Alicante, Spain

Choosing to live with a host family was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made about coming to Spain. With their attention, affection, good sense of humor, and kindness my host parents made it very easy for me to feel part of the family.

Beatriz Manzo Hernandez
Portland State University

Participant in Alicante, Spain


Living Accommodations for Alicante, Spain

Both options are located downtown, close to each other, and within walking distance of the beach, supermarkets, entertainment, and excellent public transportation (buses, trams, and trains).


Apartment in Alicante, Spain.

Apartment in Alicante, Spain.

Apartments—shared apartments with other USAC, international, or local students. This option is advisable if you have an independent lifestyle or if you prefer to cook your own meals.


Dinner with the host family.

Dinner with the host family.

Homestay—a great opportunity to immerse yourself into the daily life of a Spanish family. Homestays include three meals per day and provide an unmatched opportunity to speak Spanish and learn Spanish customs. This option is not advisable if you have an independent lifestyle or strict eating habits.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Summer II (4 weeks): Contact USAC

Fall: Waitlist

Yearlong: Waitlist

Spring: Open

2018-19 App. Cycle

Application opens 9/1:

Summer I (5 weeks)

Summer II (4 weeks)

Summer I & II (9 weeks)


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

70 students


English | Spanish


APUNE--Associación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España