Summer in Alicante, Spain

Location

Spain: Alicante

Description

Spanish Studies Abroad Summer Term is specially designed for students entering beginner to high-advanced Spanish levels who want a rich immersion experience on a Spanish campus. This intensive language program is enhanced by homestays, study visits, cultural activities, and optional complementary survey courses, all of which help to bring context to the language and enhance immersion.

The goal of the Summer Term is to guide you to live as a member of your host community, while gaining a profound understanding of your surroundings. Courses designed for international student learning Spanish and access to cultural resources, workshops and activities allow you to more fully integrate into campus life at Universidad de Alicante.

Program Features:
* Program dedication to academic excellence
* U.S.-compatible curriculum
* Classes at Universidad de Alicante with international students from around the world
* All courses taught in Spanish
* Intercambios with native speakers
* Guidance in synthesizing the immersion experience
* All inclusive day and overnight study visits
* Time for independent travel
* On-Site Resident Director and access to campus resources

Highlights

Alicante, the jewel of the Costa Blanca, is a charming harbor city that is both tranquil in its coastal climate and vibrant with modern Spanish life. The culture, architecture, language, and people have all been shaped by the region's rich history of sea merchants and conquerors.

Spanish Studies Abroad students in Alicante study onsite at Universidad de Alicante, twenty minutes outside of the city's center. Established in 1979 to carry on the traditions and academic integrity of its predecessor, Universidad de Orihuela (1545-1834), UA is one of the most innovative and modern universities in Spain. Students enjoy the convenience of modern classrooms and facilities on a campus of green lawns and Mediterranean gardens.

Through university coursework, homestays with native families, and multiple cross-cultural opportunities, students will find Spanish Studies Abroad in Alicante to be a highly immersive and integrated study abroad experience.

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9 Overall Experience

Come to Alicante

Such a wonderful city and a great university. I love my Spanish teacher here. I’ve learned so much.

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9 Overall Experience

Summer in Alicante

We get to experience a great city with the support of an amazing host family and intelligent, capable, caring program leaders.

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7 Overall Experience

Alicante

The teachers are excellent. Living condition is good but not as comfortable as in the States.

University is slow in setting up Internet. I’ve been here for two weeks and still can’t connect my iPhone/iPad.

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health and Safety

    7

  • Social Life

    7