Spanish Studies Program in Alicante, Spain

Location: Spain: Alicante

Term: Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Dates: 2019,2020

Spanish Studies Abroad

446 Main Street Amherst, MA 01002-2314 United States


Designed as a language-intensive program at the intermediate to advanced Spanish levels, you will benefit from a rich language-focused curriculum, taught by professors at Universidad de Alicante (UA). Spanish Studies students in this program also benefit from a unique culture course taught by the Resident Director called Cultural Realities of Spain. This course allows you to synthesize your immersion experience from understanding daily life in the home stay to the historic and sociological foundations of Spain's current social reality.


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.

Degree Level


Minimum Education

High School

  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Double occupancy room & full board
Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities
Health Insurance
Spanish Studies transcript
Support of onsite staff

Credit Available


Experience Required


    Prerequisite: The successful completion of two years of high school Spanish/one year of elementary college Spanish or the equivalent. Minimum 3.0 for overall GPA and in Spanish coursework; exceptions may be made with strong recommendations from faculty.
This Program is open to

American, Canadian Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Spain

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Transcript
Typically The Application Process Time is
2 weeks
Year Founded