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Universidad de Almeria
Almeria, Spain

The University of Almeria (UAL) was founded in 1993. Today it has more than 12000 students, including 600 doctorate students. In spite of its recent creation, the UAL has a modern infrastructure, a wonderful library, last generation laboratories, and cafeterias. More than 650 students from all over the world will come to study in the UAL next year, adding up to more than 5% of our total students.


The University of Almeria is a great site equipped to facilitate students´ work and stay. We offer many academic, administrative and students support services, but also an impressive library with several study and group work rooms, medical care, dining hall,cafeterias, an accommodation service, bikes to rent, free PCs, WI-FI access, etc.


Almeria has a record number of 3,000 hours of sunshine during the year. The annual average temperature is 18/19 º C, and its waters in winter are warmer than the air, which is very tempting for a swim. Its climate is subtropical, Mediterranean, warm and dry. Its most outstanding feature is its clear and bright sky. Its mild climate makes it an original holiday destination any time of the year, for enjoying the beaches and any kind of activities or active sports, as well as cultural visits to its historical and artistic heritage, natural resources, caves and places of high cultural interest.

The Mediterranean Sea has been enriched by 5000 years of different civilizations, each of which with its own splendor and singularity: Phoenicians, Thartessos, Iberians, Etruscans, Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs left their marks in this ancient land. The sea holds treasures of knowledge and protects the city and its young university, which is literally on the "Mare Nostrum". 

Language requirement:

Elementary/Intermediate Spanish
English

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $300 to $400
Meals - $250 to $350
Personal Expenses - $400 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only)

 

Click here to visit the Universidad de Almeria website

 

Universidad de Jaen
Jaen, Spain

The University of Jaén has a wide academic offer including more than 40 degrees in the areas of: Humanities and Education, Experimental Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, and Engineering. Such offer is structured in undergraduate and postgraduate studies (master and official doctorate). The University of Jaén has a total number of seven Faculties and Colleges which create a friendly learning atmosphere both for Spanish and international students. Moreover, the possibility of joining combined degrees is also offered.  

 

Language requirement:

English

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $300 to $400
Meals - $250 to $350
Personal Expenses - $400 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only) 

Click here to visit the University of Jaen website

Universidad de Valladolid
Valladolid, Spain

 

Although no documentary evidence remains to provide official proof, the University of Valladolid is probably the most senior of Spanish universities. Its origin is closely linked to the General Studio of Palencia and it emerged, as did other medieval universities, as a result of urban growth, Council interest, the facilities of the Collegiate chapter, the predilection of monarchs and, in particular, the unparalleled natural conditions of the city regarding trade and communications. What is beyond doubt is that the University of Valladolid was a well organized university from the very outset, since, as early as 1293, King Sancho IV created the General Studio of Alcalá based on the model studio that had been established years earlier in Valladolid.

The Studio of Valladolid initially taught the more basic disciplines such as Grammar, Arithmetic as well as some Latin and Holy Scriptures. It was almost to be expected therefore that during the course of its evolution Pope Clement VI should grant it the licentia ubique docendi in 1347,during the reign of Alphonso XI of León and Castile. After the schism, Pope Martin V (1417) granted the right to teach Theology, thus conferring on the university the highest academic status and completing the range of disciplines that were already being taught in Valladolid: Law, Canons, Medicine and the Arts. It was declared one of the Major Universities of the Kingdom in the 16th century, together with those of Salamanca and Alcalá. The Faculty of Law, bolstered by the presence of the Chancery, acquired great significance, as did the Faculty of Medicine. In 1589, Philip II granted Valladolid the Privilege of the Conservatoría, which was the recognition of its institutional plenitude as well as complete and open jurisdiction, together with the explicit recognition of the autonomy the University of Valladolid, enjoyed de facto based on apostolic authority, royal authority and on "custom and use immemorial".

The city of Valladolid, capital of the Region of Castile and Leon, is located in the centre of this region, 200 kms. Northwest  of Madrid; and has a population of about 350,000 inhabitants.  It was founded by Count Pedro Ansúrez on the left bank of the Pisuerga river, close to where it merges with the Douro river, during the reign of Alfonso VI of Castile (11 th Century). Valladolid became important when it was the Court of the King of Castile at the end of the Middle Ages. 

Valladolid is now the capital of Castile and Leon and stands out from other Spanish cities, because it has been able to combine the splendor of the past with the necessary progress and development of the present. It is now a modern city with important art and cultural treasures and it has developed cultural, economic and industrial centers.

 

Language requirement:

English

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses:

Housing - $300 to $400
Meals - $350 to $450
Personal Expenses - $400 to $500
Medical Insurance - $90 (one time only) 

Click here to visit the University of Valladolid website

 

 


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