Traveling abroad to study a whole semester is a key decision in the academic and personal development of university students.
At Villanueva, international students benefit from the knowledge acquired through the different International Programs, as well as thoroughly improving their command of the Spanish language, both for everyday use and in their specific professional area of choice. However, studying abroad is most significant for the personal experience it represents. Living and studying in another country, far from one’s usual environment, and immersed in a different culture is a truly mind-opening adventure that makes you much more self-sufficient and independent.
Moreover, when such an experience is shared with people from other countries and different mentalities, it becomes all the more enriching and exciting. This is why at Villanueva we believe that the aim of spending a semester in Madrid should include, beyond all the academic work and effort, enjoying the daily experience of living in a different culture. Coexisting with French, German, British, Russian and Lithuanian students, as well as native Spaniards, and sharing the opportunity to get to know new places and customs in a friendly environment are aspects that complement the student ́s integral learning process.