Information for term Summer Language + Culture
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineApril 1, 2020
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: April 1, 2020
- Dates: May 20 – Jun 15, 2020 (4 weeks)
- Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
OverviewClick to Open
Explore coastal Alicante and the Mediterranean region for four weeks and gain insight into Spanish culture through the lens of Spanish cinema. Courses are taught in English at CIEE Alicante and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.
Live with a Spanish family
and drink in the language as you live like a resident of this festive city
Fast-forward your Spanish language skills
or get a deep look into cinema and Spanish culture
Broaden your perspective of Spain
with an overnight excursion and day trips full of remarkable sites
hours of sun per year3008
tiles paving the promenade Explanada de España6.6M
Location & CultureClick to Open
Home to 350,000 residents, the 3,500-year-old port city sits midway on Spain’s dazzling Mediterranean coast. From the emblematic medieval Castle of Santa Barbara high on Benacantil Mountain, to the lovely palm-lined marble tiled Explanda de España, Alicante is full of distinctive Spanish flavor, balanced with cosmopolitan flair and multicultural presence.
Like many regions in Europe, Alicante is bilingual. Castilian Spanish is the primary language, but you’re likely to encounter the second language, Valenciano.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Tours and activities include visits to emblematic sites like like Santa Bárbara Castle, the Archaeological Museum of Alicante, and the Old Quarter.
- See more of Spain for a broader cultural picture with one overnight trip to Valencia, Madrid, or Granada.
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Daily LifeClick to Open
Homestay: Live with a Spanish-speaking family and immerse yourself in the local language and culture. Host families live in the downtown metro area – no more than a 30-minute commute from campus. Students should expect to use public transportation two to four times per day.
Residence Hall: If you choose an off-campus residence hall at Universidad de Alicante in San Vicente, you’ll live among Spanish and other international students. Plan on walking to campus, and taking a 40-minute bus ride to get in and out of Alicante.
Homestay: Three meals per day are provided by your host.
Residence Hall: Three meals per day are provided.
Where You'll Study
Next to the Faculty of Education on the northwest extension of the main campus of Universidad de Alicante in San Vicente
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Three miles from the city of Alicante
Students use the tram or the public bus system to get from campus to downtown Alicante, about a 25-30-minute ride
What People are Saying
Not only is it educational, but the program sets up so many activities to learn the culture and have fun!McKenzie, Oakland University, summer '16
I loved all of the different events they had planned for us and not only did I gain amazing friendships with the students, I will forever be connected with the staff also.Danielle, University of Iowa, summer '16
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Program DetailsClick to Open
What you need to knowThe program details
All students take the required course: Spanish Cinema, to explore the history, themes, and movements of Spanish cinema. Students can also enroll in an optional Communicative Spanish Language course taught in Spanish (1 credit). Classes are held at CIEE Alicante and taught by faculty from the Universidad de Alicante. The language course is taught by CIEE faculty that specialize in teaching Spanish as a second language. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.
CIEE Alicante is conveniently located on the campus of Universidad de Alicante.
Universidad de Alicante was founded in 1979 and offers more than 50 degrees. It is located just three miles north of the city in San Vincente and hosts more than 35,000 students. It offers a rich array of opportunities for students to get involved on campus.
AcademicsClick to Open
Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session
CIEE courses: 1-3 U.S. semester/1.5-4.5 quarter credits; 15-45 contact hours
Language of Instruction
English and Spanish
- Students take one to two courses per session.
- Optional: Communicative Spanish course (1 credit)
Students studying with CIEE for multiple sessions may only take Communicative Spanish once.
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
Summer 2020 CoursesClick to Open
Summer 2020 syllabi will be available by early September.
- (GI) COMM 3399 ALSP: Intercultural Communication, Identity, and Leadership in Alicante
- SPAN 0001 ALSU: Communicative Spanish
Summer 2019 CoursesClick to Open
ScholarshipsClick to Open
Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Orientation – an introduction to Spanish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
- Excursions and/or Study Tours
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
No Hidden Fees
Fees & Housing
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $2,713 **
Housing = $970 ***
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $4,150
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
International Airfare = $1,200 †
Local Transportation = $150
Books & Supplies = $100
Personal expenses = $400Total Estimated Costs = $1,850
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
*** includes all meals
† Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
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