Opening Doors to a Brighter Future

Start a university career in Marbella, transfer to the US and obtain a degree from an accredited American university.

Advantages of the American University System

Start a university career in Marbella, transfer to the US and obtain a degree from an accredited American university Attend two years of your degree in Spain and finish in the USA earning a degree from an American university 25 years of experience and more than 12,000 students endorse the success of our programs. The success of the American University System A degree from an American university is a great way to gain access to the workplace. It also increases the possibilities of obtaining a work visa in the USA, giving college graduates the possibility of qualifying for a work visa in the United States. Flexibility and Fluidity The university system of the USA is well known for its flexibility in many aspects. One of the most important points is that it allows students to complete the first 2 years of studies before having to declare their major. This system, known as 2 + 2, is a distinctive academic element because it allows students to begin the first two years of General Education courses giving them time to decide their career. The American College in Spain follows the same model: students begin their first two years of studies in Marbella, and transfer to North America where they will concentrate in their area of specialization and obtain a degree. This process has an added advantage because it helps students gradually adapt to the American language, style of learning, and culture, but with a lower financial strain on the families.

The Prestige of an American Degree

The American College in Spain (ACS) is the first North American University in Andalusia. Located in the town of Marbella (Málaga), 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, students are transferred to a North American university (the 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).

  • Over 12,000 former students from almost 40 different nationalities have trusted in our program.

In the North American system, the students need to complete a series of general education courses during the first two years of their studies, in a wide range of disciplines, before they settle into their definitive college degree. The USA study plan is based on a modular system known as credits, and the students are evaluated through a system of “continuous evaluation,” which allows them to know what their academic performance is at all times. After completing the first two years (or four semesters) and their corresponding credits, students will be able to transfer to a U.S. university from where they will complete their degree. This is known as the University Transfer Program, or 2+2. The prestige of having studied at an American university in order to gain access to the international labor market and the possibilities of obtaining further work visas in the USA are advantages that rise increasingly among international students every day. The USA occupies the top spot as the chosen destination for college students and the American universities are regarded as being the best in the world. The American College in Spain facilitates access to the American university system and centers its objectives en providing its students with an education of the highest level in a setting that promotes critical thinking as a fundamental pillar of its foundation.

The Marbella Campus

The facilities of the American College in Spain are located in Marbella (Málaga) in the residential zone of Sierra Blanca, in the heart of the Milla de Oro of the Costa del Sol. Marbella is known for being one of the most beautiful cosmopolitan destinations in Europe. It is located on the banks of the Mediterranean and backs up along the mountains, which guarantees that the residents will enjoy a stable climate year-round. It is located less than an hour away from the train station and from the Málaga airport, which provides residents with access to the majority of the European capitals. Our campus has classrooms equipped with the latest technological advances, and are designed for smaller groups, allowing a personal teaching experience and constant supervision for the students by the faculty. The principal objective of ACS is to provide its students with the best academic, intellectual, and social preparation so that they can integrate themselves into the American university system and by so doing obtain their desired degree. This, in turn, will allow them to develop a full life as competent and committed members of the global society.

Housing

The American College in Spain helps its students and their families to arrange different housing options, especially for those who are not residents of the Costa del Sol. The administration department and the student assistance service of our campus can help in the search and rent of apartments, renting homes from families in the area, or staying in hotels in the region.

Sports and Activities

Thanks to an agreement between ACS and the Manolo Santana Racquets Club, students can practice and play a variety of different sporting activities, including tennis, racquetball, general fitness, swimming, and martial arts. The club, whose founder is Manolo Santana, former Wimbledon, US Open, and Rolland Garros champion, has 6 tennis courts, 4 racquetball courts, a fitness center, a gymnasium, an aerobic arena, a pool, and a restaurant/café.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Associate Degree

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The University Transfer Program offered by the American College in Spain allows students to begin their first two years of studies in our Marbella university center by ta ... [+]

Associate Degree in Business (Transfer)

University Transfer Program (2+2)

The University Transfer Program offered by the American College in Spain allows students to begin their first two years of studies in our Marbella university center by taking a large portion of the basic courses required for a Bachelor's degree by U.S. universities.

Once these first two years have been completed in Spain, the students will transfer their credits to a university in the USA where they will finish their last two years of studies and earn a Bachelor’s Degree.

This system, known as 2 + 2, is an academically differentiating element since it allows students to study for two years in Spain and another two years in North America, but with the great advantage of receiving a degree from a university in the USA (where the student will complete these last two years). The advantage of the 2 + 2 method is that it allows students to gradually adapt to the American educational system and language, with much less financial strain for students and their family.... [-]

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The American College in Spain

The University Transfer Program offered by the American College in Spain allows students to begin their first two years of studies in our Marbella university center by ta ... [+]

Associate Degree in Communications (Transfer)

University Transfer Program (2+2)

The University Transfer Program offered by the American College in Spain allows students to begin their first two years of studies in our Marbella university center by taking a large portion of the basic courses required for a Bachelor's degree by U.S. universities.

