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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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 Universidad de Alcalá: Alcalá de Henares - Spanish Studies Abroad with Instituto Franklin
I learned how to speak Spanish, how to travel on my own, and gained tons of confidence. You get lost sometimes, but nothing compares to the feeling of finding your way back! It was completely worthwhile, and a great investment in my future. What I learned over there were things I don't think I would have learned staying in Ameri... - Universidad de Alcalá View Entire Review
February 11, 2015 Unforgettable Experience
Studying abroad was one of the best experiences I've had. I was able to learn about and live in a culture I have always wanted to know more about. Living in a country gives you a perspective that you do not necessarily get in a classroom. There is nothing like being in the center of it all. - College of Notre Dame of Maryland View Entire Review
February 09, 2015 Unforgettable
I learned how to travel and explore independently, and how to plan trips with other people as well. - Colorado State University View Entire Review
February 06, 2015 An Authentic Experience
Since Alcala is a smaller town outside of Madrid, I got a more authentic experience since my peers and I were seemingly the only Americans in the town. Compared to my college friends who went to study abroad hotspots like Sevilla and Barcelona, it made for more immersion into the Spanish lifestyle and making friends with locals.... - University of Oregon View Entire Review
Prior to study abroad, I had traveled in Latin America extensively so I had been exposed to other cultures. Most students learn to be more flexible to different social norms, tey learn to be adaptable to different cultural practices, they learn overcome fears and anxieties of trying new foods, meeting new friends. They open th... - University of Wisconsin - Madison 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
It was a really perfect experience, just too far outside the urban area. - Butler University View Entire Review
Better ability to speak/understand spanish, lifelong connection with host parent and roommate, how to pack for nearly anything, how to get around in a country you barely know, I learned more about myself and how I handle unexpected things. It was a wonderful experience I wouldn't trade it for anything. - St Mary's University View Entire Review
I learned that every culture has its own beliefs and values. being able to accept all of the different cultures and differences really changed me as a person because I have a more open mind about different things. Studying abroad was the best decision I ever made. - University of Central Missouri View Entire Review
February 07, 2015 A Great Few Months!
After studying abroad, I became a lot more comfortable being independent and more comfortable in my own company. I lost the shyness, I would feel to speak in Spanish because I was proud to be actually living and surviving in Spain. It was the best decision I made, after deciding to go to university. - Duquesne University View Entire Review
Studying abroad is most definitely worthwhile. It teaches one patience, perseverance, and gives a new perspective. - Albion College 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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