Spanish Language Schools in Spain located in Seville, Cadiz, and Malaga

Custom Programs FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is included in a customized faculty-led program?

Every program is customized to fit the specific requirements and academic goals of the group. Some of the services provided in our programs include Spanish classes, accommodations, classroom facilities, ground transportation, pre-departure and on-site orientation sessions, 24/7 emergency support, a dedicated program coordinator to guide and advise faculty and students, cultural engaged activities, expert-led lectures, workshops, and study trips.

In what areas of study can CLIC cater to?

CLIC can customized the program to your field of study. The most common fields of study are Spanish language and culture, business, art history, architecture, history, public health, environment and sustainability, social justice, dance and music, etc.

What is the pre-departure online orientation for students?

The goal of the pre-departure orientation is to ensure that students have the information they need to enjoy their program abroad. During the orientation we go over program inclusions, cover health and safety protocols, accommodation rules and general tips to help students manage culture shock and make the most of their time abroad.

Are Spanish courses required?

No, Spanish courses are not a requirement although we do recommend it.

What’s the minimum number of students needed to run a custom program?

We suggest at least 10 students. In our experience, fewer than 10 can make the program cost-prohibitive because of fixed expenses. We also can accommodate much larger groups.

What type of accommodation are available for students and faculty leaders?

We can arrange housing in local host families, hotels/hostels, student residences, shared flats with Spaniards or international CLIC students, studios, and private apartments for faculty. We’re pleased to make every effort to meet your particular housing preferences.

What emergency support services does CLIC provide?

CLIC has an emergency phone line in each of our headquarters that students and faculty can call in case of an emergency after office hours:

Seville’s Emergency Phone: +34 658 986 626 (24hr emergency line)
Málaga’s Emergency Phone: +34 697 108 899 (24hr emergency line)
Cádiz’s Emergency Phone: +34 630 213 883 (24hr emergency line)

During business hours, please call:
Seville office: +34 954 502 131
Málaga office: +34 952 192 603
Cádiz office: +34 956 255 455

Additional Emergency Numbers:
General emergencies: 112
Police: 088
Fire Dept: 080

I take medication at home, how can I get access to it while I’m abroad?

If you’re on medication, it’s crucial to bring enough supply for your entire stay, along with the original prescription. All medication must be in its original packaging, and prescriptions should present your name and be signed by your physician. If it runs out, even in the case of a chronic illness, the foreign prescription will not be accepted. You will have to go to a local doctor, to prescribe the medicine again. It’s possible that the same medication may not be accessible in Spain. If this happens, contact your doctor in the USA to recommend a suitable alternative during your time abroad.

What can students and faculty do if they get sick?

Unless otherwise requested, all our groups have private health insurance included in their program costs. If someone becomes ill, they should contact the faculty leader of the group, and can then make a doctor’s appointment themselves, or ask the CLIC staff to do so.

What mental health resources are available for students?

Our staff will be the first contact to speak to the student and see what the problem is and which kind of help is needed. If they need to see a specialist, this will be handled through the insurance company.

Can students receive credit for customized faculty-led programs?

Students can receive university credit through our US partner institution if they take Spanish classes at one of our centers. Students can earn 1 semester credit for every 15 Spanish lessons they take with CLIC. However students must confirm with their home university that they will accept the credits.

All students studying Spanish at our school can choose to receive a U.S.-based transcript for the language courses they complete with us. CLIC has a School of Record relationship with the Benedictine College.

In addition to the rigorous reviews conducted by the International Association of Language Centres (IALC), our School of Record reviews every CLIC course, general academic practices, physical facilities, policies and standards. With their approval, after a process of observation and evaluation, the courses at CLIC receive a course equivalency based on similar courses offered at universities in the United States. Our courses are therefore validated for United States Higher Education credit by our School of Record.

Do students need a passport to travel to Spain?

Yes. U.S. citizens must have a vaild passport  during the dates of travel and for at least 6 months after the program end date.

Are visas provided for students and faculty members?

CLIC does not process visas however we can provide invitation letters to support your application when necessary. Please note that visas are not necessary for American citizens unless they plan to stay for longer than 90 days. However, starting in 2025, US citizens will need to purchase an ETIAS, a travel authorization document, in order to travel to Spain. You can read more about how to obtain the document here.

Academic Frequently Asked Questions

What courses can I earn credit for?

CLIC can provide official academic credit for Spanish courses levels A1 – C2.

How many credits can I earn?

The amount of credits you earn is based on the total number of instructional hours you successfully finish. You can obtain 1 semester credit for every 15 hours of Spanish instruction completed. For instance, if you complete 120 hours of class, it will transfer 8 academic credits.

My university is on the quarter system. How do I know how many quarter credits I will receive if CLIC uses semester credits?

Normally, 3 semester credits are equal to 1.5 quarter credits, and are obtained with 45 academic hours at CLIC. If your home university uses the quarter system, make sure to confirm with your university beforehand what their process is and how many units you will receive.

How can I be sure that my credits will be accepted by my home university?

As universities often have variety course prerequisites, it’s essential for faculty to verify with their home institution whether they will recognize these credits. Typically, this can be accomplished by providing the course syllabus before enrolling in the program, although each university may have its own set of criteria. If you want to get a copy of the syllabus, please request it at clic@clic.es.

