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Education Abroad Office

Universidad de Navarra

Area: Global Direct Summer
Location: Pamplona
Country: Spain
Term: Summer
Website: Universidad de Navarra Summer Program

ILCE Summer courses can fulfill a range of curricular requirements and offer learners a genuine inmersion in Spanish culture. Excellent teachers from Universidad de Navarra's instructional staff and a selected instructors from other institutions comprise the faculty of the Summer Program. Cultural activities, sports, and field trips are designed to enrich your academic and personal experience.

Cost: Costs vary based on course choice, accommodation, and activities.

Requirements: 3.0 GPA, some language prerequisite requirement per university

Students will have the opportunity to visit many influential sites, learn about the country's unique history, and become immersed in Spanish culture. All trips and activities in and around Pamplona are led by Cultural Peer Mentors and are included in the program fee. Cultural Peer Mentors are local undergrad students at Universidad de Navarra that always accompany the group to co-curricular activities, and also organize more activities depending on the interests of the students that year such as trekking around Pamplona, walking in the city, karaoke, coffee and conversation or sports activities.

Students may arrange their own housing or choose between the two options provided by the program:
Host Family
All families are Universidad de Navarra faculty, staff, or alumni. Students have their own room. Laundry and meals included. Lunch served from Monday to Friday at the university cafeteria. WIFI internet is available in all houses. Public transport card is included in this option. Host Families are limited. Applying earlier increases likelihood of being placed with a family.

Residence Hall
Camplus is a residence hall located right in the heart of Pamplona and just a 25 minute walk or short bus ride away from the University. Housing fee includes individual room with private bathroom and meals during the program.

There are three course choices to choose from:

Community Engagement in Pamplona

Help the community and earn credit by adding the five week course Community Engagement in Pamplona beginning from May 18th and ending June 19th. The first two weeks students will have class full time in the mornings and service learning some evenings. The following three weeks students will have class and service learning some afternoons.

This course is designed to be combined with Español: Comunicación y cultura course. *Language Prerequisite: at least two semesters of Spanish.

Español: Comunicación y cultura

Improve your proficiency in Spanish, experience Spanish culture, develop critical thinking skills and work on your writing abilities in Spanish. You can complete one semester of Spanish study with our June Intensive Spanish Language and Culture Program, or transfer credits for general education or elective requirements. We offer beginning, intermediate and advanced level classes. 

Students take a placement diagnostic exam online prior to arrival. All cultural activities, tours and excursions are specially selected to complement and expand the know-how acquired during the class.

The Business of Wine and Gastronomy in Northern Spain

This course provides an experiential learning perspective on the connection between gastronomy, cultural landscapes, and business development of the Spanish Gastronomy and Wine Industry in Northern Spain. Throughout the course students will focus on how cultural identities, geographical location, and brand development affect one of the most prominent and characteristic businesses in Northern Spain. Students will travel together examine specific business and cultural sites and study current trends and practices in the businesses, and reflect on their unique features.

To see courses UofSC students have taken with this specific university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

Various funding opportunities exist for this program. Please note the terms eligible listed for each:

  • Beyond Boundaries: The Beyond Boundaries Award is a financial award of $1500 or more to be used to help fund a credit-bearing Maymester/summer study abroad experience. The goal of this award is to help students with high financial need make an overseas experience possible.
  • Carolina Global Study Award: All USC students participating in semester, academic year, or summer programs are eligible to compete for this award. The number of awards available varies from year to year. The goal of this award is to help provide a study abroad experience for students with financial need. 
  • Passport Travel Grant: The Passport Travel Grant is a financial award of up to $2000 to be used to help fund a Maymester or summer study abroad experience for Capstone, Honors, and Top Scholar students. 

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details.

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