Asociación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España


The oldest association in Europe dedicated to the needs of American university programs abroad (founded 1968), APUNE (Asociación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España) is a cultural, not-for-profit organization that seeks to both further and facilitate international exchange between the U.S. and Spain.

APUNE offers a forum where member institutions share common concerns and developments. Due to its long-standing presence, APUNE has come to serve as a resource for governmental agencies both in Spain and the U.S. and has thus become an important forum for addressing both logistical and intellectual dimensions.

As part of its commitment to international study and understanding, APUNE encourages programming focusing on various dimensions of academic rigor, thorough student orientation and immersion, and the long-term establishment of ties between the U.S. and Spain.

Finally, through a voluntary peer-evaluation process, member programs benefit from the periodic review of offerings, something that serves to guarantee the excellence of the offerings of its members.

 2014-2015 Executive Committee


  • President-Manuel Colás Gil, Johns Hopkins University
  • Vice President- Almendra Staffa-Healey, EUSA Academic Internships
  • Treasurer- Ignacio Messana, Florida State University

Board Members:

  • Alberto del Río Malo, CIEE Barcelona
  • Víctor González, University of California-Davis
  • Patricia Rodriguez, Middlebury College
  • Sandra Soto Delgado, Sweet Briar College

Representative in the U.S.: 

  • Carlos Vega, Wellesley College 

For more information, please contact the coordinator, Mónica Pérez-Bedmar at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



During the month of June, APUNE will be holding general information meetings in Granada, Sevilla, and Barcelona. In these general meetings the members and associated institutions will discuss general topics in study abroad such as visa and residency issues, psychological and health issues, and other relevant topics. 
Sevilla - June 5th
Granada - June 6th
Barcelona - June 13th



General Oráa, 55 28006 Madrid
Tel 91 319 91 18 - 607 400 597 -  Fax 91 308 57 04