Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

Alicante University

University of Alicante Exchange Program


Program Details
Location(s)  Alicante, Spain
Term   Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Credit   Biology, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Literature, Math, Management, Marketing
Classes Held  On-site
Housing   Residence Hall
Passport Required       
Program Eligibility
GPA 2.5
Grad credit Not Available
Non-WIU   No
Pre-requisite Basic Spanish Skills
Student Year Sophomore, Junior, Senior

About the Program

General: The University of Alicante is located in southeastern Spain and is a Mediterranean port. Students participating in this exchange program have options to take a Spanish language course along with other coursework in English or to take coursework in Spanish alongside other Spanish students.

Housing and Meals: The accommodation options at the University of Alicante include homestays, shared apartments, and student dormitories. More information is available the University of Alicante accommodation website. 

Entry Requirements: Students must apply for a visa before entering Spain. Visa requirements can be found on the Spanish Consulate in Chicago website.

Health Insurance: It is a university policy that all WIU students who study abroad are either covered under WIU student health insurance OR have purchased the Patriot Travel Medical Insurance plan through IMG.

Costs (Comparative Table)

Tuition 12 semester hours, plan Q 4,603.44 4,603.44
Application Fee   75.00
International Required Insurance   200.00
Passport   170.00
Housing and Meals 4,790.00 3,000.00
Student visa   160.00
Books and Supplies 400.00 200.00
Total 9,793.44 8,408.44*

  *Students will arrange their own airfare. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available. 

Semester Dates

Fall: Late August-Mid-December

Spring: Late January-Early June

You can find out more information about the University of Alicante by visiting their website.


Exchange students are eligible to take most courses offered at University of Alicante. Courses are offered in a wide range of disciplines allowing students to take coursework towards major, minor, and general education requirements during the same semester.

For more options visit website for University of Alicante.



Contact Us

Sarah Looman
For Semester/Internships

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