Host Institution(s)
Contact Information
Vicki McDonald, M.A.
Coordinator of Study Abroad
700 Terrace Heights #51, Winona, MN 55987
phone: 507-457-6996
fax: 507-457-6917
Lasallian Study Abroad
Lasallian Study Abroad
Lasallian Study Abroad


Fall semester
Spring semester

Website of Host Institution:
Saint Mary's University - Alicante, Spain 

Program/University Overview:
Spanish Studies Abroad offers an exceptional opportunity for cross-cultural study in Alicante, Spain at the Universidad de Alicante (UA).  Spanish Studies facilitates a true cross-cultural exchange by inviting students to expand their world-view through intense immersion into the Spanish culture.  UA is located twenty minutes outside of the city's center.  UA was founded in 1979 to carry on the traditions of the University of Orihuela (1545-1834).  As the fastest growing university in Spain, with an enrollment of 33,000, the UA is dedicated to its mission to cultivate students' academic and professional skills, while developing critical thinking and social sensitivity. 

Website of Program/University:
Spanish Studies - Alicante, Spain

Unique Aspects of Program:
Some features of the program include: native Spanish professors; low student-professor ratios; on-site Resident Director and staff; internship opportunities; CC-CS scholarship program; all-inclusive day and overnight study trips; three-day weekends for travel; and intercambios with native speakers.

Country and/or City Information:

Spain is located in Southern Europe and is the largest of the three sovereign nations that make up the Iberian Peninsula - the other two are Portugal and Andorra.  Alicante is the jewel of the Costa Blanca beaches stretched along the Mediterranean.  It has a population of about 320,000 in Alicante proper and about 435,000 when including the urban area. 

Alicante is know for a very mild climate.  The average temperature is 68 °F (20 °C). 

When Central Standard Time is in effect in the United States, Spain is seven hours ahead.

The currency in Spain is the Euro.

More Information
Alicante City Guide -
Alicante, Spain -
Consulate General of Spain in Chicago -   
Embassy of the United States Spain -
Spain Adventure -
US Department of State -

Admission Requirements:
To be eligible, you must have completed 1 semester of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent and have a 3.0 GPA in Spanish course work.

Program Options:
Spanish Studies Program

Integrated Studies

International Studies

Intern/Service Learning


Cross-Cultural Learning – which is seeing the world as others see it – begins with life outside school. That is why Spanish Studies Abroad offers students the opportunity to live in a Spanish home during their program. Your Spanish home will be the focal point of your social experience– where you will sleep, eat, study, and relax.

Your homestay includes full room and board as well as laundry and the cleaning of your room. Special dietary or housing accommodations may be made, but may require an additional fee. To ensure that your home will provide a warm and tranquil atmosphere, one conducive to learning, Spanish Studies staff discusses norms and policies with hosts and regularly inspects the homes.

Contact your Study Abroad Office

Scholarship and Funding Information

Program Dates:
Visit Spanish Studies online

Application Deadlines:
Contact your Study Abroad Office 

Application Details:
Apply online to Spanish Studies and complete the Lasallian Consortium application.