Programs : Brochure
- Locations: La Orotava, Spain
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring Semester
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: AppState applicants only
Tradition and modernity go hand in hand at Universidad Europea de Canarias. Located in the town of La Orotava (Tenerife), the University is housed in a restored historic building equipped with cutting-edge facilities. A young university with a strongly international approach thanks to its relationship with the prestigious network of Laureate International Universities in Spain, it was created to be a benchmark of academic excellence in the Canary Islands and thereby attract the best Spanish and international talent. Their goal is to educate future leaders and efficient professionals who can respond to the demands of today's professional world.
The largest of the seven Canary Islands, Tenerife sits in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of North Africa and is the destination of choice for millions of tourists every year. In Tenerife one can enjoy an incredible variety of extraordinary natural landscapes, from the top of Mt. Teide, the highest point in Spain, to the sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and forests populated with prehistoric species. The unique island boasts two World Heritage Sites, one National Park and 42 protected natural areas. In addition, Tenerife offers innumerable sport, leisure and cultural activities, including the second largest carnival in the world.
La Orotava offers plenty of affordable housing within walking distance of the university campus. Students can search for shared apartments using any of the various accommodation agencies in Tenerife, such as “Inmobiliaria Inmorotava”.
Housing costs will not be billed through Appalachian State due to the varied options. Students will submit their housing payment directly to UEC or their housing provider.
|Basic Exchange (App Tuition & Fees)||based on your residency|
|1OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|HTH Worldwide Health Insurance||$1.42/day|
|Airfare||$1200 - $1800||$1200 - $1800|
|Housing||$1000 - $2000||$2000 - $4000|
|Housing Deposit (Refundable)||$1000||$1000|
|Meals||$800 - $1500||$1600 - $3000|
|1Essential Living Expenses||$800 - $1500||$1600 - $3000|
|Books and Materials||$200 - $400||$400 - $800|
|Local Transportation||$250 - $300||$500 - $600|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$160||$160|
|2Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110||$2220|
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses||$4810 - $9420||$17,260 - $14,730|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||$1200 - $2000||$2400 - $4000|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. Please visit the UE website for additional information about living costs (under the Live in Spain section).
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
To find courses please visit the Universidad Europea Academic Offerings page and click on the following link and select Canarias as their main campus prior to choosing their language of instruction (either Spanish or bilingual). The Canarias campus only offers courses in Spanish or Bilingual so students should have a good background in the Spanish language.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the UE Canarias program will be required to enroll in 24-30 ECTS credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2019||09/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.