Burgos University Spanish Studies Program
Burgos, two hours north of Madrid, is known as a center of Spanish tradition. Home to one of Europe’s most beautiful Gothic cathedrals, it was also an important way station on the Camino de Santiago, and is famous in literature as the birthplace of El Cid. Burgos retains many of the customs of provincial Spanish life to this day.
Because of the Spanish academic calendar, the Burgos program is available only as a spring semester program.
The program offers students the opportunity to enroll directly in the University of Burgos (UBU), a modern university centered in a medieval complex of buildings that was once part of the Camino de Santiago. The program will provide an excellent opportunity for students who prefer to live and study in a smaller city where there are very few Americans and very little English is spoken.
Burgos students will participate in an intensive language and cultural immersion orientation before the regular university semester begins. Following this orientation, they will enroll in courses offered by UBU departments, including humanities, business administration, economics, and political science.
Students enroll in a maximum of four courses in the regular University curriculum. In the past, students have taken courses in the following areas:
- Art History
- Business Administration
- Food Engineering
- Political Science
For details on courses at the University of Burgos, browse the University of Burgos website.
BU students, with advanced approval of the Resident Director, may enroll in a directed study for four academic credits.
Download a description of the Burgos University Spanish Studies Program.
Boston University has an office located at the University of Burgos (UBU), where there is a Boston University staff member available on a permanent basis serving as a contact and resource for students in Burgos. The Office of International Relations at UBU will help students with academic and administrative questions and other guidance on a daily basis.