CÁdiz, Spain: universidad de cÁdiz semester exchange program

This exchange program enables up to 10 undergraduate students to study in Spain for a semester or academic year.  Advanced level Spanish skills are required.

Fast Facts:


Program Type:Semester Exchange
Term/Duration:Fall, Spring, Academic Year
Fall 2016 Semester Dates:Arrive Cadiz:  September 3 or 4, 2016
Pre-Semester Spanish Intensive Course:  September 5-23, 2016
UCA Courses:  September 26, 2016 - February 12, 2017
Spring 2017 Semester Dates:Arrive Cadiz: TBC
Pre-Semester Spanish Intensive Course: TBC
UCA Courses: February 13 - July 7, 2017
Application Fee:$20.00
Program Fee:Please see link at right.
Tuition:Please see link at right.
Fall/Academic Year Application Deadline:March 1
Spring Application Deadline:October 1

The Program

This exchange program at the Universidy of Cádiz enables up to 10 undergraduate students to study in Spain for a semester or academic year while paying SUNY tuition for the credits accrued abroad. 

The program commences with a three week pre-semester immersion course at the Centro Superior de Lenguas Modernas, the language institute associated with the University.  During these first three weeks, students will reside with host families (providing full-board) while they take intensive Spanish courses for several hours a day, and get a general introduction to life in Cádiz.  After this three week immersion program, students can enroll in any of the University's 45 departments offering over 73 different degree programs.  The University's research and academic programs in the areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Pure and Applied Sciences, Engineering and Health Sciences have been recognized for their level of excellence.  Students majoring in Spanish may be especially interested in the University's interdisciplinary Hispanic Studies program, which achieved the "Mention of Quality" distinction given by Spain's Ministry of Education and Science, and offers a wide array of courses about Spanish history, literature, art, language, and philosophy.

The City

Today, Cádiz is a city-monument that attests to its rich and diverse cultural legacy.  In 1980, Phoenician sarcophagi were discovered at two different sites; that year, one of the oldest and best-preserved Roman theaters was discovered as well.  The clean, white city has palm-lined promenades and parks.  Its 13th-century cathedral, originally Gothic, was later rebuilt in Renaissance style.  Cádiz has several museums and an art gallery with works by Murillo, Alonso Cano, and Zurbarán.  In the church of the form Capuchin convent hangs The Marriage of St. Catherine by Murillo, who was at work on this painting when he fell from a scaffold to his death in 1682.

Established in 1980, the University of Cádiz has more than 18,000 students on four campuses and is staffed by over 1,500 educators.  The University is in Andalusia, the southern-most province of Spain, with shores bathed by the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.  The Cádiz campus, dotted throughout by beautiful historic buildings, is a reference point for the cultural life of the city, hosting many seminars, meetings and conferences which make a considerable contribution to the education of study abroad students.  National and foreign lecturers and specialists often visit the University.

Libraries at the University of Cádiz rate among the best in the country.  The University offers a wide range of sports and cultural activities.  While at Cádiz, students can experience the extraordinary cultural and historical wealth of Andalusia, living in a privileged natural environment with a mild climate and enjoying some of the best beaches in southern Europe.