SiS News - June 2009 - Institution Profile: University of Cantabria

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Institution Profile: University of Cantabria

University of CantabriaSantander (220,000 inhabitants), located in northern Spain, offers an extraordinary landscape on the shores of the Bay of Biscay and has been described as Spain’s "most elegant city." While the climate throughout much of the year is rainy, Santander is full of beauty with lush green trees and rolling green hills surrounding the city. With this green backdrop, Santander’s beaches are known to be the best and most appreciated natural spaces, offering both small and large sandy beaches, some sheltered from the wind with calm waters and others open to the bay with more surf. Next to these beaches, beautiful natural areas look out over the coast, like Piquío with its emblematic gardens. Also the Parque de La Magdalena faces the island of Mouro and surrounds the Palacio de la Magdalena, the most famous view in Santander.

The University of Cantabria hosts each year a big amount of international students from different countries. As for specific agreements with American Institutions, the UC holds study abroad programs with Baylor University (TX),Cornell University (NY), OSU (OK), Miami University (FL), UNC Charlotte (NC), University of Rhode Island (RI), University of Texas at Austin, Washburn University (KS), and Wittier College (CA)

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