Instituto Franklin-UAH: Alcalá de Henares - Study Abroad in Spain

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The Study Abroad in Spain program was established in 1987 with the mission of promoting academic collaboration between Spain and the US through specialized educational programs. It is specifically designed for international students who wish to pu... read more

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A student studying abroad with Instituto Franklin-UAH: Alcalá de Henares - Study Abroad in Spain
February 08, 2017 Life Changind
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 - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee View Entire Review
Living with a host family made it a very quick transition into speaking Spanish. However, the university is made up of Americans, so we naturally spoke English after class. - University of Tennessee - Chattanooga View Entire Review
January 30, 2017 Best Experience Ever!
I gained grat communication skills, especially with a different language. - Instituto Franklin-UAH View Entire Review
January 23, 2017 Unforgetful
The Spanish culture and environment. It is unlike to what we are used to in the US. - SUNY - Stony Brook View Entire Review
I obtained a greater understanding of the Spanish arts, language, and overall culture. It was absolutely worthwhile and the best four months of my life. The professors are incredible as well, and make your experience that much better. - Butler University View Entire Review
January 16, 2017 Splendid Spanish Suburb
A LOT - Villanova University View Entire Review
Any chance to live abroad is worthwhile. Despite the negative experiences within Instituto Franklin, the year wasn't a total waste. - Biola University View Entire Review
June 04, 2015 Take Me Back
The best experience I have had in my twenty years alive. Extremely worthwhile. I gained a lot of independence and learned a new language, about a new culture and met so many people. - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
This program was absolutely worthwhile. I gained intercultural communication skills and improved my Spanish proficiency. Most importantly, I made local friends and became part of a beautiful Spanish family whom I have stayed in touch with. - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
This was my first time studying abroad and it really taught me how to adapt to a new country and culture and be open minded. - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
I learned how the rest of the world works as well as the culture, social interactions, and the food of different countries. - Universidad de Alcalá View Entire Review
February 20, 2015 Study Abroad Spain 2014
I learned so much about the Spanish culture and langugae, it was beyond worthwhile. - Rider University View Entire Review
I learned a ton of Spanish; I learned a lot about myself; I learned about relationships and cross-cultural lines of difference and sameness. - Auburn University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Instituto Franklin-UAH: Alcalá de Henares - Study Abroad in Spain
I learned how to be independent and roll with the punches. It was very worthwhile. - Butler University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself being abroad. I met new people not just from the United States but from the world as well. I became more independent traveling be myself sometimes and became cultured with my surroundings. - Texas State University-San Marcos View Entire Review
January 23, 2017 Will Return Soon.
How different cultures function. - University of Arizona View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Instituto Franklin-UAH: Alcalá de Henares - Study Abroad in Spain
My Spanish skills greatly increased and I learned how to be independent. Worthwhile. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
Yes, it was worthwhile and not long enough. - Instituto Franklin-UAH View Entire Review
November 09, 2016 You Will Not Regret This.
I improved my language skills, made countless memories, and gained insight into a way of life unfamiliar to me. - Millsaps College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Universidad de Alcalá: Alcalá de Henares - Spanish Studies Abroad with Instituto Franklin
January 08, 2016 Siestas Are Amazing
I learned that being around Spanish majority of my day forced me to learn at a faster pace. The cities of Madrid and Barcelona are very beautiful. - The Citadel View Entire Review
It was an extremely rewarding experience to study in Spain. Day to day being submersed in the language and culture I was able to better comprehend and become a part of the spanish way of life. I greatly increased my spanish speaking abilities and have had the incomparable experience of meeting many Europeans in my travels. - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
May 21, 2015 Incredible
The language acquisition and the experience of being immersed in a different culture. Yes, it was worthwhile. - SUNY - Stony Brook View Entire Review
Living with a host family made me appreciate the real Spanish culture by living the daily routine, living in a small city forced me to speak the language which was my goal and the professors were some of the smartest people I have ever met, needless to say I learned so much from them. - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Universidad de Alcalá: Alcalá de Henares - Spanish Studies Abroad with Instituto Franklin
My study abroad experience was SO worthwhile! I LOVED the people I met, the classes I took, the food I ate, the travel I did, the laughter and memories and happiness is something that I can always look back on. I became more independent, I learned to go out of my comfort zone in speaking Spanish more, making new friends, and pus... - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review
February 19, 2015 Amazing Alcalá
Actually, I learned a lot about myself during my time in Spain, as well as a lot about Spanish culture and language. I also learned a lot of valuable skills like navigating and trip-planning. It was an amazing experience that I often wish I could go back to. - University of Iowa View Entire Review

About

The Study Abroad in Spain program was established in 1987 with the mission of promoting academic collaboration between Spain and the US through specialized educational programs. It is specifically designed for international students who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in Spain.  

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.

Why study at Instituto Franklin-UAH


  • More than 28 years of accumulated experience teaching international students.

  • The academic excellence of our academic offering.

  • We offer our students a comprehensive immersion experience in order to maximize their intercultural and personal development.

  • Universidad de Alcalá is one of the oldest and most prestigious higher education institutions in Spain, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998.

  • Its proximity to Madrid, one of the great capitals of Europe.

  • Our privileged location allows easy travel both within Spain and around Europe



Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • History
  • Business
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • International Relations
  • Social Sciences
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • European Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • International Business
  • Education
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1987
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