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ILR School and the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) Create Partnership to Offer a New Student Exchange Program in Spain


Universitat Rovira VirgiliIn June 2013, ILR Dean Harry C. Katz and Francesc Xavier Grau Vidal, Rector, Universitat Rovira i Virgili signed a student exchange agreement with the Faculty of Business and Economics at URV.  This reciprocal agreement is part of ILR's commitment to expand international opportunities for qualified ILR undergraduate students.  Selected ILR students will be able to study at URV for one semester, or for an academic year.

Plan to attend an information session on Wednesday, September 3rd, at 5pm in 116 Ives Hall. For more information about this program, please contact Donna Ramil at after the information session. 

About Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)

URV was created by the Catalonian Parliament in 1991 and named  after Antoni Rovira i Virgili,  journalist, writer and politician actively involved in Catalonian public service.  URV's core values are  public service, social commitment and responsibility. URV is  a leading university in Catalonia and the European area and it is well-known for the quality of its teaching, its commitment to continuous training and the excellence of its research, development and innovation.   See the URV video for further information.


Universitat Rovira i Virgili, is located in Southern Catalonia with campuses in Tarragona and Reus, Spain.  Tarragona, which is on the Mediterranean coast,  is a center point of departure to Barcelona, London, Paris, and Rome. Reus is just eight miles inland from Tarragona.  ILR students would be based on the Bellisens campus in Reus.

Courses & Credits

It is required that students participating in the URV exchange program must have at least minimal Spanish language ability.  Students will have the option to take selected courses in English and those with approved language skills may take courses in Spanish.  All students must take at least one language course in Catalan or Spanish.

Tuition Costs

ILR students pay regular ILR tuition to Cornell University.

Other Costs

ILR exchange students are responsible for passport, visa, air fare, room and board, transportation, fees related to courses, books, and personal expenses.  Financial Aid would apply.

Who Should Apply?

ILR undergraduate students interested in expanding their academic knowledge of Spain, international business and economics may apply.

Who is Eligible?

Students must have junior or senior standing and must have completed their ILR core requirements.  Students must also be in good academic standing with the ILR School and the University, and have a 3.0 GPA by the time of departure.

Program Dates

Spring Semester:  February 3 to June 27, 2015
Fall Semester: September 9 to December 20, 2015
Exact dates to be confirmed by URV.


Interested students must meet with Donna Ramil, Associate Director, ILR International Programs to discuss plans.  To make an appointment, e-mail: dmr47@cornell.eduApply Now The application form and the JA form are due on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by 5pm!

For further information

See the URV web page and  Exchange Student Guide for further information. Watch exchange student videos.