Type of Program: Semester or Year Programs
Alicante, Spain
Cost: See Program Costs page

Spanish Studies Abroad students in Alicante study onsite at Universidad de Alicante (UA). Though established in 1979, UA was founded to carry on the traditions of the University of Orihuela (1545-1834). As the fastest-growing university in Spain, with an enrollment of 33,000, the UA is dedicated to its mission to cultivate students' academic and professional skills, while developing critical thinking and social awareness. In addition to its academics, UA prides itself on its beautiful modern campus of innovative architecture and wide green spaces.

Along with the resources provided by UA, Spanish Studies Abroad students benefit from having an on-site Resident Director who teaches the Spanish Studies Abroad cultural integration course Social Realities of Spain assists students with cultural and logistical challenges of studying abroad, and organizes Spanish Studies Abroad site visits and events.

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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. Universidad de Alicante is one of the most beautiful campuses in Spain. Located twenty minutes outside the city's center and from the coast, it is a great location to take classes and become immersed in local alicantino culture.  This program is for Spanish majors.

Academic Calendar
Spring: Early January - Late April
Fall: August - December  

Eligibility and Prerequisites

Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses.  Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence. 

Spanish majors and minors must have completed SP 235 or the equivalent, and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply and a 3.0 GPA in Spanish Language. 


Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2016

For Study in Fall 2016

Application and $500 deposit

September 25, 2015

February 26, 2016

Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.