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. 

Ourense is a satellite campus of Universidad de Vigo. The region is known for its outstanding natural beauty, and is home to numerous host springs, nature reserves and rivers. The city’s quaint old town features a Roman Spa, baroque church and medieval buildings.

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 Ourense! 

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 Ourense. 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 residence halls are also available to ISEP students in Ourense, 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 Ourense campus offers courses in agriculture, business, computer science, education, engineering, environmental science, geography, history, hospitality and tourism, health sciences, law and social work. Gallego and Spanish language courses are also available for a small additional fee. 

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

Courses in Spanish

Tips for finding courses in Spanish: 

1. Courses are organized by subject. Make sure to only select subjects offered on the Ourense campus.

2. Click on the blue arrow button under the "Materias" column.

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. The year in which a course is taught does not necessarily imply a specific difficulty level.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Maggie Montgomery 703-504-9991 | MMontgomery@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor 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.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business Recommended!

  • Hospitality and Tourism

Academic Requirements

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

Special Application Instructions

 

 

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Speech
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture Recommended!

  • Business

  • Computer and Information Sciences Recommended!

    Informatics

  • Education: Recommended!

    Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

  • Engineering:

    Aeronautical Engineering Agricultural Engineering

  • Health Sciences

    Nursing Science

  • History Recommended!

  • Hospitality and Tourism Recommended!

  • Human Services Recommended!

    Social Work

  • Law/Criminal Justice Recommended!

  • Natural Resources/Conservation Recommended!

    Environmental Science

  • Social Sciences Recommended!

    Geography

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 Application Instructions

 

 

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 they at which they are studying. The ISEP coordinator is 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. As a full course load in English cannot be guaranteed at the Ourense campus, all students must have at least a B1 level of Spanish.

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