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CIEE-Alicante: Liberal Arts


Program Location Alicante, Spain
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31018
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2018 01/07/18 to 05/11/18
Current Program Dates
Fall 2017 08/23/17 to 12/15/17
Past Dates
Spring 2017 01/08/17 to 05/12/17

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Housing
Program Costs Financial Aid
Deadline Returnee Info
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Overview
CIEE-Alicante: Liberal Arts

The Alicante Liberal Arts program is designed for students who have completed four or five semesters of Spanish, who are interested in developing their language skills further and who want to live in and experience the culture of Spain first hand. The goals are to develop the spoken and written Spanish language skills of participants through intensive language course work, conversation groups and extensive excursions throughout Valencia and other regions of Spain.

A mid-sized city on the Mediterranean coast, Alicante is a thriving cosmopolitan city with multinational corporate headquarters and a developing service industry. Dominating the skyline is the castle of Santa Barbara, an ever-present reminder of the city's ancient Moorish roots. Below are the narrow, winding streets of the historic Santa Cruz district.

The CIEE study center is located at the Universidad de Alicante, one of Spain's newest universities. Established to serve the higher education needs of the province of Alicante, the university offers its 30,000 students the benefits of a modern campus: the most up-to-date research libraries and laboratories, venues for artistic and cultural events and extensive sports facilities.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIEE.

Eligibility

CIEE-Alicante: Liberal Arts

The program is open to any Purdue undergraduate student who has reached sophomore standing (completed two full semesters of university) by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 5 Sem Spanish

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Housing
CIEE students have two housing options: a Spanish homestay or an off-campus residence hall with other international and Spanish students.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The Program and Housing Fees include:  Tuition, housing, all meals, excursions, and on-site orientation.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2018

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$10,933.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Housing$4,450.00
Insurance$167.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $1,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,200.00
Local Transportation$400.00
Visa$160.00
Books and Supplies$300.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$2,700.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

After paying the study abroad deposit, applicants will need to complete a program application which will be forwarded to the head office of CIEE. Students will be notified directly by CIEE about their acceptance into the program.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15


Returnees Information
CIEE-Alicante: Liberal Arts

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

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