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Spanish Studies Abroad Integrated Studies Program gives advanced Spanish-level students the unique opportunity to take classes alongside Spanish students at Universidad de Alicante, while benefiting from the cultural guidance, language tools, and academic quality that defines Spanish Studies programming. The program integrates thoughtful synthesis of homestays, study visits, language exchanges, volunteer and other cultural opportunities into the curriculum, so that you may more fully integrate into the alicantino culture.
The goal of the Integrated Studies Program is to guide you to live as a member of the community, while gaining a profound understanding of your surroundings. An initial intensive language & culture period prepares you for the challenges of studying in a foreign university and provides you with a base to help you navigate through your experience, after which you take courses with Spanish students while benefiting from access to abundant cultural resources, workshops, and activities, all of which allow you to more fully integrate into campus life at Universidad de Alicante. In Alicante, Spanish Studies Abroad also runs the Spanish Studies Program for intermediate to advanced Spanish level students.
* Program dedication to academic excellence
* U.S.-compatible curriculum
* Guided Direct Enrollment at Universidad de Alicante with Spanish Students
* Intercambios with native speakers
* Guidance in synthesizing the immersion experience
* All inclusive day and overnight study visits
* Internships available for qualified students
* Time for independent travel
* On-Site Resident Director and access to campus resources
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 regions 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.
Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)
Please see the Spanish Studies Abroad website for up-to-date costs.
CC-CS program fees include tuition, room & board, meals, support of the onsite Resident Director, predeparture support, laundry, overnight and local study visits, cultural activities, orientation, health insurance, computer access, and a CC-CS transcript. Optional trips and activities are also available through Universidad de Alicante's office for international students.
American and Canadian Participants.
Independently or in Groups
Spanish Studies Abroad awards up to USD 2,500 in scholarships to students enrolled in our semester programs. All students are encouraged to apply.
The mission of Spanish Studies Abroad is to promote our students' in-depth understanding of Spanish-speaking countries, through specifically designed academically rigorous university-level programs. We consider all of our students to be willing to cross cultural boundaries, to live as members of another culture, and to thus learn about others as they learn about themselves. In accordance with our mission to encourage our students to cross cultural boundaries, Spanish Studies promotes equal opportunities within our programs and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, physical ability, gender, sexual orientation, or other characteristics. We believe in educating students on cultural tolerance and sensitivity, acceptance of differences, inclusiveness, and how diversity is viewed in other cultures.