By Kathryn Richardson
A BRAND new university is to open on the Costa del Sol.
The American College of Marbella will be offering the popular ‘2+2′ University Transfer Program
The accredited college will allow Spanish students to study American SAT tests, English language and TEFL courses for the first two years before completing their university degree in the US.
In total, the college opening in September, can enable students to earn up to 60 credits (approximately two years of university study).
“You have a lot of kids who have been moving around a lot and they don’t know what they want to study,” said founder Melissa Butler.
“We offer them the opportunity to do the first two years here and give them the time to work out what they want to do.”
The college on the Carretera de Istan will have seven classrooms and will cater for both Spanish and international students.
The school year will be split across two, 14-week semesters, at a fee of €12,000 a year.
An intensive eight-week English programme is also available.
Butler, whose father runs a similar college in Dubai, said she had already received quite a lot of applicants.
She added: “I am very excited. It’s hard work but I take it very seriously because you are talking about students’ futures.”
For more information visit www.acmarbella.es or call 682 602 639.