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  • Locations: Alicante, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Summer, Winter-Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2022 04/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Program Description:

Program OverviewUSAC Alicante

The Alicante program is ideal for students who wish to experience all that a beautiful Spanish city on the Mediterranean has to offer. Alicante is a modern, welcoming city bathed by the Mediterranean Sea which offers all the advantages of being located in such a setting. The magnificent sandy beaches and blue waters of the coast, sunny weather, rich history, and lovely monuments make Alicante a top destination in Spain. People in Alicante live most of their life outdoors as part of the Mediterranean lifestyle: busy cafés, vibrant nightlife, street markets, and local festivals are abundant. The campus is also one of the most beautiful in Spain, with lovely gardens, fountains, palm trees, and modern architecture. All of these factors create a great learning and social atmosphere for USAC students. This program offers two diverse academic areas: Intensive Language and Spanish and European Studies. You will have the opportunity to study the Spanish language and the complexities of Spanish and contemporary European societies through a wide selection of academic courses, as well as through personal interaction with the host culture. 

Program Focus

Semester program (academic year option available as well): You will enroll in 12 to 18 semester credits per semester (18 to 27 PSU quarter credits) comprised of a language track plus language and literature electives and/or courses in Spanish and European/Mediterranean studies. Course availability is contingent upon student enrollment and is subject to change.

Summer program: You will enroll in 3 to 5 credits (5 to 8 PSU quarter credits) in Session II. At least one 3-credit course is required in all summer sessions. You may add one additional credit in Session I only for the Madrid Field Study. Course availability is contingent upon student interest and enrollment and is subject to change.

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Program Provider USAC: University Studies Abroad Consortium
Program Dates Current USAC Calendar

Fall Semester with USAC = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with USAC = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU*
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Cultural Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women's Studies
Credits Semester: Students will enroll in 12-18 semester credits (18-27 quarter credits).
Summer: Students will enroll in 3 to 5 credits (5 to 8 PSU quarter credits).
Capstone Option Reporting Live capstone option available for Fall or Spring semester students
Language of Instruction  English, Spanish
Host Country Language  Spanish
Housing Homestay, Apartment
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements  2.50
Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required.
Program Fee Click here to view the USAC Program Fee
Program Fee Includes:
Fall, Winter/Spring terms, or Academic Year
Summer Session 1
Summer Session 2
Combined Summer Sessions 1 and 2
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.