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Universidad de Cantabria
Santander, Spain (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms Academic Year,
Dates/Deadlines Click here to view
Restrictions: BU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
GPA req.: 2.5
Program Description:

Universidad de Cantabria

Type of Program Exchange
Program Length Semester, Year
Language of Instruction Spanish
Majors Various
Costs Baylor tuition + housing to the host university
Housing On-campus
Health Insurance Required Yes
Special Requirements None
Program Director Dr. Manuel Ortuño:


The city of Santander is located in the self-governed region of Cantabria, which lies on the northern coast of Spain between Asturias and the Basque Country. Its climate is very mild and the whole region offers the varied landscape and weather features typical of this fringe of green land so different from the rest of Spain.

Cantabria is a one-province region that is an excellent place to learn Spanish because this is the only official language. It also stands out because of the great diversity of its environment. The coastal landscape of beaches, bays and cliffs blends together with valleys and highland areas, such as the mountain range of The Picos de Europa, situated in the western area. Several short but fast-flowing rivers cross the region, forming valleys perpendicular to the Bay of Biscay.

The weather in Cantabria is very mild and rainy throughout the year (the average temperature in August is approximately 19 C° and in December 9.5 C°). This humid, mild weather gives the region a rich and varied nature with plenty of woods and meadows.

The surrounding nature and the historical importance of many of its villages and buildings make this region very appealing for tourism, especially during the summer season. From the historical point of view, the region preserves important remains. Examples from the Prehistoric Era (the Altamira and Puente Viesgo Caves), Roman ruins such as those of Julióbriga, medieval settlements, such as Santillana del Mar and several examples of the civil and religious architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (The Palaces of Elsedo, Soñanes and Rañada, among others).

santander lighthouse

Courses or Areas of Study

Economics, Business Studies, Business Administration & Management, Geography, History, Information Sciences, Math, Physical Science, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Telecommunications, Nautical Studies, Nursing, Education, Technical Mining Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Spanish

For a complete list of courses offered at Cantabria, please go HERE.
You can also find brochures for all the courses offered in English, separated by major, HERE.


santander cathedral


Students are offered housing through the University of Cantabria. If you seek university accommodations, you will need to access the univeristy housing application HERE. On this page you are also able to find links for different housing options.
santander beach


Pay to Baylor Pay to Cantabria
Tuition & Fees
(same as on campus)
$19,200 Room $330-$350/month

International Travel Insurance
$130 Activity Fee $

*All amounts are meant to provide an estimated cost. All costs are subject to change due to cost increases, currency exchange rates, etc…
**Costs may vary based on accommodation choices

~Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, including airfare.

Application Procedure:

Students are responsible for applying directly to Cantabria after they have completed their application to Baylor Study Abroad (click "Apply Now" at the top of this brochure page).

For more information about applying to this university, as well as a checklist of all required forms, go to HERE.



 A passport and visa are required. For more information go HERE



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/01/2015
10/01/2015 TBA TBA
NOTE: Start and End Dates TBA
Fall 2016 03/15/2016 03/15/2016 TBA TBA
NOTE: Start and End Dates TBA

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