|Term(s):||Academic Year, Fall, Spring|
|Program Adviser:||Kelly Kesinger|
|Lang. Prerequisite||Spanish 1200 or equivalent|
|Class Eligibility||Junior, Senior, Sophomore|
|Housing Options||Apartment, Host Family|
|Features||Open to UM System Students|
The University of Missouri offers a variety of study abroad options at the University of Alicante in Alicante, Spain. Students can choose semester or year-long programs in which they will not only be immersed in Spanish culture but also in the society of international students and travelers living in Spain. The University of Alicante hosts many international exchange programs with universities all over the world.
Please note this program differs from the Universidad de Alicante direct exchange program in that this program has an affiliation with ALI Abroad. The ALI Abroad program is designed for students with intermediate Spanish language skills who seek the support of the ALI Abroad program. The direct exchange option at the Universidad de Alicante requires a higher level of independence and Spanish than the ALI Abroad program. If you are interested in the Universidad de Alicante direct exchange program, please go to the program page.
Students may study in Alicante for the following terms:
The fall accelerated program is designed to provide a highly affordable study abroad option during which students complete up to five courses in 12 weeks and participate in an excursion to Granada, Spain (all included in the program cost). Courses are taught in Spanish with the exception of international business courses. Internship and community volunteer opportunities are available during the fall semester program.
There are several options from which to select courses:
The academic year and spring semester option begins with a one month intensive Spanish language course designed to activate students' language skills and familiarize them with Spanish as spoken in Spain. Students studying in Alicante for an academic year or spring semester who possess the required level of Spanish proficiency may directly enroll in University of Alicante courses in any field of study. As with the fall accelerated option, all courses are taught in Spanish with the exception of international business courses, which are taught in English. Internship and community volunteer opportunities are available during the academic year and spring semester.There are several options from which to select courses:
Please note this program differs from the Universidad de Alicante direct exchange program in that this program has an affiliation with ALI Abroad. The ALI Abroad program is designed for students with intermediate Spanish language skills who seek the support of the ALI Abroad program. The direct exchange option at the Universidad de Alicante requires a higher level of independence and Spanish than that of the ALI Abroad program. If you are interested in the Universidad de Alicante direct exchange program, please go to the program page.
For each semester of academic work completed abroad, you may earn 12 to 15 credit hours. Course credit transfers to MU, but your grades will not appear on your MU transcript and are not figured into your grade point average. Although you are guaranteed to receive credit for successfully completed courses, you must work with your academic advisers to get pre-approval for how the courses you take might fulfill specific degree requirements.
With its palm tree- and shop-lined streets, Alicante is one of the best known towns along the Costa Blanca. This lively Spanish town has miles and miles of sandy beaches, as well as a mild climate. This area has been inhabited for more than 7,000 years. Some of the more famous cultures to call Alicante home include the Greeks, Romans, Visgoths and Carthaginians. In fact, it was the Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca who established the fortified settlement of Akra Leuka where Alicante stands today. The Esplanada de Espana has 6.5 million marble floor tiles and is truly a site to visit. Alicante also has dozens of museums and cathedrals, as well as the Castle of Santa Barbara. Sports fans will have plenty of opportunities to watch football (soccer to Americans), basketball and the Volvo Ocean Race.
In addition to the program costs paid to MU, you will have expenses associated with international travel and living abroad. The amounts listed are estimated costs based on current exchange rates and on the information provided to us by your host institution and past participants. Depending on your personal spending habits, you may spend more or less than the figures provided.
Please note that these expenses do not include vacation travel or sightseeing.
If you are awarded financial aid for study abroad, it will be applied to your MU account according to the regular financial aid disbursement schedule. Reminder: You must be enrolled in study abroad and have completed the required financial aid forms for study abroad in order to be considered for aid.
Because non-resident tuition charges apply, MU students should be eligible to use non-resident scholarship towards the program costs.
|Term||Application Deadline||Decision Date||Program Start||Program End|
|Academic Year 2014||02/17/2014||03/03/2014|
We are delighted that you are applying to study abroad. This is the first step of your journey, and while there is a lot to do, it should not be overwhelming. Once you apply for the program, you will have an electronic checklist to help you through the process. In addition, our study abroad staff are available to answer your questions.
Ready to get started? Start the MU application (incurs non-refundable $50 application fee)
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