CIEE-Alicante: Summer Language and Culture

Program Details

Program Location Alicante, Spain
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31016
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/12/24 to 07/08/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


CIEE-Alicante: Summer Language and Culture

Alicante's gorgeous coast.

Returning Summer 2024!

CIEE offers undergraduates with an interest in Spanish language and contemporary Spain intensive study of the cultue and language.  Classes are held at the Universidad de Alicante, one of Spain’s newest universities, located three miles outside the city of Alicante. The CIEE Study Center offices are located on the main campus in San Vicente and provide students direct access to University facilities.

With a population approaching 350,000, Alicante is a thriving Spanish city. Located on the Mediterranean coast, Alicante is an inviting place for students to begin their exploration of Spain or continue a previous journey. In recent times, Alicante has experienced a development boom and rapid population growth. Students will see modern architecture and Internet cafés alongside historic buildings, and shopping malls next to centuries-old open-air markets. Although fast becoming a cosmopolitan and multicultural city, Alicante retains a distinct Spanish flavor.

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


CIEE-Alicante: Summer Language and Culture

Enjoy a stroll along this promenade.

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study 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: none

Purdue Credit

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

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Students enroll in one 3 or 4 credit course per session, and are required to participate in both sessions.

More information about academics and available courses can be found on the CIEE website


  • Tour Santa Bárbara Castle, the Old Quarter, and the Archaeological Museum of Alicante
  • Visit important cultural and historical landmarks in an overnight trip to Valencia, Granada, or Madrid
  • Go on walking tours of the different neighborhoods of Alicante and its surrounding villages and towns
  • Play soccer and watch the local team (Hercules) win
  • Try your hand at cooking tapas to partake in Alicante’s traditions with local peers


CIEE students have two housing options: a Spanish homestay or an off-campus residence hall. More information can be found on the CIEE website.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

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 fee includes tuition, orientation, and excursions. Depending on the housing choice, some meals may be included.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2024

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $5,573.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.00
Housing $2,600.00
Insurance $197.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,250.00
Local Transportation $84.00
Books and Supplies $60.00
Meals $520.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $280.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

CIEE has scholarships available, more information can be found HERE.

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 (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

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

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information

CIEE-Alicante: Summer Language and Culture

This is a summer for fun in the sun.

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.


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