One of the many things I really enjoyed about Alicante, Spain was definitely taking beautiful hikes to appreciate my surroundings. Back home in El Paso, it’s a dry desert landscape with cacti and limited access to flowers. So it is a refreshing change of view in Cova Tallada; certainly amazing. Our hike in Cova Tallada started off with a slightly less amazing pathway, but as we got to the edge, it was worth it, there was a beautiful view to the ocean. Then it was time for breakfast: tuna sandwiches…

You may be asking: “Where can I print my documents on campus?” when you’re studying or interning abroad in Alicante, Spain. At the University of Alicante, there are several places where you can print your documets in a quick, inexpensive, and easy way. Here’s a list of Copy-shops at the University: ‘Puntero y Chip’ copy-shop at Law Faculty, Building 11 (Facultad de Derecho). ‘Gamma’ Copy-shop at Building 25 (Aulario General 1) ‘Puntero y Chip’ copy-shop at Building 38 (Óptica) ‘Gamma’ Copy-shop at Main Library, Building 33 (Biblioteca General), however…

Our first Intercambio (Exchange) session was at Social Club II. That was a great opportunity for our students to practice their Spanish. We met along with Spanish native speakers interested in improving their English, creating a relaxed atmosphere where could be done fluent informal conversations. There was a main purpose: exchange contact information to keep in touch both Spanish and English native speakers, that is to say, our students could network with locals to establish other appointment out of this first Intercambio. For this, were given some useful…

A mixed experience of health, environment and a wonderful opportunity to get an up-close view of one of the most breathtaking landscapes in Busot, located in the Alicante province of Spain. CEA students take this journey, along with other travelers, to visit the Cabeço d’Or mountain and Cuevas de Canelobre. The excursion began near the Canelobre caves called Plá de la Gralla then passed by Racó de Seva where our guys and gals had to walk up a steep cliff to reach Collado de Polset. After climbing the…

Every semester, CEA students get the unique cultural engagement opportunity to got to a tapas cooking workshop in Alicante, Spain. From learning how to clean squid to chopping tomatoes, this delicious workshop leaves you with a better understanding of the Spanish culture and a full stomach. Find the recipes featured in the video below! Ensaladilla Rusa (Russian Salad) Ingredients 6 potatoes, cleaned 2 carrots, peeled 400gr. mayonnaise 20gr. Piquillo pepper, minced 2 eggs, hard boiled and chopped breadsticks 1 can tuna fish Cooking Boil the potatoes with peel…

Sometimes people who have pets make the ugly decision to abandon them to their fate. However, there are good people who give their helping hand to an animal shelter which needs all the love study abroad and internship students have to offer. Last week our students went to ‘Asoka el Grande’ animal shelter, located from a few miles to the campus. It is a non-profit association which requests, among others, dog walkers. CEA-ers were proposed to go there to help the other volunteers, and that they did. Once thier…

  Alicante, on Spain’s gorgeous Costa Blanca, offers sun, sand, and an amazing opportunity to immerse into Spanish life. Make the most of your time abroad! When you’re studying in Alicante, keep these tips in mind: 1. You’re not just visiting here, you’re living here—so get involved! Hang out and go places with your host family, get set up with a Language Exchange partner through CEA and the Univesrity of Alicante, volunteer in the community, and more. 2. Don’t freak out about taking public transportation to the University…

Confused about how to get cash when you’re out and about in ALC town? Don’t stress, because it’s not difficult. When in Rome do as the Romans do (or, in this case, the Alicantians)…here are some options: 1. In the offices of Alicante’s main banks, you can change money safely. Keep in mind that banks are only open in the morning and that you will pay a fee. As for traveler’s checks, banks still accept them… but you should know that this “medieval” form of currency is not…

Living in Alicante is a magical experience to say the least. You get the chance to either live in a homestay with a host family or in an apartment. The food is amazing and the Spanish is authentic. These students are living the dream! Meet Rebecca, Shannon and Taylor, three University of Wisconsin – Green Bay students loving the Alicante life. Families at the homestay are super helpful, the schedule cannot be beat and the paella is to die for! Bonus: CEA housing options in Alicante Chandler shares…

We may be a tiny bit biased, but we think Spain has some of the best food in the world. That said, being a vegetarian in this country can be…challenging. But don’t worry about it, because I’ve created a list of the best vegetarian restaurants in Alicante, all known for offering seasonal fruit and vegetables of the Mediterranean. Fast & Bio: This organic vegetarian café specializes in pizza, but also offers salads and more along with eco wine, beer, and drinks. L’Indret: Open for lunch during the week,…