ISA Study Abroad in Málaga, Spain

3 recent reviews

Request Info

(For American Students)


A Program Rep. will contact you shortly after
For non-American students, please contact the program directly.

Or Register With Facebook

It will help you track your requests and only takes a second.

Málaga, Spain (pop. 600,000) is pleasantly nestled on the Mediterranean Sea and is considered to be the gateway to the Costa del Sol, one of the most popular Spanish holiday destinations in the world. A port city and industrial center, Málaga is a... read more

All Reviews

OVERALL RATING 5.0
Based on 3 Reviews
Academics
Food
Social/Cultural
Cost of Living
Admin
Housing
Overall Experience
I gained more than I can even describe. I am such a different person and I grew more in those two months than I have in all of my previous years combined! - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
June 16, 2017 Home Away From Home
My experience abroad gave me friends around the world, insight on new cultures, and the ability to learn about myself and to grow and evolve. People say 'I found myself abroad' which I used to ridicule, but having my experience I truly learned new things about myself: how to be more independent, how to communicate without knowi... - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
I learned so much about the Spanish language and culture. It was an incredible experience that I will always be so happy I had. I met so many wonderful people in Malaga! - Westminster College, UT View Entire Review
I gained the confidence to speak Spanish and to travel. I learned how independent I can be and it is priceless. This affordable program is worth every penny!!! - University of Florida View Entire Review
Past Review Unbelievable
language, friends, exposure to other cultures, a love for traveling, amazing, amazing experiences I will never forget - Trinity University View Entire Review
Absolutely - Western Washington University View Entire Review
yes!! - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
100% worth it. This is an experience I will cherish forever. I already want to go and live in Spain or Europe again. - University of Tennessee - Knoxville View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was incredible. Definitely worthwhile! - University of Denver View Entire Review
Past Review Happy In Spain!
It really opened my eyes to a different culture and allowed me to truly immerse myself in the language. I now hope to work with international exchange students in the hope that I can help provide a great experience similar to what I had. - Boise State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Studies Abroad (ISA): Malaga - Spanish Language, Culture & Electives in English
I really became fluent in Spanish while I was there, and and it made me more willing to try new things and go out of my comfort zone - Grand Valley State University View Entire Review
My Spanish jumped up in all aspects. From listening to speaking. Coming back from the program...was a bummer because it felt like I was leaving so much behind. I made a lot of good friends and we are still in contact today. People always say to make the best of a situation. If you try or not this program will make the best ... - Western Illinois University View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was worthwhile for sure. I learned so much not only by taking classes abroad but by living abroad, meeting new people, seeing different parts of the world and going out of my comfort zone. I have always been aware of cultural differences but now I have a better understanding of a culture other than my ... - Bridgewater State College View Entire Review
I gained adaptability, problem solving skills, greater appreciation for different cultures, planning and research skills, and confidence! It was definitely worthwhile and a huge learning experience. - Upper Iowa University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Málaga, Spain
I learned so much in my time abroad. From a sense of flexibility to the ability to think on my feet, I benefited in so many ways from studying abroad in Malaga. The classes I took were relevant and interesting, and really contributed to my overall experience. It was absolutely, one hundred percent worthwhile and I would do it ag... - Grove City College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Málaga, Spain
The most important thing I gained from my experience was confidence. I learned that I am capable of leaving behind a comfortable lifestyle and thriving in an unknown environment. I learned much about how I communicate with people, and gained the confidence to make lasting friendships quickly and easily. Summed up, I gained the ... - Western Washington University View Entire Review
There's a sense of confidence and independence you gain while studying abroad and figuring your way around a foreign country that can't be replicated. This was one of the best decisions I've made in my entire college career. - University of Georgia View Entire Review
My language skills greatly improved as well as my view of the world. Nothing can possibly be the same. I would recommend study abroad to almost anyone. - Pittsburg State University View Entire Review
Past Review Isa Malaga
Yes. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I learned so much about myself in such a challenging, yet fun environment. I made great friends in such a short amount of time and there is nothing I would change. - Longwood University View Entire Review
I feel that I understand better how different societies work. This trip imprinted into me how much more I want to travel in the future. My experience was amazing. - University of North Carolina - Charlotte View Entire Review
I loved being abroad but I dont know if I could ever really live that far away from everyone I love and family. It was hard and towards the end when you start missing all the hollidays it gets harder. I loved how my spanish evolved quiker than I ever thought possible and Spain will always have a special place in my heart. - Seattle University View Entire Review
Every day abroad was the best day of my life. I wish I could rate this more than 5 stars. My study abroad experience changed my life and changed me as a person for the better--I am so much more independent than I once was; I am more self-sufficient than I ever could have though I would be. I met some of the most incredible frien... - Siena College View Entire Review
YES! I absolutely fell in love with the city, and know that I will be back someday, as more than just a student or tourist. I know that I definitely want to incorporate the spanish language into my career in someway or another. It brought out a desire in me to continue my travels and explore other cultures as well. - University of Massachusetts Amherst View Entire Review
The entire experience was great! Even after a rocky start by accidentally ending up in the wrong level course, the program was able to help me find the right class for my skill level and after that, everything seemed to take care of itself. - Texas A&M - Tarleton State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Studies Abroad (ISA): Malaga - Hispanic Studies, Business & Spanish Language
I learned so much and still think back on my experiences all the time. I would love to go back and live in Spain because the people, culture, history and experience were unbelievable. - University of Nebraska- Lincoln View Entire Review

About

Málaga, Spain (pop. 600,000) is pleasantly nestled on the Mediterranean Sea and is considered to be the gateway to the Costa del Sol, one of the most popular Spanish holiday destinations in the world. A port city and industrial center, Málaga is a European tourist and business hub. It boasts some of the best fish and seafood cafes in the province. Málaga can boast of an exceptional climate year-round.

Málaga has a rich history that began with the Phoenicians, who first settled in the city, followed by the Greeks, the Romans, the Visigoths, the Byzantines, and the Moors. Málaga was incorporated into the kingdom of Castille in 1487. Today, Málaga is a modern city, with an important commercial port, airport and university. Málaga is a bustling place that is full of life and has something to offer every visitor.

Programs in Málaga include:

  • Academic Year:        
                     - Hispanic Studies, Business & Spanish Language
                     - Spanish Language & Courses with Locals
                  
  • Semester / Trimester:                     ]
                     -  Hispanic Studies, Business & Spanish Language
                     - Intensive Spanish Language
                     - Spanish Language & Courses with Locals

  • Summer: Spanish Language, Literature & Electives in English                   
  • J-Term:  Intensive Spanish Language           
  • Int.Month: Intensive Spanish Language
  • Gap Year:
                    - Hispanic Studies, Business & Spanish Language
                    - Intensive Spanish Language
                    - Spanish Language, Literature & Electives in English

  • High School: Study Abroad in Málaga For College Credit

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • January Term
  • Short Term
Website
Take me there!

Statistics

International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

Videos

Social Media