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CIEE: Alicante, Liberal Arts
Alicante, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Fall,
Spring
Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
Historical Course List: View Historical Course List
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Dormitory, Homestay
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
Courses Offered:
Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Business, Business/Management/Finance, Communications, Engineering, Health Sciences, Hispanic Studies, History, Humanities, International Relations, Internship, Law, Literature, Political Science, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences/Sociology, Spanish
Type of Program:
Study Center
Language of Instruction:
Spanish
Language Requirement:
5 semesters
Education Abroad Adviser:
Nora Salmon
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
Palm trees in Alicante

Program Overview     


Alicante is a port city on the Eastern coast of Spain in the Catalonia region. This program offers a wide variety of courses in art history, geography, Hispanic studies, film, history, literature, and linguistics , with a focus on Spanish language and integration into Spanish society. The program begins with a 3-week intensive language study complemented with an orientation to social, cultural, and academic issues. You will take 4-5 classes: one course consists of advanced language, and three others are Spanishelectives. You are also encouraged to take one regular university class. Information about the range of courses on this program can be found at the CIEE website. 

To view a list of other programs available in this region, visit our Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures.

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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad. Students must take a minimum of 15 credits/22.5 Quarter Hours per semester; students can register for a maximum of 17 credits/25.5 Quarter Hours per semester. 1 Quarter Hour = 0.3 PSU credits.

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the CIEE Alicante Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad.  To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies webpage.
 

Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.
  • This program is only available to regularly enrolled Penn State undergraduate students.
  • Sophomore class standing or higher at time of study
  • 2.75 Cumulative GPA
  • 5 semesters of Spanish
    • Language semesters required for this program reflect the minimum number of semesters needed at time of study on the program.  Please apply only to the program that corresponds with your level of language study.


Housing and Meals


Your housing will be arranged by CIEE. You will live in a homestay, or an off campus residence hall.  All meals will be provided. 


Program Costs



For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Fall budget sheet and Spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships



Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
 
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
 

For More Information



For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

 
For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
 

How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents
Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with the host provider as a part of your Penn State application either at time of application or upon acceptance. 

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Getting Started
Schedule an Appointment
Academics
Cost & Funding
Health & Safety
Parents & Family
Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
09/30/2014 01/09/2015 05/23/2015
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Fall 2015 03/01/2015
03/17/2015 08/23/2015 12/19/2015
Academic Year 2015-2016 03/01/2015
03/17/2015 TBA TBA
Spring 2016 05/01/2015
06/29/2015 TBA TBA

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