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- Instituto Franklin-UAH: Alcalá de Henares - Study Abroad in Spain
Instituto Franklin-UAH: Alcalá de Henares - Study Abroad in Spain
Come study at one of the top public universities in Spain, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1998. Savor the vibrant university-city culture, authentic tapas, historic buildings, and charming residents of Alcala de Henares, also ref... read more
Confidence to speak even though I wasn't sure with my own ability and finding out that I knew more than I thought. Also, the ability to survive in a different country for months with relative independence. A student - Auburn University 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
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
- More than thirty years of combined expertise in instructing foreign students. To optimize our students' cross-cultural and individual growth, we provide them with an all-encompassing immersion experience.
- Excellent system of public transportation. Adolfo Suarez-Barajas International Airport is 20 minutes away, and Madrid can be reached in 30 minutes by train.
- All-inclusive (except for airfare and individual costs).
- Students can afford the program, which costs between 2,050.00 and 8,670.00 euros, depending on how long they stay and how many credits they take.
- Credits from Universidad de Alcalá
- University dorms (meal plan) or homestays with families in Alcalá (three meals a day and once a week laundry service)
- Informative orientation sessions
- Excursions and site visits
- Academic services and attentive staff
- Health insurance
- Student ID
- Airport pick-up (date and time set by Instituto Franklin-UAH).
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
- January Term
- Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- American Studies
- European Studies
- Spanish and Iberian Studies
- Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
- Teaching Assistants
- Foreign Languages and Literatures
- Spanish Language, Literature
- Legal Studies
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Social Service Professions
- Social Sciences
- International Relations
- Health Professions
- Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
- International Business
- Art History, Criticism and Conservation
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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