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University of Alicante Spanish Short-term Exchange
Alicante, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
Program Type:
Exchange Short-Term
Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences
Short-term Type:
Intensive Language
Short-term Duration:
4 weeks
Not Applicable
Program Description:


University of Alicante Intensive Spanish Language Program

Location: Alicante, Spain
Program dates: 8 January 2018 – 2 February 2018
Exchange deadline: 17 September 2017
Non-exchange deadline: 30 November 2017
Duration: 4 weeks 


University of Alicante

Program Description
University of Sydney students have the opportunity to spend 4 weeks of their summer/winter holidays undertaking intensive Spanish language classes and social activities at the University of Alicante, Spain.

Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in Spanish
Academic credits: 8ECTS
General conversion: 7.5ECTS = 6CP Sydney credits
Relevant subject areas: Spanish language

Language Courses
Duration: 4 weeks - 60 hours per level / 6 credits ECTS
Timetable: Monday to Friday 9 am to 12 noon
Levels: 12 levels from A1 to C2 developed in accordance with the description provided by the Common European Reference Framework.

Language Courses can be combined with Specific Courses, taking a maximum of 5 hours per day (up to 100 hours per month / 10 credits ECTS).
Duration: 4 weeks - 20 hours per course / 2 credits ECTS
Timetable: Monday to Friday 12 pm to 1 pm or 1 pm to 2 pm (depending on the course)
Courses: Conversation, Business, Art, Cinema, Literature, Tourism, Culture

Teaching hour: 80 hours (4/hrs day for 4 weeks)

To be nominated for this exchange program you must be passing your current University of Sydney course and be eligible to receive credit for the program towards your current course. Eligibility for academic credit will be assessed by your faculty after you have submitted and application.

View full course details.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
Alicante is located on the Mediterranean Costa Blanca, close to popular beach holiday destinations, the city of Valencia and the Balearic Islands. Visited by Greek and Phoenician traders since 1000BC, this ancient port city boasts historic buildings and monuments, parks and gardens, an array of beaches as well as a vibrant night life.
The University of Alicante offer accommodation options including; shared apartments, homestay and University halls of residence.

Homestay: 25 euros/day full board and 22 euros/day half board
Hall of Residence: single room 230 euros ad double rooms are 330 euros per week (meals not included)
View full accommodation details. 

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Tuition: As part of our Exchange Program, nominated students in this program will be enrolled in an exchange unit of study at the University of Sydney and will pay tuition fees at Sydney for this unit. Exchange students will not pay tuition fees at University of Alicante.
If you are not receiving credit for this program you can complete it as a Study Abroad student. Study Abroad students pay tuition fees to the University of Alicante for this program.

Other costs involved: flights, visa, transport, accommodation and living expenses.

Sydney Abroad scholarships:  AUD$1,000  (merit-based, assessed after acceptance onto program)

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required. 


How to Apply

Before you apply
Review the course information from University of Alicante and ensure that you think this will fit within your degree requirements. You can review your degree requirements, electives, core units e.t.c in your course handbook. Ensure you refer to the handbook for the year you commenced your current course at the University of Sydney.

After you submit your application
Applications will be assessed after the deadline. We will then liaise with your faculty to check if you are able to receive credit for this program. Once this is finalised the status of your application will be updated.