CEA Alicante, Spain Directory
Alicante, Spain Leadership
As the Program Director for Alicante, Alvaro Sánchez is responsible for day-to-day management including student services, host institution relations, local vendor relations, academic program development, and student evaluations. Alvaro advises students on issues related to academics, housing, cross-cultural information, health and safety; assists in management of city finances; and hires and trains other staff (and faculty).
Alvaro, a native of Alicante, has experience in both the U.S. and Spain. His experience with U.S. students includes working with a late youth program at a local TV station, travelling through Central America as a U.S. program supervisor, and coaching NCAA 1st division college tennis. He has also written two documentaries and continues to enjoy work in the field of media arts.
Alvaro earned his undergraduate degree in Media Arts from the University of Arkansas – Little Rock. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Alicante, Spain Team
As the Student Services and Housing Coordinator in Alicante, Victoria supports students in every aspect of their time abroad. From arrival and orientation to housing and cultural enrichment programs, she works closely with students to help them navigate their international experience with great success.
Prior to joining the CEA CAPA Alicante team, Victoria worked in the Career Development Center at Trinity College (Hartford, CT) as the Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships and Outreach, and most recently was the Director of Parent Engagement and Philanthropy at the University of Hartford.
Victoria was raised in a bilingual and bicultural household in Maryland and spent her summers visiting extended family in Mexico. This is how her love of travel and cultures emerged. She spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Alicante while pursuing her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and later earned a master’s in management from the University of Saint Joseph. She was also a part of Stanford University’s first Life Design Studio training for design thinking. Victoria has visited 10 countries and looks forward to sharing her love of travel and cultural diversity with her two daughters.