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 and explore humanities and social sciences – taking classes at Universidad de Alicante with your peers, practicing with your host family, exploring open-air markets, and more. And with outings to iconic monuments and nearby cities, plus cooking classes, hiking, and theatre, you'll never run out of options.
TRAVEL TO ANOTHER AMAZING SPANISH CITY
such as Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Murcia, or Granada for a weekend.
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.
COMMUNICATE WITH SPANISH STUDENTS THROUGH INTERCAMBIOS
a conversation exchange program with Universidad de Alicante students that makes it easy to practice what you are learning and become a part of Spanish student life.
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 and Guadalest Castle, Altea, Calpe, etc. or to Valencian Autonomous Community.
Discover another beautiful Spanish city, such as Granada, Madrid, or Valencia, as you participate in an overnight excursion.
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!
Increase fluency faster with the CIEE Community Language Commitment – a promise that keeps you speaking nothing but Spanish in order to perfect your skills..
Take it a step further with new Spanish friends in linguistic activities, where you'll practice your Spanish language skills.
Prepare for life after college with a for-credit internship at a national company, a nonprofit, or an NGO; learn more about the local lifestyle as you learn more about yourself.
?Volunteer. Get to know the people of Alicante better - and say gracias for your stay by volunteering in one of many capacities, such helping disabled people.
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
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
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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