Why Pre-College in
in the European Union
Settled in the heart of Spain’s cultural history, Málaga is an ideal place to build your understanding of the European Union, using Spain as a case study. With a core course, conversational Spanish class, and a curriculum that embraces the city as part of your classroom, you head home with a summer full of memories and a stronger grasp of global development.
Coursework & Syllabi
Your core course focuses on studying Spain and the European Union, while your conversational Spanish class gives you a crash course in the language you need for daily life in Málaga.
The course analyzes the process of Spanish integration into the European Union, highlighting positive and negative impacts in the economic, social, and political dimensions. You also focus on the multicultural aspects of today’s European cities and examine the contributing factors behind urban Europe’s development in a global world.
- GLBS 130 Spain and the EU
3 credits | 45 hours
This course provides you with Spanish language learning to complement your term abroad. It is not expected to replace any level of college-level Spanish, rather it is meant to ignite further language study in the future and assist you in your daily life abroad. Class sessions stick to the basics, but also include some vocabulary words that are relevant to your core course.
- LANG 145 Beginner II Conversational Spanish
1 credit | 15 hours
- LANG 205 Intermediate Conversational Spanish
1 credit | 15 hours
- LANG 305 Advanced Conversational Spanish
1 credit | 15 hours
Dig into Spain and the European Union
The rich art, culture, and beauty of Málaga are the perfect home base to study Spain and the European Union. Spend your mornings in classes and afternoons around town for activities and field-based learning. As you explore the city, you connect in-class concepts with the world around you—identifying ways that the Málaga and Spain are shaped by global development and vice versa.
Learning in the City
Learn by doing when you head out into the city with your group. Each term is different, but you might:
You share a large apartment in downtown Málaga with CET peers. A group leader or resident advisor lives in the same apartment and regularly plans activities and outings for you and your class. Your neighborhood is centrally located—shops, museums, and even the Mercado Central de Atarazanas are just a few minutes’ walk from your door. And when it’s time for class, enjoy an easy commute by bus to the CET-Dickinson Center.
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
Most meals are taken with the group, and all meals are included in your program fee. Breakfasts and dinners are often had at home, where you can sharpen your skills in the kitchen. Lunches and some dinners are taken in groups in small restaurants or cafés near the school or the apartment. Try all the varieties of tapas downtown with your classmates, and end meals with chocolate tejeringos (churros).
As a beautiful port city along the Alboran Sea, Málaga offers something for everyone—from incredible museums and beautiful gardens to historical sites and Costa del Sol. Whether you’re at the port learning about the city’s shipping history, on an excursion to explore the Roman and Moorish sites around the city, or you’re simply basking in Málaga’s beach town atmosphere, there’s always something new to discover.
Out and About
Each term, the program offers different ways for you and your peers to explore Málaga and the local culture. You might take a flamenco dance class with your classmates. Try your hand at local cuisine with a cooking lesson from a local chef. Head over to the Roman theater to listen to live music on a sunny afternoon. Enjoy the views of the city from above with a hike in the Málaga mountains.
See a New City
Pack your bags for an overnight trip to Madrid with the entire group. Explore local cuisine with a food tour and discover subtle differences in flavors. Visit the EU offices, then head out for guided exploration of the city—see the monuments, famous artworks, and world-class museums that make Madrid a destination for many travelers all over the world. And before you head back to Málaga, relax at El Retiro Park, a green haven within Spain’s capital city.
2020 Summer Fees
2020 Summer Fees: $6,190
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, or a recent graduate not yet enrolled in a college or university degree program
- 1 year of high school level Spanish or the equivalent
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.
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.