Overview

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

City: Santiago
Language of instruction: English, Spanish
  • Founded in the 1600s
  • Final destination of the Pilgrims Road, a route that attracts people from all over the world
  • Located located half an hour from the sea
  • Specialized in Spanish language and culture education
  • Santiago is the capital of a region with six natural parks and the Atlantic Islands national park
  • The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Partner university's areas of study

Arts

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Students are given a language placement test upon arrival in Spain and are placed in the appropriate course level
  • For this reason, it cannot be guaranteed that the student will obtain 2nd year level Spanish

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Summer

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study

Term dates

  • Term 1: October to December
  • Term 2: January to May
  • Summer: June to August

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • For every two weeks of class, a student will receive 3 UBC credits of SPAN (either upper or lower level credit depending on the level of course taken at Santiago de Compostela)
     

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Study abroad (pay to partner university)

Course information and restrictions

  • Typically students take summer abroad, term 1, or term 2 Spanish language & culture courses from the Cursos Internacionales department
  • Please visit the Summer Spanish Language Course page for a detailed breakdown of USC-UBC course equivalencies

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: SPAN 101
Title: Spanish A1-40 hours
Partner course code: Nivel A1
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 102
Title: Spanish A1.2-40 hours
Partner course code: Nivel A2
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 102&201
Title: Spanish A2-80 hours
Partner course code: Nivel A2
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 1st
Title: Spanish A1-80 hours
Partner course code: Nivel A1
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 201
Title: Level B1
Partner course code: nivel 2nd yr,201
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-06-29
UBC course: SPAN 201&202
Title: Spanish B1-80 hours
Partner course code: Nivel B1
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 201
Title: Spanish B1-40 hours
Partner course code: Nivel B1
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 203/204
Title: A2.1
Partner course code: A 2
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-09-03
UBC course: SPAN 301
Title: Spanish B2.1
Partner course code: Nivel B2.1
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 302
Title: Spanish B2.2
Partner course code: Nivel B2.2
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
Health and Social Development
UBC course: SPAN 202
Title: Spanish
Partner course code: nivel B2
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-06-29

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: SPAN 101
Title: A1 Beginners (40 hours)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 101 & 102
Title: A1 Beginners (80 hours)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 102
Title: A2 Advanced Beginners (40 hours)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 102 & 201
Title: A2 Advanced Beginners (80 hours)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 201
Title: B1 Intermediate (40 hours)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 201 & 202
Title: B1 Intermediate (80 hours)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 301
Title: B2 Advanced (40 hours)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: SPAN 301 & 302
Title: B2 Advanced (80 hours)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

HomestayOff-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • During July and August, USC has rooms available at the University Dorms
  • Accommodation will be available from the day prior to the start of a course until the day on which it finishes (generally, from Sunday afternoon until Saturday morning)

Partner Housing Information

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