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Dept ENGR: San Sebastian
San Sebastian, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
View program dates and deadlines
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Apartment, Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Engineering
Type of Program:
Exchange
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Language Requirement:
0 - 4 semesters
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Strickler
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
View of Coastline in San Sabastian, Spain

Program Overview     



This institution offers a variety of courses in engineering. You will take regular courses with local students at this institution. Course registration takes place during your on-site orientation period, so enrollment in particular courses cannot be guaranteed in advance of arrival. Course topics available on this program may include: Bioengineering, electrical engineering, engineering science, indutrial engineering, and mechanical engineering. Elective courses in the areas of business administration, strategic marketing and information systems may also be available. The academic structure of the program consists of lectures, design studies, and term reports. Around 40% of courses at Navarra are taught in English, courses taught in Spanish will require advanced language skills. A list of courses that are taught in English can be found on the Navarra website.

Penn State has developed a reciprocal exchange program with this university. According to the exchange agreement, the number of Penn State undergraduates who attend this university through Education Abroad equals the number of undergraduates from this university who attend Penn State. Costs may vary by program, but reciprocal exchange programs generally provide Penn State students with affordable opportunities to enroll directly in universities abroad.


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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students will register for a minimum of 12 credits/24 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). Students can register for a maximum of 15 credits/30 ECTS. 1 ECTS credit = 0.5 PSU credits.
 

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Dept ENGR San Sebastian Course Equivalency List*. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad.  To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies webpage.

*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact educationabroad@psu.edu
 

Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.
  • Junior class standing or higher at time of study
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • This program is only open to College of Engineering Students
  • Some courses may require advanced Spanish language skills

Housing and Meals


You will live in a residential college or student apartment, where you will be responsible for providing your own meals. The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Navarra will help you find suitable housing. You will pay all housing fees directly to the University of Navarra. 


Program Costs


For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Fall budget sheet and Spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
 


Financial Aid & Scholarships


Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
 

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
 


For More Information


For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative


To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
 


How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire

  •  One academic recommendation

  •  Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with the host provider as a part of your Penn State application either at time of application or upon acceptance. 


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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
09/30/2014 01/08/2015 05/16/2015
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Academic Year 2015-2016 01/20/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA
Fall 2015 03/01/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA

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