Loyola Andalucía is a Jesuit university that is integrated in the andalusian system as the first private university with social initiative. Its mission is to train women and men committed to the development of a more just and sustainable society. Loyola Andalucía follows values as Excellence, Exigency, Service, Universality, Commitment, Spirituality and Passion for knowledge.It has two campuses placed in two different cities, Cordoba and Sevilla, and it offers eight academic fields: Economy, Law, Political and Social Sciences, Communication, Psychology, Education, Engineering and Business. It is a modern university that is adapted to the new times thanks to the alliance between the civil and the academic world. A university for the future.
This program gives you the chance to go to class with Spaniards
Buddy Program called Loyola 360 available to get in touch with Spanish students to improve your Spanish and immerse yourself in the culture. Each international student is assigned to a group of students from the Universidad Loyola Andalucía who will assist them during their stay in Córdoba and Sevilla.
Up to 60 courses in English and 10 bilingual courses (half in English and half in Spanish) with the possibility of choosing some courses completely in Spanish too.
Spanish language intensive course upon arrival and classes available for all international students throughout the two semesters.
Universidad Loyola Andalucía - Córdoba offers courses in several academic areas. These courses are subject to change. Business students considering this program should meet with an advisor in the Office of International Business Studies (College of Business Administration, David Straz Hall 101) to initially evaluate course options. Once a student is accepted to study abroad, s/he will meet with an International Business Studies advisor to approve courses. Please note that the classes often change: it is the student’s responsibility to remain in direct contact with the Office of International Business Studies to request changes or updates. Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
The members of the group Loyola 360º help international students in their settling into their apartments and other accommodation options
Accommodation is granted for international students coming from USA. The International Office will find the best possible accommodation for you. The Universidad Loyola Andalucía has collaboration agreements with two agencies in town, in order to guarantee quality flats for our international students, granting a good service all through their stay. These are centrically located flats, modernly furnished, full equipped with air conditioning and wifi and phone service. Students usually rent flats shared with other students. This is an opportunity to join the student’s life and the city life. Students can see the photos of the flats, they can seek for information regarding location, price and description of the flats and book a reservation prior to their arrival.
SEVILLA: Loyola Andalucia is situated in three of the eight buildings of the “Palmas Altas Technologic Campus”. It is recognized by Pritzer Award in 2007 for its design, construction and sustainability, furthermore Building Council of EEUU certified it as Leed Platino.Sevilla is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville, Spain. It is the fourth largest city in Spain as well.
It has an important historical background, so contains three UNESCO World Heritages Sites: Alcazar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies (all of them visited in the first week of orientation).
CORDOBA: This campus has four buildings. The number 4 is the newest one and it was inaugurated in 2012. It was built following sustainability and ecological recommendations which means it has natural light, efficient air conditioning and housing automation and plant roofs.Cordoba is the capital of the province of Cordoba. Just as Sevilla it has a long story on its back.
Córdoba has the second largest Old town in Europe, the largest urban area in the world declared World Heritage by UNESCO. The most important building and symbol of the city, the Great Mosque of Córdoba and current cathedral, alongside the Roman bridge, are the best known facet of the city. Near the cathedral is the old Jewish quarter, which consists of many irregular streets, such as Calleja de las Flores and Calleja del Pañuelo, and which is home to the Synagogue and the Sephardic House.
Amazing weather: Here it’s beautiful and sunny in January, just as it is in August. Temperature flows generally from 95ºF maximum to 50ºF minimum.
Outdoor atmosphere: Spaniards like going out after work and hang out with their colleagues. Thursday, Fridays and weekends are the most popular days, but the outdoor atmosphere never stops.
Good food: Spain is justifiably renowned for its tapas, sangria, paella, pan amb tomaquet, pinxos, jamón de jabugo and more.
Spain offers different types of landscape, depending on the location you can find with the woods, mountains, beach or forest. From both Cordoba and Sevilla you have a wide range of possibilities to get to other places in a cheap way.