Located in historic Segovia, IE University boasts over 100 nationalities represented by their student body each year, creating a diverse study abroad experience in the central region of Spain. Bringing together a personalized, student-centric community, IE University embraces a rich diversity of individuals. Housed in the Covenant of Santa Cruz la Real just outside the city walls in the Eresma River Valley, IE University is recognized for its quality in teaching and learning which counts it among the world’s top universities. IE University is committed to educating professionals and experts who will make a difference in society. Please note that this program is restricted to students studying Architecture.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2019
  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: E-mail a colored photocopy of your passport to your Global Experience Advisor.
  • Study Abroad Course Selections: After submitting the GEO application, students need to submit all courses, including back-up courses, to their academic advisor for approval. Please refer to the GEO Courses section of the website to review the Study Abroad Course Selections process.
Submit to Host University
  • Passport Photo ID: E-mail a colored photocopy of your passport to your Global Experience Advisor.
  • Official Transcript: You can request an official transcript through myNortheastern.
  • CV/Resume
  • 1 Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2])
  • Host Application: In addition to the GEO application, all applicants must complete the host institution or program’s application.
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 4 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.
Nominations
  • GEO: GEO will nominate a Northeastern student to attend the host institution. Students will need to complete the GEO application prior to submitting the host institution application.
Restrictions
  • Restricted to: Architecture Students

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Credits

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.534 (IE University: Northeastern).
  • Students typically take 30 ECTS credits per semester at IE University.
  • Courses are typically 3 or 6 ECTS credits at IE University.
  • A 3 ECTS credit course will come in as 1.6 Northeastern credits and a 6 ECTS credit course will come in as 3.2 Northeastern credits.
  • If a student takes 30 ECTS credits abroad, they will receive 16 Northeastern credits.
  • Each international host university has its own credit system. Students should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Course Offerings

This program is restricted to third year Architecture students only. Students will be required to take the following courses at IE University during the Fall semester for a total of 30 ECTS credits/ 16 Northeastern credits:

  • Architecture and Urbanism in Iberia: An Introduction 6 ECTS
  • Architecture Field Study I 3 ECTS
  • Architecture Field Study II 3 ECTS
  • EITHER:
    • Architecture History and Theory V 3 ECTS
    • Spanish Language 3 ECTS
  • Design Studio I 6 ECTS
  • Experimentation Workshop I 3 ECTS
  • IE Humanities: Contemporary Cultures and Societies 6 ECTS

 

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s Course Policies. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition:
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this range, then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by Northeastern University’s Student Financial Services website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

     

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2018
  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: E-mail a colored photocopy of your passport to your Global Experience Advisor.
  • Study Abroad Course Selections: After submitting the GEO application, students need to submit all courses, including back-up courses, to their Academic Advisor for approval. Please refer to the GEO Courses section of the website to review the Study Abroad Course Selections process.
Submit to Host University
  • Passport Photo ID: E-mail a colored photocopy of your passport to your Global Experience Advisor.
  • Official Transcript: You can request an official transcript through myNortheastern.
  • CV/Resume
  • 1 Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2])
  • Host Application: In addition to the GEO application, all applicants must complete the host institution or program’s application.
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 4 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.
Nominations
  • GEO: GEO will nominate a Northeastern student to attend the host institution. Students will need to complete the GEO application prior to submitting the host institution application.
Restrictions
  • Restricted to: Architecture Students

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Credits

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.534 (IE University: Northeastern).
  • Students typically take 30 ECTS credits per semester at IE University.
  • Courses are typically 3 or 6 ECTS credits at IE University.
  • A 3 ECTS credit course will come in as 1.6 Northeastern credits and a 6 ECTS credit course will come in as 3.2 Northeastern credits.
  • If a student takes 30 ECTS credits abroad, they will receive 16 Northeastern credits.
  • Each international host university has its own credit system. Students should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Course Offerings

This program is restricted to third year Architecture students only. Students will be required to take the following courses at IE University during the Spring semester for a total of 30 ECTS credits/ 16 Northeastern credits:

  • Architecture and Urbanism in Iberia: An Introduction 6 ECTS
  • Architecture Field Study I 3 ECTS
  • Architecture Field Study II 3 ECTS
  • Design Studio II 6 ECTS
  • Integration Workshop I 3 ECTS
  • Introduction to Urban Studies 6 ECTS
  • Spanish Language 3 ECTS
Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s Course Policies. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition:
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this range, then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by Northeastern University’s Student Financial Services website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Destination

Segovia is a historic city 25 minutes northwest from Madrid by high-speed train. Segovia is a fairytale city full of narrow, twisting alleyways, Romanesque churches, and beautiful buildings. The Province of Segovia is known for their climate and traditional Spanish cuisine. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, the city of Segovia is famous for its cathedral, alcazar castle, and its aqueduct.

The U.S. State Department lists travel advisories, local laws, alerts from the embassy, and other important information about Spain here. Please review this information before applying.

Accommodations

Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.You can connect with your Global Experience Advisor for more information on the housing process at IE University.

  • Off-Campus Apartments: The Student Life department of IE University (a branch of the Student Office), there are resources available to provide students with information on living in off-campus flats and residences with other IE students.
  • Off-Campus Homestay Option: Homestay with a local family is an alternative option, providing an excellent opportunity to learn Spanish. All families under this program live close to the university and were previously interviewed by the Student Office as part of the IE University selection process.

Host University or Organization

IE University offers a campus experience in the city of Segovia, and is housed in the historic Convent of Santa Cruz la Real. The University welcomes students from over 80 countries to a global university setting, with an atmosphere that is both academic and lively. IE University is recognized for its quality in teaching and learning and is considered one of the world’s top universities.

IE University is for students who approach learning as a way of life, and who are open to the world. The unique learning environment at IE is built upon the bringing together of a personalized, student-centric community, within an open environment that embraces a rich diversity of individuals, ideas and approaches. With a humanistic approach, entrepreneurial spirit, innovative vision, and focus on academic rigor, IE University is committed to educating professionals who will make a difference in society. Visiting students are fully integrated with resident students and enjoy the full range of activities and resources which the University has to offer. With students coming from across the globe, students have the opportunity to make international friends, travel and encounter a host of cultures.

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