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GENERAL INFORMATION

PR O G RAMME OUTL INE, ENTRY R E Q U IR IM E NT S , FRE QUEN TL Y ASK QUESTION S, . . . .

WHY STUDY CHIROPRACTIC IN BARCELONA?

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MAP,CLIMATE,LIFESTYLE,ETC.....

STUDENT INFORMATION

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STUDENT PACK,COSTS,LOANS, STUDENT VISA....

INFORMATION TALKS DATES, LOCATIONS....

Contact details of BCC Laura Patricio scb.student@gmail.com

GRAPHIC DESIGN-DENISSE G. ARREDONDO EDITION-ELIZABETH CARPIO

Your future begins today...

WELCOME TO SCB

Welcome to the Barcelona College of Chiropractic (BCC), which will open in October 2009. Our 5 year full-time programme will provide you with all the skills and knowledge required in order to become an outstanding chiropractor with a unique understanding of both health sciences and the body’s innate ability to heal. Today, many people are disenchanted with certain aspects of mainstream health care and are searching for less invasive methods. Chiropractic leads the global move toward a more natural, holistic and integrated approach to health. Additionally, the BCC strives to meet the growing public demand for caring, compassionate health care providers who offer safe, affordable, drug-free health care. You can be part of this 21st Century revolution. Chiropractic consists of three pillars – science, art, and philosophy. At the BCC our focus is on teaching a curriculum balanced around these three key pillars. An expert academic team, in collaboration with academic consultants and experienced chiropractors are developing this curriculum. Enthusiasm for the BCC project in the broader health care community is reflected by the fact that the fund raising, needed to support the project, has advanced rapidly. The BCC is a private institution, backed by a non-profit government registered Foundation (Fundación Privada Quiropráctica), which has a signed collaborative agreement with one of Spain´s leading public universities – the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (www.upf.edu). Thank you for enquiring about studying chiropractic at the BCC. Given chiropractic’s position as a world leader in the provision of natural and safe health care, there has never been a better time to become a chiropractor.

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Adrian Wenban, B.Sc., B.App.Sc., M.Med.Sc., MACC. SCB Coordinator

Since its inception in 1895, chiropractic has grown to become the WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC? largest natural health care profession in the world. Chiropractors strive to restore health and quality of life by optimising the body’s innate self-healing abilities.

Chiropractors train for a minimum of five years, working with their hands to locate and correct imbalances in the spine known as ‘vertebral subluxations’. Vertebral subluxations directly impact the nervous system and adversely affect the function and health of the body. By correcting, or ‘adjusting’, vertebral subluxations chiropractors strive to help people of all ages to be at their best.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Barcelona College of Chiropractic is the place for quality health care related education in Spain. Our chiropractic program will prepare you to have a successful life through helping others. If you're eager to build your career in health care, Chiropractica College of Barcelona can be your foundation. Your future is waiting. Take steps today to turn your dreams into your reality.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTION APPLY NOW


WHY STUDY CHIROPRACTIC IN BARCELONA? Whilst becoming a first-class chiropractor you will be fully immersed in the culture of this magnificent Mediterranean city. You will experience it all; art, language, history, architecture, cuisine and culture. Barcelona, with a population of 3.1 million, is a vibrant and youthful city. The beautiful beaches and surrounding mountains provide opportunities for skiing, surfing, hiking and biking.

Whilst living in Barcelona you have many experiences to pack into your time during your studies. Barcelona is a vibrant city which has an amazing history, outstanding architecture and a great variety of tourist sites. These include; The Rambla, Paseo de Gracia, the Gothic Area, Barcelona Catherdral, Monjuic, its castle, bountiful forest and music and lights show. There is a smattering of impactful designs throughout the city by a local and very famous architect, Antonio Gaudi. His works include; Park G端ell, Mila House (Also know as the Pedrera), Batllo House and his principal vocation the Sagrada Familia. A church that can be seen from almost anywhere around the city. Other sites that are a requirement to visit during your time in Barcelona include; Tibidabo, park ciutadela, the Olympic Village and many theatres such as Liceu, National Theatre, Barcelona Auditorium, the Music Palace and many, many more to explore at your leisure. If you like sports and in particular Football (soccer) you will definitely have to factor in a visit to the famous stadium of the Barca football team, Camp Nou (New Camp). Around the city you will also have the opportunity to scuba dive, ski, bungee jumping, ski-diving, go carting, segway etc. Within the surrounding towns, Costa Brava, Vall de Nuria, Montserrat, Figueras and Cadaques, you will find further activities that appeal to your specific sporting tastes. If your preferences are cultural activities you will have plenty to explore within Catalonia, with a large variety of literature, music, photography and painting workshops, concerts and exhibitions to attend. Of course Barcelona offers an amply list of sites to enjoy your evenings, with a selection of different bars and nightclubs. To see more information follow the next link:

www.lifestylebarcelona.com/driving-activities.html


MAP

CLIMATE Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Extreme temperatures are not common. Average Celsius temperatures throughout the year are as follows:

www.bcn.es/guia/

January 9º February 10-13º March 12-13º April 14-16º May 17-18º June 21-25º July 24-25º August 24-29º September 21-22º October 17-18º November 13-16º December 10-12º


