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 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 ≈ 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 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 Master in Spanish Language & Cultures Master in Professional Translation & Intercultural Mediation (2011-2012) Sports and cultural activities SPORTS See all sports: here Outdoor activities: here September surf: here CULTURE 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!