Broadening Horizons

In ELIS Murcia the teaching and learning process goes the extra mile by offering our students a wide range of opportunities to broaden their skills, attitudes and life experiences that will make them well rounded citizens.


At El Limonar International School Murcia we are aware of the importance of enabling our students to adapt to the needs of the current workplace and, even more importantly, the workplace of the future. It is for this reason that our Careers Guidance Programme allows our students the opportunity to come into contact with both universities and the professional world. The main objective of our Careers Guidance Programme is to help our students answer questions such as: What do I want to study? What do I want to be in the future? Which universities should I apply to?

As a part of our ELIS Murcia University Guidance Programme, our Year 11 and Year 12 students enjoy a Work Experience in both the state and the private sector. The aim of this activity, pioneer in our area of influence, is to provide ELIS students with first-hand knowledge of the reality of different professions, which in turn allows them to make better-informed choices about their future careers. Work experience also gives them an advantage when applying for a place at a foreign and/or private university, since these practices enrich and differentiate their curriculum vitae.

Students in their last 3 years of education at ELIS Murcia, also attend different university fairs in Spain and participate in a series of professional conferences, aimed at providing them with detailed information about career choices.


From Year 2 through to Year 13 (1º Primaria – 2º Bachillerato) students at El Limonar International School Murcia are offered the possibility of taking part in residential trips of differing duration together with their class tutors and other members of school staff. These educational residential trips allow our students to develop their social skills at the same time as contributing to their personal autonomy and building group dynamics. All residential trips include return transport to and from school as well as full board and accommodation. Some of our destinations are farm schools, multi-adventure and water sport residentials, ski trip to Sierra Nevada (Granada), a week-long cultural immersion residential to England, plus several compulsory residential trips for our Year 10 to Year 13 students depending on their IGCSE and A-Level course requirements.


In our constant desire to promote global citizenship and to create multicultural links, ELIS Murcia offers Secondary students the opportunity to take part in our Exchange Programme. Students may participate in exchange programmes with schools in England, France and Germany. Those schools visit us, and we visit them too. Staff from El Limonar International School Murcia accompany students on group exchange programmes. As part of the Cognita family, at ELIS Murcia we consider all such initiatives to be an essential part of our students’ development, helping them to appreciate the importance of learning more about other cultures and languages as citizens of a global world.