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Marbella Design Academy - Monda


Monda is a charming, typically Spanish white village, situated in the hills only 15 kilometres from Marbella and 25 minutes from Málaga. The Academy is located less than 5 minutes walk from the centre of Monda.

The village has many attractive small squares, restaurants and bars and is surrounded by spectacular countryside, offering a variety of local leisure opportunities. The wonderful warm climate makes it possible to enjoy the outdoor activities and lifestyle all year round. LEISURE

In the nearby towns of Coín and Marbella you will find even more leisure facilities including all kinds of water sports.

There is a local bus service that runs frequently to and from Marbella, Malaga and other towns.

Situated in stunning geographical area, nestled within the green and ecological conservation area of the Sierra de Alpujata natural park and mountain range, Monda is only 15 minutes from the centre of Marbella. The cultural centre of Malaga, with it´s world famous museums, old town, modern port front of shops and restaurants, historical castle and Alcazabar is also within easy reach of Monda and the Academy.

About 80 % of the students live together in picturesque Monda, a welcoming and safe place where the living and accommodation costs are low. By living near the Academy in Monda our students enjoy a healthy social life together outside of their studies and Monda has become somewhat like a mini version of a university town. The air is among the cleanest in the world and so is the safety.

Monda is within easy reach of the vibrant and cultural cities of Malaga, Seville, Cordoba, Cadiz, Granada and less than a 2 hour drive from the beautiful beaches at the Atlantic Sea and the ski resort of Sierra Nevada, just to mention a few of many and varied attractions of Andalusia.

Marbella, 15km from Monda and the Academy, is a lively, picturesque, cosmopolitan town, very well known for its jet-set nightlife and beautiful beaches. Many famous people live in Marbella or have their second home here. Here are the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea and the large shopping centre La Cañada.

Marbella Design Academy has become the first choice for many creative students who have a passion for design and who want to study for their official Bachelor of Arts degree in a wonderful, warm and relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere with 330 days of sunshine a year and in an exclusive and yet friendly environment as Marbella Design Academy.

What a great opportunity it is for our students to study in English in beautiful sunny Spain and be awarded a UK Bachelor of Arts degree by our UK partner the University of Bedfordshire.