My Story with Mijas

Europe, Sightsee with Sophie, Spain

Why I Went

I was accepted into the Global U program and received the opportunity to live in Mijas for 3 months. Global U is a 9 month gap year program for students ages 18 – 23. Its focus is on equipping students with entrepreneurship, computer programming, and leadership skills needed to start a business or nonprofit. We spent 3 months in Mijas working with world-class mentors to receive guidance on our passion projects that we’ve built. If you’re interested in an alternative approach to education, check out Global U! You can learn more about my passion project here.

What I Did

When I wasn’t in class with Global U, I was out and about trying to explore everything that Mijas had to offer. It’s an adorable, charming town filled with great cafes and stores. It’s also strategically located near a set of mountains that are packed with trails — I certainly took advantage of that. Sunrise runs are the best here!

Who Should Visit

This is a great little town for a relaxing weekend away. Road tripping through southern Spain is definitely a must — and Mijas should be a destination on the list. You can hit up a lot of places in this area — Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, and Malaga.

After a morning hike in the mountains, you can come into the town for an afternoon glass of wine and plate of tapas. Did I mention that you can see the mountains of Morocco from here?

Check out some Mijas posts here!

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