UCF civil engineering students have the opportunity to participate in an exchange program with the University of Cantabria in Spain. The University of Cantabria is a young public university, founded in 1972, whose main objective is to contribute to social progress via its commitment to teaching and scientific excellence. The university has more than 12,000 students. The University of Cantabria’s campus is divided between Santander -the capital of the Autonomous Region of Cantabria- and Torrelavega, a town 20 kilometres from the capital. This beautiful region of half a million inhabitants is on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea and is crossed by a mountain range. The shores and inland valleys offer a wide variety of landscapes as a consequence of the mild, moist climate of so called Green Spain.
- UCF GPA: 2.75 cumulative
- Must be an engineering major with completed prerequisite courses
- Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
- Must be registered full time while participating in the exchange
- Must be a junior or senior at the time of exchange
- Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad
Complete the Study Abroad Interest Form http://www.cecs.ucf.edu/study-abroad
You will receive an automated email to set up an appointment with a study abroad advisor.
The course database is a collection of previously reviewed courses for UCF equivalency. The applicability to a specific degree program varies by department and are subject to change due to revisions in course offerings at exchange universities.
Maureen Waked, Study Abroad Advisor, International Programs
College of Engineering and Computer Science, ENG 1, room 107
Don’t forget to check out the International Engineering Minor:
You can apply online for this program. The application includes submitting a brief essay (500 words) that clearly describes your academic and personal goals, as well as how this program would further them. We recommend you work on your essay outside the application environment and then paste it on the appropriate field.
Selected participants must meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss and register for the appropriate coursework. Coursework completed through the program may count asequivalent UCF course credit and/or as restricted or general elective credit.
All applications will be reviewed by the UCF Colleg of Engineering and Computer Science and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant, as well as fit with the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and/or veteran status.
While most of the courses offered are in Spanish, the University of Cantabria offers some courses in English. Please look at the course syllabi on Cantabria's website to determine the language of instruction.
University of Cantabria
Courses and program information http://www.unican.es/en/studying/
Cantabria International Student Guide
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IIE: A Student Guide to Study Abroad