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  • Locations: Alicante, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Type: Program Provider Area of Study: Art History, Business, Economics, Film, History, International Relations, Political Science, Spanish, Theater/Drama
Program Description:

Language In Context


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Program Overview

Awash in Mediterranean warmth, Alicante sparkles with beautiful beaches by day and festive energy by night. It is the perfect place to learn Spanish and explore the Spanish lifestyle while you continue your studies in English. With outings to iconic monuments and nearby cities, plus cooking classes, hiking, theater, and more, you'll never run out things to do – or opportunities to practice your new language.

Unique Experiences


like Algar Waterfalls, Canelobre Caves, Villena, and Guadalest Castle.


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


with Spanish students or with a Spanish family at their Alicante home.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Put your coursework in context with visits to museums, theaters, and cultural sites.
  • Explore beyond the city with one-day trips to provincial highlights like the Algar Waterfalls, Canelobre Caves, 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, bowling, cooking, dance classes, escape rooms, and guided tours – boredom is not an option!

Language Immersion

  • As students gain proficiency, they're encouraged to reinforce their new skills by practicing in everyday situations.
  • Opt to live with a host family to fast-track language acquisition.
  • Join a conversion exchange program at Universidad de Alicante, and practice with Spanish students.
  • Catch up on the latest Spanish pop music and colloquial sayings, and practice speaking in Spanish outside the classroom with Cultural Workshops and Language Café sessions.


  • Volunteer with children, seniors, or disabled students in Alicante or San Vicente. It is a great way to give back – and interact even more with local citizens.

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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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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  • 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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