Spanish culture and intercultural communication in Alicante

Key Information


Application Deadline: 23/10/23 at 9:00 am

Ref: 10007880


Departure Date: 24/03/24

Return Date: 28/03/24


£450: the cost for flights, accommodation and programme fee. Students will be required to pay for: airport transfers, food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £350


Accommodation: On-campus accommodation will be booked by DMU, with students in shared rooms

Travel: Flights will be booked by DMU


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

How to pay

Payment details: Students will be required to pay £100 as a contribution towards the cost of travel, accommodation and programme fee after being offered a place on the trip. The DMU Global bursary of £350 will be deducted directly from the overall cost of the booking.

Carbon Levy

Student contribution: To offset the carbon emissions from the flight for this trip there is a £3 Carbon Levy for this trip which has been added to the total cost. Information about how this Levy will be used can be found here.


All DMU students are eligible to participate on this opportunity but it would be particularly relevant to those with a demonstrable interest in intercultural learning, students enrolled on a Spanish language course and/or first-year students who are considering studying abroad on exchange.

There are a maximum of 20 places available, with a minimum of 10 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommend to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Trip description

This trip hosted by the University of Alicante will give participants the opportunity to explore Spanish culture, while developing their intercultural competence. Through an immersive experience, where students will stay in accommodation on-campus and complete 2-days of taught content delivered by University of Alicante academics, participants will get a feel of what it is like to study at a Spanish University.

The taught content on this trip will be a 10-hour short course on the topic of intercultural communication. The aim of this course to help prepare learners to prosper in an interconnected, multicultural and rapidly changing world and as a result of participating it is hoped that individuals are able to develop the skills and knowledge required to navigate globalised environments and to appreciate the benefits of cultural diversity. As a result of completing this interactive learning, participants will develop competencies that facilitate effective communication during intercultural interactions.

Through the course and interactions with the University of Alicante students and staff will get a first-hand insight to Spanish culture. There will be opportunities to engage with Spanish peers during a campus tour, a welcome event and a tapas cooking course.  

The total cost for flights and accommodation for this trip to Alicante is £450. The DMU Global bursary of £350 will be deducted from the total cost, students will be expected to pay just £100.

Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop knowledge, skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Alicante are to…

  • Experience and learn about Spanish culture through taught and cultural activities
  • Develop intercultural competency to be able to interpret global issues, understand and appreciate different world views, and are able to effectively interact across cultures
  • Experience teaching and learning in a different country and culture
  • Inspire participants to pursue further international study/work opportunities and intercultural learning

DMU Global Funding

Students that successfully apply for this opportunity will qualify for a special DMU Global bursary. The estimated total cost for flights and accommodation for this trip to Alicante is £450. With the deduction of the £350 DMU Global Bursary,
the cost to students for this opportunity is just £100!

Cultural activities

As part of this opportunity, there will be organised guided visits to Guadalest, a Valencian mountain top village and Altea a beautiful city on the Costa Blanca. There will also be free time during the week for exploring Alicante independently.

Top attractions include the 16th century castle Castillo de Santa Bárbara which offers sweeping views of the city; the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante home to an excellent collection of 20th century Spanish art; and Basílica de Santa María, the old-towns flamboyant 18th century church. Additionally, there’s a long waterfront with numerous beaches and an excellent eating scene.

Visa Information

Due to various external factors and an unprecedented demand for international travel, there are significant delays in visa processing, as well as very limited availability of application appointment slots for some countries and embassies.

We recommend that you take all appropriate steps to secure a visa as soon as practically possible, and to notify DMU Global if you face any issues. It is your responsibility to meet the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to. Failing to do so may mean that you’re liable for the costs incurred to the university (including repayment of the DMU Global bursary).