Global Education

Universidad Pontificia Comillas – Specialized Summer Courses

About Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Universidad Pontifica Comillas was established in 1890 as a Catholic Seminary. Today, the private university offers a variety of bachelor degrees that are available to domestic and international students. With over 1,900 international students studying at Comillas, the university is well-equipped to receive students from HPU. It is the only Spanish university to be ranked in the top 100 in the world by Times Higher Education.

Top 3 Reasons to Study Here:

  1. Immerse yourself in the Spanish culture while studying in Spanish or English alongside Spaniards and other international students.
  2. Attend a university ranked in the top 100 worldwide.
  3. Experience the bustling life in Spain’s capital city of Madrid.


Quick Facts

Location: Madrid, Spain (population: 3.2 million)

University: Universidad Pontificia Comillas (students: 6,800 undergraduate)

Program Details:


  • Specialized International Courses: May 29 – June 23, 2017
  • Spanish Language & Culture Course: May 22 – June 16, 2017

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application: Students interested in applying to this program should talk with their study abroad advisor about the process.

Application deadlines: 

  • Specialized International Courses: April 10, 2017
  • Spanish Language & Culture Course: April 3, 2017

Visa information: See the Visa Information: Spain page for detailed information.

Primary Contact Information: Milagros Galindo: or Amparo Hernández:


Academic Program

The 2017 Specialized International Courses will be offered in Madrid from May 29 to June 23, 2017.  These courses, taught in Spanish, will be in the fields of Commerce, Business Management, Marketing, Law, Business Strategies, Engineering, and Ethics and Human Rights.  The courses have a duration of four weeks, with a total of 90 class hours.

The Course in Spanish Language and Culture will be taught from May 22 to June 16, 2017.  It consists of 60 hours (taught over a period of 4 weeks) and is aimed at students with an intermediate level of Spanish.

View the program web page  for more details and information on these courses.


Credit Transfer

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.


Housing & Meals

People Global Relocation (PGR) provides information and suggestions for Accommodation for students participating in summer courses. For more information, contact them via email at:


Student Experience

During the summer, in conjunction with the Institute of Modern Languages, “Comillas International” organises Spanish Language and Culture modules for foreign university students. In additional to the courses, students will have access to:

  • Highly Experienced University Teaching Staff
  • Personalized Attention
  • Access to Internet and E-mail
  • Cafeteria Service
  • Gym Facilities
  • Cultural Outings in Madrid
  • Weekly Film Sessions
  • University Library Facilities



The price of the Specialized International Courses program (without accommodation) is €1,326 including, in addition to classes, student card, access to all university services, cultural visits to the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace, technical visits to companies and institutions And public and private bodies, diploma and transcript.

The fee for the Spanish Language & Culture Course (not including accommodation) is €1020, which includes tuition fees, all course materials, cultural visits, a student card giving access to libraries, gym and computer and internet facilities.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

Global Ed in the News

Class of 2019: Emily Casper Nurtures an Interest in Nursing
read more
Global Insights: How Studying Abroad Develops Crucial Skills
read more
HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements
read more
View All

HPU Students Study Abroad

Global Education and Study Abroad
Academic Prospectus