CIEE Language in Context in Alicante, Spain

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Come build a strong and broad foundation in the Spanish language in a beautiful Mediterranean coastal city.

With an emphasis on becoming communicative as quickly as possible, this study abroad program in Alicante combines intensive language study with English-language elective courses, a conversation exchange program, and cultural activities which allow you to improve your language skills while immersing yourself in local culture.

Study abroad in Spain and you will:

- Take Universidad de Alicante business courses and/or CIEE area studies courses in English; courses in Spanish are available for Intermediate I Spanish Students

- Become a member of a Spanish family or live in the dorms with Spanish and international students

- Enjoy extracurricular visits to museums, films, theaters, outdoor markets, and sporting events accompanied by CIEE student helpers

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Mary
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An Amazing, Immersive Study Abroad Experience

I had such an amazing experience during my semester abroad in Alicante. It truly is an amazing opportunity that I am grateful to have been afforded. Obviously, studying abroad anywhere is bound to be great, but Alicante was the perfect place for me. Being a coastal city, it has beautiful views and a fun night life, while not being too overwhelming or dangerous. I felt I was really able to immerse myself into Spanish culture in this smaller city. Of course, the host family that CIEE set me up with played a huge part in that. I was able to create a life-long bond with such a welcoming Spanish family. I couldn't imagine my semester without them. The big family parties I went Other than my host-family, CIEE had multiple events every week to go into the city of Alicante and experience the culture. These events were free of charge and usually were held with Spanish students, as part of the Intercambio program. I made new friends, learned more Spanish, and learned more about Spanish culture through these events. My time in Alicante wouldn't have been nearly as amazing if it weren't for CIEE. The staff was there to help with any and all issues. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat if I could only be so lucky!

How can this program be improved?
I think this program could be improved if the 3 programs within CIEE were less separated to create more social opportunities for students.
Yes, I recommend this program

About CIEE

A nonprofit, non-governmental organization, CIEE is the world leader in international study and exchange programs. For 65 years, CIEE has helped thousands of students, professionals, and educators gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and...