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*UTK Upper-Division Spanish Language Program
Alicante, Spain
Program Terms: Summer 1
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer 1
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
 GPA Requirement:
 Field of Study:
 Language of Instruction:
 Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
 Language Prerequisite:
6 Semesters
 Course Prerequisite:
see program description, Spanish 323
Homestay Program Type: Faculty-led
Open to non-UTK Students: No
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 Advanced Spanish Grammar and selected readings in Spanish short fiction. 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. Excursions include a visit to the Costa Blanca, sites in the interior of the province of Alicante, and Granada.



Classes will be held  Monday-Friday.  Students will earn 6 credits in Advanced Conversation and Composition (Span 423) and a course in short Hispanic fiction (Span 461 Special Topics or Span 491 Foreign Studies).

Alicante group


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

Faculty Contact

Dr. Dawn Duke, Modern Foreign Languages and Literature, 617 McClung Tower, Phone: (865) 974-7006 or (865) 974-5052, E-Mail:

Interest Meetings:

Both to be held in 1208 McClung Tower:

Friday, January 31, 2014, from 3:30-4:40 p.m.
Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 5:10-6:10 p.m.

This program is currently not accepting applications.