“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” -Henry Miller

Program Highlights

The Center for Cross-Cultural Study(CC-CS) offers an exceptional opportunity for cross-cultural study in Alicante, Spain at the Universidad de Alicante (UA).  CC-CS  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.

Application 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.

Application Details

Student must complete the SMC Application and the Lasallian Consortium application. Students will need to submit with their application: a copy of their passport, an official transcript, and two passport photos.


Tuition & Fees $20,615
Room (Board Included) $6,985
Travel (Estimated) $1,500-2,000
Student Visa $555.33
Books (Estimated) $550
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $1,100
Study Abroad Deposit $600
Security/Housing Deposit
Housing Application Fee $50

Host University

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota


List of Courses offered

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You live in a Spanish homestay with full room and board.

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Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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