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Exchange -ICAI Comillas (Universidad Pontifica de Comillas)

Term To Study: Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Exchange
Link 1: Information for International Students
Program Locations: Madrid
Contact Phone: 312.567.3680
Contact Name: Kerianne Mahoney
Contact Email:
Estimated Costs: *No payments to IIT necessary, just the abroad university's fee
Program Description

The Universidad Pontificia de Comillas was founded in 1890 and is directed by the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. It is one of the 90 Universities which the Jesuits possess around the world, along with another 500 secondary education institutions. Located in Madrid, it offers students an excellent opportunity for personal, professional and social development.

The University has a style of its own, backed by a rich humanistic and educational tradition, and is characterized by the search for excellence in both pedagogical methods and the final results obtained. Students at Comillas study and learn in an environment of mutual respect, with high and demanding standards, close inter-personal relations, a deep understanding of the study materials and a desire for personal improvement, which enables them to become active members of our society.

Besides the courses available in pursuit of a degree, a wide range of opportunities to develop a spirit of constructive criticism is offered: through debates, cultural groups, meetings with students with a variety of professional interests and through a productive, enriching international environment at both a human and cultural level.

Students should be aware that most courses are taught in Spanish; students should review the list of courses in English to be sure there is a sufficient course load for study abroad. Dates are estimated until a calendar is released for UPC.

Academic Calendar
First semester (Fall Term)

•Start (classes): early September
•End (classes): early December
•End (exams): mid/late December (right before Christmas)

Second semester (Spring Term)
•Start (classes): mid-January
•End (classes): late April
•End (exams): mid/late May

Note: Makeup exams: mid- to late June

There are two long holiday periods: Christmas (normally from December 21/22/23 until January 7/8/9) and Easter Week (one week in March or April).

* Program dates are estimated based on the 2014-15 academic calendar.

PROGRAM: SAPIENS ( offered in English with compulsory Spanish Lang & Culture)
LEVEL: Sophomores/Juniors
MAJOR(S): All engineering/technology
TERM/SEMESTER: Spring ( 9th Jan – 12th April, 2018) or Summer ( mid-May to mid-July) or Fall
GUIDE for incoming students:
Math 252 ( Diff Eq): Math 332 ( Applied Linear Algebre): Phys 224 ( Thermal & Quantum Physics): MAE 305 ( Intro to Dynamics): MMAE 320 ( Thermodynamics): MS201 ( Intro to Materials & App): MMAE 350 (Numerical Analysis), ECE 211 ( Intro to Electric & Electronic Circuits)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Spring: October 1st : Fall: May 15th : Summer: April 1st
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be nominated by IIT with the following details : name ; email address, passport number, current level ( 2nd year/3rd yr.) and current major and minor where applicable. Once inputted into the Comillas system, the student will receive an auto-generated application with instructions, links including housing.

HOUSING: Will be notified of possibilities once accepted
COST: Program fee to IIT, if visiting status
CONTACT: Mr. Alberto Azanmatti (

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