Intensive Spanish Language

Universidad de Málaga
Málaga, Spain
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Intensive Spanish Language

  • Location

    Málaga

  • Host University

    Universidad de Málaga

    The Universidad de Málaga (UMA), founded in 1972, attracts students from all over the world, including Asia, Europe, and the United States. The UMA offers courses in Spanish language and culture to international students at its Centro Internacional de Español, located five minutes from the beach in the beautiful El Palo neighborhood. Courses with local Spanish students are held at the Teatinos campus in the northwestern part of the city, about 15-20 minutes from downtown. The campus has computer labs, libraries, an athletic gym, and intramural sports. The UMA is fully accredited and recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia).

  • Term

    January: January 2020

  • Program Dates

    Jan 05, 2020 - Feb 01, 2020

  • Program Length

    Intensive Month

  • Application Deadline

    Nov 15, 2019

  • Credit

    90 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $3,275

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Program Description

Open to students of all language levels, this focused, intensive program will rapidly improve your Spanish language abilities. You will take a month-long Spanish language class covering the skills of writing, reading, speaking, and listening. All students are required to take a Spanish language placement exam upon arrival in Málaga. This exam will determine your language level and course selections are not confirmed until the results are available. Classmates are international students, the majority of whom are North American. All classes are taught by Universidad de Málaga faculty at the Centro Internacional de Español.

Note that the program price does not include airport transportation or excursions. If you are interested in extending your studies, there is also the option to complete multiple intensive month programs back-to-back.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

 

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Spanish Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Meals and Laundry Service

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Academics

Credits

Contact Hours

90

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

6

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

10

Academic Information

  • All levels will take 2 hours daily of SPANISH LANGUAGE, 2 hours daily of SPANISH CONVERSATION, and 1 hour daily of ORAL COMPREHENSION.
  • Course Credit
    The transcript from the Universidad de Malaga will reflect contact hours for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding transfer credit for this program.

Courses

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Universidad de Málaga
International Students
Beginning
90 Contact Hours
High Beginning
Intermediate
Advanced
90 Contact Hours
Superior
90 Contact Hours
High Superior
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Kendra Ansotigue

Program Manager, Spain

MÁLAGA TEAM

Heidi Doerr

Resident Director, Spain

Iker Villamarin Renteria

Assistant Resident Director, Spain

Rocio Villalba

Student Services Coordinator, Spain

Eugenio Aguilar

IT Director - Europe, Spain

José Manuel Garrido

Systems Administrator, Spain

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Spanish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor. Uncovering the uniqueness of your neighborhood and the surrounding areas will help you to feel right at home. No matter which type of housing you choose, you will have a short commute to class. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between 15 and 40 minutes depending on housing and class locations. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing requests cannot be guaranteed.

Homestay

Homestays are best if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. Homestays will provide three meals a day (except on ISA excursion days) and laundry service once a week. You will typically share a room with another ISA student of the same gender. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Excursions are not included in this session, however, while you are abroad, you will have the opportunity to take part in cultural activities offered by the ISA resident staff. 

Cultural activities in Málaga

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Málaga. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Málaga special. 

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included visiting the Alcazaba, taking a boat ride around the Málaga Bay, taking a cooking class, and wine tasting.