El Centro Internacional de Español

Since its foundation in 1947, the International Centre for Spanish has been at the forefront in the University of Malaga’s internationalization strategy and has set benchmarks for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.

The CIE is a satellite campus of the University of Málaga, located 500 meters away from the beach in the El Palo neighbourhood. Each month, the CIE receives students from around the world to study language, culture, and specialized topics in Spanish with qualified professors from the University of Málaga. Apart from our program, the centre offers tailor made programs for universities such as Salisbury and Spelman in the US, Sichuan and Hebei Normal Universities in China, and Incheon in South Korea. Additionally, there are Spanish intensives, courses taught in English, and prep classes for the Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) exam.

The CIE is also Dickinson in Spain’s home base, where we have the Dickinson office and students have full use of the center’s facilities (study areas, library, interior patio, access to technical assistance for WIFI).