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American College of Marbella in Spain

Address: 36.507497, -4.932748

Description American College of Marbella in Spain

Marbella American College in Spain is a university center providing foreign students with the opportunity to pass a university program of 1-2 courses in Spain followed by admission to a university in the US or Canada. The American College of Marbella offers studying in the classical American scheme. The aim of the two-year program is to provide international students with deep basic knowledge. On the 1-2 course students pass several common subjects. Educational system is modular or credit, as is customary in the US.

The American College in Spain:

The American College in Spain (ACS) is an international center of Broward College, located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. As an international center, the ACS is authorized to deliver the Broward College associate degree in Spain.

Main Programs:

The American College in Spain offers a curriculum based on the U.S. university system. Students can begin in Spain their first two years of studies by completing their general education courses required by all U.S. universities. After completion of these two years, foreign students are transferred to a North American university (USA or any other university in Europe that offers the North American university system) where they can complete their degree: BA (Bachelor of Arts), BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) or BSc (Bachelor of Science).

The American College in Spain offers a high school diploma through The University of Nebraska High School, a fully accredited program whereby students can complete their high school in Spain.

The University of Nebraska High School advises international students individually choose the studying courses necessary for high school completion. Students attend classes at the American College in Spain where they are provided with an instructor in each of their subjects. All homework, testing, and grades are done through the University of Nebraska High School.

  • GED Program

The American College in Spain offers courses that are designed to prepare the students to pass the GED exam.

The GED (General Educational Development) is a High School proficiency test that evaluates 4 areas of the student’s knowledge: Social Studies, Science, English and Mathematics. It consists of a series of 4 tests that once passed demonstrates that the student meets the necessary requirements of a high school education in the United States of America. Once completed, the student will receive a GED diploma.

The American College in Spain is an authorized Pearson - VUE testing center.

Academic English is a program that has been developed to allow foreign students to obtain an appropriate and sufficient level of English so that they are able to receive a formal education that is taught in this language. The program is adapted to the student’s level and maintains grammar, conversation, and writing as its main pillars.

Upon completing this program, the student will have reached the level necessary to comfortably pursue a degree that is taught in English.

This program includes 18 lecture hours per week over a 12 week period and it is taught by native English teachers.

After graduation from college, students can enroll in a selected institution in America for translation. Most universities accept graduates with credits for their loans.

You can go to college for several programs. The general subject course of university training allows later transfer to the faculties of the humanities, English and literature, computer science, journalism, international relations, economics, communications, marketing, management, business. Also programs for studying English, preparation for GED, SAT are offered.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in American College of Marbella in Spain

Program name
from 8 150 € / term

Short information about a multi-level program for students focused on obtaining education in English-speaking countries.

The academic English program provides 12-week studying, which is practical, allowing foreign students easier and faster adaptation to study abroad. The program includes classical and interactive lessons for the development of communication skills. The intensity of studying is 20 lessons per week.

  • Student age: 16+
  • Start dates: check with the operators.
  • Admission requirements: English at the intermediate level.
  • The result of the studying: the improvement of the language, development of academic skills.
  • Class size: 14 people.
  • The length of the lesson: 45 minutes.

Short information about program for students who did not finish secondary school, but want to enter the university for a bachelor's program.

The program, designed for 10 or 16 weeks (one semester), provides for the study of subjects in the general education cycle. An intensive course allows students to fill knowledge gaps in a short time. The final educational course is completed. The series of tests covers 5 disciplines, including mathematics, English, social sciences and other subjects.

Teaching is conducted in English, perhaps teaching in Spanish.

After completing the course, a certificate of completion of secondary education is issued.

  • Student age: 16+
  • Start dates: September.
  • Requirements for admission: intermediate level of English.
  • The result of studying: obtaining a certificate of secondary education required for admission to the university.
  • Class size: ​​up to 15 students.
  • The length of the lesson: 45 minutes.

University Transfer Program - two-year university program.

Brief information about educational program 1-2 years of studying at the American University (30 - 36 credits).

University general course in the framework of the American higher education system: general subjects are offered for studying, credits for which are included in the transfer to the university for the third year. The studying takes place in a university atmosphere. The program allows students to adapt to the American educational environment, to improve academic English.

  • Student age: 16+
  • Start dates: check with the operator.
  • Admission requirements: the level of English - from B1.
  • The result of studying: obtaining academic knowledge on general disciplines, development of studying skills, obtaining the necessary number of credits for transfer to a profile educational program in an American university.
  • Class size: up to 15 students.
  • The length of the lesson: 45 minutes.

Accommodation and food

International students are not provided with housing. But the consultants of the college can help in the selection of accommodation options. In Marbella, apartments are popular. Accommodation is also available in hotels and host families.

Nutrition in the college is organized on a self-service basis. Near the educational building there are many shops, cafeterias, cafes and restaurants.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: anthropology, art, chemistry, international relationships, maths, philosophy, social Psychology,  History of america

Events American College of Marbella in Spain

The extracurricular program is rich and varied. It includes recreational activities, cognitive walks and trips, sports. Conditions for the latter are created in conjunction with the club Manolo Santana (specialization - tennis). In the summer, foreign students of the college are offered martial arts sections, fitness classes, tennis. The winter sports program includes skiing in Sierra Nevada, snowboarding.

Daily routine

The schedule is determined by the specifics of the specific course program.


  • The American College of Marbella - the opportunity in one of the most beautiful tourist regions of sunny Spain to pass initial studying in the American university program.
  • The college offers a wide range of preparatory courses. Programs of varying duration and intensity are geared towards those wishing to study in the United States.
  • The training takes place in a comfortable environment. The modern material base makes it technologically.
  • Programs differ in practical orientation and high degree of efficiency. College students adapt ito the American education system, acquiring the knowledge, skills, and experience of communication necessary for studying in the university.
  • Highly qualified American teachers teach in the college. Most of them have academic degrees and titles.

Equipment American College of Marbella in Spain

The American College of Marbella Campus is located in the heart of the city's Golden Mile. The academic building has lecture rooms, a lecture hall, a conference hall, a computer center, a library. Also, the college created all the conditions for the physical development of students.

Term dates and fees

The college is open all year round. For information on the dates of the courses you are interested in, please, contact SMAPSE manager.

Additional fees:

  • registration fee - 120 euro;
  • electronic textbooks, educational resources, sports activities - 160 euro;
  • air travel;
  • registration of the visa.

Extra fees:

  • Study materials 300 EUR
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 150 EUR

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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