Study in Las Palmas
Dra. Dña. Florence Lojacono
Facultad de Traducción e Interpretación
Departamento de Filología Moderna
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
España
Geographic situation
Liverpool – Las Palmas: 3792 km
London Stansted – Las Palmas: 3493 km
Macaronesia
Canary Islands
Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is the third biggest
island in terms of surface, with
about 1.560 km2. The coast of the
island is around 236 km long. When
it comes to its population, Gran
Canaria is the second most
populated island, after Tenerife. The
capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,
is proud to be able to offer cultural
and leisure activities throughout the
four seasons of the year.
Tenerife
Tenerife is the largest island, with
an area of 2.034,38 km2. It is also
the most populated island of Spain,
with around 906.854 inhabitants,
known as tinerfeños. Tenerife is
famous for housing the highest
mountain of Spain and the third
highest volcano of the world, El
Teide. The capital and the largest
city of Tenerife is Santa Cruz.
Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura has an area of
1.659,74 km2. It is therefore the
second largest island in the
Archipelago after Tenerife. The
capital of this elongated island is
Puerto del Rosario. Fuerteventura
constitutes,
together
with
Lanzarote, the eastern border of
the Canary Islands. The island is
known for its paradisiacal beaches,
perfect for practising surfing or
windsurfing.
Lanzarote
Lanzarote is the northeasternmost
island of the seven islands. It
stands about 1.000 km off the
Spanish mainland. The main
transport connection is the airport
of Arrecife. With an area of
845,94 km2, it represents the
11,29% of the total area of the
islands.
Lanzarote
is
known
worldwide for its black sand
beaches.
La Palma
La Palma, actually called San
Miguel de la Palma, is the fifth
largest island of the archipelago. La
Palma belongs to the Spanish
province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The capital is Santa Cruz de la
Palma and the biggest city of the
island is Los Llanos de Aridane. The
island is also called
„Isla Bonita“ or „Isla Verde“
because of its beauty. Special trade
of La Palma is the observatory, one
of the most prestigious of the
world.
La Gomera
La Gomera is the second-smallest
island of the Canary Islands, with
an area of 369,76 km2. The most
popular town is San Sebastián de la
Gomera, which is also the main
port and the capital as well. The
island is perfect for hiking while
enjoying the natural environment.
Also worthseeing is Garajonay
National Park. It was declared a
World Heritage Site by UNESCO in
1986.
El Hierro
El Hierro is the smallest island of
the seven Canary Islands. It is
known for its volcano and the small
earthquakes which occur on and off
because of this.
Gran Canaria
Universidad de
Las Palmas de Gran
Canaria
Living in Las Palmas
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Direct flights from:
Liverpool, London, Glasgow…
Population: 380.000 habitants
January: 20,6ºC in average
Multilateral countryside: Beaches / Mountains
Time Zones:
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria WEST: UTC + 1
(same time zone as London)
Life in Las Palmas (in English), Womad, Carnival of
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in February
The ULPGC
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≈ 30.000 students
1159 online students
1565 faculty members
66 undergraduate degrees, 16 postgraduate
degrees and 12 doctorates
161 research groups
International Office:
here in English / here in Spanish
3 campuses in Las Palmas
OBELISCO
TAFIRA
San CRISTOBAL
Tafira Campus Map
Guagua 25
San Cristóbal Campus Map
See transportation: here
Obelisco Campus Map
Guagua 1
Study at the ULPGC
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Campus de
Excelencia
2010
International mobility
3 student residences (464 places)
3 study rooms open 24h/24h
Wifi (open network)
Moodle (Online Learning Management System)
Spanish for foreigners and locals
Aula de idiomas (Italian, Portuguese,…)
15 libraries (free orientation workshops)
1 public library open 24h/24h
Download the student guide here
WELCOME TO THE FTI
FACULTAD DE TRADUCCIÓN e INTERPRETACIÓN
http://www.fti.ulpgc.es/
Edificio Millares Carlo, Campus del Obelisco
C/ Pérez del Toro, nº 1
35003 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
[email protected]
Fax: 928 45 17 01
Phone: 928 45 17 08
The School of Translation
Facultad de Traducción e
Interpretación (FTI):
 OBELISCO CAMPUS
 DOWNTOWN
LAS PALMAS
Facultad
Traducción e Interpretación
[B.A.]
English/German
+ Russian
[B.A.]
English/French
+ Arabic
The FTI, Campus Obelisco
Postgraduate Studies
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Master in Spanish Language & Cultures
Master in Professional Translation &
Intercultural Mediation (2011-2012)
Sports and cultural activities
SPORTS
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See all sports: here
Outdoor activities: here
September surf: here
CULTURE
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Aulas culturales
Movies
Vegueta Nights
Photography
Tango
Welcome to the FTI!
Benoît, ERASMUS student (video)
We hope that this information
was useful for you
Hopefully we
see you soon
in Las
Palmas!
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