PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1990, Universidad de Vigo is an innovative and modern public higher education institution, committed to the principles of equality, solidarity, democracy and liberty. It is especially well known for its academic excellence in the fields of science and technology. The university has three campuses located throughout Spain’s autonomous region of Galicia. Universidad de Vigo is a bilingual institution, and courses are taught in both Castellano (Spanish) and Gallego.

Pontevedra is a satellite campus of Universidad de Vigo, located in the capital city of the province. Pontevedra’s historic old town features medieval architecture, attractive plazas, relaxing cafes and quaint shops. 

ISEP students immerse themselves in Spanish and Galician culture and daily life by taking university classes with local students and living in an apartment in the community. The university has an active student body, and ISEP students can participate in sports teams, cultural activities and student groups. Internships and volunteering opportunities are also available. Excursions are planned each semester, and the university has a “buddy system” to help ISEP students meet local students and adjust to life in Pontevedra. 

Want to know what it's like to study at the Universidad de Vigo? Check out student stories from past ISEP students!

HOUSING AND MEALS

Students will receive a combined monthly housing and meal stipend. Students are responsible for selecting their own housing. The International Office, the Alojamiento office and student volunteers help incoming ISEP students find appropriate housing in Pontevedra. Students are also assisted with housing contracts. While accommodation assistance is provided, ISEP students are ultimately responsible for booking their own housing.

Shared student apartments are the most popular housing option for students studying at the Universidad de Vigo, including ISEP students. There are a large number of apartments available for rent located in different parts of the city, and it usually does not take much time to find accommodation. While a residence hall is also available to ISEP students in Pontevedra, please note that due to the additional services provided these are more expensive housing options that will not be fully covered by students' ISEP stipend.  

Students do not have to open local bank accounts to cash their stipend checks, even though this is the most convenient option. Due to the administrative procedures involved in issuing stipends, the first stipend payment takes up to two weeks to disburse. Students should have sufficient funds to cover expenses during this initial period (housing and meals, housing deposit, etc.) and budget accordingly. The first stipend payment will include benefits beginning from students' arrival date. All ISEP students are expected to budget their housing and meal stipend to pay rent and purchase groceries and meals. Students can ask their ISEP Student Services Coordinator for tips, as well as checking out ISEP's resources for Budgeting for Study Abroad. 

Program Website

Course Description

The Pontevedra campus offers courses in agriculture, arts, communication, education, engineering, forestry and sports studies. Courses taught in English include business and public administration. Gallego and Spanish language courses are also available for a small additional fee. 

Courses in Spanish

Courses in English (only select courses offered at the Pontevedra campus)

Tips for finding courses in Spanish: 

1. Courses are organized by degree. Make sure to only degrees offered on the Pontevedra campus. Select the degree program you're interested in.

2. Click "Plan Docente" in the accordian, expand the "Materias" column by clicking the arrow on the left-hand side, and select "Ver as materials do grao".

3. Courses are organized by year. "1 Curso" referes to first-year courses, "2 Curso" referes to second-year courses, etc. Pay attention to the column labeled "Cuatrimestre." Courses labeled "1c" run September – January and courses labeled "2c" run February – June.

4. Click on the course name to view the syllabus/course description. Use the buttons at the bottom of page to view specific aspects of the syllabus (learning outcomes, methodologies, bibliography, etc.). Click on recomendaciones/reccomendations to view prerequisites. 

Once you identify the degree program and course name/number of the classes you want to select, use the instructions above to access syllabi.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Kira Hakanson 703-504-9991 | KHakanson@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Universidad de Vigo

The Universidade de Vigo is a young and dynamic public university that offers a wide range of programs across three specialized and innovative campuses in the cities of Vigo, Ourense...

Walk Score®: 97

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business

  • Human Services

    Public Administration

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Speech
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture

    Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Digital Communication and Media Public Relations

  • Education: Recommended!

    Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

  • Engineering

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Human Services

    Public Administration

  • Military Science

    Naval Science

  • Natural Resources/Conservation Recommended!

    Forestry

  • Sports Studies: Recommended!

    Sport and Fitness Management Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Art Studies Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Students may only register for classes at one campus, Vigo, Pontevedra or Ourense, due to the distance between campuses. Students will live near the campus at which they are studying. The ISEP coordinators are located on the Vigo campus and will remain in communication with students at all campuses.

Students must register for a minimum of 24 ECTS and a maximum of 30 ECTS. 1 ECTS = 0.5 U.S. credits, so a 6 credit course in Spain is equivalent to a 3 credit course in the U.S. Your home university ultimately determines credit conversion. 

All students must submit an ISEP Language Evaluation for Spanish. All students must have at least a B1 level of Spanish to study at the Pontevedra campus. 

Housing note: Upon confirmation, Vigo will provide housing information and resources. However, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to arrange housing. All Exchange students will recieve a housing stipend. 

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