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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview

ISA Malaga - View
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   Quick Facts

  • Take courses in art, political science and business in English as well as Spanish language courses for intermediate and advanced speakers
  • Participate in the Bridging Cultures Program to help ease your transition into your study abroad experience
  • Spend one or two summer sessions in the growing, coastal city of Málaga
  • Enjoy excursions to locations such as Madrid, Toledo, Granada, etc.

Location

ISA Malaga - Cathedral
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Location Details

Málaga, Spain (pop. 600,000), a breathtaking Mediterranean gem located in the famed Costa del Sol, is a city teeming with art and culture. One of the oldest still-inhabited cities in Europe, Málaga's extensive multicultural history invites students to experience the essence and foundations of true Andalusian and Spanish culture.

Known for year-round sunshine, beaches, and exquisite food, it is no wonder that Malagueños (residents of Málaga) can be observed any day of the year strolling along the city's verdant pedestrian promenades and seaside walkways, taking advantage of the region's exceptional climate.

Málaga is the birthplace of Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso, and students will have the opportunity to visit his home, amongst numerous other world-class art museums and historical monuments that reflect the city's multicultural past. Fusing tradition with modernity, Málaga is home to Spain's third largest airport, where students will have quick access to places all across Spain and Europe right at their fingertips.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will not require a visa if your program is less than 90 days in length.* Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas.  If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

Ranked number 14 among Spanish universities according to the Center for World University Rankings (2014), the Universidad de Málaga (UMA) has exhibited success through its wide range of academic subjects that annually attract students from all over the world, including Asia, Europe, and the United States. The UMA was founded in 1972 as a state institution under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education and Science. Today, the UMA has become the cultural center of the city with an annual enrollment of nearly 35,000 students. This young, but dynamic institution is dedicated to teaching, research, and serving its students.

The UMA's Center for Cursos de Español para Extranjeros, located in eastern Málaga, offers courses in Spanish language and culture to international students. There are limited computer facilities at the UMA's Center for Cursos de Español para Extranjeros campus, therefore, most students utilize the wireless and computer facilities available at the ISA office. The ISA office is located right downtown, en route to the university. Students enrolled at this campus have full access to the facilities and resources available on the main UMA campuses (Teatinos and El Ejido), including WiFi, computer labs, libraries, an athletic gym, and intramural sports.

Course Disclaimer:

  • Course placement is often based on a placement test administered on-site
  • Beginning Spanish students will take all of their courses in English
  • There may be mandatory prerequisites for some courses offered
  • For a specific list of course prerequisites, please refer to the course listing/course descripts for this program on the ISA website

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale
Click here to view how credits and grades at University of Malaga will convert to ASU credits and grades.

University of Malaga
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ISA Malaga - uni
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Housing

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ISA Granada- Family
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Program Housing

ISA housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Spanish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Spain. All ISA housing options are either within walking distance or conveniently located near public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between 15 and 40 minutes depending on housing and class locations. Please note: all housing in Spain is subject to availability. 

Homestay:
Homestays are the norm for Spain, and are encouraged by ISA. ISA participants living in homestays will be provided with three meals per day (except on ISA excursion days) and laundry service once per week for the official duration of the program. This is included in the ISA program cost. Students usually share a bedroom with another ISA student, but have the option of paying extra to secure an individual room.

Independent Housing:
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option may receive a discount equal to the housing portion (room, board, and laundry) of the program price. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and rent directly to the housing facility that you choose. Students who pursue independent housing will be required to complete an Independent Housing Waiver with the Study Abroad Office. For more information, please contact your International Coordinator.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Summer Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Summer Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.