Status as Associated Institution is given to academic or cultural non-profit institutions who have the same general objectives as APUNE.
Organizations that become Associated Institutions can participate in all of APUNE activities, receive all member information, and consult with the coordinator. They do not have voting capability and can not form part of any committee, however, they will be more prepared to receive American students.
The status of associated institution will be reviewed yearly and the organization must pay the minimum fee of a full-rights member.
List of Associated Institutions
- Alcalingua, Universidad de Alcalá- Alcalingua is the centre of Alcalá University dedicated to teaching Spanish to foreign students. Its activities include different educational aspects: teaching Spanish language and culture, teachers training, Spanish for specific purposes, special programs for companies, Spanish for immigrants…. The University of Alcalá, one of the oldest in Europe, was founded by Cardinal Cisneros in 1499. Today the University of Alcalá, located 30 kilometers from Madrid, has 26,000 students and three different campus. A wide range of 42 official degrees, 35 doctoral programs and 40 Masters are taught in the University, including subjects like Humanities, Computer Science, Law, Medicine or Environmental Sciences. In 1998 the university was recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO. For further information: www.alcalingua.com.
- IE Business School- IE Business School was founded by entrepreneurs in 1973, the entrepreneurial vein runs deep at IE, where business creation is seen as an engine for growth, value generation, employment and social well-being. IE Business School is recognized as one of the best business schools in the world and our MBA program was ranked 6th worldwide by the Financial Times in 2010.The School has an urban campus in Madrid and a faculty of more than 600 professors, who teach students from 88 countries on its master, PhD and executive educationn programs. IE students use innovative online and presential learning formats, including the IE Communities platform where they exchange knowledge and experiences with 40,000 IE graduates that currently hold management positions in over 100 countries.
Morocco Exchange- Morocco Exchange is a non-profit organization that has been developed in response to the current world political situation. Morocco Exchange offers college and high school students the opportunity for both intensive personal growth and a monumental physical journey of discovery in Morocco.
- Schiller International University- Founded in 1964 by Dr. Walter Leibrecht, Schiller International University was created as a private American University dedicated to the active development and encouragement of international understanding. Founded in 1964 by Dr. Walter Leibrecht, Schiller International University was created as a private American University dedicated to the active development and encouragement of international understanding. This exciting global growth trend has continued, and to date, Schiller International University has educated more than 20,000 students from more than 100 countries across its campuses in the United States, France, Germany, Spain and the UK.
- School Year Abroad- School Year Abroad is the only secondary-level program which allows students to live with a European or Asian family for an entire academic year while earning U.S. graduation credits and preparing for selective U.S. colleges and universities. Founded in 1964 by Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., SYA is supported by a consortium of 40 top independent schools across the country. Each year each one of our schools in China, France, Italy, Spain, Vietnam and Japan enrolls approximately 60 students to complete their junior or senior year of high school.
- Spain Education Programs C. XXI- Spain Education Programs CXXI (SEP) is a non-profit organization created in 2008 by a group of study abroad professionals, based in Madrid, seeking to provide quality affordable opportunities for U.S. students to study at Spanish public and private universities and for Spanish students to attend U.S. universities. SEP works with a group of prestigious Spanish higher education institutions
providing human and financial resources to explore, establish, and promote student and faculty exchanges with academic departments of U.S. Universities.
- St. Louis University in Madrid-Saint Louis University, one of the leading Jesuit institutions in the U.S., is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges. In Spain, the Madrid Campus, founded in 1967, is officially recognized as an institution of higher learning by the province's Consejería de Educación y Cultura. The Madrid Campus offers the same rigorous curriculum as the St. Louis campus: nearly 200 courses each semester, taught in English and Spanish, in a wide range of disciplines including science, health science, engineering, aviation, social sciences, humanities, and business. All levels of Spanish are offered, from introductory language classes to graduate-level literature courses. Student from any accredited university with a 2.5 or higher GPA (or equivalent) are welcome to apply.
- Suffolk University Madrid- The Madrid Campus was founded on a liberal arts philosophy and management approach to education. The academic program is, in part, a strategic selection of courses from the Boston Campus course offerings. This allows students in the Bachelors Program to complete the first two years of study at the Madrid Campus, before going on to complete their degrees at the Boston Campus. They may choose to take general requirements, some major requirements, and electives for most majors offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Sawyer Business School and the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University.
- Universidad Carlos III de Madrid- Carlos III was created in 1989 and at present has more than 18,000 students enrolled. It has three campuses and three Faculties (Jurisprudence, Humanities and Engineering) as well as the Advanced Studies Center that offers Masters and Doctorate programs, and a Scientific Compound situated in Leganes. It offers a wide variety of bilingual programs with a strong internationalization emphasis, with more than 20% of the students participating in some type of mobility program and agreements with universities from the five continents. In the year 2009 it was granted the International Excellence Campus recognition.