As universities often have variety course prerequisites, it’s essential for faculty to verify with their home institution whether they will recognize these credits.

Every program is design to fit the specific requirements and academic goals of the group. Some of the services provided in our programs include Spanish classes, accommodations, classroom facilities, ground transportation, pre-departure and on-site orientation sessions, 24/7 emergency support, a dedicated program coordinator to guide and advise faculty and students, cultural immersion activities, expert-led lectures, workshops, and study trips.

In what areas of study can CLIC cater to?

CLIC can tailor the program to your field of study. The most common fields of study are Spanish language and culture, business, art history, architecture, history, public health, environment and sustainability, social justice, dance and music, etc.

What is the pre-departure online orientation for students?

The goal of the pre-departure orientation is to ensure that students have the information they need to enjoy their program abroad. During the session we go over program inclusions, cover health and safety protocols, accommodation rules and general tips to help students manage culture shock and make the most of their time abroad.

Are Spanish courses required?

No, Spanish courses are not a requirement although we do recommend it.

What’s the minimum number of students needed to run a custom program?

We suggest at least 10 students. In our experience, fewer than 10 can make the program cost-prohibitive because of fixed expenses. We also can accommodate much larger groups.

What type of accommodation are available for students and faculty leaders?

We can arrange housing in local host families, hotels/hostels, student residences, shared flats with Spaniards or international CLIC students, studios, and private apartments for faculty. We’re pleased to make every effort to meet your particular housing preferences.

What emergency support services does CLIC provide?

CLIC has an emergency phone line in each of our headquarters that students and faculty can call in case of an emergency after office hours:

Seville’s Emergency Phone: +34 658 986 626 (24hr emergency line)
Málaga’s Emergency Phone: +34 697 108 899 (24hr emergency line)
Cádiz’s Emergency Phone: +34 630 213 883 (24hr emergency line)

During business hours, please call:
Seville office: +34 954 502 131
Málaga office: +34 952 192 603
Cádiz office: +34 956 255 455

Additional Emergency Numbers:
General emergencies: 112
Police: 088
Fire Dept: 080

I take medication at home, how can I get access to it while I’m abroad?

If you’re on medication, it’s crucial to bring enough supply for your entire stay, along with the original prescription. All medication must be in its original packaging, and prescriptions should present your name and be signed by your physician. If it runs out, even in the case of a chronic illness, the foreign prescription will not be accepted. You will have to go to a local doctor, to prescribe the medicine again. It’s possible that the same medication may not be accessible in Spain. If this happens, contact your doctor in the USA to recommend a suitable alternative during your time abroad.

What can students and faculty do if they get sick?

Unless otherwise requested, all our groups have private health insurance included in their program costs. If someone becomes ill, they should contact the faculty leader of the group, and can then make a doctor’s appointment themselves, or ask the CLIC staff to do so.

What mental health resources are available for students?

Our staff will be the first contact to speak to the student and see what the problem is and which kind of help is needed. If they need to see a specialist, this will be handled through the insurance company.

Can students receive credit for customized faculty-led programs?

Students can receive university credit through our US partner institution if they take Spanish classes at one of our centers. Students can earn 1 semester credit for every 15 Spanish lessons they take with CLIC. However students must confirm with their home university that they will accept the credits. 

All students studying Spanish at our school can choose to receive a U.S.-based transcript for the language courses they complete with us. CLIC has a School of Record relationship with the Benedictine College.

In addition to the rigorous reviews conducted by the International Association of Language Centres (IALC), our School of Record reviews every CLIC course, general academic practices, physical facilities, policies and standards. With their approval, after a process of observation and evaluation, the courses at CLIC receive a course equivalency based on similar courses offered at universities in the United States. Our courses are therefore validated for United States Higher Education credit by our School of Record.

Do students need a passport to travel to Spain?

Yes. U.S. citizens must have a vaild passport during the dates of travel and for at least 6 months after the program end date.

How can I be sure that my credits will be accepted by my home university?

CLIC does not process visas however we can provide invitation letters to support your application when necessary. Please note that visas are not necessary for American citizens unless they plan to stay for longer than 90 days. However, starting in 2025, US citizens will need to purchase an ETIAS, a travel authorization document, in order to travel to Spain. You can read more about how to obtain the document here.

Academic Frequently Asked Questions

What courses can I earn credit for?

CLIC can provide official academic credit for Spanish courses levels A1 – C2.

How many credits can I earn?

The amount of credits you earn is based on the total number of instructional hours you successfully finish. You can obtain 1 semester credit for every 15 hours of Spanish instruction completed. For instance, if you complete 120 hours of class, it will transfer 8 academic credits.

My university is on the quarter system. How do I know how many quarter credits I will receive if CLIC uses semester credits?

Normally, 3 semester credits are equal to 1.5 quarter credits, and are obtained with 45 academic hours at CLIC. If your home university uses the quarter system, make sure to confirm with your university beforehand what their process is and how many units you will receive.

How can I be sure that my credits will be accepted by my home university?

As universities often have variety course prerequisites, it’s essential for faculty to verify with their home institution whether they will recognize these credits. Typically, this can be accomplished by providing the course syllabus before enrolling in the program, although each university may have its own set of criteria. If you want to get a copy of the syllabus, please request it at clic@clic.es.

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