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  • Locations: Alicante, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Yr- Fall/Sp, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: SIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 10/01/2019 10/01/2019 01/09/2020 05/01/2020
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Business and Adminstration, Cinema and Photography, Economics, English, Geography and Environmental Resources, Health Education, History, International Studies, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Radio-Television, Sociology, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Family Stay, Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 3-Junior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Type of Experience: *Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct/Program Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer
Click here for a definition of this term Applicants: SIUC Students Only Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: CIEE
Program Description:

Liberal Arts

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 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.

Unique Experiences

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.

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Excursions & Activities

  • 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!

Language Immersion

  • 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.

Projects

  • 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.

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

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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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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