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En esta página encontrarás información específica para ayudarte en tus primeros pasos en la Universidad de Navarra

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Printing

Printing

Printing centers can be found in the Architecture Building, Sciences Building and Amigos Building.

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* For larger sizes it is recommendable to print in the Architecture Building.

  • Binding

  • School supplies (folders, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc.).

  • Black and white: 4 cents.

  • Color: 23 cents.

To print or copy any documents on campus on your own, you can get a printing plastic card. To get your initial card you can get them at theses self-service kiosks:

  • Science library.

  • Humanities Library (the library facing the plaza of Communication and Amigos Building).

  • Humanities Library (the lower part of the library facing the Architecture building).

You can add credit to your new card either in the printing centers throughout campus or at the self-service kiosks previously mentioned.

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Dining

Dining

As an international student, we hope you will come understand and hopefully take to heart the fact that Spaniards are the quintessential foodie. If this trip doesn't turn you into one, we will be very much surprised. This page will help you navigate your way through some of the local mealtimes and places to eat on and off campus.To start the Spanish lifestyle revolves around meal times.

Most Spanish days follow this schedule:

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7.00 h. Breakfast normally consists in a piece of toast, and one or txo basics cookies with café con leche (coffee with milk).

10.30 h. This mini meal is meant to help carry you over to lunch. It normally consist in a tortilla de patatas (egg omelet), or a pasrty with café con leche.

13.30 / 15.00 h. In Spain it is customary to have 2 hour lunch with friends or family. The reason why that is so long is because in Spain lunch is the largest meal of the day. It normally consist of 2 dishes and a desert with a coffee or tea. Nut if you in the mood for just a quick bite there are such options available as well.

18.00 h. As is evident, spaniards love to snack. This time, snacks normally consist in pastries. It is hard to find anything that isn't sweet for thid afternoon break.

21.00 h. Dinner consists in whatever you find in the house if you're staying in. But if you are going out, expect lots of pintxo bars where you can find some of the best food in town.

Grocery stores

Grocery stores

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There are many different supermarket chains in Pamplona, such as: Eroski, Caprabo, BM, Día, Lidl, and Aldi. These are the smaller supermarkets that can easily be found in every part of town.

For big shopping trips to find items that the smaller supermarkets do not have, we recommend that you go to either the Carrefour (walking distance from the university), E.LeClerc (take the bus line 11 to the La Morea mall. The supermarket is inside the mall) or El Corte Inglés (walking distance from the university. Can be reached by the bus line 4). El Corte Inglés is also a very popular department store chain in Spain where you can do a lot of clothes/appliance/electronics shopping.

A helpful tip to help you save money in supermarkets is to trust the "marca blanca". A marca blanca is the store brand that a supermarket offers, and each supermarket has their own unique name for their store brand. These items are much cheaper than the branded products in the supermarket and are just as good.

These are the Spanish equivalent of a convenience store and can be found all over Spain. Since the owners of these stores are usually Chinese, many people go to Alimentaciones to buy mostly Asian ingredients that cannot be found in Spanish supermarkets. It is for this reason these stores are affectionately called "chinos". Most supermarkets and groceries in Spain do not carry a large international section. Some of the more popular ones can be found on Calle Iturrama, the area where most students live.

A "chino" can also refer to the wholesale stores that can be found all over Spain. These are stores that offer everything from bed sheets, to school supplies, to kitchenware. Anything that you might need for your stay in Pamplona can be found in these stores at an affordable price. They can easily be found in every area of Pamplona. Some of the biggest ones are Bazar del Parque. Asia City, and Cris Gran Casa.

Sometimes when you want the freshest food, you won't find it in a supermarket, but in a specialty store. Going to fruit stores, butchers, fishmongers, and bakeries will give you better quality and variety of products than your nearest supermarket, and you can pick exactly what you want in the quantity that you want.

There are 2 weekend markets in Pamplona that we believe are worth mentioning.
- Mercadillo Landaben - This happens every Sunday morning except for the months of July and August. It is an open air market where you can buy fresh and local fruit, vegetables, cured meats, wines, liquors, flowers, clothes, tools, and many other things. The quality and price of what you find here cannot be beat by any supermarket, since the sellers are the usually the farmers/producers themselves. The market is located a little bit outside of town, so the fastest way to get to and from the market is to take a taxi or simply walk (it is only a 30 minute walk from the university), because while the buses can take you near to the market, they do not take you directly there.
- Mercadillo de las Buenas Pulgas - This is an antique flea market that happens every Saturday morning from 8:00 - 14:00. This flea market brings antique dealers from all over Navarra to the Plaza San Jose in the old part of town, right beside the cathedral. They sell everything from old comic books to World War II memorabilia.

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Banks and phones

Banks and phones

To help you with all your everyday needs while you are in Pamplona, here is a quick guide to everything that will make your stay here more convenient and enjoyable. We have linked the locations of some of these places of interest, however there are many more that do not appear here but can easily be found by asking any person for directions.

