CIEE: Alcala - Summer Language & Culture

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Bring your advanced Spanish language skills to the small city of Alcalá, located in the heart of Spain. From 16th century buildings that house Universidad de Alcalá, to the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes who penned Don Quixote, Alcalá oozes wit... read more

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A student studying abroad with CIEE: Alcala - Summer Language & Culture
My experience was incredibly worthwhile. I gained a new appreciation for different ways of living. I spent more time outside. I came to know the Madrid/Alcalá public transportation system like the back of my hand. I met two of my best friends in this program and through their friendship, was pushed to advance my Spanish communic... - Instituto Franklin-UAH View Entire Review
It was probably the most worthwhile thing I could have done with my Summer. I can't begin to describe what I learned about myself and about the world as a result of this trip. The most important thing that I learned was an appreciation for other cultures. - Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne / IPFW View Entire Review
Yes, overall it was a good experience. Although I was not completely satisfied with the living situation or the interaction with local students, I still learned a lot and improved my Spanish. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned about how big the world is, I improved my Spanish skills, and I got to travel to some neat places. Definitely worthwhile. - Truman State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Alcala - Summer Language & Culture
Confidence, friendship, exposure to other cultures. Yes, it was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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Bring your advanced Spanish language skills to the small city of Alcalá, located in the heart of Spain. From 16th century buildings that house Universidad de Alcalá, to the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes who penned Don Quixote, Alcalá oozes with history and culture - making it a wonderful place to advance your academics. Take courses in Spanish, across a range of academic areas, at our partner school, Universidad de Alcalá.

Small class-sizes combined with co-curricular activities and a local homestay will advance your Spanish skills and give you in-depth insight into the region’s history and culture.

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Spanish Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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Qualifying programs: all summer, semester or year-long CIEE programs

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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CIEE offers substantial grants for students who choose our innovative Open Campus Block program. Available at 13 CIEE Global Institutes around the globe, Open Campus invites students across majors to study in up to three international locations in one semester.

$9,000 semester grant, $6,000 quarter grant

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Receive a free flight voucher worth up to $1,000 to Latin America or the Caribbean this fall when you complete the Free Flight Voucher Form!

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To increase access to study abroad by more students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), CIEE will cover 100% of program fees and travel costs for 10 students from 10 different MSIs to participate in an intensive 4-week, 3-credit summer study abroad program. To become a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow, students must be nominated and receive letters of recommendation.

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$2,000 for semester, $1,000 for internship, $500 for summer

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Qualifying programs: CIEE summer, semester, or year-long programs that offer research opportunities. Please check the home page of your program of interest to see what awards are offered for that program.

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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Qualifying programs: CIEE’s Sustainability and the Environment, or Tropical Ecology and Conservation summer, semester or year-long programs.

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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Travel costs to and from study abroad or internship program. Pell-eligible; first-come, first-served.

$1,000

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Students who enroll in more than one four-week session receive a 20% discount off each additional session.

20% discount

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Deduction off of non‑consecutive in‑person terms for CIEE alumni or sibling of alumni.

10% discount

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Qualifying programs: CIEE summer, semester, or year-long programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Please check the home page of your program of interest to see what awards are offered for that program.

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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Qualifying programs: CIEE’s Community and Public Health summer, semester or year-long programs.

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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Federal Pell Grant-eligible students can receive a GAIN Travel Grant up to $1,000 when they complete their CIEE Scholarships and Grants application by our published deadlines. Gilman Scholarship applicants can receive a CIEE Go Global Grant AND a GAIN Travel Grant totally up to $4,000!

Up to $1,000 per student

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CIEE offers substantial grants for students who choose our innovative Open Campus Block program. Available at 13 CIEE Global Institutes around the globe, Open Campus invites students across majors to study in up to three international locations in one semester.

Up to $3,000 per student

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Qualified applicants not chosen for a full fellowship are guaranteed a $1,500 program grant and possible university match, $3,000***

$1,500 per student

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