January Term in Alicante, Spain
Providing unique learning experiences for North American university students since 1969
Alicante, the jewel of the Costa Blanca, boasts a Mediterranean coastal climate and lifestyle. A rich history of sea merchants and conquerors has shaped this vibrant and modern city’s unique Spanish character.
January Term in Alicante offers you an excellent opportunity to develop your Spanish skills while you enjoy the benefits that a city by the sea offers: downtown beaches, water sports, and a temperate climate. Enroll in up to six credits of Spanish language and culture. Students live in Spanish homes and participate in study tours, cultural events, and social activities. This 4-week session is an ideal short-term study abroad experience.
Why choose this program?
* Some courses may have additional prerequisites
Choose Your Courses
What are you spending your program fee on?
For a specific price for this program please reach out to us, as fees vary depending on the destination.
What does the program fee include?
Special Dietary Needs
Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other medical conditions that require a special diet may incur an extra fee to cover related dietary expenses. Please contact Spanish Studies for additional details.
All fees are in U.S. dollars and based on current exchange rates. Any considerable decrease in the value of the dollar will affect fees.
How much spending money should I budget for?
These costs are merely orientative*
This plan estimates personal and miscellaneous expenses at approximately $175 per week.
If you need to travel to a consulate for the purpose of obtaining a visa before your program abroad (semester students only), remember to budget for that travel expense.
Some students will spend more and others will spend less, of course. Consider your lifestyle and budget accordingly.
The “Short Term” estimate is for one 3.5 week program; if you are participating in two, multiply by two.
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Meet your Resident Director
My role is to provide you with the necessary resources with which to maximize your experience in Alicante. You will choose courses to satisfy your intellectual and academic requirements. Extracurricular activities supplement your coursework, allowing you to live the culture as you further your own interests. These activities include dance, theater, sports, cooking, volunteering, tutoring in English, etc. The key is to find a good combination of study and leisure so that you may achieve your individual objectives and benefit each day from this unique experience.