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Study Abroad in Alicante, Spain

canceled for Summer 2020

    Program Highlights

    • Study in one of the most beautiful and popular tourist destinations on the Costa Blanca
    • All courses and program activities conducted in English, but get a chance to practice and improve your Spanish speaking skills
    • Earn six hours of MU summer school credit
    • Learn about Spanish business culture and practices with a focus on doing business in Europe and Spain
    • Take a class from one Spanish professor and one MU professor
    • Visit world-class international companies
    • Enjoy opportunities for cross-cultural experiences
    • Open to all majors
    • Read more in the detailed Spain information document.


    About this program

    The University of Missouri (MU) and the University of Alicante (AU) offer two courses (6 credits) in international business. Course options will be finalized by October 2019.

    University of Missouri Course Offerings

    • Finance 3000 - Corporate Finance - prerequisites can be found on MyZou
    • Management 3540 - prerequisites can be found on MyZou 

    University of Alicante Course Offerings

    • Management 3975 - Leading Across Multinational Organizations - no prerequisites
    • Marketing 3975/Business Administration 8730 - Marketing in the European Union and Tourism Marketing - no prerequisites

    Note: If insufficient students sign up, the college reserves the right to reduce the quantity of course offerings and/or cancel the program.

    Classes will be limited to approximately 20 MU students, with first preference given to students who are seniors and majoring in the particular topic. You should plan to discuss these courses and this study abroad program with your advisor to clarify exactly how these courses will satisfy the graduation requirements for your particular major or emphasis area.

    Pre-departure Classes at MU

    Prior to the start of the program, pre-departure class sessions will be held in Cornell Hall, beginning in April. The purpose of these class meetings will be to provide lectures on the principles of international business, review information regarding the companies that will be visited and orientation to the host country, travel administration, and safety abroad.

    This is a non-credit course for which you will be required to register before the first day of the pre-departure class, in order to go on the program. You will not be charged any educational fees for this “course”. When registering – search in “additional criteria” for the Class Number only.

    Note: You are required to attend every pre-departure class to prepare for the program, or you will not be allowed to participate in the program. Special circumstances may allow flexibility on this requirement but must be approved by the program director before the class absence. If you are dropped from the program due to non-attendance, you will be subject to the penalties listed under Withdrawal Procedure & Penalties.

    Pre-Departure Class Schedule


    • April 14 to May 5, 2020
    • 6-8 p.m.
    • 42 Cornell Hall
    • You must be 18 or older.
    • You must be in good academic standing and have no current or past disciplinary sanctions.
    • You will need a passport that is valid for at least six months after your scheduled return date.
    • Copy of all program passports due to Study Abroad office by March 31.
    • You will be asked to sign a liability release form and a medical release form (included in the International Center’s orientation materials).
    • You must meet minimum health insurance requirements set by the university.
    • You must attend all of the Trulaske College of Business’s pre-departure class meetings.
    • You will be expected to fully complete the application and International Center safety and security orientation through MyStudyAbroad.
    • Participants must agree to the terms expressed in the MU student conduct manual and the MU “Conditions of Participation and Program Acceptance” form.


    During your program in Alicante, you will be a 5 to7-minute walk across the street from campus in the Villa Universitaria. You will share a room and bath with one roommate. The Villa has a beautiful swimming pool, internet access in the rooms, and laundry facilities in the building. The Cafeteria is located adjacent to the building, providing easy access for meals. Three meals per day at the Villa are included at no extra cost. Also, three or four dinner events are included as part of the social and cultural activities in this program. The new Metra allows for easy and flexible access from campus to the center of Alicante (old town and La Puerta de Alicante) and its beautiful beaches.

    Program Dates: June 26-July 24, 2020

    Itinerary is subject to change

    Date Day Daily Schedule Meals Included (B-breakfast; L-lunch; D-dinner) Other Activities
    6/26 Fri

    Depart for Spain

    6/27 Sat

    Student arrival in dormitory by 5 p.m.

    7 p.m. Program Orientation

    9 p.m. Tour of San Vicente

    6/28 Sun

    Tour downtown Alicante

    Tabarca Island (snorkeling and boating)

    BLD Tabarca Island Day Trip
    6/29 Mon

    9 to 10:30 a.m. Missouri Module (Introduction)

    10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Campus Tour

    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Alicante Module (Introduction)

    6/30 Tue

    Group 1: Guided winery visit

    Group 2: Footwear manufacturer

    BLD Company visits
    7/1 Wed

    Classes: 9 to 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Las Fuentes del Algar


    Cultural excursion

    7/2 Thu

    Classes: 9 to 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    7/3 Fri Travel to Granada for the weekend for a tour of La Alhambra BLD La Alhambra trip
    7/4 Sat Walking Tour of Granada and El Albaycin BLD La Alhambra trip
    7/5 Sun Tour of La Alhambra, citadel of the last Moorish kingdom of Spain BLD La Alhambra trip
    7/6 Mon

    Classes: 9 to 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    7/7 Tue

    Group 1: Footwear manufacturer

    Group 2: Guided winery visit

    BLD Company visits
    7/8 Wed

    Classes: 9 to 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Gualdalest and Altea

    BLD Cultural excursion
    7/9 Thu

    Classes: 9 to 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    7/10 Fri **Free Day BLD  
    7/11 Sat **Free Day BLD  
    7/12 Sun **Free Day BLD  
    7/13 Mon

    Classes: 9 to 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    7/14 Tue

    European Union

    7/15 Wed

    Classes: 9 to 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    7/16 Thu

    Classes: 9 to 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    7/17 Fri **Free Day    
    7/18 Sat **Free Day    
    7/19 Sun **Free Day    
    7/20 Mon

    Classes: 9 to 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    7/21 Tue

    Classes: 9 to 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    7/22 Wed

    Classes: 9 to 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    7/23 Thu

    Classes: 9 to 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Final program dinner

    7/24 Fri Dormitory Checkout/Program Ends. B  

    The program concludes when you check out of La Villa, which cannot be later than noon.

