Alicante Pre-Departure Information

Congratulations on your acceptance to study with SSA! We hope this is the beginning of an exciting and life-changing journey. Before you go, there are a few things we still need from you, which you may access by logging into your online account.

Below you will find important information regarding your program. These materials should answer most of your questions about the program and preparing to go abroad, but please do not hesitate to contact us!


All students studying abroad for a semester in Alicante must get a Spanish student visa. In order to apply for your student visa, you must have an official acceptance letter, visa letter, and health insurance letter from SSA. These items will be emailed to you, upon your completion of the Passport Information form in your online account.

Health Insurance

All students attending Spanish Studies Abroad programs are provided with health insurance for the duration of the program through CISI Cultural Insurance Services International:

Options for experiential learning

Service Learning

Independent Research Project

Volunteer Opportunities

Optional Trips

At SSA, we recognize that one of the reasons you are studying abroad is to see the world. Students can easily book weekend travel, day trips, special visits, and much more. Talk to your Resident Director for tips and advice on how best to take advantage of your time abroad.

Alicante Social Media

Have you already “liked” the SSA Alicante Facebook page or have you followed us on Instagram? If not, you should! See what current students are doing, as well as the events, activities, and excursions that are happening around Alicante with SSA.