Once these first two years have been completed in Spain, the students will transfer their credits to a university in the USA where they will finish their last two years of studies and earn a Bachelor’s Degree.

This system, known as 2 + 2, is an academically differentiating element since it allows students to study for two years in Spain and another two years in North America, but with the great advantage of receiving a degree from a university in the USA (where the student will complete these last two years). The advantage of the 2 + 2 method is that it allows students to gradually adapt to the American educational system and language, with much less financial strain for students and their family.... [-]

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The American College in Spain

The University Transfer Program offered by the American College in Spain allows students to begin their first two years of studies in our Marbella university center by ta ... [+]

Associate Degree in Humanities/Social Sciences (Transfer)

University Transfer Program (2+2)

The University Transfer Program offered by the American College in Spain allows students to begin their first two years of studies in our Marbella university center by taking a large portion of the basic courses required for a Bachelor's degree by U.S. universities.

Once these first two years have been completed in Spain, the students will transfer their credits to a university in the USA where they will finish their last two years of studies and earn a Bachelor’s Degree.

This system, known as 2 + 2, is an academically differentiating element since it allows students to study for two years in Spain and another two years in North America, but with the great advantage of receiving a degree from a university in the USA (where the student will complete these last two years). The advantage of the 2 + 2 method is that it allows students to gradually adapt to the American educational system and language, with much less financial strain for students and their family.... [-]

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Courses

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The GED (General Educational Development) is a High School proficiency test that evaluates 5 areas of the student’s knowledge: Social Studies, Science, Writing & Read ... [+]

GED Program - General Educational Development

The GED (General Educational Development) is a High School Proficiency test that evaluates 5 areas of the student’s knowledge: Social Studies, Science, Writing & Reading, Grammar, and Mathematics. It consists of a series of 5 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 GED is an interesting and highly recommended option for those students who have not completed their secondary-level studies and want access to a U.S. university in order to obtain a university degree.... [-]

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Michael Campbell is a major champion and lifetime member of the European Tour. At age 7, he began playing golf on the Patea golf course in New Zealand, In 1988, Campbell ... [+]

Golf Program MICHAEL CAMPBELL 2005 US OPEN CHAMPION

Michael Campbell is a major champion and lifetime member of the European Tour. At age 7, he began playing golf on the Patea golf course in New Zealand, In 1988, Campbell represented New Zealand in various international amateur competitions, including the team victory at the 1992 Eisenhower Trophy. He also won the New South Wales Amateur and the Australian Amateur before turning professional in 1993. In 1995 he won the Alfred Dunhill Masters, and the Johnnie Walker Classic in 1999.

In 2000 he finished fourth on the European Tour Order of Merit and won the PGA Tour of Australasia’s Order of Merit with wins at the New Zealand Open, Ericsson Masters and the Heineken Classic. He defended his Heineken Classic trophy in 2001 and again finished in the top ten on the European Tour Order of Merit in 2002 with wins at the Smurfit European Open and the Nissan Irish Open.... [-]

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The American College in Spain has reached a collaboration agreement with Bobby Lennon, where he will act as the Director of the Soccer Program. ... [+]

Soccer Program

The American College in Spain has reached a collaboration agreement with Bobby Lennon, where he will act as the Director of the Soccer Program.

In 1993, Lennon founded the Richmond Kickers, a USL Professional Division 2 club, where he served as President and Coach. The 1995 Kickers were the first American team to win “the double”, winning both the US Open Cup and PDL National Championship.

In 1997, Bobby Lennon sold the Richmond Kickers and created the Virginia Kickers, the first ever residential college prep program in the United States. The Virginia Kickers were located in Harrisonburg, Va., where the student-athletes attended school at Blue Ridge Community College while playing senior league games in New York City and the Washington DC area. Lennon moved the program to Palm Beach County, Florida in 1999 and were renamed to the Palm Beach Pumas.... [-]

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The American College in Spain

With more than 85 years of experience, UNHS is an expert in delivering high-quality high school education to students and schools around the world. UNHS is accredited by ... [+]

University of Nebraska High School Program

International students can earn a U.S. diploma from a recognized, fully accredited U.S. high school The American College in Spain offers University of Nebraska High School Program, whereby students can complete their last 2 years of high school in an online/onsite setting.

About UNHS

With more than 85 years of experience, UNHS is an expert in delivering high-quality high school education to students and schools around the world. UNHS is accredited by AdvancED and the Nebraska Department of Education, and its courses are supported by certificated teachers. The core courses are also NCAA-approved, which means colleges and universities nationwide accept and respect a UNHS diploma. Through its award-winning curriculum UNHS provides more than 100 core, elective and Advanced Placement® courses in eight subject areas to students grades nine through twelve. Established by the University of Nebraska in 1929, UNHS now serves students online in all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 countries. ... [-]

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September 2019
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2 years
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