Why Pre-College in
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Settled in the heart of Spain’s cultural history, Málaga is an ideal place for global learning. You’ll learn about Spain’s role on the international stage and discover whether a job in an international field might be right for you. You’ll be challenged with college-level courses, learn some conversational Spanish, and live in the city where Picasso was born.
Coursework & Syllabi
Your Global Perspectives class focuses on studying Spain and the EU, while your conversational Spanish class gives you a crash course in the language you need for daily life in Málaga.
The course will analyze the process of Spanish integration into the European Union, highlighting the impacts (both positive and negative) in the economic, social and political dimensions, focusing as well in the multicultural dimension of today’s European cities. It aims to highlight the dimensions of the European society, making reference to the different phenomena that European (and Spanish) cities face today. The intent is to introduce the factors that configure urban Europe, to understand its development in a global world.
- MA/GLBS Spain and the EU
45 hours. 3 credits.
You are placed into a 1-credit language course based on your current language level. This course includes supporting vocabulary for success in your thematic course and life in Spain.
15 hours. 1 credit.
- MA/LANG 145 Beginner II Conversational Spanish
- MA/LANG 205 Intermediate Conversational Spanish
- MA/LANG 305 Advanced Conversational Spanish
Study Spain + the EU
Málaga is sometimes called the most underrated city of Spain. You’ll be surrounded by art, culture, and beauty as you learn the ways that culture, economics, and society at large have embraced or pushed back against new ideas. As you travel through the city with your class, you can see the various ways the city has changed since joining the European Union. You’ll learn about the good, the bad, and the in-between, then see it on the streets.
Learning in the City
Learn by doing when you head out into the city with your group. Each term is different, but you might:
- Visit the Picasso Museum and discuss the cultural implications of art with your professors
- Shop at the local markets and discuss how small businesses operate in a global environment
- Travel to local restaurants, practice ordering your meals, and experience Spanish culture all around you
You share a large apartment in downtown Málaga with CET peers and residential staff. Nearby grocery stores, museums, even the Mercado Central de Atarazanas will give you everything you need within a few blocks. You and your group will usually eat breakfast together at the apartment building, have lunch in the small restaurants around campus, and then go out for dinner with your fellow students. You’ll have everything you need within easy reach.
Experience Campus Life
Learning to share a space with new people and live without the comforts of home is a big adjustment. And on top of tackling college coursework, a foreign culture, and a new language… you’re in for a summer of learning. But with round-the-clock support from on-site staff and your new community abroad, you’ll go home ready to take on any challenge that comes your way.
Eating in Málaga
All meals are included in your program fee, giving you ample opportunity to explore the wide variety of Spanish cuisine with your group. If you’ve never had a glass of fresh squeezed juice, enjoy one for breakfast– but it’ll ruin you for the bottled type forever. Start your dinner with ensalada rosa (potato salad), then finish with chocolate tejeringos (churros). No experience in Spain would be complete without getting tapas; these small plates are ideal for for big groups of you and your fellow students since everyone can choose what they like.
Málaga offers something for everyone, from incredible museums to beautiful gardens and rivers to historical sites and Costa del Sol. Whether your teacher has taken you to the port to discuss Málaga’s history in shipping or excursions to see the Roman and Moorish sites around the city, you’ll love your life in Málaga.
Out and About
You’ll never be bored in Málaga. You and your fellow students might take a flamenco class together. Your teacher might take you to the market and collect ingredients to cook a Spanish dinner. Or maybe your group will head to the Roman theater to hear live music. You might even head to Costa del Sol with your CET cohort to see the beauty of the Mediterranean sea for yourself.
See a New City
You and your group will go to Madrid for a weekend. Sample the differences in local cuisine, visit the EU offices in the Spanish capital, then take a guided exploration of the famous public art and parks that make Madrid one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Wherever you and your group go, you know it will improve your language and cultural understanding of Spain.
Summer Fees: TBA
All of your classes and course materials are included with your tuition.
All of your meals are included with your program fees. For off-campus meals, we provide you with a food stipend.
We arrange for you to live with other CET students in an apartment or sharehouse. On-site staff live in the same building for round-the-clock support.
We are your support network. From pre-departure questions to academic support to emergency management, we’ve got your back.
You’re provided with a comprehensive insurance plan through GeoBlue. It even includes evacuation coverage for individual medical emergencies.
The activities and excursions that we arrange are included in your program fee. All you need to do is remember to bring your camera!
You’ll receive an official transcript from Dickinson College at the end of the program… the icing on the cake for your college applications.
For CET high school and pre-college programs, you must:
- Be between ages 15-18
- Be a rising junior or senior in high school, but not yet enrolled in a college or university degree program
Competitive applicants are motivated high school students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. However, admission decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, so students with lower GPAs are still encouraged to apply.
Complete the application through your online CET account. This is a brief form that asks for basic information and has a few short answer questions about why you want to study abroad.
Your online CET account has specific instructions for submitting an official transcript.
Use the link in your online account to send a recommendation request to one of your current or previous instructors.
Questions? Get in touch!
Price Subject to Change:
CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control.