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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OVERALL RATING 4.6
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better language skills, how to adapt to a new environment which were both very worthwhile - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
It was 100% worthwhile - Auburn University 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 ... - SUNY - Stony Brook View Entire Review
February 07, 2018 A Semester Well Spent
Gained language skills and new perspectives, absolutely worthwhile - 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... - Baldwin-Wallace University View Entire Review
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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 - 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... - Auburn University View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself, about my family, and about life overall. It was an unforgettable experience. - 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. - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
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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
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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. - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Instituto Franklin-UAH: Alcalá de Henares - Study Abroad in Spain
Alcalá de Henares is an amazing city with incredible food, people, and history - the same can be said for the rest of Spain. My professors at IF-UAH are incredible people and accomplished scholars. My homestay experience was ideal. I made two trips alone - one to Santiago de Compostela and one to Valencia - and highly recommend ... - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
February 21, 2018 A Spanish Semester
I learned how to be flexible and adapt to new situatons. - 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 - SUNY - Albany View Entire Review
Travel experience, improved fluency in Spanish, exposure to different cultures and foods. Yes, would recommend! - Instituto Franklin-UAH View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Instituto Franklin-UAH: Alcalá de Henares - Study Abroad in Spain
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. - Instituto Franklin-UAH View Entire Review
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June 09, 2017 Never Shall Forget
I learned how to depend on me, not always asking for others opinions - University of Central Missouri View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Instituto Franklin-UAH: Alcalá de Henares - Study Abroad in Spain
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 - 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! - Instituto Franklin-UAH 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

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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 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):
  • European Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Education
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Legal Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • International Relations
  • Business
  • International Business
  • History
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1987
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