The University of Alabama in collaboration with ESPA and the Engineering Association of Navarra offers this faculty-led program in Pamplona.
The program offers Spanish lessons to suit all levels as set out in the Common European Framework of Reference. The methodology used in our courses enable the students to communicate effectively in Spanish, both orally and in writing and to carry out the linguistic interaction that is necessary for their daily activities. The teachers are university qualified as well as having specific training in the teaching of Spanish as a second language. They have a long experience in teaching Spanish and Spanish for specific purposes.
Program: total Spanish language and culture immersion consisting of five weeks study abroad in Pamplona, Spain, in May-June. This program is suitable for any student interested in technology and the environment; students will have the opportunity to study general Spanish and Spanish for Engineering as well as an Engineering course. Prior language of Spanish language is not required.
- General Spanish.
- Spanish related to Engineering.
- The impact on society and culture of various specific technologies and engineering systems.
- 125 lessons of general Spanish as well as Spanish related to Engineering, between 25% and 40% specialized content related to the field of Engineering.
- Cultural and technical visits.
- Transport to and from the site visits.
- A farewell dinner.
ESPA together with the Engineering Association of Navarre is responsible for the organization and running of the Renewable Energies program in Pamplona. This program is aimed at University students who are interested in aspects related to Renewable Energies.
Here in Navarre this has been a central part of policy for the last 25 years and proof of it is the use of renewable energies, the recovery of rivers and forests and the careful use of energy. These have been part of public policy for many years and now Navarre is reaping the benefits of this policy.
Pamplona is a medium sized city in the North of Spain not far from the French border. It has a population of around 195000 inhabitants and is famous for its world renowned San Fermin Festival where the bulls run through the streets.
This festival was made famous by the Nobel Prize winning American Author Ernest Hemingway in his book “The Sun Also Rises”. The festival brings around a million people to the city during its eight days duration.
Pamplona is the capital of the Autonomous Region of Navarra, one of the regions that make up present day Spain. It was a powerful Kingdom in the middle ages stretching way into France.
Nowadays it is one of the economic motors of the Spanish economy with a special focus on Renewable Energies, Bio-Medicine, the Car Industry and the Agro-Industry sector.