Instituto Franklin-UAH: Alcalá de Henares - Study Abroad in Spain
Come study at one of Spain’s oldest and prestigious public universities, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. Enjoy the historic architecture, traditional tapas, the charming locals, and vibrant university-city life in Alcala de Henar... read more
It was absolutely worthwhile and I gained so much I don't know where to begin because living in another country gave me a new perspective about how other people live, encouraged me to travel more and of course transformed my Spanish language skills. A student - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
I definitely improved on my Spanish skills, which was one of my main goals. I also understood the culture a lot more and was able to experience so much outside of what I am used to. A student - Butler University View Entire Review
The experience was definitely worthwhile. I gained a new confidence in myself, I learned how to adapt, and I learned how to deal with living with difficult people. I also have a whole new appreciation for home and being close to my family. Meghan Bedard - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
I gained more understanding of who I want to be as a person when I met new people in a new country. My life was completely altered for the better and I will always be grateful. It was absolutely worthwhile. Emma - University of Arizona View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself both as a person and academically. I matured and gained a lot of confidence in the time I was in Spain. I also improved on my academics and had some great professors. It was definately worthwhile. A student - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee View Entire Review
My Spanish improved immensely. I went from being a Spanish major that could only read, write, and listen, and hardly speak, to someone that could actually hold a conversation by the end of the program. I made life-long friends and I still see some here in Spain. I´ve stayed two years after the program and am living now with two ... Erin Glayzer - SUNY - Stony Brook View Entire Review
Gained language skills and new perspectives, absolutely worthwhile Nathan Hall - Butler University View Entire Review
I learned how to embrace the challenge of each day and find a way to conquer it. I realized that I won't have any days that I can simply turn on auto pilot and just live. I needed to find new ways to live every day and for a while that was frustrating, however I eventually realized that this situation wasn't permanent and eventu... Steven Wagner - Baldwin-Wallace University View Entire Review
I became more independent, and learned a lot about myself. If you would like to know more about my time abroad, visit my blog at www.adventuresofaim10.wordpress.com Aimee Uitermarkt - University of Dubuque View Entire Review
When I came to Spain, I wasn’t even sure if I could speak Spanish because I didn’t have many opportunities to practice. I was afraid to talk with people and start conversations. By my 3rd month in I was readily and willing to talk with anyone and was not ashamed to make mistakes because I knew that is the only way I would get b... Tiara - Auburn University View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself, about my family, and about life overall. It was an unforgettable experience. A student - University of Central Florida View Entire Review
Learned about Spanish history and culture, events that even untill today are present such as political and ideology divisions. Sarmiento, Milton Juan - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
My Spanish got a lot better i learned a lot about the European Union and the history of Madrid, my host family was very nice i traveled around Europe, it was definitely worthwhile A student - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee View Entire Review
I learned that while it is fun being abroad, I probably would never live abroad myself. A student - Southern Illinois University - Carbondale View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish and found a new love for art history and was able to gain so much work/life experience from my internship. Quin - LIU Global View Entire Review
I gained a new found confidence in myself and my Spanish-speaking abilities. A student - Birmingham-Southern College View Entire Review
better language skills, how to adapt to a new environment which were both very worthwhile A student - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
It was 100% worthwhile A student - Auburn University View Entire Review
I learned how to be flexible and adapt to new situatons. Laurel A Mikalouski - Butler University View Entire Review
I learned how to understand and speak Spanish better. I also learned a lot about the history of Spain and the Spanish culture. It was completely worthwhile, and I wish I could've stayed there longer Amanda - SUNY - Albany View Entire Review
Travel experience, improved fluency in Spanish, exposure to different cultures and foods. Yes, would recommend! A student - Instituto Franklin-UAH View Entire Review
Aside from learning the language, culture and exploring I learned a lot about myself, I learned to be independent and to make good choices. After my time there I believe that when you go abroad you find yourself because you are in a new place, where you know no one, with no limitations what so ever. Carolyn R. Nagle - Instituto Franklin-UAH View Entire Review
I learned how to depend on me, not always asking for others opinions Kristopher Conner - University of Central Missouri View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile; I gained so much knowledge not only in my classes and from my professors but also simply from living in a different country and learning to appreciate the culture and looking at the world from a different point of view Corinne Winters - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
I gained so much more knowledge about the Spanish culture and language that I never imagined I would know. It was so very worthwhile; I wouldn't trade this experience for anything! Emily Johnson - Instituto Franklin-UAH View Entire Review
Come study at one of Spain’s oldest and prestigious public universities, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. Enjoy the historic architecture, traditional tapas, the charming locals, and vibrant university-city life in Alcala de Henares, also known as the City of Cervantes!
The Study Abroad in Spain program was established in 1987. It is specifically designed for international students who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in Spain. We cater to around 500 students per year, with different areas of study and with different levels of Spanish, from beginner to advanced levels.
The Study Abroad in Spain program offers an ample diversity of areas of study suited to every student. Our program includes courses in Hispanic Studies, International Relations, Business Administration and International Business, Translation, Education, Journalism and Communication and Health Sciences. In addition to all these disciplines, students can participate in a unique Internship Program and spend a full semester working in a company of their choice.
Many of our courses include an experiential learning experience (practicums) and focus on developing intercultural and language skills in a professional setting.
Why study at Instituto Franklin-UAH :
- More than 30 years of accumulated experience teaching international students.
- We offer our students a comprehensive immersion experience in order to maximize their intercultural and personal development.
- Excellent public transportation system. It's 30min by train to Madrid and 20min to Adolfo Suarez-Barajas International Airport.
- All-inclusive (except for flights and personal expenses).
- Universidad de Alcalá credits.
- Homestays in families in Alcalá (three meals a day & once a week laundry service) or university dorms (meal plan).
- Orientation sessions.
- University services.
- Health insurance.
- Student card.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
- January Term
- Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Teaching Assistants
- Social Service Professions
- Health Professions
- Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
- Foreign Languages and Literatures
- Cultural Studies
- Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
- American Studies
- European Studies
- Spanish and Iberian Studies
- Legal Studies
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Social Sciences
- International Relations
- Art History, Criticism and Conservation
- International Business
- Spanish Language, Literature
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Direct Enrollment/Exchange Scholarships
For students who apply early for semester-long programs will receive a 500 euro discount.
When you apply with a friend for the semester-long programs, both you and your friend will receive 15% off tuition cost.
15% off tuition
Any returning student will receive a 15% discount in any semester program. Any returning student who stays in dorms will receive a 10% discount in the four-week July program. This award will also apply to Franklin alumni´s friends and family.
10-15% off tuition
Students attending institutions affiliated to HACU will receive a 15% discount in any semester program. Students attending institutions affiliated to HACU and stay in dorms will receive a 10% discount in the four week July program. To find out if your institution is an affiliate of HACU, please click here: https://www.hacu.net/assnfe/CompanyDirectory.asp?STYLE=2&COMPANY_TYPE=1%2C5.
10-15% off tuition