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  • Locations: Pamplona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 10/07/2020 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: International Students, Local Students Language Program: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Taught By: Host Professor(s)
Housing Location: Off-Campus Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence, Homestay, Own Arrangements
Scholarship Availability: Yes College/School: CAES
Academic Area: Agribusiness, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Business Administration, Child and Family Development - Early Childhood Education, Computer Engineering, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Food Science, International Affairs, Kinesiology, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Political Science and International Affairs, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.50 or above
Type of Admission: By deadline only Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:

Pamplona UPNA header

UGA Exchange, Universidad Publica de Navarra (UPNA)

The Public University of Navarre (UPNA), an International Campus of Excellence, is a young academic institution that heads the list of Spanish universities in terms of teaching quality and the capacity to attract new students. With an international vocation and a strong commitment to teaching, the University, which has campuses in Pamplona and Tudela, and possesses outstanding facilities and services, provides the local region with human, technological and entrepreneurial capital, and its socioeconomic impact is extremely positive.  Out of the classroom, a wide range of events and cultural activities fill the university agenda. Courses (Art and creation lab, short filmmaking, sessions with the Navarrese Symphony orchestra, etc.), film seasons, drama, music, exhibitions and initiatives to support creativity (prizes, long-standing music groups, choir, drama, etc.).

Program Location

Navarra is located on the French border in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Its long history has left it with a truly rich cultural and artistic heritage, including the Way of St James. It is also home to areas of outstanding natural beauty, very diverse landscapes spreading over its three distinct climate zones. Navarre heads the list of Spanish regions in terms of standard of living.  Pamplona, the capital of Navarre, is a very safe, well communicated, welcoming city with a population of 200,000 and excellent services. Its numerous parks and gardens make it one of Europe’s greenest cities. 

UPNA_Fact Sheet 2020-21.pdf
UPNA General Information Sheet.pdf


Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Schedule an OGE Exchange Advising Appointment - Zoom Appts Available

Ms. Amanda Newquist
Director of Experiential Learning
CAES Office of Academic Affairs

Academic Program

Language of Instruction:  Spanish and English. Courses taught in English include School of Economics and Business and several other faculties.  Additional curriculum of courses available taught in Spanish. 
"English Friendly" subjects also available (lectures in Spanish/coursework & exams in English)

UPNA - UGA Course equivalents June 24 2016.xlsx

UPNA Course Catalog 
UPNA Course Search by Semester

Spanish Language Courses
UPNA gives you different options to facilitate the learning of Spanish:

1.- Courses in the Language Center 
  • Free intensive course on arrivalAs exchange student you have the possibility to do an intensive course of Spanish, free and during the week prior to begin the semester. To join it, send an e-mail before August 15 for the first semester and before January 10 for the 2nd semester to 
    More info 
  • Spanish Bridge Course. The Language Center provides the opportunity to enroll in a 3 weeks intensive Spanish course before the start of each semester (and before one week intensive course). The course fee includes accommodation. More info
  • Semester courses in Spanish. During your period in UPNA, you can also improve your Spanish as well as through semester courses offered by the Language Center along both semester; you also can enroll more comprehensive spanish courses at a reduced price. More info More information: Spanish Language Courses
2.- Courses on language , culture and society. There are some regular courses (taught in Spanish) on language, culture and society that might interest you to improve your knowledge of Spanish. This courses are taught in the framework of Bachelor programs and are free of charge as they can be part of the learning agreement. For more information see catalogue.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Program Itinerary
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • UGA student in good academic standing
  • No language requirement for those taking courses in English
  • Min. SPAN 3010 for those seeking to take courses taught in Spanish
For students taking the intensive course of Spanish   Semestre Otoño Semestre Primavera
  Arrival August 31  2016 January 25 2017
  Guidance Meeting September 1 January 26
  Spanish course September 2 to 8 January 27 to February 2
For students not taking the intensive course of Spanish      
  Arrival September 6 January 31 2017
  Guidance Meeting September 7 February 1
For all students      
  Lessons period September 8 to January 20 February 2 to June 6
  Holidays Christmas: December 24 to January 8
NOTE:  *Fall semester UGA exchange
students can depart UPNA following the end
of term in December;  Where necessary, Fall
Exams can be supervised at UGA or may make arrangements for alternate assignments.  
Easter: April 13 to 23
  Retaking exam period January 23 to February  1 June 10 to 21


Exchange Student housing can be arranged through the Accommodation Service, including the Los Abedules Hall of Residence on the Arrosadia campus. Exchange Students receive a 20% discount at Los Adedules Hall of Residence.


Additional Information

Scholarship Opportunity: As part of the Erasmus+ Initiative at UPNA, up to 4 UGA students/year may be eligible to receive funding to assist with travel and living expenses: 820 € for travel, 800 €/ month for no more than 5 months per student. Nominations for the scholarship will be made by UGA.  Priority may be given to Agricultural and Environmental Economics students, but the Erasmus+ scholarship can be awarded to students of any major.  Final awards will be coordinated at UPNA. 

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Program Reviews:
Charles Orgbon, Fall 2017 Participant
The worst part of the UPNA program is that you can´t be a student here forever. I challenged myself to step outside of my comfort zone, made incredible friendships, and learned beyond my expectations.

Spring 2018 Participant
Housing was fine!

Fall 2018 Participant
Advice for future participants: figure out your travel goals before you go and prioritize becoming involved once you are there.

Learn the language BEFORE you go. Prioritize learning about where you are, and if you're in Europe, planning ahead travel-wise will save you a lot of money and will make your trip more enjoyable.
     — Emilie Castillo, Fall 2018
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