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Class Standing: 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Business Administration, International Business, Spanish
Housing Options: Apartment or Flat, Residence Hall Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: IB Exchange SDSU Office: 3-IB Department
Program Description:
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EXCHANGE PROGRAM
 
La Coruna
 

Universidade da Coruna (UDC)
Program Description
University Profile:
The University of A Coruña (UDC) was founded in 1989. It is a public institution which aims is to obtain the highest degree of social well-being through social, scientific, and technological advancements. In accordance with the principles of public service, the UDC considers its mission to form open, cultured, critical, committed, democratic and supportive citizens.
 
As part of its duty of service to society, the University is committed to:
  • The creation, development, communication and critical analysis of science, technology and culture.
  • Preparing students for professional life through the teaching of scientific and artistic knowledge and practice.
  • The transfer, dissemination and promotion of knowledge for the advancement of culture, quality of life and economic development.
  • The dissemination of knowledge and culture through University outreach and lifelong learning.
The University of A Coruña has 24 centers which offer bachelor, master and doctoral programs. It is divided into two main campuses; one in the city of A Coruña (including the campuses of A Zapateira, Elviña, Oza and Riazor), and another in the city of Ferrol (including Campus of Esteiro and Campus of Serantes). 

Link to UDC video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RR1gpiEpDI&vl=gl

Location Summary:
The city of A Coruña is a historic coastal city of great importance dating back to the Roman times, it is both a modern and very cosmopolitan city. It is also an industrial and service city. The symbol of the city is the well-known lighthouse called “Torre de Hércules” which is the only Roman lighthouse still functioning today and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2009.

A Coruña (in Galician language) is a Spanish region located in the northwestern corner of the country. It is part of the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia, a region of vast green landscapes with a rich Celtic and Roman heritage which keeps, still today, a mystic and magic allure. A Coruña has an international airport served by Iberia, Spanair and Portugalia offering flights to different Spanish and European cities. The city has a football club in Spain's top division, the "Deportivo de la Coruña".

This region is also a perfect destination to enjoy sun and beaches, with an average temperature of 57º F and over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year. You can participate in water sports such as surfing, sailing, diving, fishing and more. 
 
Location Map:
 
Da Coruna
 
Academic Details
Academic Notes:
International Business students are required to enroll in the Faculty of Economics and Business at Campus Coruña:

See a complete list of programs here
 
Academic Calendar:
Fall Semester: early-September to late-January
Spring Semester: late-January to mid-July
Facultad de Economia y Empresa academic calendar
 
Course Schedule: 
International Business major enroll in courses at UDC Facultad de Economia de Empresa.  Schedule can be found here. 
UDC will provide students with instructions
for course enrollment
 
Academic Credits:
UDC uses the ECTS credit System.  6 ECTS at UDC= 3 units at SDSU.  
Students must enroll in at least 24 ECTS at UDC (12 SDSU units)
          
Grading Scale:
UDC uses a 1--tier grading scale (0-10).    The minimum passing grade is 5 (aprobado) out 10.

Language of Instruction:
Courses are taught in both English and Spanish.  International Business majors must take all courses taught in Spanish.
 
Program cost
Exchange program participants pay their regular full-time tuition/registration fees to SDSU to participate on the exchange program.  Students are responsible for all other additional expenses such as passport, visa, airfare, housing, meals, books, etc. Refer to the budget sheet on IB Homeroom: Blackboard for more information.
 
Housing and Meals
Housing/room & board expenses are not part of the SDSU exchange program.  Students must arrange housing via their host institution or independently. 
Student residences or shared apartments are available. Further information on housing can be found at the following site: http://www.udc.es/sape/aloxamento/ 
 
Travel Insurance 
All participants must purchase the CSU Comprehensive FTIP Insurance.  Students will need to pay via SDSU Student Account Services. Approximately $300 for one-semester. 
 
Airfare
Exchange participants are responsible for purchasing airfare.  Hold-off on purchasing airfare until a Letter of Acceptance is issued by your host university (one-semester prior to going abroad).   The Letter of Acceptance is issued typically 4-6 weeks after students apply to the host university and will contain official program dates.
http://go.sdsu.edu/student_affairs/studyabroad/sabuyplaneticket.aspx  
 
Student Visa Requirement
U.S.A. citizens are required to obtain a Student Visa to study abroad in Spain for one semester or longer (all programs longer than 90 days require a student visa). The visa process varies by nationality, length of program, and consulate of jurisdiction.
 
Southern California residents: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consulados/LOSANGELES/en/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Pages/Study-Visa-for-more-than-90-days-and-less-than-180-days.aspx
  • Students will be required to attend the visa appointment in-person.
  • Please note that you will need your official (original acceptance letter) by the day of your visa appointment.
  • Students studying abroad in the Fall: schedule visa appointments for no later than mid-July.
  • Students studying abroad in the Spring: schedule visa appointments for no later than early-December. 
Application
SDSU (1 year prior)
International Business majors must apply one-year prior to anticipated term abroad via Aztecs Abroad by clicking "Apply Now" on the button above.

Host University (1 semester prior)
After being approved by SDSU, students will also need to complete the application process for their host university.  Students will receive an email with application instructions after the add/drop deadline (titled Post Decision).
 
Eligibility
International Business majors refer to IB Homeroom: SDSU blackboard for eligibility criteria
 
Deadlines
International Business majors: apply 1 year prior to intended term abroad for PRIORITY.
December 17th for the Fall Semester
May 12th for the Spring Semester

All other majors: apply 1 semester prior to intended term abroad.
February 20th for Fall Semester
September 20th for Spring Semester
 
Helpful links
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA