University of Alicante – Alicante Spain


The University of Alicante

The University of Alicante (UA) is located on the outskirts of the port city of Alicante, Spain in the southeastern portion of the country. The university is the 4th most populous province in Spain, just 6 km from the Mediterranean Sea. The area enjoys mild winter temperatures and hot summers, making it known for its massive tourism sector. Hundreds of thousands of tourists from across Europe visit the province, especially the beaches of Costa Blanca, each year. An interesting issue plaguing the sector currently is climate change.

The University of Alicante offers tourism studies at every level:

  1. Undergraduate degree in Tourism
  2. Dual Undergraduate degree in Tourism and Business Administration
  3. Master’s Degree in Tourism Management and Planning
  4. Doctoral Degree in Tourism
  5. *Diploma in Tourism (These courses will be phased out after 2017-18)

The school’s campus is an ideal setting home to 27,500 students and known for its architecture, green areas, and sculptures. Some UA building have won relevant architecture awards in recent years. The school also strives to provide inclusive areas for academic and professional meetings.

The STHM exchange program is for Undergraduate, Masters, PhDs, and Faculty who want to study or do research for 1-2 semesters. If a student chooses to study abroad for a full year, the first semester they pay Temple University tuition and the second semester they pay Alicante tuition. Financial aid can be used to pay both semesters.