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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2019-20
  • Fall 2019
  • Academic Year 2020-21
  • Fall 2020


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning, Human Ecology


Opportunity Description

The University of Navarra is a top ranked University offering 57 undergraduate degrees and 46 postgraduate degree programs. The University has six campuses, with the main campus located in Pamplona, which is where the School of Pharmacy and Nutrition is located. The principal language of instruction is Spanish. Since its foundation in 1964, the School of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Navarra has provided an academic program that offers each student well-rounded education and training, and pursued a commitment to meeting the highest standards of excellence in both teaching and research. It was the first university School in Spain to offer a program in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and is a world-leader in relation to studies of obesity. The university also runs a teaching hospital, where 2,045 qualified professionals handle more than 100,000 patients each year, and a medical center research, CIMA, that focuses on four main areas: Oncology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Sciences, andGene Therapy and Hepatology. It has a total of 11,252 students, 7,952 undergraduates and 1,178 Masters, 834 Doctorate.


Undergraduates students from Human Ecology may spend a semester studying in the School of Pharmacy and Nutrition. Half of their courses can also be taken in other departments.The School of Pharmacy and Nutrition has 90 agreements with international universities and other educational centers for exchanges and internships abroad. In recent years the School has worked towards increasing the international experience of its teachersand students. 20% of their students are international. It was awarded Campus of International Excellence 2011 by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Pamplona, the capital of the region of Navarre, is situated just south of the the Pyrenees and the French border. It is a modern, hospitable city that offers a high standard of living and a great many parks and gardens, enough to rank Pamplona among the European cities with the most green areas and recreational spaces per capita. It’s best known for the Running of the Bulls (Feast of San Fermin) in July.


A variety of accommodations are available. The University of Navarra Housing Office provides information on the different kinds of housing and advises students to help them find a place to live, not just a place to eat and sleep. One option are the University Residence Halls, on-campus centers that provide students with housing that promote cultural activities toward service to the university community and society. Local apartments are also a popular choice.

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study on an exchange program is a two-step process. The Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit your nomination to the exchange partner.  Exchanges may have limited spaces, so early applications are encouraged.

  1. For Cornell approval and nomination, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by your college and the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page, or earlier, if filled.
  2. Once nominated by Cornell, complete an external application specifically for exchange students Schools typically admit the students nominated by exchange partners, but you must complete this process for them to review your application and offer you a place.