Language and Internship in Alicante, Spain

Providing unique learning experiences for North American university students since 1969

Program information

Spanish Studies Abroad offers program options in Alicante for those students that are on the Quarter/Trimester system. Students enroll in one intensive language course and gain valuable work experience pursuing an internship in the field of their choice. Internship opportunities allow you access to the work culture and daily life of local citizens, often hidden to students studying abroad, and to more fully integrate into the local culture. Language courses are taught at our center, and includes numerous cultural activities, day trips and excursions. In addition to living in an Spanish home, cultural events and social activities enhance the cultural element of your experience.

Why choose this program?

Requirements

Internship Placement

Spanish Studies will work hard to match you with an appropriate placement to meet your interests. Students have completed placements in a variety of fields including legal offices, Greenpeace, television production, journalism, education, and more.

Choose your term

Start Date: Jan 8, 2022
Apply by: Oct 15, 2021
End Date: Mar 19, 2022
Cost: $10.500

Choose your courses

Language
SPAN 452UA - SPANISH LANGUAGE SUPERIOR LEVEL II
As the final language course in a sequence designed to produce fully functional bilinguals, this course is designed to lead students to increasing complexity and subtlety of expression, through the use of appropriate vocabulary and structures. Grammar includes continued work on subjunctive/indicative in adjective and concessive clauses, impersonal and passive constructions, verbal periphrases, signs and symbols.
Pre-requisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 451UA - SPANISH LANGUAGE SUPERIOR LEVEL I
Students in this course are close to native or near-native fluency, and work to perfect their level of expression in writing and speaking, focusing on writing coherently and cohesively using a variety of organizing structures and mechanisms. They learn to recognize errors of pronunciation and how to self-correct. Linguistic topics include regional varieties in Spain and indigenous languages and cultures of Spanish America, as well as the morphology of derived and compound words.
Pre-requisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring
Complementary
SPAN 375UA - ADVANCED CONVERSATION
Additional conversational practice to complement the study of Spanish at the advanced level.
Pre-requisites:
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Fall, Spring
Complementary
SPAN 360UA - SPANISH FOR BUSINESS
A practical examination of the forms of business communication in the Hispanic world including commercial vocabulary, the writing of business letters, and oral practice with business dialogues. Discussons of business news and study of business documents.
Pre-requisites: One course in intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 20
Fall, Spring
Experiential Learning
INT 490UA - INTERNSHIP COURSE
Practical experience through placement in a local business or organization
Pre-requisites: Successful completion of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Separate application required, see spanishstudies.org/internshipoption.
Credits: 3-4
Contact hours: 135-180
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 405UA - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED LANGUAGE STUDY II
Students work on skills related to the transmission of information, justification, possibility with semantic subtlety over multiple registers. Grammar points include discourse in the present and the past, use of future perfect, imperfect and probability, vocabulary of economics, and colloquial expressions in Spain and Latin America.
Pre-requisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 403UA - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED LANGUAGE STUDY I
In this course students refine their skills at requesting, giving orders, advice, and instructions, persuading, and influencing across various registers; expressing sequence of actions in the present and the past; contrasting ideas, opinions, and arguments. Grammar points include structures to express influence and concession, subordinate noun clauses, the vocabulary of advertising and business. Some linguistics topics are also discussed, such as leísmo, laísmo, and loísmo, and an introduction to the lexicon of Caribbean and South American countries.
Pre-requisites: Admission to courses based upon previous wok in Spanish as well as placement test scores.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 313UA - HIGH ADVANCED SPANISH II
Students in this course learn how to construct hypotheses, define and describe abstract concepts, write critically and prepare formal letters and reports. Grammar points assisting in the development of these functions include compound conditional and past perfect subjunctive, probability, intensifiers and impersonal constructions.
Pre-requisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 311UA - HIGH ADVANCED SPANISH I
This level focuses on advanced topics of oral and written narration in Spanish, including tone, intent, organization of ideas for written and oral argument, and describing abstract concepts. Grammar points support these applications.
Pre-requisites: Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring

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?

Tuition

Double occupancy room & full board

Laundry

Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities

Orientation

Health Insurance

Spanish Studies transcript

Support of onsite staff

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.

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.

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