From its origin, Villanueva Centro Universitario has established a growing number of international academic agreements with different universities outside of Spain, thus enabling our students to study abroad through different exchange programs.
Villanueva is a Higher Education Center with an international outlook. We believe in the importance of an international education. That’s why foreign semesters at two of our partner universities are an integral part of many of our degree programs. The choice of universities at which students can spend their foreign academic year depends on their course of study. The number of international universities they can choose from varies according to their particular field of specialization. To guarantee the quality of the international tuition provided, the network of partner institutions is continuously maintained and extended.
The programs abroad enable students to persue their academic study in a different language and work on specialized subjects in a different academic culture. Students will also get to know the host country, its customs, move their foreign language towards proficiency, and build up a network of international contacts.
The international perspective of the degrees in Villanueva can be observed right from the beginning with language classes (English and French or German), intercultural seminars, the presence of international students and the opportunity to participate in different events at foreign universities (International Law Week, International Marketing Week, Business Week-Finance, International Semesters etc.). Furthermore, students enrolled in the BA + Law and Bachelor in International Business degrees complete their studies with an International Year at two universities abroad. Some of these universities form part of the International EBS (European Business School) with centers in London (Regent’s University London), Paris (EBS Paris), Dortmund, Frankfurt and Munich (ISM: International School of Management. Other universities are part of the EBC Hochschule group in Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf or the BUSINET (Global Business Education Network) like the EPHEC in Brussels, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Avans, Stenden and NHL in The Nethelans or Link University in Rome. Villanueva also has bilateral agreements with American universities (Berkeley College in New York and the University of California Riverside in Los Angeles) and Asian universities (Shanghai University in China), as well as with other prestigious European universities such as the Paris-Est Creteil Val-de-Marne University, University of Liège and the Pantheon Sorbonne University (Paris I).
Students enrolled in the Master of Access to a Career in Law (MAAB) also have the possibility of completing their postgraduate studies with an International Legal Semester in Berlin, New York or Shanghai. The courses are aimed at gaining greater knowledge of the German legal system, European institutions or the idiosyncrasies of the American legal system. Work placement at multinationals or international law firms is available at all of the destinations.
The International Year ends with an internship, which allows our students to experience different cultures in an academic, social and business setting, thereby improving their knowledge and communication skills in other languages. The countries and universities are determined by the languages chosen and studied in previous years.