Study Abroad in Alicante, Spain


If sunny days, white sand beaches, café culture, and a city rich in art and history sound appealing, Alicante will not disappoint. Nestled on Spain's Costa Blanca, this small city offers green parks, winding streets lined with tapas bars, and first-class educational opportunities at the University of Alicante, all in a pedestrian- and student-budget-friendly setting. Reliable public transportation, including a fast-speed train and international airport, makes it easy to explore this gorgeous region, as well as other Spanish and European cities. Whatever Alicante study abroad adventure you choose, Spanish language, internships, service learning, and volunteer opportunities are available to enrich your experience.

About the Country


Spain has long drawn — and created — explorers, artists, adventurers, and conquerors. From Goya to Picasso, the Moors to the Conquistadors, this country’s diverse regional culture and history allow you to experience the Spain of your choosing. Whether you’re dreaming of exploring ancient Arabic palaces in Granada, immersing into Spanish language in Seville, soaking up the Mediterranean sun in Alicante, engaging in Madrid’s lively art scene, or getting to know vibrant, quirky Barcelona, you’ll find a study abroad experience you’ll never forget in Spain.

Alvaro Sánchez, Program Director, Alicante.

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). More


Amazing Alicante


Local Highlights

Calle San Francisco

Calle San Francisco, known by the locals as Calle de las Setas, Mercado Central, and the streets around the Alicante Theater are favorite local spots to enjoy tapas and drinks with friends.


The lighthouse area is a great place to snorkel, fish, and take scenic pictures of San Juan Beach and Alicante bay. Visit the Baños de la Reina—ancient fish farming pools built by the Romans—and snorkel at the Coveta Fumá in El Campello.


Practice soccer, basketball, cross-country, and more at the Hipodromo (old horse racetrack), a public sports area.

Cultural Events

Take advantage of the concerts, cultural events, workshops, and art exhibitions offered by local cultural venues such as Las Cigarreras, Centro Imaginalia, and Centro 14.

Spring Festivals

Don´t miss the paella festival organized by the college student community or the Santa Faz pilgrimage; both take place in the spring.

Hotel Gran Sol

Enjoy amazing views of downtown and Alicante’s Port from the restaurant on the 25th floor of the Hotel Gran Sol.

Spring 16 MOJO, Alicante.

Second to None  
This is my second time going abroad with CEA, they do an incredible job. The experience of living and traveling abroad is second to none, it will change how you view the world.

Pablo Rosende
Norwich University,
Fall 2015, Alicante, Spain
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