Spain

  • Capital City: Madrid
  • Population: 45.56 million
  • Official Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Euro
  • HPU has partner schools in Cadiz, Madrid, and Alicante
  • AIFS offers programs in Barcelona, Grenada, and Salamanca
  • CIEE offers programs in Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, and Seville
  • GlobalEd has several great programs including internships in Seville
  • Please note that HPU Study Abroad requires one semester of college level Spanish before studying in a Spanish-speaking country.

Partner Schools in Spain

About
The University of Alicante (UA) was created in1979  and is located on one of the best campuses in Europe: one million square feet with the best urban design, the most innovative architecture in a framework of environmental excellence (green areas, landscaping, with pedestrian areas, as well as cultural, sports and educational facilities) and a wide variety of services. With over 33,000 students, the UA offers more than 50 official degrees in Humanities and Languages, Experimental Sciences and Technology, Social and Legal Sciences, Experimental Sciences, Health Sciences and Education Sciences. The UA currently boats a total of 13 university research institutes and 5 interuniversity institutes, which have been created in collaboration with other universities in order to harness shared scientific and technological interests across fields.

University of Alicante WEBSITE

Academics and Classes
Areas of Study: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Engineering, Geography, History, Humanities, Language, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Nursing, TESOL, Tourism, Translation.
Course Search
Local Language Courses
Credits: Full Time= 30 ECTS

Program Dates
Fall Term: Unavailable for one semester students as the fall term ends after HPU's spring term begins. However, students interested in a full year can do fall and spring. 
Spring Term: January to May
Academic Calendar

Application Deadlines and Processes
You must submit the HPU Study Abroad Application AND the application for your host university or program. 
HPU Study Abroad Application Process, Requirements, and Deadlines 
University of Alicante Application Deadline: Fall Term: 15 June; Spring Term: 15 November


Housing

VISA
Please note that applying for a visa to study in Spain can take several months, and it requires an in-person interview with the Spanish consulate. Appointments with the consulate are booked several months in advance, and it is recommended to begin the process at least 4 months before your anticipated arrival in Spain. There are several Spanish Consulates throughout the US, and you will need to go to the one associated with your home address to apply for your visa. As the requirements vary slightly, you will want to be sure to go to the website of the consulate you will be going to to see their specific requirements. You can see the application process and requirements for the Spanish Consulate in San Francisco, which has jurisdiction over Hawaii here.

More Spanish Student Visa information


Cost
This is and exchange partner school. Students will pay their regular tuition to HPU using any financial aid, scholarships, or VA education benefits. Housing, travel, and other costs are arranged separately.

About
Located in Cádiz, one of the oldest cities in Europe, The University of Cádiz is made up of four campuses, with a total of 64 programs. As a public institution, the aims of the University of Cádiz (UC) are not only to educate students on the different study programs offered in the Faculties and Schools located on their four Campuses, but also to ensure that the UC is seen throughout the province as the people's university, renowned for the quality of education and services it offers to its students, for its contribution to the cultural life of the province, and for its cooperation with businesses, governmental bodies and social groups, creating wealth and employment and contributing to an improvement in the level of well-being.

Universidad de Cadiz WEBSITE

Universidad de Cadiz Fact Sheet


Academics and Classes
Areas of Study: English, Linguistics, History, Business and Economics, Computer Science, International Relations
Course Search
Credits: Full Time= 30 ECTS

Program Dates
Fall Term: Unavailable for one semester students as the fall term ends after HPU's spring term begins. However, students interested in a full year can do fall and spring. 
Spring Term: February to July
Academic Calendar

Application Deadlines and Processes
Application Deadline: Fall Term: May 31st; Spring Term: October 31st

Housing

VISA
Please note that applying for a visa to study in Spain can take several months, and it requires an in-person interview with the Spanish consulate. Appointments with the consulate are booked several months in advance, and it is recommended to begin the process at least 4 months before your anticipated arrival in Spain. There are several Spanish Consulates throughout the US, and you will need to go to the one associated with your home address to apply for your visa. As the requirements vary slightly, you will want to be sure to go to the website of the consulate you will be going to to see their specific requirements. You can see the application process and requirements for the Spanish Consulate in San Francisco, which has jurisdiction over Hawaii here.

More Spanish Student Visa information


Cost
This is and exchange partner school. Students will pay their regular tuition to HPU using any financial aid, scholarships, or VA education benefits. Housing, travel, and other costs are arranged separately.

About
Universidad Pontificia Comillas (UPC) is located in Madrid, Spain is the country's capitol. This Spanish university offers amazing history with its palace campus originating from the 1880’s, and was a former cleric university. It has since been modernized and now includes student ID cards that allow students to view their grades and pay tuition, and mobile zones in the campus library where students with laptops can connect to the Internet via Ethernet or wireless. In addition, the university offers a fully equipped gym; students can enjoy the soccer (football) field! If students wish to learn more about Spanish culture, the university offers culture classes from Spanish guitar to theatre as well as other cultural clubs. Madrid itself is a cosmopolitan city with vast amounts of history and culture from Spanish Parliament to the Spanish Royal Families.

Comillas Website

Comillas Fact Sheet

Academics and Classes
Areas of Study: Comillas offers a wide range of classes in many subject areas including Humanities and Social Sciences (History, culture, literature, international studies, communication, psychology), Engineering, and Economics and Business Administration.
Course Search:
Humanities and Social Science Courses
Business and Engineering Courses

Credits: Full Time= 30 ECTS

Program Dates
Fall Term: September to December
Spring Term: January to July
Academic Calendar

Application Deadlines and Processes
You must submit the HPU Study Abroad Application AND the application for your host university or program. 

HPU Study Abroad Application Process, Requirements, and Deadlines 
Application (Please see Exchange Guide)- Deadline: Fall Term: June 15th; Spring Term: November 15th

Housing-
Please see Fact Sheet or Website under "Accommodation" 

VISA
Please note that applying for a visa to study in Spain can take several months, and it requires an in-person interview with the Spanish Consulate. Appointments with the Consulate are booked several months in advance, and it is recommended to begin the process at least 4 months before your anticipated arrival in Spain. There are several Spanish Consulates throughout the US, and you will need to go to the one associated with your home address to apply for your visa. As the requirements vary slightly, you will want to be sure to go to the website of the consulate you will be going to to see their specific requirements. You can see the application process and requirements for the Spanish Consulate in San Francisco, which has jurisdiction over Hawaii here.

More Spanish Student Visa information

Cost
This is and exchange partner school. Students will pay their regular tuition to HPU using any financial aid, scholarships, or VA education benefits. Housing, travel, and other costs are arranged separately.

Affiliated Programs in Spain

Student Experiences in Spain