Coursework And Schedule
Immersion: Students take one (or two) Spanish language immersion courses at Cantabria in August and September intended to bring them to a minimum equivalent of language proficiency of Spanish 2090.
Fall Semester: Students take four junior-level Civil and Environmental Engineering core courses and one Spanish course equivalent to a 300-level Spanish course.
Spring Semester: Students take four junior-level Civil and Environmental Engineering core courses and one humanities course on Prehistoric European Art.
Optional Internship: Following spring semester finals, students may be placed with a Spanish engineering firm for an internship experience.
Your academic experience abroad is going to be very different from home. Working under the policies and processes of the local institution, you may find a lot less structure, or a lot more.
University of Cantabria Courses
You can take courses in a variety of subjects at the University of Cantabria. Take a look at their academic offer here – https://web.unican.es/en/Studying/academic-offer
You can also find more information about the Civil Engineering courses that Cantabria and Cornell have designed for our students – https://web.unican.es/en/Studying/academic-offer/cornell-program
Courses and Credit Approval
- To find information on specific courses, go to the program’s website using the link in the “Snapshot” section of the Overview page.
- To discuss program fit, such as program type, expectations, level of structure/independence, or to compare options, get advice from Global Learning advisors and returned students.
- For assistance in selecting courses, see your faculty or college advisor. (Note: You may earn elective, distributional, minor or major credit depending on your major and college.)
- Complete the Proposed Course of Study form that is part of the Global Learning application for a record of how your courses will count for credit at Cornell.
- Study the language of the host country (or take a course in that language) when studying in a non-English speaking country for a semester or year
- Take the equivalent of 15 Cornell credits for a full semester, even if it is possible to take fewer and still graduate on time
- Complete all the academic work and stay until the end of the program, defined as the last officially-sanctioned exam for any course you take abroad
Registration and Grades
- You will be registered at Cornell and will earn credit for approved coursework for your semester/year study abroad
- Decisions on the final allocation of credit are made upon successful completion of the course (equivalent of a “C” or higher—all courses for a letter grade)
- Grades will appear on the Cornell transcript in the same format as they are recorded on the original transcript generated by the study abroad program or university. Grades are not factored into the Cornell GPA