The School of Engineering at San Sebastián, known as TECNUN, is part of the private University of Navarra. It is located in the city of San Sebastian, which lies on the Northern Coast of Spain, near France, and has a population of approximately 440,000. TECNUN was established in 1961, and ranks as the number one engineering school among the private universities in Spain. Students at TECNUN can earn bilingual degrees in English and Spanish.
JI has had a popular winter program with TECNUN since 2014. Over five weeks, students are able to take a basic course in the Spanish language and explore Spain and Europe.
The first two weeks are spent at the main campus in Pamplona, followed by two weeks in San Sebastian. During these 4 weeks, courses in Spanish language and culture are offered. Additionally, there is are opportunities to attend seminars and participate in cultural activities. Furthermore, excursions for skiing, hiking and sailing are offered. A weekend in Barcelona is one of the highlights of the program.
Major: ECE or ME
Study Year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior
GPA Requirement: None
English Requirement: None
35 days in January/February
A Spanish language course is offered, which accounts for 2 general elective credits at JI.
The cost for the program is around 25,000 RMB (precise costs may vary from year to year). This covers
- Spanish language and course
- Flight tickets
- Visa application fee
- Cultural and social Events
I’m really satisfied with our exchange life in Spain! In order to provide us with more Spanish Culture, the exchange host school provided us with lots of exotic and exciting activities, such as the trip to the city town hall, the chance to view great dancing performances and the opportunity to ski. Laughter filled our trip in Spain.
Jiahao Gong2013 ME student
All the scenes of exotic buildings, plants, and people leave me amazed and moved. Every city we have seen is unique and with its own character. I also earned new life experience during the trip. All I can say about the trip is that it is really one of the best things in my life, and I won’t hesitate to join the program again if I could. I love China, and I love Spain! ¡Me gusta China, y me gusta España!
Yicheng Zhang2014 ECE student
The lessons of Spanish Language and Culture allows me to communicate with the local people and appreciate their culture. More importantly, the experience of living in the country and several visits to the city held by the university takes me into the passion of Spain, lead me into the history of the last five centuries of Spain.