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*UTK Upper-Division Spanish Language in Alicante
Alicante, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 1
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Costs Sheets Summer 1
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
Language of Instruction:
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language Prerequisite:
6 Semesters
Course Prerequisite:
Spanish 323
Program Type: UT Faculty-Directed Open to non-UTK Students: No
Experience Type:
Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Anne Hulse
Field of Study:
Program Description:

Study Advanced Spanish in Beautiful Alicante!


Program Description

Enjoy five weeks on Spain's central Mediterranean coast in the small port city of Alicante, studying in Advanced Spanish classes and much more. Students will live with Spanish host families, meet locals and make international friends through organized social and cultural activities, and improve language skills by participating in cultural workshops.

Famous for its miles of white, sandy beaches at the nearby Playa de San Juan and its palm-lined seafront walkway, the Esplanada, Alicante is a vibrant university town small enough to be congenial, safe, and accessible yet big and modern enough to offer everything, including unexpected dimensions from the narrow streets of the old quarter (the Barrio de Santa Cruz) to the main commercial avenues downtown.

Alicante is within easy reach of Madrid, Granada, Seville, Málaga, Valencia, and Barcelona. June is the month of Alicante's ancient "Festival de las Hogueras," in which huge paper sculptures are ceremoniously paraded and then burned in city squares, and students will enjoy many more cultural activities throughout the city. Excursions include a visit to the Costa Blanca and sites in the interior of the province of Alicante.



Classes will be held  Monday-Friday. Students will earn 6 upper-division Spanish credits.   Courses include Topics in Hispanic Civilization: Contemporary Spanish Culture (Span 489 or 491) and Social Forces in Spanish Literary Expression (Span 480 or 491).

Alicante group


Day trip to Tabarca Island:

  • Transportation via ferry
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Snorkeling

Day Trip to Calpe & Peñón de Ifach Natural Park:

  • Transportation
  • Local guide
  • Group lunch
  • Hike to natural park

Day Trip to Valencia:

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Local guide
  • Group lunch
  • Tour of the Historic District with visits to the Oceanographic, the largest aquarium in Europe located at “Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias”


Students will be housed in shared homestay accommodations with local families. Homestays include 3 meals per day, 7 days per week.

Faculty Contact

Dr. Harrison Meadows
Modern Foreign Languages and Literature

Information Session

Thursday, January 26, 2017
2:45 PM
Programs Abroad Office
1620 Melrose Avenue

This program is currently not accepting applications.

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