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Spain: University of Navarra

The University of Navarra School of Economics and Business was founded in 1987 and was the first university in Spain to launch a bi-lingual Spanish-English business program. A strong international perspective, combined with a humanistic educational approach aligns with the University of Navarra’s mission to provide a holistic learning environment. The School boasts a student-centered approach and fosters student participation in and out of the classroom. The University of Navarra is ranked as one of the best private universities in Spain.

As the capital of the Navarra province in northeast Spain, Pamplona (or Iruña) boasts a rich history with exciting traditions, such as the world famous Running of the Bulls. Pamplona is a laid back city and is well-connected to Barcelona and Madrid, making the rest of Europe easily accessible. English is not spoken as commonly in Pamplona as it is in Barcelona, so your Spanish language skills will certainly develop throughout your exchange experience.

You will benefit from the lively student life on campus and in the local community and will have ample opportunity to practice your Spanish language skills. The campus hosts thriving sport, culture, and art scenes that are enjoyed by its large international student population.

Learn more about the student experience at the University of Navarra through this introductory video. You can also take a video tour of the Amigos Building, where the School of Economics and Business is located.


  • GPA Requirement: 3.00
  • Language Prerequisite: 4 semesters
  • Class during program (min): Junior
  • Language of Instruction: English and Spanish

*Students are required to study Spanish throughout their stay. You can choose to take a Spanish language course or a BUSI course taught in Spanish. The program offers courses in both English and Spanish; you may enroll in a course taught in Spanish if you fulfill the minimum language prerequisite.

Important note about passports and visas: It is strongly recommended that by the application deadline you have in your possession a valid passport with an expiration date no earlier than 6 months after the program end date. Due to visa regulations, you should consult your study abroad advisor before making international travel plans prior to the program start date. If you are accepted into this program you will need to travel to a Spanish consulate in the United States, with passport in hand, to obtain a visa permitting you to study in Spain.

Application Dates

Fall 2020:
Applications open: Nov. 1, 2019
Application deadline: Feb. 20, 2020
Notifications begin: Mar. 6, 2020

Spring 2021 Round 1:
Round 1 applications open: Mar. 1, 2020
Round 1 application deadline: Apr. 9, 2020
Round 1 notifications begin: Jun. 2020

Spring 2021 Round 2:
Round 2 applications open: Mar. 1, 2020
Round 2 application deadline: Sep. 2020
Round 2 notifications begin: Sep. 2020