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 Hispanic short fiction (Span 461 Special Topics or Span 491 Foreign Studies).
Students will be housed in homestay accommodations with local families. Homestays include 3 meals per day, 7 days per week.
Dr. Luis Cano
Modern Foreign Languages and Literature
606A McClung Tower
Phone: (865) 974-7004