This program is intended for College of Management students only, as the exchange is between NCSU's Poole College of Management and the Universidad Pontificia Comillas' Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales - ICADE (or Business Administration and Economics).
The Universidad Pontificia Comillas, founded in 1890, is one of Spain's most prestigious private Jesuit universities. Originally located in the town of Comillas in northern Spain, the university moved to Madrid in the 1960s and expanded its fields of study to include a broader range of students. There are over 10,000 students enrolled in the University's degree programs during the year, including approximately 1,000 international students. The University has departments ("facultades") of Business Administration and Economics; Engineering; Human and Social Sciences; Law; Nursing and Physiotherapy; and Theology.
This exchange agreement was developed between NCSU's College of Management and UPComillas' Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales. NCSU business students may enroll in courses from the following programs in the ICADE.
Click on the links above to view the courses offered within each track.
The Transfer Credit Database lists courses that have been previously approved for NC State students at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. Please note: their applicability to a specific degree program varies by department. This list is not inclusive. Additional courses can be approved for credit by using the course approval form and process, which is a part of the application for study abroad. Please refer to the academic information on the host university website for all courses available to study abroad students.
Spanish language classes, included in the cost of the exchange, are available through the Comilla's lnstitute of Modern Languages. The Institute also offers students the opportunity to participate in a language exchange ("intercambio"). Visiting international students can pair with Spanish students to practice their language skills, taking turns in each others' language.
The Comillas environment provides a rich student life where students will find a variety of diverse student associations offering activities to suit anyone's interests. The University services include access to libraries, computing centers, sports, housing assistance, and medical & psychological services. Additionally, students will have access to workshops in photography and guitar, as well as university-sponsored theater, cinema, art, and music activities. The Location
Plaza Mayor ~ Atocha train station ~ Calle de la Sal
The city of Madrid is the center of the cultural, economic, and political life of the Spain. Madrid is well known for the outstanding quality of its museums, nightlife, and sports teams.Team Real Madrid, one of the most successful professional soccer team, calls Madrid home.
Although the city has over 3 million residents, students will find its residents warm and welcoming, and the city easily navigable with its underground Metro and bus system.
As the University is located in the center of Madrid, students will have easy access to shops, museums, parks and nightlife.While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets.
The climate in Madrid is generally mild, sunny and dry.Fall and spring bring the most rainfall while winter brings the cold temperatures.
Although the University does not have student housing facilities, they are prepared to assist students in finding accommodations. The Office of Information, Welcome and Lodging provides lists of private residence halls, rooms available in shared flats, as well as a list of families interested in having a student live in their home.
Homestays typically include meals and laundry service and range 630-750 euros/month. Most resident halls offer a meal plan and housing costs range from 600-900 euros/month. Students interested in finding an apartment should plan to arrive a week early to conduct their search, using the lists provided by the University.
In Spain, typically the academic year begins in the last week of September and ends in the first week of June. The first semester begins in the last week of September and runs until the end of January. Due to the fall term ending in late-January, NCSU students are not eligible to study on exchange in the fall term, rather for a full year or spring semester only. The second semester begins mid- to late February and ends in June. At the end of each semester, there is an examination period.
During the academic year there are two vacation periods, as well as numerous holidays. The Christmas holiday normally lasts from late December (starting just prior to December 24) until after the Feast of the Epiphany, held on 6th January. The Easter holidays usually last for a week, Semana Santa, in the months of March or April.
Students must have completed FLS 202 or its equivalent to be eligible to take courses in Spanish. It is strongly recommended, however, that students have completed at least one 300-level Spanish class prior to participation on this exchange program.
Full-time undergraduates who will have completed their freshman year prior to participating and have a cumulative GPA of 32.75 may apply. Transfer students must complete at least one semester at NC State prior to applying. Graduate students may also participate in this exchange program.
Courses of Study (carreras) a list of the degrees offered; select one, then click of the "Plan de Estudios" for individual courses required for that degree, or click on the links above to go directly to each track's courses.
The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details. Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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PLEASE NOTE: Program Start and End Dates listed on the Study Abroad website are estimates; they do not reflect the actual start and end dates for semester and year long programs. Students are responsible for obtaining the correct arrival and departure dates directly from their host institution or program provider.