CEA: Alicante, Spain
If sunny days, white sand beaches, café culture, and a city rich in art and history sound appealing, then Alicante, Spain, may be the perfect study abroad destination for you! Nestled on the Spain's stunning Costa Blanca, this small city boasts a ... read more
I gained more spanish skills, made amazing friends, and added ten new stamps to my passport Gracie - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and I gained a lot of self-confidence. I also learned how to adapt to sudden changes and remain calm in stressful situations. Yes, it was definitely worthwhile! Cate Lewellyn - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I don't think it would be possible for this program to immerse you in the culture more. We took weekly field trips, many excursions, and met a lot of local friends that I will stay in contact with. A student - Clemson University View Entire Review
I gained invaluable language skills that I never would have been able to experience without studying abroad. I also learned a lot about adaptation. A student - Western Washington University View Entire Review
I feel so much more independent and cultured. I traveled throughout other parts of Europe as well. The appreciation of language and cultural differences. I hope to live and work in Spain in the future and have absolutely no doubt in my mind that I will return! Studying abroad is the smartest and best thing I've ever done. I'd do... Hollie S - Indiana University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
This was the best experience of my life. I had actually gone to Spain before and have traveled numerous times to Korea and other out of country areas but this experience was such a blank slate. I was able to buy a eurorail and travel europe for under 2000. I went to 8 countries on a budget and was able to do it all. I could have... geena c - Indiana University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
YES! I learned about new cultures, traveled abroad, have a more in depth understanding of the Spanish language and culture, I am more independent, I have made new best friends... I could go on for days! Nikki H - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
This experience was well worthwhile, and I will use the knowledge that I gained all throughout my life. Anna K - University of Wisconsin - Stout View Entire Review
The best thing I did in college was study abroad. I loved everything about Spain and the people I met there. I fell in love with the language. I would do it again in a second Alyse F - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
EVERYTHING. so many life lessons, friends that I'll have for life, knowledge about the world...worth every second and penny Emilija - Colorado State University View Entire Review
An opportunity to live independently for a period of time. So many opportunities to use Spanish. Finally, a perspective of another country. A student - Berea College View Entire Review
I wouldn't give up my study abroad experience in Alicante for anything in the world. Despite the horrendous preparation, paperwork, and stress both before and after, my semester abroad was well worth the tedious tasks that accompany it. Not only did I improve my language skills, but I was able to experience and immerse myself in... Lydia R - University of Southern Indiana View Entire Review
First, I became nearly fluent in Spanish, which was very beneficial to my Spanish degree. I also just grew as a person in general. Studying abroad helped me gain independence, problem solving skills, cultural knowledge, and a new network of people. Megan P - Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville View Entire Review
Open my eyes to a new culture and made me more aware of how big the world really is. Karin W - Western Washington University View Entire Review
yes.. Tumie M - Clarion University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
Yes, it was very worthwhile. I enjoyed my time and learned so much more about life. Lisa C - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I became a lot more independent from my trip. I feel more cultured as well. I feel like I know more about Europe than I ever did before & a lot more about Spain. I plan on going back to Europe in the future. A student View Entire Review
It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. As far back as middle school, I knew I wanted to study abroad in college. As the time approached, I was hesitant because I was nervous to leave home and live in a completely different county and continent that speaks a different language. I knew that if I didn't take this opportun... Liana - Providence College View Entire Review
If sunny days, white sand beaches, café culture, and a city rich in art and history sound appealing, then Alicante, Spain, may be the perfect study abroad destination for you! Nestled on the Spain's stunning Costa Blanca, this small city boasts a relaxing lifestyle, winding streets lined with tapas bars, and first-class educational opportunities at the University of Alicante. Known as one of Europe's most all-inclusive and modern campuses, the University of Alicante offers the perfect chance to hone your Spanish while studying business management and Spanish culture in an international setting, with a wide variety of classes offered in English. CEA's hands-on programs turn the city into your living classroom as you enjoy cultural activities such as visits to the port town of Campello, winemaking estates, and the island of Tabarca, once a pirate refuge. Gain hands-on experience to boost your employability with volunteering and international internship opportunities.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- January Term
- Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- Social Sciences
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
- Business Administration and Management
- Spanish and Iberian Studies
- Spanish Language, Literature
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For CEA students who seek a global learning experience.
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For CEA students who demonstrate a high need for additional funding.
For CEA students who excel academically.
For CEA students from diverse backgrounds or students who have had a personal experience with diversity
CEA has partnered with the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative that strives to double the number of U.S. college students who study abroad, to offer this scholarship to CEA students