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Field Trips for Alicante, Spain

You are encouraged to participate in the organized field trips, which are included in your program fees. In addition to the program field trips, you'll also have field trips as part of many of your courses and have numerous informal activities that expose you to the local culture as well. Destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.

The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.


Join a day trip to the coastal city of Valencia, the third largest city in Spain. Set on the coast with picturesque museums and parks, it is a city rich in history and culture. We will have a guided walking tour of the city center in the morning. Also, Valencia features the architecturally stunning City of Arts and Sciences museum complex, which we will visit in the afternoon.

Tabarca Island

We will take a ferry to the fortified island of Tabarca, a small island with rich history just a few miles away from Alicante. Tabarca is also a marine reserve, ideal to practice snorkeling.

Altea, Fuentes de Algar, and Benidorm

In the morning, visit the town of Altea, known for its beautiful old quarter built upon a hill. Have lunch by the fountains of Algar (waterfalls) where we will be able to swim in its cold water, and in the afternoon visit the tourist hot spot of Benidorm.

Guadalest and Calpe

In the morning, visit the sixteenth-century Moorish fortified town of Guadalest, perched on the side of a cliff. In the afternoon, we will visit Calpe and its famous Peñon de Ifach, a massive limestone outcrop over 300 meters high, and we will spend some time at the beach.


Join our three-day, two-night field trip to the vibrant city of Barcelona with the famous Sagrada Familia and enjoy Gaudi’s masterpieces. As the capital of Catalunya, a region of Northern Spain, we will explore the unique culture and traditions that the sea side city has to offer. Barcelona will amaze you with its rich history, culture, architecture, and design.


Visit the town of Altea, known for its beautiful old quarter built upon a hill. The city is a maze of narrow streets and of whitewashed, Moorish inspired architecture, overlooking a palm-line seafront.

Cabo San Antonio and Jávea

Take a morning trek up to the Cabo of San Antonio, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. In the afternoon visit the city of Jávea, a coastal gem with a fourteenth-century church, ancient walls first built to keep out pirates, and a white-sand beach.


Join a 2-night field trip to explore the capital of the last Moorish kingdom in Spain with the Alhambra palace, beautiful grounds, and gardens. Granada is also very popular for its Arab baths, flamenco shows, and tapas.

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2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall: Open

January session (3 weeks): Open

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer Programs: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

January session: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

70 students


English | Spanish


APUNE--Associación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España

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