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Dickinson in Spain (Málaga, Spain)

Full Brochure for the Dickinson in Spain Program

The seaside city of Málaga is home to Dickinson in Spain. Under the guidance of a Dickinson faculty member serving as resident director, students pursue classes in Spanish language, culture, history and art. Participants live with families and may undertake internships and community-service activities while living in Málaga.

Dickinson College offered its first full-year study abroad program in Spain in 1985 in cooperation with the Universidad de Málaga (UMA). Since that time, Dickinson has expanded its offerings in Málaga and now runs a comprehensive program that focuses on Spanish language and literature, culture, and society and includes internships and courses in economics and international business. Program participants have the opportunity to sample courses offered at the Teatinos campus of the Universidad de Málaga, which has eight schools and institutes and more than 50,000 students. For Dickinson students, this is an opportunity to integrate into Spanish university life and to see how the experience of attending a large university compares to that of attending a small liberal-arts college.

Semesters Offered

Academic Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester

Academic Requirements

3.0 GPA and Spanish 231*
Interviews in Spanish may be conducted at the discretion of the faculty coordinator at any time in order to review a candidate's eligibility.

*If taking the Business track, where student takes two courses in English, the minimum requirement is Spanish 202 (previously Spanish 230)

Academic Areas of Study

Economics, International Business and Management, Internships, Music, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish

Application Deadlines

Full year/Fall semester: February 15
Spring semester: September 15

Living Situation

Family homestay

On-site Resident Director 2023-25: Prof. Margaret Frohlich (

On-campus Coordinators: Elise Bartosik-Vélez (

Internships are available only in the spring semester to full academic-year students.