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Summer Institute: University of Malaga, Spain Summer Course

  • Approx. Price


  • Trip Date

    May, 2017 (Approx.)
    4 Weeks (28 days)

  • Location


  • Description

    Combined Spanish course: Spanish classes and activities


    Open to all students

  • Application Deadline

    February 8 2017

What to Expect/Highlights

Program Highlights/Cost Overview:

 A Spanish language course combined with planned activities, visits and excursions to discover and enjoy the capital of the Costa del Sol and surrounding areas.
  • Dates: May 2 -29 (suggested departure by May 1st from Canada to arrive on time for program start)
    • Other dates available if requested
  • Program: $725.00
    • 80 hours of intensive Spanish language classes
    • Certificate of Completion provided
    • Eligible for NC language transfer credit upon successful completion – must be approved by Academic & Liberal studies prior to departure to Malaga
    • Opportunity to participate in excursions and cultural visits in Malaga lead by UMA
  • Accommodation: $900 – $1,200 for duration (30 days)
    • Homestay (CDN $40/day)
    • Apartment – individual (CDN $30/day)
  • Flight: $1100 -$1300 (Round-trip, Toronto to Malaga, Spain)
  • Insurance: $100
  • Grant Eligibility: $500 BWR grant and $1,000 Guard.Me grant
Total Cost (not including grants): $3000 +/-*

*prices may increase or decrease due to currency fluctuations and airfare

Partner Organization and Location

University of Malaga

Ranked number 14 among Spanish universities according to the Center for World University Rankings, the University of Malaga has exhibited success through its wide range of academic subjects that annually attract students from all over the world, including Asia, Europe, and the United States. The UMA was founded in 1972 as a state institution under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education and Science. Today, the UMA has become the cultural center of the city with an annual enrollment of nearly 35,000 students. This young, but dynamic institution is dedicated to teaching, research, and serving its students.

City of Malaga

Malaga is located in the South of Spain on the Mediterranean coast in the community of Andalusia. Its province lies between Granada to the East, Cadiz to the West and Cordoba and Seville to the North. Spain’s fifth-largest city with a population of about 650,000, Malaga offers an interesting mixture of a cosmopolitan business center and a traditional Andalusian city with a relaxed atmosphere and joyful people.

Malaga has gained international fame for its pleasant year-round weather, which boasts around 320 days of sun per year. Other popular destinations in the Costa del Sol (which is home to a thriving and diverse expatriate community) can also be found just 20 minutes west of Malaga’s city center. Apart from being a popular tourist destination, Malaga is also an important business center for Southern Spain.

Malaga is a city rich in culture; apart from the numerous historical monuments that grace its streets and plazas, it is home to some of Spain’s most interesting museums and theaters. The new Picasso Museum and Centre Pompidou are without doubt the most important of these museums.

Program Inclusions

Approximate Fees Include:

  • University of Malaga Student ID card, allowing free access to all university facilities
  • Course program
  • Health Insurance
  • 1 Textbook per term
  • Visits to the sights of the city, monuments, museums, exhibitions etc.

Not Included:

  • Meals (CDN $900 – $30/Day – may vary based on diet)
  • Passport and country entrance visa
  • Transportation from the airport*
  • Optional Cultural activities and visits (some included in price of tuition)
  • Personal expenses

* The University is only 11km away from the Airport.  It is about a 20 minute cab ride or a 30 minute bus ride.  There is a bus that travels from the Airport to the University every half an hour. University of Malaga also provides a transfer service for fee.

Payment and Application Process

Payment Process and Instructions:

Step 1:

You must register at Niagara College’s Be World Ready Program in order to be eligible for the $500 BWR Grant as well as have our staff assist you with your travel arrangements and details.

Step 2:

You will need to complete the application forms as required by Malaga.

Payment Plan

$3000 +/- *

Application deadline: March 22nd, 2017 (for those who missed the original deadline – price increase is due to projected flight increase)

Payment 1: $1500 – Wed. March 22nd, 2017

Payment 2: $1600** –Wed. April 12th, 2017

* The trip is around $3000 (Depending on exchange rate and flight costs) Students may be able to qualify to have the $500 Be World Ready Grant as well as a $1000 Guard.Me grant advanced, which would make your total amount owing $2000 +/-*

** The final payment amount may decrease after grants have been approved and applied.

How to Pay

  • Option 1 – In person

    • Go to Student Accounts located in the Registrar’s office at Niagara College. There is one at each campus.
    • Have your student number available.
    • Indicate that you would like to make a payment for Malaga Summer Course
    • Make payment (either deposit or final payment) for your International Opportunity to your student account.

    Option 2 – Direct Deposit

    When making payment through online banking:

    • Set up Niagara College as the payee and use your student number as the account number.
    • Once payment is made, you MUST email and provide your name, student number, payment amount and indicate that payment is for Malaga Summer Course. Please copy Danielle Jewer, on this email.
    • The following business day the payment will be uploaded to your student account and as long as Student Accounts receive an email from you, the charge will be posted accordingly.

Be World Ready Application Process:

  1. Apply Online
  2. Get a confirmation of nomination from the NC Study Work Abroad Office
  3. The Study Work Abroad will handle the logistics; student makes payments
  4. Attend Info Session/Pre-departure Training for detailed itinerary
  5. Upon Return: Complete BWR Travel Grant form