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Study Abroad Contact: Katelyn Brown-Gomez Program type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Major Restrictions: Media & Journalism students only Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Eligibility: Junior, Senior Language prerequisite: Yes
Language of instruction: English, Spanish
Program Description:
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Universidad de Navarra

UNC's School of Media and Journalism and the School of Communication at the University of Navarra in Spain are offering this student exchange. The School of Communication at Navarra was the first school in Spain to offer journalism at the university level, opening its doors in 1958. Ever since, it has been training communication professionals with thoroughness and precision. Among the school's graduates are many of Spain's foremost journalists and researchers. 

This exchange program is intended for journalism and mass communication students and not open to students in other areas of study. To be eligible to apply for this program, you should be a MEJO premajor at the time of application. At a minimum, you must have taken two journalism classes and plan to pursue your studies in the field of journalism.   


Pamplona is a city of approximately 200,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of Navarra and is nicely situated an hour from the mountains and an hour from the ocean. The resort town of San Sebastian is about thirty miles away. Pamplona has a walkable, historic city center with its famous hotel "La Perla" in which Hemingway used to reside.

Courses & Credits

The language prerequisite is 5 semesters, completed by the start of the program.

Media and Journalism students have a fantastic opportunity to enroll in Navarra's prestigious journalism program, including the possibility of participating in an internship. Students will take regular university classes with Spanish students. UNC students with four semesters of Spanish will choose from a small number of regular university classes taught in English in journalism, communication, and other fields. In addition, they will take one Spanish language class at the language center and may take a maximum of one content course at the Institute for Language and Culture (ILCE). Students with five or more semesters of Spanish will take regular university classes taught in Spanish and may take a Spanish language class. Students with five or more semesters of Spanish are not allowed to take any content courses at ILCE. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the optional pre-semester language program for a fee.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.

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The staff members of the international office assist students in finding housing and are available for any questions that may occur during the stay. Most exchange students find housing within a few days and share an apartment with other Spanish and international students.
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
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Application Process

A NOTE ABOUT PASSPORTS AND VISAS: It is strongly recommended that students have in their possession by the application deadline a valid passport with an expiration date no earlier than 6 months after the program end date. Due to visa regulations, students should consult their Study Abroad Advisor before making international travel plans prior to the program start date. Students accepted into this program will need to travel to a Spanish consulate here in the United States, with passport in hand, to obtain a visa permitting them to study in Spain.

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/10/2020
10/04/2020 01/07/2021 05/21/2021
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/10/2021
03/05/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/10/2021
03/05/2021 TBA TBA

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1