If you are looking to study abroad in Spain, you will find that the city Alicante provides a friendly and welcoming atmosphere with many opportunities to meet Spanish students and enjoy the local culture. Spanish Studies Abroad students study onsite at Universidad de Alicante, which allows students at any Spanish language level the opportunity to become integrated into Spanish student life. 

Alicante, the jewel of the Costa Blanca with beaches stretched along the Mediterranean, is a harbor city that is both rich in history and pleasantly relaxed. The city’s long promenades and endless white beaches have long been guarded by the Castle of Santa Barbara on top of the Benacantil Mountain. The culture, architecture, language and people have all been shaped by the traders and conquerors – Phoenicians, Greeks, Roman and Arabs – who left their imprint on this axis of trading routes over the centuries.

The kilometers of beaches, the civil and architectural legacy of the historic quarter, and the varied cuisine of the area are the main reasons Alicante is a major tourist destination for Spaniards. The city is also alive at night and during traditional regional holiday periods, like the Moorish and Christian festivities and the papier-mâché bonfires on the Night of San Juan in late June.

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We Spanish Studies Abroad offers an exceptional opportunity for cross-cultural study at a Spanish university, Universidad de Alicante.


Semester Programs Short Term Programs
Spanish Studies  
Integrated Studies Summer Terms
International Studies in English Summer Internship or Service Learning
Semester Internship  
Semester Service Learning  
Intensive Language Study Quarter  
Language & Internship Quarter Program  

Students interested in gaining professional experience abroad may want to consider participating in a Summer Internship or Service Learning opportunity during a summer in Alicante.

For Accepted Students: To access the online language placement exam, click here