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RIT Global

Students have a unique opportunity to study at RIT exchange partner university Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain. Universidad Pontificia Comillas combines a long history of experience in education, characterized by academic excellence and a humanistic tradition in teaching, with a constant desire for modernization, stimulated by constant social change. The university provides an educational offering whose strong points include academic rigor, individualized attention for all students, and a high degree of social awareness and commitment. Located in the political, financial and cultural heart of Madrid, it offers students a marvelous opportunity for personal, professional and social development.

The ICAI School of Engineering at Comillas has two main academic areas: Industrial Engineering (including mechanical, electrical, and electronic) and Telecommunications Engineering. Students develop intellectual and professional capabilities, critical thinking skills, and professional skills like leadership, teamwork, and internationalization as part of the program. Engineering-specific curriculum is available during the spring and summer ICAI-SAPIENS program.

This program is designed for engineering students and will allow students to gain international experience without missing technical courses required for their degree. Students gain a cross-cultural perspective while learning beside Spanish students. Many course offerings are taught in English with additional course options taught in Spanish. Four semesters of college-level Spanish is required to take classes in Spanish.

Program open to students in:
CET (Engineering Technology)

Must have 2nd, 3rd or 4th year status. Please note that this program is offered in spring and summer (not available for fall semester).

Participation in this program requires a nomination by your department. 

To Apply

1) Make an appointment with a study abroad advisor for this program to go over required application steps - choose date and time

2) Start an application in the Compass.

Please Note: Study abroad programs and all international travel by students for the 2020-2021 academic year are suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for fall 2021 and beyond travel programs will remain open as we monitor the situation. For the most up to date information, please visit

12 to 15
Language of Instruction: 
English, Spanish
Course Discipline: 
Open To: 

RIT Students only