Orientation Information

Pre-Departure Orientation

Prior to their departure and the Bridging Cultures Program (BCP), students will receive a lengthy and detailed pre-departure online orientation which serves as a primer for their study abroad experience in Spain. Although the Bridging Cultures Program will cover the nitty-gritty of life in Spain, the online orientation allows students to read up on pertinent information before their arrival in Málaga. It covers academics, culture, gender relations, useful phrases, food, housing, the university, ISA facilities, money matters, visas, and numerous other details that students also learn about during their Bridging Cultures Program. Of course, students are always welcome to contact the Málaga Site Specialist with any questions.

Bridging Cultures Program

The Bridging Cultures Program was to help ease our students' transition into their study abroad experience by introducing them to their new host country's culture, language and lifestyle.

The Bridging Cultures Program blends discussion and interactive activities into an informative and fun introduction to the student's new host country. Each program is designed to:

: The Bridging Cultures Program is not included in Intensive Month programs.