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 offers courses in several academic areas and they can be found on their website
. You can find a list of courses
for both campuses on their website as well as full sllyabi
Spanish Language Courses
There is an intensive Spanish Language Course of 10 hours, at different language levels, right at the beginning of the semester (it is worth 1 ECTS credit). This is offered to all international students at their arrival and it is mandatory for incoming students as it will be useful for them in terms of “survival” Spanish course.
Apart from the intensive course, Loyola Andalucía offers Spanish extensive courses at different language levels during the semester (3 ECTS credits) plus cultural workshops (worth 2 ECTS credits). Overall, the students can achieve 6 ECTS credits (3 USA credits) for their Spanish course. These courses have no cost for American students. Their credits and grading is included in the students’ final transcript of records.
This is the link to the information and contents of these courses on their website
The timetables of each level in each campus are provided to the students at their arrival to Loyola.
Course Approval Process:
All courses taken on study abroad programs must then be approved by the appropriate college course approval contact as listed in the link below. Approval is indicated by the appropriate college representative’s signature on the Course Approval Form.
Please visit Course Approval Process webpage to review the approval process and print a Course Approval Form: http://www.marquette.edu/abroad/course-approval-process.shtml
Grades and Credit Transfer:
Study abroad is an academic experience. While your grades will not count towards your GPA, it is vital that you are academically successful. To earn credits for courses taken abroad, you will need to earn the equivalent of a ‘C’ or better at your host institution—this is a 5 out of 10 at ULA. You cannot take classes pass/fail at your host institution.
Full Time Status:
You are required to take the equivalent of at least 12 U.S. credits while abroad. This program runs on the European Credit Transfer System. ECTS credits equate to Marquette credits at a 2:1 ratio. If you take a 5 ECTS credit course, it will transfer to Marquette for 2.5 credits. A 2.5 credit course will be able to fulfill a 3 credit requirement at Marquette.
Accommodation for international students
Universidad Loyola Andalucía doesn’t have its own residence, but they have collaboration agreements with two agencies in town. International students normally stay in shared flats with other Spanish students; this will help you integrate yourself into the university and city environments. Furthermore, this will enrich your stay through cross-cultural living. The members of the Loyola 360° buddy program will help you find an accommodation before your arrival.
More information can be found on the Loyola Andalucia website.
Universidad Loyola Andalucía recommended housing agencies include the following:
Please regard the above "Budget Sheets" link
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.