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Spanish accounts are available to both residents and non-Spanish residents. There is more flexibility to accounts opened as a resident however if you are here for a short time and you do not plan to live here on a permanent basis, you can open up an account with Banco Santander.

There is only one branch in Pamplona that allows you to open an account with only a passport/NIE and it is located at the intersection of Avenida Pio XII and Calle La Rioja, 2. It is only this particular branch that has a relation with the university, and any other Banco Santander will not let you open an account without obtaining residency. This process will have to be done in person. For more information about residency please check out our website on immigration.

Once you have an account open, you can request for an ATM/debit card that can be used throughout your stay in Spain.

IF you have legal residency in Spain through at TIE or a Certificado de Ciudadano de la Union Europea  you can also look into to other banks in the University area such as:

  • BBVA

  • La Caixa

  • Bankia

  • Banco Popular

  • Sabadell

We recommend that you take a look at all of these banks and more to see which serves your needs best.

Keep in mind that if you are under 26 years old many banks have what they call “Youth” accounts which allow you to set up your account for free. Not all banks have this option but make sure to ask about it. Also make sure to ask about setting up online banking so that you can pay with things online.

Many students bring their phones from home with them. If you wish to continue to use your phone make sure it is unlocked so that you can get a SIM from a phone company here in Spain.

There are two options for students who wish to do this. First you can get a pay as you go card where you can put in money in or if you have a Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero (TIE) you can apply for a contract. Please note that the contracts last for 18 months.

The pay as you go option is generally the most popular among students. You can add as little or as much as you want from 5 euros to more. You don´t need a bank account for this option and you can top up your phone at grocery stores, online, phone shops, and tobacco shops. Additionally, you can set up internet on pay as you go phones.

This is option is really important to keep in mind because in Spain, the main form of communication is through WhatsApp. It is far more widely used than texting. This can also be used internationally to connect with friends and family.

Companies in located near the campus are:

  • Vodafone

  • Movistar

  • Yoigo

  • Orange

  • MásMovíl

  • Among others.

When making international calls make sure to keep in mind that the international access code 00 and that the Spain country code is 34.

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Key information

Key information

For an international student, navigating your way in a new place can be difficult at times. So to help get to know the services available around town we have put together this page.

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Pamplona is a rare commodity. One of its distinguishing factors is the fact that it is easily walkable.

As we have come to know, mobile phones are important and to cut the cost of roaming many students look to buy a temporary phone. In order to get a phone students need to make sure to have their international identity card. For more information, please contact the International Relations Office.

Arriving in Pamplona
The only train stop in Pamplona is called Pamplona/Iruña. "Iruña" is the name of the city in Basque. When you arrive, we recommend that you take a taxi to your destination instead of taking the bus.

Travelling from Pamplona
The train station in Pamplona can only be reached by taxi or by taking the bus line 9 (towards RENFE). It is not necessary to be at a train station an hour before you are scheduled to depart. However, for larger train stations like in Madrid or Barcelona, it would be a good idea to be there at least 30 minutes before your departure.

Buying Train tickets Online
You can buy tickets from the website. If you do not have access to a printer, you can keep the QR code of your ticket on your mobile phone to be scanned at the train station, or you can go to the ticket machines at the train station before you depart and print your ticket. Some journeys are marked as "Con Transbordo" which means that you will have to transfer trains at some point in your journey.

The different ticket types:

  • Turista - Similar to the economy class of airplanes, the basic fare.

  • Turista Plus - This class offers more legroom than the Turista.

  • Preferente - Similar to the business class of airplanes. These are the most comfortable seats on the train.

 

Buying Train tickets Online
You can buy tickets from the website. If you do not have access to a printer, you can keep the QR code of your ticket on your mobile phone to be scanned at the train station, or you can go to the ticket machines at the train station before you depart and print your ticket. Some journeys are marked as "Con Transbordo" which means that you will have to transfer trains at some point in your journey.

The different ticket types:
- Turista - Similar to the economy class of airplanes, the basic fare.
- Turista Plus - This class offers more legroom than the Turista.
- Preferente - Similar to the business class of airplanes. These are the most comfortable seats on the train.


BUS

However, if you find yourself tired or caught in the rain, you might want to catch the local bus (known as the Villavesa). The bus fare can either be paid in change or by card. The normal fare is 1.30€ for one trip. But to save money, many locals and students get a rechargeable bus card. The bus card can be found in any "estanco"/  tobacco shop. The minimum amount to charge the card is 5€.

Long distance travel
To go to the local beach in San Sebastian, travel to Madrid or anywhere else in Spain, an economic option is to take the bus.

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Hangouts

Available 24 hours, 7 days a week. We offer up to date information twice a week on Wednesday: 11.30 (CET) in English, 20.00 (CET) in Spanish.

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If you would like to talk one on one with someone from the international office, click here.

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Email

General queries: 

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Immigration queries: 

visa@unav.es

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