LIFESTYLE IN BARCELONA! Opening times

Shops open at 10.00 am and close for lunch at around 1.30 or 2.00 p.m. (Mon-Sat).They reopen at between 4.30 and 5.00 p.m. and stay open until between 8.00 and 9.00 p.m. (Mon-Fri) Certain shops, especially the larger ones and supermarkets, do not close at midday. At night, they open between 8.00 and 8.30 p.m and close between 12 midnight and 1 o'clock in the morning. Cafes and bars are open all day from between 7 and 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. or 12.00 midnight, although some stay open even later until 1 or 1.30 a.m. Banks open from Monday to Friday, generally from 8.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Some banks also open on Saturday morning, and others open on Thursday evenings from 4.30 to 7.45 p.m., except from June to September. TELECOMUNICATIONS

INTERNATIONAL CALL:

Public phones work with either coins or phone cards. Phone cards may be purchased at tobacconists.

To make: 00+contry code+ regional code + number you are calling. To receive Barcelona: 00+34+93....

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CELL PHONE

INTERNET

All of them offer two different contracts. Prepaid cards (available in different stores and Automatic Teller machines) and monthly payment contracts.

Many places throughout B a r c e l o n a , especially in the city centre, offer public Internet access.

www.vodafone.es

Further information: 010 (from Spain)

www.orange.es www.easyeverything.com

www.movistar.es

GETTING PRIVATE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET There are some companies that offer access services to the Internet, but all of them require a previous installed connection to the phone net ( p r o v i d e d exclusively by Telef贸nica) Acceso a internet: 900.600.800 ADSL line:

902.357.000


TAX FREE

SERVICES AND TIPS

ELECTRICITY

Centros de Asistencia Primaria (CAP)

Value Addes Tax (VAT) of 16% is payable on most goods. Citizens of non-European Union countries may be entitled to exemption on purchases. More information: 900 333 555

In restaurants, all services must be incluided in the cost of the set menu. Only in cases where "IVA no inc贸s" is indicated may VAT be charged as extra.

El voThe most widespread electric current is 220 volts and 50 Hz, although some older houses may still have 125 volts.

All foreigners have the right to see a doctor for free (within the Public health System), but some paperwork has to be done. The first step is getting a provisional Health Card (tarjeta sanitaria) and number. The required documents to do this are the passport and a certificated of "empadronamiento". This means registering at the nearest town hall at a fixed address.

Tipping is not obligatory, but is frecuent when clients are satisfied with the service provided.

www.endesa.es POST SERVICES Stamps may be bought at tobacconists or post offices. The Central Post Office Via Laietana, 1, Phone.: (34) 93 310 04 04 Lunes a S谩bado 8:00 a.m. at 8:30 p.m.

www.correos.es


PUBLIC TRANSPORT

METROPOLITAN TRANSPORT of BARCELONA

For an in-depth review of all the transport methods between the airport and Barcelona city centre. AEROBUS

TAXIS

RENT CAR

Express bus servicie that runs regulary between the airport and the city centre. 4,25 euros for a single ticket and takes about 25-30 mins (dependig on traffic).

A taxi offers a lowcost and convenient way to get to the city centre-the fare is around 25 euros and the journey takes around 25-30 mins (depending on traffic).

Car Hire in Barcelona Terminal B at the airport . more information:

www.europcar.es www.pepecar.com

www.taxibarcelona.cat

www.hertz.es

TRAINS FROM THE AIRPORT The RENFE train will take you from Barcelona airport to the city centre where you can change for the metro system at either Barcelona Sants (Sants Estacio) or Passeig de Gracia stations.

You can buy tickets for individual journeys for the metro at 1,35 euros per ticket. But if you are here for more than one day or intend taking more than 5 journeys on the metro or buses it´s best to buy the T10 ticket.

Tickets 2,80 euros. Journey time is about 25 minutes.

BICING A popular, practical and environment friendly mode of transport is by bicycle. This is a local setup within Barcelona of renting bikes. There are bicing stations located around the city, particularly close to metros and main streets. You need to become a member and pay a minimal annual fee which includes bike servicing to receive your bicing card. You have 30 minutes for your trip and return your bike to another bicing station.

www.renfe.es


ACCOMMODATION IN BCN ! The universities in the city of Barcelona offer advice and help in finding accommodation through the Barcelona Housing Service for Students. We recommend you contact with office well in advance of departure. However, it is possible to register and use its service once in Barcelona. Contact details are as follows: Torrent de lOlla, 219

Agencia de Estudiantes Internacionales (ISA)

08012 Barcelona Phone: +34 93 238 90 72 Fax: +34 93 228 92 59 E-mail: info@bcn-housing-students.com Office hours: Monday to Friday: 9 to 19 hrs. Friday : 8 to 19 hrs.

