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  • Locations: Pamplona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Auburn applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program College/School: School of Nursing
Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Ann Lambert,, Tanya Johnson, Majors Eligible: Pre-Health Majors
Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior Excursions: Organized Trips
Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.25 (Undergraduates) Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Physical/Environmental Considerations: Ability to walk 5 miles per day, Stairs, Walk/Use Local Transportation
Program Description:

Spanish for Health Care and Culture in Pamplona, Spain

Google Map of Pamplona


This program focuses on total Spanish language and culture immersion consisting of four weeks study abroad in Pamplona, Spain. This summer program is suitable for any student interested in learning about healthcare and healthcare administration in Spain by immersing in the study totally into the Spanish language and culture. Prior language of Spanish language is not required

Students need to exhibit an interest in exploring health care systems and learning the Spanish language. Applicants will be selected based on both their academic record (minimum GPA of 2.25 at time of application for undergraduates) and the ability of the individual to meet all objectives, participate in all activities, and evaluate all related tasks. A passport is required.

Nursing Robotic HandIMPORTANT DATES

  • 15 January 2020: Program application deadline
  • 06 May 2020: Participants depart the US for Spain
    • (arrive on 07 May)
  • 04 June 2020: Students depart Spain for US


Students will be enrolled into INTL 3930: Directed International Study (6 credits) for the study abroad experience. This is an embedded program with some classes meeting during the spring semester and students studying abroad after the spring semester.

PROGRAM COSTSNursing Students Group

The program fee is $3,823. Download a copy of the Estimated Student Budget 2020

Included: 6 credit hours, housing with host family, meals, activities, excursions and AU International Insurance.

Not Included: Airfare to Spain, airport transfer on arrival/departure, passport cost (approximately $150) and personal expenses. 

Payment Schedule:

  • 01 Feb, 2020: 1st payment posted on eBill
  • 15 Feb, 2020: 1st payment due on eBill
  • 01 March, 2020: 2nd payment posted on eBill
  • 15 March, 2020: 2nd payment due on eBill


Auburn students will live with in a host family. Each student will share a room with another Auburn student. Housing is a key element to the success of any study or work abroad experience. All host families typically have WiFi access and include reasonable use of utilities (including laundry facilities). The host families will provide breakfast and dinner for the students during the week and three meals on the weekends. Two lunches per week will be at a local restaurant for the students and professors. 

LOCATIONPamplona Skyline

Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona is a medium sized city, capital of the Region of Navarra, in the North of Spain close to the border with France. Some know Pamplona as the host city for "Running of the Bulls". For others Pamplona is a famous worldwide for its San Fermin festival which takes place each year from 6th of 14th July. This festival was made world famous by the American writer Ernest Hemingway in his book "The Sun Also Rises" or "Fiesta" in its Spanish version. Pamplona is a safe city where students can feel at home. It is not a tourist city so the students will have plenty of opportunities to speak Spanish to the local people while shopping or just out having a quiet coffee. 


Students will participate in a variety of activities designed to enhance their appreciation of the city’s history and local cultural.  Activities include:
  • Health care related activities including visits to: Health Research Centre, hospitals, brain injury rehabilitation center, Emergency Rooms, two conferences on the Spanish Public Health System, and a
  • Guest speakers from University of Navarra School of Nursing 
  • Guided tour of Pamplona
  • 3-day excursion to Barcelona, Spain (includes transportation, meals and housing)
  • Visit to a Medieval castle
  • Cooking class
  • Guggenheim museum
  • Roncesvalles (Pilgrims Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela)
  • Soccer (Futbol) match in Pamplona

If you DO NOT have a PASSPORT, please check for the nearest local passport office at Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible.

If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.

This program does NOT require a student visa for U.S. citizens.


For program specific questions, please contact the Faculty Directors:Nursing Faculty

Tanya Johnson, MSN, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Auburn University School of Nursing



Ann Lambert, RN, MSN, CRNP
Assistant Clinical Professor

This program is currently not accepting applications.