University of Navarra

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The University of Navarra is a private, Christian-based college sponsored by St. Josemaria Escriva and is well known for its Business School. The University offers a diverse and prestigious educational experience. Founded in 1952, The University of Navarra pursues excellence in teaching and research, always at the service of people and society. It has a strong international focus; the University is the first school to offer bilingual Economic and Business Education in Spain, which has led to an undergraduate population with diverse backgrounds.

UNC students will be taking courses at the Pamplona campus. Pamplona is the historical capital city of Navarre, Spain. It is internationally famous for the San Fermin Festival, which the running of the bulls is one of the main attractions. Services included on campus are the University Hospital, Sports Complex, multiple libraries and reading rooms, copy centers are available and cafeterias are in all buildings.

Students will enroll in a three-week course of Spanish language and culture, followed by a two-week course in English in the fields of Communications, Economics, Humanities, or Tourism.

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Summer Application Deadline: March 12
Program Dates: May/June (view website)


Students will pay a program fee to UNAV that will include tuition, trips, and activities. Students can also pay one fee which will include accommodations as well.

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Program Fees (billed through UNC account)

Tuition and Fees


International Health Insurance


Study Abroad/Exchange Admin Fee





Estimated Additional Expenses (not billed to student account)

Program Fee*

1500 € (approx $2,070)


475 € (approx $655)

Food (off campus)






Texts/Course Materials


Essential Daily Living Expenses


TOTAL Estimated Additional Expenses (without spending money)


Additional Spending Money & Personal Travel
 (not included in financial aid calculation)


*Program fee & Housing will be paid online via credit card within two weeks of completing UNAV's online application (deadline March 28). Students who apply before mid February, are eligible for the early bird registration fee and will save 200€ ($275) off the listed prices you see here.

The above estimated total expenses are used to help plan and prepare for the program, as well as calculate eligibility for financial aid.  Not all students will incur all the expenses above.  Not that the last line is not considered a necessary expense and is not included in the total for financial aid purposes.  All amounts listed are estimates and are subject to change depending on international economic factors, past participant reports, and on-site staff reports.  Student expenditures in-country depends greatly on personal spending habits, post- or during-program travel, and available funds.



UNAV's campus is located in the capital of Navarra, Pamplona, ​​a quiet town with a great quality of life and many parks and gardens. Pamplona is located in the Northern foothills of the Navarra Region in Spain. It is an area rich in history, which can be seen in local cuisine, architecture, and artistry. The city is home to many cultural landmarks, such as The Citadel, Vuelta del Castillo, and the Palace of Navarre. Along with historic Old Town, Pamplona offers a cosmopolitan scene with a laid back attitude. Less than an hour away from Basque Country and San Sebastian, as well as a day’s drive from Paris, France, the opportunities to explore Spain and surrounding areas are endless.

The University of Navarra offers several sports as courses or in a club setting such as rugby, soccer, volleyball, fencing, and archery. They have a modern sports facility and recreation area. In addition, the campus facilitates multiple cultural events throughout the year.


Several cultural activities are included in the program. The program also includes excursions to the following locations:

San Sebastián
Leyre, Javier, and Olite


Students will enroll in a2.5 credit Spanish language and culture course for the first three-weeks, which will cover Spanish Grammar, Grammar Practice, Converstational Activities, Spanish Culture and Art, and Economy and Current Topics (different language levels will be offered). Following the language course, students will enroll in a 1 credit academic course of their choice. Courses offered this year:

·         The European Market: Business and Economics Perspective
·         Digital Trends in Media markets
·         Life, stories and the Internet
·         Miguel de Cervantes (taught in Spanish)
·         Cinema and Literature
·         Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management

Language of Instruction

Courses are offered in English and Spanish. No Spanish language proficiency is needed, however an online proficiency exam will be administered to determine the language level for the Spanish courses.


To be eligible, students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 24 UNC credit hours by the time of departure.


Housing and Meals

Accommodation will be in fully furnished apartments near the university for students attending the full program. Students will be responsible for cooking their own meals or going out.


Students must first complete the UNC application for exchange AND the online application for UNAV.


No visas are required to travel to Spain for program that are less than 90 days.