Guide

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