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Orientation programme

​The University of Cantabria organises a welcome programme before classes start in order to provide the student with a first contact with the university, the city of Santander and the Spanish culture in general. The programme consists of an orientation session, a guided Tour of the University and leisure and cultural activities in order to facilitate the student's social integration.

The ORI strongly recommends the student to take part in this programme.

Important: For reasons beyond our control, we are obliged to modify the excursion on February 2, since the access road to Picos de Europa will be cut off to traffic. The new excursion will be destined San Vicente de la Barquera - Comillas - Bárcena Mayor.

Welcome Programme

Day: 31st January 2018

  • Place: Salón de Actos of the "Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales"
  • Schedule:
    10.00: Welcome words, presentation and mentors introduction.
    11.30: Guided Tour of the University: visit to the Biblioteca, Centro de Idiomas, Aulas de Informática, Pabellón Deportivo, Servicios de Fotocopias and Cafeterías.
    12.30: Lunch offered by the Vice-rectorate for Internationalization.
    13.45-18.00: panoramic tour of the city and boat trip at Santander bay.

Day: 1st February 2018

  • Schedule: 8.30-15-00: Trip to Santillana del Mar and visit to the Altamira Cave replica.    

Day: 2nd February 2018

  • Place: Main Entrance of the "Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales"
  • Schedule: 8.30-18.00: Full-day excursion (Comillas and Picos de Europa)*.

*Cableway Fuente Dé fee not included (approx. €14).

We reserve the right to change the place and date of excursions depending on the weather condition, in which case registration fees will not be reimbursed. Price is for the whole program

Application form and payment procedure:

 Orientation Programme - Application Form 


Important note: ID card provided by the ORI staff is essential in order to get in the bus. Students who do not show any kind of identification document may be rejected.