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
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
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. A student - University of Tennessee - Chattanooga View Entire Review
I gained grat communication skills, especially with a different language. Reyna Padilla - Instituto Franklin-UAH View Entire Review
The Spanish culture and environment. It is unlike to what we are used to in the US. Mauro Perez - 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. Kathryn Allee - Butler University View Entire Review
A LOT A student - 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. Jon - Biola University View Entire Review
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. Abrar E - 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. A student - 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. Angela A - 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. Erik H - Universidad de Alcalá View Entire Review
I learned so much about the Spanish culture and langugae, it was beyond worthwhile. Emilie M - 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. emilygrace.bennett - Auburn University View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and roll with the punches. It was very worthwhile. A student - 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. Elizabeth - Texas State University-San Marcos View Entire Review
How different cultures function. Reid Hawkins - University of Arizona View Entire Review
My Spanish skills greatly increased and I learned how to be independent. Worthwhile. Ellen Penn - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
Yes, it was worthwhile and not long enough. A student - Instituto Franklin-UAH View Entire Review
I improved my language skills, made countless memories, and gained insight into a way of life unfamiliar to me. A student - Millsaps College View Entire Review
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. Donavan B - 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. Christina G - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
The language acquisition and the experience of being immersed in a different culture. Yes, it was worthwhile. A student - 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. Kristin B - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
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... Megan B - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review
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. savannah.carlstrom - University of Iowa 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