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|Restrictions:||F&M applicants only|
|Language of Instruction:||Spanish||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Housing Options:||Dorm, Homestay||Term:||Academic Year, Fall, Spring|
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|CIEE||Program Advisor:||Dean Ali Janicek|
|Area of Study:||Anthropology, Art and Art History, Business, Economics, English Literature, Film, Government, History, International Studies, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Spanish||Program Type:||Study Center|
Awash in Mediterranean warmth, Alicante sparkles with beautiful beaches by day and festive energy by night. Here you'll find endless opportunities to rapidly improve your Spanish and explore humanities and social sciences – taking classes at Universidad de Alicante with your peers, practicing with your host family, exploring open-air markets, and more. And with outings to iconic monuments and nearby cities, plus cooking classes, hiking, and theatre, you'll never run out of options.
TRAVEL TO ANOTHER AMAZING SPANISH CITY
such as Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Murcia, or Granada for a weekend.
LEARN ALONGSIDE PEERS FROM SPAIN
and other countries at Universidad de Alicante, one of the country's newest universities with a modern campus and an international vibe.
COMMUNICATE WITH SPANISH STUDENTS THROUGH INTERCAMBIOS
a conversation exchange program with Universidad de Alicante students that makes it easy to practice what you are learning and become a part of Spanish student life.
Excursions & Activities
- Put your coursework in context with visits to museums, theaters, and cultural sites.
- Explore beyond the city with day trips to provincial highlights like the Algar Waterfalls, Canelobre Caves and Guadalest Castle, Altea, Calpe, etc. or to Valencian Autonomous Community.
- Discover another beautiful Spanish city, such as Granada, Madrid, or Valencia, as you participate in an overnight excursion.
- Take your pick of nonstop activities offered weekly by both CIEE and the University Language Center – hiking, sports, cinema, cooking workshops, dance classes, theater, guided tours – boredom is not an option!
- Increase fluency faster with the CIEE Community Language Commitment – a promise that keeps you speaking nothing but Spanish in order to perfect your skills..
- Take it a step further with new Spanish friends in linguistic activities, where you'll practice your Spanish language skills.
- Prepare for life after college with a for-credit internship at a national company, a nonprofit, or an NGO; learn more about the local lifestyle as you learn more about yourself.
- ?Volunteer. Get to know the people of Alicante better - and say gracias for your stay by volunteering in one of many capacities, such helping disabled people.
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Three-day orientation – an introduction to Spanish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Field trips and cultural activities
- Overnight excursions
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
- 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
- $8 million in scholarships offered each year
- 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
- Study tours and cultural activities included
- Internships and volunteering opportunities
- Rigorous academics
- Cultural immersion
- iNext travel insurance included
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Franklin & Marshall Academic Policy
F&M requires all students to enroll in a full course load at the host institution or off-campus study program. You can typically find this information on the program partner's website. In many cases, this will be four or five courses for a semester. Many programs grant course credit in U.S. semester credit hours. Franklin & Marshall will award four F&M course credits for a total of 15 or 16 U.S. semester credit hours. If the total number of credits for your program is more than 16 or less than 15, divide the total number by four to find out how many course credits you will receive (this includes summer study).
Courses on off-campus study programs must be taken for a letter grade, not on a pass/no pass basis. Grades from off-campus study program courses will appear on your Franklin & Marshall transcript, but they will not be calculated into your cumulative GPA.
Courses taken off-campus may be able to satisfy major, minor, language or distribution requirements (Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Non-Western Cultures or Natural Science Lab) in addition to general elective credit. Courses may fulfill more than one requirement. Please note that Franklin & Marshall cannot issue transfer credit for a course taken in a department that is not represented at the College. If a course does not clearly fall under a department, the off-campus study advising staff can help you determine whether or not it can be accepted for credit.
Franklin & Marshall Housing Policy
Housing options during your off-campus study program will vary by program. Some programs may allow students to choose their housing option; other programs require all students to live in a certain type of housing. Typical housing arrangements may include apartments, homestays, or on-campus housing at a local university. Please visit the program homepage to determine your program's housing options or requirements.
Please note that some programs may offer students the option to pursue independent housing (outside of the regular housing options provided by the program). F&M does not allow students to choose independent housing unless there is a significant academic or cultural reason (such as wanting to live in a homestay when only apartment housing is provided). Independent housing carries many risks and F&M and the program provider cannot provide any support to students who pursue independent housing. Students who are interested in pursuing independent housing will need to contact their off-campus study adviser to petition for approval to pursue this option.
Financial Policy, Financial Aid and Scholarships
During the academic year, students will continue to be eligible for financial aid during a term of off-campus study. This includes federal and state loans and Franklin & Marshall merit scholarships and need-based grants. In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Franklin & Marshall tuition, cost of housing and meals from the off-campus study program, and an allowance for books and personal expenses. Your annual estimated family contribution as generated by your FAFSA will remain the same regardless of program costs. Students who receive Grant-in-Aid benefits will continue to access these benefits for the semester off-campus. This benefit is only available to students of eligible full-time F&M faculty and staff.
Students may be eligible for additional scholarships outside of F&M, please review the Scholarships section of the website for more information.