Brigham Young University: Alcalá de Henares - Spain Study Abroad

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Most of Brigham Young University’s study abroad programs are available to non-BYU Provo students.  However, each student must be interviewed and cleared by his or her religious leaders and commit to live by the university’s Honor Code in order to ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
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Filled out the gaps in my understanding of Europe's culture and history. Better understood the approach of Spanairds to life. Yes, it was worthwhile. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
I feel like I gained an amazing preview and overview of the culture of Spain. Living with host families further enhanced this experience because we felt like part of the family and were able to interact with them on a day to day level. It was definitely worthwhile. I would do it again in a heartbeat and would encourage everyone ... - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
I learned a ton not only about the language, culture, people of Spain, architecture, history, etc., but also about myself. I discovered, based on the relationships I made with my fellow study abroad students, what kind of man I want to marry. I learned so much about myself as well, and what kind of person I want to be, because o... - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
I learned how to have patience with other students, communicate better in Spanish, live in a European country, make friends with the locals, and make the best out of the situation (have an attitude of what I can give to these people, not what I can get from them). I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
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I gained an appreciation for differences in views and customs between America and Spain. I loved the ability to see places and artifacts that I had read about in my history of Spain class a few semesters previously. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
I learned how to connect with other cultures (spend time with them). I learned how to be flexible with cultural differences, I learned to love a country I knew little about, I learned to accept new things into my opinions and the way I think. It was VERY worthwhile. I'd do it again in a heartbeat if I could! - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
I learned a lot from my peers. We were all different, but we all had a quality or more than one quality, that was a great addition to the group as a whole. We grew spiritually as we were able to share our testimonies and pray together at devotionals, family home evening, and church services. We learned from our experiences toget... - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
I feel like I really came to understand the Spanish culture. I also loved that we saw so much of Spain in so little time. It was worth every penny and every sacrifice. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
This experience was entirely invaluable! It was so neat to see how different, and yet how similar we as Americans are to people from all over the world. In a certain respect, we're all in this together, and that was an incredible thing to learn. It also was neat to experience how much variation there is in the basic, everyday... - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
My mind has been opened to so many more possibilities of living and choosing and learning. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
I definitely became more independent and learned how to function in another country. It's always been my dream to go to Europe, so I was not only able to fulfill that dream, but also to learn more of Spain's history, improve my Spanish, travel, and have the time of my life. I would do it over in a heartbeat! - Brigham Young University View Entire Review

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Most of Brigham Young University’s study abroad programs are available to non-BYU Provo students.  However, each student must be interviewed and cleared by his or her religious leaders and commit to live by the university’s Honor Code in order to be considered for a study abroad program through BYU.

BYU’s internship and direct enrollment (student exchange) programs are not open to non-BYU students.

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Minimum GPA:
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Brigham Young University (BYU) Scholarships

Aids study abroad in under-represented countries that critical to U.S. national interests. Emphasized world areas include: Africa, Asia, Central, and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. NSEP recipients are required to seek employment with a federal agency or office involved in national security affairs. nsfp.byu.edu/rms/boren-undergraduate-scholarship

up to $8000 for a summer program, up to $10,000 for a semester, or up to $20,000 for an academic year

Deadlines:
February

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicants must plan to use the scholarship for a study abroad program that ends before the student graduates. Preference is given to students pursuing fields of study related to national security.

The CLS Program provides fully funded, group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students in thirteen foreign languages: Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.

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Deadlines:
November

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicants must be US citizens currently enrolled in a US degree-granting program at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Eligible undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by the program start date. All applicants must be 18 by the beginning of the CLS program and be in acceptable mental and physical health. Students of diverse majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

The Fulbright program for U.S. students is designed to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.

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Deadlines:
October

Guidelines/Requirements:
To participate in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have: at least a Bachelor's degree required by start of grant. Applicants who hold a doctorate are ineligible. sufficient proficiency in the host language to carry out the project required. - See more at: http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/fulbright-us-student-program#sthash.mAE5wwUi.dpuf Note: Non-U.S. citizens who have legal permanent residency status in the United States are not eligible for any Fulbright grants. - See more at: http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/fulbright-us-student-program#sthash.mAE5wwUi.dpuf

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is for undergraduate students who wish to study abroad. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. This scholarship awards up to $5,000 that can be applied to program tuition, room and board, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.

up to $5,000

Deadlines:
March

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant, be accepted into their study abroad program, and be planning on studying abroad for more than 28 days.