Princeton Program: University of Cantabria, Exchange in Engineering
This Princeton-University of Cantabria (UC) exchange program is appropriate for all CEE students, including those in the Structural and Architectural tracks. MAE students, especially those with the Spanish ability to take engineering courses in Spanish, may also take advantage of this opportunity. The UC engineering program is particularly strong in hydrology and complements the Princeton CEE curriculum by offering courses in marine and coastal engineering.
A number of engineering and science courses at the University of Cantabria are taught in English. Students with a sufficient level of Spanish can also choose to take engineering and science courses in Spanish from the general course catalog.
Engineering students studying at UC for the spring term will have the option to participate in a summer internship. The internship possibilities include research placements at UC as well as work placements in public civil engineering offices and private construction companies. Some of the companies with which UC has ties include Ferrovia, ACS, Gamesa, and Acciona.
The University of Cantabria is the only on-site public institution to offer official university study courses in the self-governed region of Cantabria. It is a young, dynamic public university, founded in 1972, whose main objective is to contribute to social progress via its commitment to teaching and scientific excellence. The University of Cantabria is one of the first nine Spanish universities that have been awarded a designation as an “International Excellence Campus” by the Ministry of Education. This award recognizes the quality of the UC concerning teaching, research, and knowledge transfer within the regional community.
UC is located in the port city of Santander, the capital of the region of Cantabria, located on the north coast of Spain. The city has a population of 183,446. It offers a friendly atmosphere within a beautiful natural setting with a mild climate, large beaches, and attractive promenades.