- Universidad Francisco de Vitoria- The Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (UFV) opened its doors in October of 1993, as a University Centre affiliated with the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. In 2001 it was fully accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a private university. They combine the European tradition with a practical approach typical in America and the education is based upon an integrated and complete education. Volunteering and Social Action are fundamental to our educational vision.
- Universidad Antonio de Nebrija- For more than 15 years, Nebrija University has received students from all over the world who come to spend a period of their academic training with us. Every effort is made to integrate international students into daily university life. In the majority of programmes, they attend classes side-by-side with Spanish students. Students can take courses in their area of specialisation, design their own curriculum (taking courses of their choice), or take only courses in Spanish Language and Culture to enhance their level of Spanish. International students are students in their own right at Nebrija. They have access to all activities and general services (libraries, computer labs, sports facilities, etc.) and all extra-curricular activities as well.
- Universidad de Zaragoza- The University of Zaragoza is the main centre of technological innovation in the Ebro Valley and has great prestige among the group of both Spanish and European universities it has relations with.
- Universidade de Santiago de Compostela- With more than five centuries of tradition, the University of Santiago de Compostela is a historic institution that projects itself to the future and beyond its frontiers, always attentive to the different demands of society, where it stands as an important academic frame of reference and where it develops its academic, research work. Centuries of history give the University an special capacity to merge the experience, security and confidence with present and future challenges.
- Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona- The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was founded in 1968. The founders aimed to establish four principles of autonomy: freedom to select teaching staff, admission available to all students (but with a limited number), freedom to create its own study plans and freedom to administrate the University's capital. It is therefore a young university, but in its short history it has moved forward at a rapid pace.
- Universitat de Girona- The University of Girona is a public institution devoted to excellence in teaching and research and to participating in theprogress and development of society through the creation, transmission, dissemination and criticism of knowledge related to the sciences, technology, the humanities, the social sciences and the arts. The University of Girona, deeply rooted in Catalonia and Catalan culture, is one of the primary economic and cultural motors of the region. At the same time, it pursues a vocation of universality and openness to all traditions and cultures. The University, located in the city of Girona, is a part of the Catalan public university system.
- Universitat Jaume I- Universitat Jaume I (UJI) came into being as a higher education and research centre on 27 February 1991 to meet the unanimous social demand in the Castelló area. It was also the fruit of a tradition in education inherited from the Teacher Training studies at the old University College of Castelló (Col·legi Universitari de Castelló, CUC), which dated from 1969. In its first year, the ten lecturers at the CUC gave classes to 21 Science students and 85 from Philosophy and Arts. The CUC became part of the Universitat de València at the end of 1979.
- Universitat Rovira i Virgili- The URV was created in 1991 by the Parliament of Catalonia from the already existing university faculties and schools. In this way the Tarragona University of the 16th century was restored. From the very first day its aim has been very clear: to place knowledge at the service of society so as to contribute to the social and economic development of its environment, which has gradually transformed over time.
- Universidad Miguel Hernández- The Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) is a public university, open to the world, offering prestigious education, excellent research, and quality services facilitating the comprehensive development of its students and their insertion into the labor market. The UMH offers Bachelor's degrees and Official Master's adapted to the European Higher Education Area in the fields of arts, experimental and technical sciences,
engineering, and health and social sciences on its four university campuses (Elche, Altea, Orihuela and Sant Joan d´Alacant). The UMH educational model has as central axis the education of its students, the acquisition of professional skills, doing business internships, national and international exchanges, and the development of attitudes like effort, initiative, self-learning and the capacity to undertake. The UMH is equipped with the most modern infrastructure and technological equipment, making possible the development of new methodologies applicable to all its degree programs. The UMH is particularly concerned about its students entering the labor market. Here the University has excelled, achieving excellent results thanks to the 6,000 businesses maintaining collaboration agreements with the University. Moreover, it has been confirmed to be an academic institution committed to quality, as it was recently renewed with the European Seal of Excellence Gold level for the third time. The UMH is the only Spanish university to obtain this on three occasions. The UMH has signed many national and international agreements to promote the mobility of its students and attract foreign students. In its bid for its internationalization, the UMH has set in motion a complete program of activities to facilitate foreign academic stays and to receive students who wish to complete their education in our classrooms. Quality research characterizes the UMH, as a study done by the University of Granada on the research productivity of Spanish public universities shows. Their study places the UMH in the eighth position for 2010, and highlighted is its second position when the number of publications in JCR journals is analyzed, its eighth position for R&D projects, and fourth position for patents. UMH research activities are highly related to its socioeconomic surroundings, but moreover many of its laboratories possess levels of excellence recognized on national and international levels.