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  • Locations: Alicante, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 11/01/2019
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Rolling Admission 01/09/2020 05/01/2020
Fall 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Sarah Malloy Program Type: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Architecture, Art, Business (Economics), Business (General), Communication, Education, English, European Studies, Gender Studies, History, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Spanish Open to non-U of A students?: No
Open to Graduate Students?: No Housing Options: Dorm, Homestay
Program Description:

Language + Culture

Alicante, Spain

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Program Overview

Awash in Mediterranean warmth, Alicante sparkles with beautiful beaches by day and festive energy by night. Here you'll find endless opportunities to rapidly improve your Spanish – like chatting with Spanish peers in a language exchange program, practicing with your host family, and exploring open-air markets. And with outings to treasured monuments and nearby cities, plus cooking classes, dancing workshops, hiking, theatre, and more, you'll never run out of ways to immerse yourself in Alicante.

Unique Experiences

TRAVEL TO ANOTHER AMAZING SPANISH CITY,

such as Madrid, Valencia, Murcia, or Granada for a weekend.

LIVE WITH A SPANISH FAMILY

at their Alicante home – soak up the language and the culture as you live like a local in this vibrant city.

LEARN ALONGSIDE PEERS FROM SPAIN

and other countries at Universidad de Alicante, one of the country's newest universities with a modern campus and an international vibe.

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Excursions

  • Put your coursework in context with visits to museums, theaters, and cultural sites.
  • Explore beyond the city with day trips to provincial highlights like the Algar Waterfalls, Canelobre Caves, Calpe, Altea, and Guadalest Castle, or to Valencian Autonomous Community.
  • Discover another beautiful Spanish city, such as Granada, Madrid, or Valencia.
  • Take your pick of nonstop activities offered weekly by both CIEE and the University Language Center – hiking, sports, cinema, cooking workshops, dance classes, theater, guided tours – boredom is not an option!
 

Language Immersion

  • Make new friends as you practice your Spanish language skills with Spanish students during linguistic activities.
  • Join a language exchange program.
  • Play sports (soccer, basketball, etc.), go hiking, and take part in fun activities around the city – all while you speak Spanish!

Projects

  • Volunteer with senior citizens, children, or those with disabilities in Alicante or San Vicente.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Three-day orientation – an introduction to Spanish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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