Alicante, Spain

My host parents are patient when it comes to holding conversations which has really paid off in relation to my Spanish; we talk politics, culture, and just simply joke around during delicious homemade meals, they've really become apart of my family in my eyes and I love calling their place my home.

Justine Masznicz
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Participant in Alicante, Spain


Program Calendars

Alicante, Spain | 2018 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
August 1, 2017 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
December 1 Balance Due Deadline
December 20 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
January 9, 2018 Departure from US on optional group flight (if on optional tour/field study)
January 10 Arrival in Madrid required by 8 pm (if on the tour/field study)
January 10 - 14 Optional Madrid Tour/Field Study
January 14 Arrival in Alicante (all students)
Move into housing (early entrance possible after January 1)
January 15 Mandatory orientation
January 16 Walking tour of Alicante
January 17 Courses begin
TBD Field Trip—Granada
Field trip—Cabo San Antonio and Jávea
March 29 - April 15 Spring break
April 9 - 15 Optional Morocco Tour/Field Study (last part of Spring break)
May 11 Courses end
May 14 - 16 Final examinations
Program end date
May 24 Last day to move out of housing (noon checkout)
Open Return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

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