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American students join the Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Program

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The second edition of the Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Program between Cornell University (New York, United States) and the University of Cantabria, finished last week. In this edition, other american students coming from the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma) and Brown University (Rhode Island) also participated in the international programme. The academic semester was closed with a visit to "El Castillo" cave located in Puente Viesgo (Cantabria).


The University of Cantabria (Santander, Spain) offers its Cornell-Cantabria Exchange Program to international students wishing to spend a year or a semester abroad completing core subjects in the field of Engineering. The program covers topics usually taken during junior year by engineering students.

Entrants are required to have completed basic Engineering courses at the home institution. All courses are taught in English by prominent professors from the University of Cantabria and partner Universities.

A maximum of 20 international students is allowed for each unit course. Grading system is based on continuous evaluation, including mid-term and final exams. Intensive Spanish courses are offered prior to the beginning of each term. Students may also take Spanish regular courses.