Spanish Language, Literature & Electives in English
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).
Summer 1 2020
May 29, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020
Mar 25, 2020
90 Contact Hours
2.50 Minimum GPA*
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This program accommodates students at all levels of Spanish proficiency. Courses are taught by host university faculty at the Universidad de Málaga’s Centro Internacional de Español. Beginning and intermediate level Spanish courses are held with international students, while advanced Spanish and courses in English are held with ISA students only. Students will complete a placement test upon arrival in Málaga to confirm their language level and Spanish courses.
You may combine the Summer 1 and Summer 2 sessions for a discounted price by selecting both sessions when submitting your online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Málaga Program Manager.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Meals and Laundry Service
Bridging Cultures Program
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
Course Selection and Placement
- Students enroll in 90 contact hours. Course enrollment and final schedules are confirmed onsite following a required placement exam.
- Students at the Beginning, High Beginning, or Intermediate levels of Spanish will be able to take either a Spanish language course OR electives in English.
- Students at the Advanced level of Spanish will be able to choose from Spanish language coursework and/or electives in English.
Language Requirement Policy
- There is no language requirement for this program.
- The transcript from the Universidad de Málaga will reflect contact hours for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding transfer credit for this program.
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- Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Support & Funding
Resident Director, Spain
Iker Villamarin Renteria
Assistant Resident Director, Spain
Student Services Coordinator, Spain
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.View all Funding Options
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.
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.
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.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
Granada is a picturesque and mountainous university town. It has always been a multicultural city and was the last Moorish stronghold during the Catholic reconquest of Spain. You will explore Granada’s multicultural past through visits to historic neighborhoods like the Albaicín and Realejo. During an unforgettable evening flamenco show, you will have the chance to soak up Spanish music and culture. You will also visit important cultural sites including the Alhambra fortress, Spain’s most popular tourist attraction.
On this excursion you will tour the famous Mezquita, a 10th-century mosque that curiously houses a 16th-century cathedral. You will explore the historic Jewish quarter and visit one of three original synagogues remaining in Spain. Córdoba was once home to Romans, Muslims, Christians and Jews, each leaving imprints that you will be able to identify by the time you leave.
Seville is a lively yet laid-back city known for its sunny skies, bullfighting, and as at the birthplace of flamenco. You will visit the Seville Cathedral, Giralda Bell Tower, and the magnificent Royal Alcázar, whose halls and gardens you might recognize from various Game of Thrones episodes. You will visit some of Andalusia’s oldest and most unique neighborhoods where you will see a blend of architectural styles reflective of Seville’s multicultural past and the world’s largest gothic church.
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.