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Studying in Spain or South America

The University-Placement co-ordinator for the Department of Spanish is:

Dr K Anipa
Telephone: +44 (0)1334 462965
Email address: ka17@st-andrews.ac.uk

The Department of Spanish has exchange programmes with the following universities:

Spain: Alcalá (Madrid), Santiago de Compostela, Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and Valladolid
Uruguay: Universidad de Montevideo

Studying in Spain: Studying in Spain, as in the rest of Europe, will seem more anonymous to you at first: larger classes, less contact with individual teachers, more panoramic courses and fewer seminars, a slower-moving bureaucracy. On the other hand, you will benefit from having to adapt to new ways of learning, and you will share with your peers a major aspect of living in the culture of your study. Spanish degrees last either 4 or 5 years and have a primer and segundo ciclo (the former usually the first two years). You should ideally attend segundo ciclo, but can also take earlier courses if suitable.

University of Alcalá

Postal address: Universidad de Alcalá
Plaza de San Diego, s/n
28801-Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
Tel: +34 902 010 555

Web address: http://www.uah.es

N° of places available: 2

Subjects available: Spanish, Modern History, Art History

Description: This is an old university, in a place associated with Cervantes, and where the Cervantes prize, the Spanish equivalent of the Nobel Prize, is given every year. It is outside Madrid, and thus within easy reach of the capital.

University of Granada

Postal address:
Universidad de Granada, Cuesta del Hospicio, s/n. 18071 Granada
Tel: +34 958 243 025

Web address: http://www.ugr.es/

N° of places available: 1

Subjects available: Social Anthropology, Philosophy, Geography, History, Art History, Musicology, English, Italian, Russian, French, Arabic, Comparative Literature, Management and Economics, among others.

Description: This is one of Spain’s biggest and most reputable universities with a strong tradition in Humanities. Its foundation dates back to 1531. It is located in the South of Spain, in a very small city whose history makes it attractive to the visitor.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Postal address: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Plaça de la Mercè, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Tel: +34 (0)93 542 20 00

Web address: http://www.upf.edu

N° of places available: 3 for the year-long placement; 4 for the first term of Senior Honours.

Subjects available: Spanish and Management or Economics for the year-long placement; Spanish only for the first term of Senior Honours.

Description: This is a young, dynamic and well-run Catalan university located on the Ramblas near the sea. Our main exchange is with the Faculty of Translation, though there are opportunities - depending on the level of your Spanish - to pursue literature and other approved studies, which we encourage you to do

University of Santiago de Compostela

Postal address: Reitoría da USC
Colexio de San Xerome
Praza do Obradoiro, s/n
15782 Santiago de Compostela
Telephone: +34 981 56 31 00

Web address: http://www.usc.es

N° of places available: 2

Subjects available: Spanish, French, German, Italian

Description: This is an old and prestigious university in Galicia, in a beautiful town which is the destination of tens of thousands of pilgrims who come to the shrine of St James every year.

University of Valladolid

Postal address: Universidad de Valladolid
Plaza de Sta. Cruz, nº 8 47002.
Valladolid
Tel: +34 (0)983 423 000. Fax: +34 (0)983 423 234

Web address: http://www.uva.es

N° of places available: 2

Subjects available: Spanish, French, Art History

Description: This is an established university in a quiet area of Old Castile, where legend has it that the best Spanish of Spain is spoken. It is two hours north of Madrid by train or bus.

University of Montevideo

Postal address: Universidadde Montevideo
Prudencio de Pena 2440
Phone + 598 2 707 44 61
Fax + 598 2 708 38 42
Montevideo, Uruguay

Web address: http://www.um.edu.uy/universidad/

N° of places available: 2

Subjects available: Spanish, Philosophy, History, Art History

Description: This is a private university established in 1986.


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