Calvet, 15, 6-2. 08021 Barcelona Phone: +34.93.200.89.25 Fax: +34.93.414.26.59 e-mail: juanavinuales@hotmail.com Service hours: 16.00-20.00

Residencia de Estudiantes

Cister, 2, 2-A. 08022 Barcelona Phone: +34.93.254.12.80 +34.600.545.112 Fax: +34.93.418.67.82 e-mail: santjordi@adam.es

RESA. Viviendas y Servicios Universitarios Phone: +34 902 444 447 Fax:+34 93 218 32 50 E-mail: resa@resa.es Open House Spain Fontanella, 20 Phone: +34.93.302.03.79

Sant Jordi Pisos Universitaris

www.melondistrict.com

Find a room in a share flat via the internet. If your interested in renting a room in a student flat. You can use the below listed links to find one that suits your needs: www.loquo.com www.idealista.com www.pisocompartido.com

Blau Housing Rambla de Catalu単a, 14, principal Phone: +34.93.301.14.75 Fax: +34.93.301.15.79

www.rentabedroom.com www.bcn.es


PRACTICAL INFORMATION Airport

Public hospitals

Barcelona: El Prat de Llobregat 08820 Barcelona Terminal A: (0034) 93 478 4704 Terminal B: (0034) 93 478 0565 Fax: (0034) 93 478 4736 E-mail: ot.aeroportbcn.ctc@gencat.net

Hospital General de la Vall d'Hebron. Pg. Vall d'Hebron, 119-129. 93.274.60.00 (Emergencies: 93.274.61.00)

IES Barcelona (Inst. para educación de estudiantes internacionales)

Hospital Clínic. C/ Villarroel, 170. 93.227.54.00 (Urgencias: 93.227.54.00)

Passeig de Gràcia, 11 Tel.: +34.93.342.78.39

Fax: +34.93.317.99.24

Emergency Medical Telephones Medical emergencies : 061 Emergencies: 112

Hospital del Mar. Pg. Marítim Barceloneta, 25-29. 93.248.30.00 (Emergencies: 93.221.24.47) Hospital de Sant Pau. 93.291.91.91 (Emergencies: 93.291.91.91)

EMERGENCY TELEPHONES: Fire frighters 080 Urban police 092 Mossos d'Esquadra (Emergencies and traffic accidents) 088 Nacional police 091 Civil guard 062


STUDENT INFORMATION

TESTIMONY WHY I AM A CHIROPRACTOR?

STUDENT PACK

Within each person exists an internal, or Innate Intelligence. This natural wisdom, when allowed to flow freely from the brain over the nerves to all parts of the body creates a healthy body and a healthy individual. As a Chiropractor, it is my privilege to move the bones of the spinal column in order to free up the flow of this vital force. This is what allows each patient, regardless of age, condition, or circumstance the opportunity to heal naturally by connecting with their internal doctor.

All first year students will receive the following: 1.Their own plastic articulated Spine. 2.Their own Laptop computer loaded with relevant material. 3.Free transport to and from Classes in Girona in a purpose specific rented bus. 4.A chiropractic book (History or philosophy). 5.Language class are included although the cost of the September intensive language class is not included. 6.All tuition and assessment fees including access to UdG's basic science laboratories. 7.Complete access to the SCB's and UdG,s library (UdG's library access will include access to electronic databases and electronic journals.) 8. A clinic jacket. Note: There is a spanish course in September (before the start of the semester) for any student interested in learning the language.

COSTS 9,000 ¤ (+/-10%) ANUAL

STUDENT VISA

LOANS For further informations regarding student loans we have included links directly to the banks. If you have any further enquiries please direct them to the school.

www.caixacatalunya.es

www.lacaixa.es

Cristina Fàbregas Provenza, 292, 3º1-A Barcelona Tel: 932153304 Fax: 934882432

I love sharing this message of life and human potential!

Laura Konopack Chiropractor


INFORMATION TALKS Talks in Spain

Talks Out of Spain

Barcelona Centro quiroprรกctico Solana 933027570 Pelai 11 4E, MAY 21

London Putney Chiropractic 2b Weiss Road, SW15 1DH JUNE 13

Sant Cugat Quiropractic Remedy Centre Placa Unio 1, Bloque A, Planta 5 MAY 13 Seminario Sigafoose 965132332 Alicante JUNE 6 y 7

Talks Ireland (pending dates to be confirmed)


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