Universidad de Cantabria
|Type of Program||Exchange|
|Language of Instruction||Spanish|
|Costs||Baylor tuition + housing to the host university|
|Health Insurance Required||Yes|
|Program Director||Dr. Manuel Ortuño: Manuel_Ortuno@baylor.edu|
Location:The city of Santander is located in the self-governed region of Cantabria, which lies on the northern coast of Spain between Asturias and the Basque Country. Its climate is very mild and the whole region offers the varied landscape and weather features typical of this fringe of green land so different from the rest of Spain.
Cantabria is a one-province region that is an excellent place to learn Spanish because this is the only official language. It also stands out because of the great diversity of its environment. The coastal landscape of beaches, bays and cliffs blends together with valleys and highland areas, such as the mountain range of The Picos de Europa, situated in the western area. Several short but fast-flowing rivers cross the region, forming valleys perpendicular to the Bay of Biscay.
The weather in Cantabria is very mild and rainy throughout the year (the average temperature in August is approximately 19 C° and in December 9.5 C°). This humid, mild weather gives the region a rich and varied nature with plenty of woods and meadows.
The surrounding nature and the historical importance of many of its villages and buildings make this region very appealing for tourism, especially during the summer season. From the historical point of view, the region preserves important remains. Examples from the Prehistoric Era (the Altamira and Puente Viesgo Caves), Roman ruins such as those of Julióbriga, medieval settlements, such as Santillana del Mar and several examples of the civil and religious architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (The Palaces of Elsedo, Soñanes and Rañada, among others).
Courses or Areas of Study:Economics, Business Studies, Business Administration & Management, Geography, History, Information Sciences, Math, Physical Science, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Telecommunications, Nautical Studies, Nursing, Education, Technical Mining Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Spanish
For complete course listings and scheduling, please see http://www.unican.es/WebUC/Unidades/relinteng/catalogue/default.htm.
Housing:Students are offered housing through the University of Cantabria. If you seek university accommodations, you will need to access the univeristy housing application at http://www.unican.es/WebUC/Unidades/relinteng/students/-+Students+from+Australia+and+USA.htm. In addition to accessing the housing form, please see http://www.unican.es/NR/rdonlyres/7EF288D8-E868-420D-8BB1-702B1142544C/0/Capitulo6I.pdf.
Application Procedure:Students are responsible for applying directly to the University of Cantabria as well as filling out the Baylor Study Abroad Application Packet.
For more information about applying to this university, go to http://www.unican.es/WebUC/Unidades/relinteng/students/-+Students+from+Australia+and+USA.htm.
Costs:Students will pay tuition to Baylor and housing to the host university. Students are offered access to an orientation program that can be paid for upon arrival to Santander. The estimated cost of living in Santander for a month is 800 EURO. Per month, expect to spend around 300 EURO on housing, 230 EURO on food and leisure, 45 EURO on transportation, and 40 EURO on school supplies.
Each student is responsible for their own transportation, including airfare. Students should arrive at the main airport in Santander.
Legal Documents:A passport and visa are required. You will be given more information on obtaining a visa once you have been accepted to the university.
Exchange/Affiliate University Contact:Águeda Sanchez
Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales
Faculty of Business-Economics and Law
Avenida de los Castros s/n
39005 Santander (Cantabria) – Spain