The University Program in Spanish and the University Specialization Program in Spanish enable international students to complete the Spanish studies of their home university by studying at the URV. Each program can be taken independently and each comprises two tracks: Spanish and Culture; and Spanish and Business. Both programs include a process of cultural immersion in the region.
These programs, which can be officially recognized by students' home universities that offer studies in Spanish and have signed an agreement with the URV, can be made equivalent to one academic year at the home university. The University Program in Spanish corresponds to a third-year Spanish program at a foreign university (level B1 of the CEFR), while the University Specialization Program in Spanish corresponds to a fourth-year Spanish program at a foreign university (level B2 of the CEFR).
The URV is the only university to offer two tracks: one in Spanish and Culture and one in Spanish and Business. The Spanish and Business track is run in collaboration with the Faculty of Legal Sciences and the Faculty of Business and Economics and is intended to prepare future specialists in basic economic and legal aspects affecting business relationships between Europe, Asia and Latin America. In the modern globalized world, the program helps to set out business strategies in emerging economies such as those of Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru, countries where Spanish is the language of business.
Both tracks of the University Program in Spanish and the University Specialization Program in Spanish take one year to complete (from October to June) and comprise 600 teaching hours and 120 hours of workshops and cultural activities.
We would also like to mention that one version of these programs, the Training Program for Chinese students at the URV, was awarded the Vicens Vives award for Teaching Quality in 2011 by the Government of Catalonia.
Please check Reception and assistance for students of the CEH.