International Media Program
The International Media Program (IMP), a pioneering program in Spain, is a university-accredited qualification of the School of Communication at the University of Navarra aimed at preparing students to become communication professionals with an international profile.
The globalization of content and audiences, as well as the proliferation of multinational communication companies, has led to high demand for university graduates capable of communicating with international and multicultural audiences.
The IMP is an excellent program aimed at students with a high level of English and a clear international outlook characterized by:
International education and training
Studying abroad for a semester or a full year - during the third year of the program - at top universities in the United States, Europe, Asia or Oceania enables students to build a curriculum that includes innovative subjects not currently available as part of Spanish curricula.
Teaching in English
Students will have the opportunity to take some subjects in English, the content of which looks beyond national borders.
As part of the IMP, students will gain their first professional experience through an internship at an international communication company.
Students apply for admission to the program at the same time and using the same form as for any of the three degree programs offered by the School of Communication (Audiovisual Communication, Journalism or Advertising and Public Relations), by indicating the selected degree program + IMP.
To take the IMP, students must be admitted to the School of Communication (entrance examination and interview in English) and provide proof of a diploma in English to the OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR.
The following English diplomas are accepted:
- TOEFL: A score of 80 or higher on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)
- Cambridge: Advanced or Proficiency
- IELTS: a score of 6.5 or higher
The diploma must be submitted to the OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR at the time enrollment is formalized.
Taking the IMP does not involve any additional fees above and beyond the ordinary registration fees of the School of Communication at the University of Navarra. Nonetheless, the costs associated with studying abroad at a foreign university (travel, visa, room and board) must be taken into account.
Recommendations regarding the English diploma:
The School of Communication recommends that you have the TOEFL, since it is the most widely recognized and accepted English diploma among our exchange universities.
Many universities in the United States require a TOEFL score of 100 points or higher to be admitted as an exchange student. First-year students are advised to plan to re-sit for the TOEFL examination over the summer to improve their overall score. Students who have a TOEFL score of 100 points or higher will have a wider variety of destinations to choose from.
Host universities require that the TOEFL have been obtained within two years of the time the student applies for a place in the exchange program (the second semester of the second year of the degree program).
The above requirements demonstrate that the IMP is a program that assumes students have a high level of English that will enable them to meet the demands of being an exchange student at a prestigious foreign university.
The IMP requires students to have completed at least 48 ECTS credits in English (from a total of 240 for the degree program), which can be earned while completing each of the three fundamental areas of the program. The distribution of credits is broken down as follows:
Fundamental areas of the IMP
1. Subjects specific to the program due to the international nature of their content (15 ECTS credits).
Students are required to complete at least five of the subjects offered as part of the IMP. The five subjects (each worth 3 ECTS credits) add up to a total of 15 ECTS credits.
2. An exchange during the third year lasting one semester (30 ECTS credits) or an academic year (60 ECTS credits) at a host university.
To apply for a place in an exchange program, the same criteria will be used as for the rest of the exchange programs in the School of Communication: the student's academic record and the language diploma required by the host university. The School will publish these requirements in the Exchange Handbook when the application period begins.
3. International internships in the summer of the third year (up to 3 ECTS credits).
With regard to international internship opportunities, to apply for a position, students must meet the requirements for that position: language level, academic record and any other CV requirements. Internship opportunities can be accessed through a competitive process in the internship management system, as with all internship opportunities at the School. Internships are often done during the summer in the third year of the program, once classes at the exchange university have ended.
Requirements for continued study
The diploma is earned once the three fundamental areas of the program have been completed;
1. The IMP subjects.
2. An exchange at a host university.
3. An international internship.
There are a series of requirements (academic record, level of English, etc.) when applying for a place in an exchange program or participating in a selection process for an internship opportunity.
Students who have not completed one of the three fundamental areas (due to not meeting the minimum requirements) will be unable to obtain the program diploma.
The IMP is a goal-based program. Only those students who have been able to meet the requirements throughout the four years of their degree program will earn the diploma.
Required subjects (1st year):
Effective Speaking and Writing
Electives (third and fourth academic years)
Strategies in Fashion Communication
United States and Canada
- University of Missouri, Columbia
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- Bentley University, Boston
- University of Texas, Austin
- University of North Texas, Denton
- University of Illinois, Urbana
- Concordia University, Montreal
- Southampton Solent University, Southampton (England)
- University of Stirling, Stirling (Scotland)
- University of Limerick, Limerick (Ireland)
- Universität Dresden, Dresden (Germany)
- Plantijn Hogeschool, Antwerp (Belgium)
- Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)
- John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland)
Asia and Oceania
- University of Asia and the Pacific, Manila (Philippines)
- Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China)
- Monash University, Melbourne (Australia)
* The School reserves the right to assign students to a host university abroad, taking into account the student's preferences and academic record.
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