Spain (IFMSA-Spain) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
All departments from IFMSA-Spain's Exchange Conditions are available, Depending upon the number of students and the selected month
February, March, April, August, September, October, November
Student will recieve pocket money
Student Flat
As stated on NMO ECs
IFMSA-Las Palmas Las Palmas
Rita Ortega Santana
Las Palmas enjoys a subtropical climate, with mild to warm temperatures throughout the year. According to a study carried out by Thomas Whitmore, director of research on climatology at Syracuse University in the United States, Las Palmas enjoys "the best climate in the world". This island is called a "Miniature Continent" due to the different climates and variety of landscapes found, with long beaches and dunes of white sand, contrasting with green ravines and picturesque villages. A third of the island is under protection as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

In the south there is a large bird park, Palmitos Park, as well as many beach resort communities. Resorts are concentrated in the central eastern part of the southern coast in the Maspalomas area, which includes the towns of San Agustín, Playa del Inglés, Sonnenland, Maspalomas and Meloneras. The Maspalomas Dunes are located between Playa del Inglés ("The Englishman's Beach") and Maspalomas, at the western end of the dunes is the distinctive 19th century Maspalomas lighthouse.

Still further to the west along the southern shore, in the Municipality of Mogán, are the communities of Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogán, a village referred to as "Little Venice" on account of its many canals.Other attractions include Cocodrilos Park, Roque Nublo (an 80 m monolith)

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)

- Hospital Universitario Doctor Negrín. (HUGCDN)

- Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Insular-materno Infantil. (CHUIMI)


Labs are located in the following institutions:

- Hospital Universitario Doctor Negrín. (HUGCDN)

- Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Insular-materno Infantil. (CHUIMI)



We will provide you pocket money. Consider that you are staying in a student flat, where you have a kitchen to cook.Use your pocket money wisely and don't eat everyday out, especially near touristis places, where prices are quite high.

We can give you some advice on where to eat cheap once we meet!


Students will have guaranteed accommodation in the city during their stay (one month).

A student flat is what we usually offer. If possible, it will be situated near the hospital with easy access to public transport and supermarkets.

The flats DO have:


-Shared bathroom.

-Shared kitchen



-Kitchen equipment.

-Washing machine


There are bus stops near to the flat where the student will stay, so she/he can go to the bus stop by feet. Main lines from the center are 10 for the HUGCDN and 12 for the CHUIMI and CULP complex. Otherwise, other bus lines will be providen to the student upon arrival.

Maybe we will need to change the location of the flat. Anyways, we will provide you the information about buses (here called "guaguas") you should take for your transport


For more information about buses you can visit this link: 
 Main bus lines and maps are: 
-Line 10 (HUGCDN):
-Line 12 (CHUIMI and ULPGC):

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria offers you a wide range of options to visit it. This another link will show you it.

Our Social Program includes visiting all our "must see" places, all our committee is getting involved to ensure you a pleasant stay, and to show you what we call “a miniature continent” that our island offers. We are planning it on the move, working all together to take you out. What’s more, don´t have a doubt you will discover our precious island in our company at least twice a week: the nights in Vegueta, the dunes in Maspalomas, the Roque Nublo and mountains, Los Tilos laurisilva forest and much much more!
If you visit Gran Canaria you should not miss the theese important places:

- Playa de Las Canteras. If you like going to the beach, you will love Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's beaches. The most famous is Las Canteras, a 4-kilometers-long in the middle of the city, which represents a great icon of the Gran Canaria.

- Maspalomas Dunes. A huge beach full of sand mountains. Maspalomas is a remarckable town focused on tourism and night life, and we are sure that it will ameze you.

- Roque Nublo. Placed in Tejeda, a small town in the centre of Gran Canaria, Roque Nublo stands at the top of the island. You can enjoy the natural beauty of a rock landscape and the overwhelming views from Roque Nublo.

- Puerto de Mogan in the southwest of Gran Canaria. Known as the Venezia of Gran Canaria, Puerto de Mogan offers a beautiful sunset and the best weather of Canary Islands.

- Vegueta. This is the cultural part of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where you will find museums and antique buildings. It's the perfect place if you want to go for a walk through the history of our city.

- Teror. This beautiful town, with its typical building, balconies and rural island life, is a place of a great symbolic value for all the islanders since it is there where the patron saint of the island, La Virgen del Pino, is placed.

- Agaete. There is a town in the northwest of Gran Canaria where people live in between the countryside and the coast.
You can find more important information in this websites: