The University of Málaga is still relatively new. The original campus, started in the 1960s, only had the Faculty of Economic Science and Business, but due to many demands of the citizens, the University grew and was finally established with a decree in 1972. Today, it offers over 60 official titles with several faculties and professional programs. There are approximately 40,000 students (6,000 international students per year) and there are 2 main campuses along with other buildings in the city and in the neighbor towns of Ronda and Antequera.
The school for foreigners to study Spanish in is located in the newer part of the city center, on Avenida de Andalucía. The building is very near the city’s train and bus stations as well as the commercial shopping centers. It is a 10 minute walk from the school to the historic city center.
The University has full-length semester courses as well as short term summer courses and intensive sections. There are different levels within each type of course allowing students who are at a lower level to continue and advance. All of the teachers are certified with a Spanish Philology degree and have many years experienced teaching the language to foreign students.
Students have the chance to use all the facilities of the larger campus, located in Teatinos, 15 minutes outside of the center; swimming pool and sport grounds are available, and internet facilities can be found in both locations.