Each semester, you’ll enroll in 1 Spanish language or culture course, 1-3 core courses and 0-2 elective courses.
Language/culture courses meet for 60 contact hours/4 credits, core and elective courses, taught in English, meet for 45-60 contact hours/2-3 credits. Many of the science and engineering courses also include a lab component. You may earn 12-13 credits (up to 240 contact hours) per semester.
Spanish language/culture courses meet 2 times per week; schedules for elective courses vary and will be finalized on-site. You’ll have the option to sit in different courses during the first 2 weeks before schedules will be finalized.
Before you leave for Alicante, you will select your preferred courses and take a language placement exam. You'll be enrolled into courses based on availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home school pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for Spain. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
Please be aware that the university final exam period runs past the CEA program dates. Therefore, it is your responsibility to arrange an alternate due date or assessment, if necessary, with your instructor. We recommend speaking about this with your instructor before the end of the add/drop period onsite.
I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.