Universidad de Navarra
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UofSC's International Business exchange program at the University of Navarra is designed to expose American students to Spanish life and culture and international business practices. The School of Economics and Business Administration has a strong international orientation, and is the first institution in Spain that offered an International Degree in business and economics education. The program is located at the Pamplona campus in the North of Spain in the Navarre region. Pamplona has a population of around 350,000, offering both the advantages of an urban location while also providing a tranquil atmosphere for enjoying the many parks and picturesque streets in the old part of the city.
Category: 1, no foreign language proficiency requirement, all courses taught in English
Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs
Requirements: junior standing; International Business major
Students on exchange pay in-state tuition directly to USC and do not pay tuition to Navarra. All housing, food, and personal expenses are paid by the student in Pamplona. Navarra suggests that students budget approximately €400-€800 per month for accomodations and €200-€250 per month for meals. The actual cost can differ depending on the student’s lifestyle. To get an idea of life on site, you will find on the numbeo website indications on the cost of living in Spain compared to other countries in the world.
A full-time course load at Navarra is 30 ECTS of academic credit per semester, which are roughly equivalent to 15 credits at USC. Students may take a minimum of 24 ECTS, or a combination of 18 ECTS of academic credit plus 6 ECTS of language training. Courses are offered in both Spanish and English.
To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table.
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.
Students participating in the Navarra exchange will work with the University Accommodation Service to arrange their housing. The Accommodation Service manages student accommodation and offers a wide range of different options such as halls of residence, university residences, university clubs or apartments for rent.
The spring semester (semester 2) takes place from mid-January to late May. Exact dates will be provided each year by Navarra.
The International Relations Office of the University of Navarra will host orientation activities for all International Students (campus tour, explanation of the library and other facilities, visit to the city of Pamplona and trip to San Sebastián). Additional activities and trips are organized through the year.
Students who attend Navarra for a semester or academic year are required to obtain a Spanish visa. Students must appear in person at the Spanish consulate or embassy. The Consulate for South Carolina is located in Miami, FL. Planning ahead is vital. Out-of-state students can use the Miami Consulate or the one in their home residence's jurisdiction.