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On-Site Staff for Alicante, Spain

The Alicante program has a Resident Director (RD) who is responsible for the USAC office abroad and overall operations of the program, including securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours, and overseeing your general well-being.

Meet the Resident Director

Luis Fernández, a native of Galicia, Spain, has been the Resident Director for the Alicante program since 2001. Luis earned his master’s degree from the University of Stirling, Scotland, and is fluent in Spanish, Galician, and English.

Verónica Frías, born in Alicante, complete the excellent on-site staff who will help you out during your stay in Alicante. The USAC staff will meet the group flight at the airport and provide the mandatory on-site orientation, as well as additional resources and support while you are on the program.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Spring 2024: Open
    • Early admission deadline: Sept 15
    • Standard deadline: Oct 1
  • January 2024: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 15

2024-25 Application Cycle

  • Summer 2024: Open
    • Summer Internship deadline: March 15
    • Session I or I&II deadline: March 15
    • Session II deadline: April 15
  • Fall/Yearlong 2024-25: Open
    • Early admission deadline: March 15
    • Standard deadline: May 1
  • Spring 2025: Open
    • Early admission deadline: Sept 15
    • Standard deadline: Oct 1
  • January 2025: Opens December 1


  • Summer, Semester & January Programs:
    • Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Summer Hospitality Internship Program:
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Junior standing at time of internship
    • Four semesters of college-level Spanish

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

70 students


English, Spanish


APUNE – Asociación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España

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