    Company Visits

    We have planned for you to visit many interesting and varied companies whose high-level managers may discuss some of their business strategies with you. These visits are subject to the availability to schedule and subject to company cancellations at the last minute.

    Weekend Travel

    Long weekends accommodate travel to other destinations during the 4-week program. This travel is at your expense and discretion and class attendance policies will remain in effect upon resumption the next week class sessions.

    Travel to program site from the U.S.

    The program fee does not include round-trip airfare cost from the US to the program site. You must fly on your own or with friends by arranging your own flight itineraries and reservations. The Alicante airport (ALC) will be the final destination for flight planning for this program. During the spring class meetings, you will be assisted with information on program staff flight itineraries and how to book flights for traveling together. We will also explain the process for taking a taxi from the airport to the dormitory, where the student managers will be waiting to greet you and assist you with checking into the dormitory. Failure to provide a paid ticket itinerary by Apr 28 may result in being dropped from the program.

    How to Pay for Study Abroad

    Student Financial Aid These courses qualify for financial aid. Before going to the Financial Aid Office (11 Jesse Hall), visit the Trulaske Study Abroad office (213 Cornell Hall) for the financial aid worksheet. It is highly recommended all students meet with their Financial Aid advisor to discuss paying for study abroad. Scholarships Trulaske Study Abroad Scholarship deadline: February 15 For additional scholarship opportunities visit the International Center website for a list of available scholarships.
    Student Planning Budget Cost
    Tuition-resident (6 credit hours) $1,794
    Tuition-non resident (6 credit hours) $5,398
    Trulaske Business Course Fee $578
    Technology Fee $84
    Program Fee $3,595
    MU International Center Study Abroad Fee $245
    Airefare (estimated) $1,400
    Estimated cost for Missouri residents $7,696
    Estimated cost for non-Missouri residents $11,298

    Note: Tuition is estimated as Undergraduate Resident fees and is approximate until the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri sets the new fees in April during the spring semester prior to departure. Non-resident students pay their usual additional non-resident fees. Provided you are taking courses necessary for graduation – this simply shifts tuition costs from one term to another. The costs presented above in the student-planning budget are best estimates within five percent.

    The program fee quoted above (billed to your student account in May) includes the following:

    1. All transportation in country for program planned company and cultural visits.
    2. All lodging at the university dormitory for the entire four-week program period in Alicante.
    3. Three meals a day every day are included (at no extra charge) for the four-week program in Alicante.
    4. Multiple program social dinner events and cultural visits during the four-week program.
    5. Weekend trip to Granada, tour of the Alhambra, Flamenco dancing, dinner.
    6. Day trip boat outing to Tabarca Island for sunning, snorkeling, etc.
    7. Required University of Missouri GeoBlue Insurance coverage for the duration of the program. (Note: In some cases, you may be required to pay out of pocket to receive services. This coverage allows you to submit claims for reimbursement by GeoBlue for any medical expenses incurred out of the US while on the program. )
    • Round trip transportation from the US to Alicante.
    • Weekend travel and daily expenses are extra personal expenses by the student, which will depend upon the wants and desires of each student, such as travel destinations, going out with friends, personal items, souvenirs, gifts, etc.
    • MU tuition for the two summer courses (6 hours) billed to your student account in the spring. Resident students pay usual resident fees. Non-resident students will pay the usual non-resident fees.
    • Passport, passport renewal or passport application fees.
    • MU International Center study abroad administrative fee covers MU support services for student emergencies during the program period.

    Student must contact Student Services Coordinator directly by e-mail documenting any withdrawals from the intended study abroad program. Withdrawal date will be determined to be the date shown on the e-mail that is sent to the Student Services Coordinator in 213 Cornell Hall stating intent to withdraw.

    Amount Withdrawl After
    $100 Deposit After Date of Application - no exceptions
    $600 will be billed March 1
    $2,000 will be billed April 1
    Total Program Fee billed May 1

    ***Depending on the date that you withdraw from the program, the study abroad department may or may not be able to get a refund from the vendor. Your refund will be relative to the costs that can be recovered. If you have not been billed the program fee at the time of your withdrawal – you will be billed for any cancellations fees charged to the program.


    You must have a valid passport with an expiration date more than six months after the program return date.

    • A copy of your passport is due to the Study Abroad office (213 Cornell) by March 31, 2020
    • U.S. citizens do not need a visa for visits to Spain
    • If you are not a U.S. citizen, check the country’s web page to determine if you need to apply for a tourist visa 

    I understand that in some special circumstances I may not receive full academic credit for the study abroad program for which I have applied. These circumstances include, but are not limited to:

    • Cancellation of the program due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Missouri
    • A decision by the University, in its sole discretion, that cancellation of the program is appropriate based on health, safety, or similar circumstances
    • My inability to participate in or complete the program due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Missouri
    • My dismissal from the program

    I understand that in any of these circumstances, I will be refunded only those costs that can be recovered by the University of Missouri or the University’s partner program. If I have not been billed the program fee at the time of my withdrawal, I understand that I will be billed for any cancellation fees charged to the program.

    The itinerary of this program may be modified by the Trulaske College of Business and/or the University of Missouri due to health, safety, or similar concerns. The withdrawal fees listed above will apply to students if this occurs. Transportation change fees and expenses will be the responsibility of the student.

    Contact Us


    • Application Deadline: March 31. 
    • The program will accept up to 40 students.