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*UTK Upper-Division Spanish Language Program
Alicante, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 1
Budget Sheets Summer 1
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 1 2016 02/01/2016 02/10/2016 05/26/2016 06/30/2016
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 Topics in Hispanic Civilization (Span 489) and a course in Spanish Phonetics and Conversation (Span 421 Spanish Phonetics or Span 491 Foreign Studies).

Alicante group


Day trip to Tabarca Island, includes:

  • Transportation via Ferry

  • Guide

  • Walking tour around the island

Overnight Trip to Valencia, includes:

  • Hotel Accommodations in doubles and triples (Breakfast Included)

  • Tour of the Historic District with visits to the Cathedral, Lonja de la Seda, Mercado, Torre de los Serranos, etc.

  • Visit 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. Harriet Bowden
Modern Foreign Languages and Literature

Information Session

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
3:45 - 4:45 PM
Programs Abroad Office, 1620 Melrose Ave.



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