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 Universidad de Alcalá: Alcalá de Henares - Spanish Studies Abroad with Instituto Franklin
The six months I spent in Alcalá de Henares were among the most formative of my college education. After learning Spanish for years in American public education systems, where I could learn to read and write but not to speak with confidence, staying with a host family unable to speak English transformed my Spanish. It also trans... - University of Colorado - Boulder View Entire Review
My Spanish improved immensely in such a short amount of time, and my subject classes were great as well. The film class in particular was an interesting insight into Spanish culture and 20th century history. Apart from the academic aspect, the program trips were a great way to see far-flung parts of Spain and meet locals. Finall... - Northwestern University View Entire Review
I learned so much culturally and within the language, and would definitely consider it worthwhile. - Miami University View Entire Review
I learned so much from being abroad. I loved that Alcala de Henares had the components of a smaller city yet was so close to Madrid, making travel easy and giving you the big city atmosphere when you wanted it. It was 100% worthwhile, and I can't wait to be back. - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
Language and cultural skills, in addition to the experience of a lifetime - Williams College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Universidad de Alcalá: Alcalá de Henares - Spanish Studies Abroad with Instituto Franklin
I learned a much better level of Spanish. I learned to be more flexible and I experienced different cultures and different ways to look at the world. I actually live here now, so I also found job opportunities while I was here that allowed me to come back. I have been living here for 3 years after I graduated. - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review
I gained an insight into Spanish language and culture. I learned many practical things that I still use today. I made great friends. - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review
Going abroad is life changing. You will never regret your experiences there. The memories you make will last forever. I wouldnt take it back, but there are definitely some things that I would change. - University of Central Missouri View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
The world is a bigger place than I thought. And people are the same, no matter what language they speak. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
Words can't describe how impactful and life-changing this experience was. - Bowling Green State University View Entire Review
Yes, definitely - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
Absolutely. My Spanish improved greatly, I met fantastic people from all over the US and the world, and I learned so much about Spanish culture. I really could not have asked for a better experience. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I gained more confidence in my Spanish speaking. I also realized that I may want to live abroad in the future. Also, it opened my eyes to a few different career opportunities and also to a new culture that was very warm and friendly. - Harvard University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Universidad de Alcalá: Alcalá de Henares - Spanish Studies Abroad with Instituto Franklin
February 05, 2015 From Shy To Fluent
It was very much worthwhile! I made friends that have lasted until today. I am now able to translate for Asylum victims at the local Detainee Prison. I am so much more confident in my abilities. I could not recommend this program any more highly. - College of Notre Dame of Maryland View Entire Review
February 05, 2015 Best Experience Ever!
I learned how to make friends and keep in touch with them, I gained experiences of a lifetime that will be with me for the rest of my days, I got to know a different side of Spain that not a lot of people get to know. I got to travel across europe on a budget. - University of Colorado - Boulder View Entire Review
February 05, 2015 A Life Changing Semester
Studying abroad in Alcala was the best experience of college, and one of the best decisions I have ever made. A small, charming Spanish town with a program that emphasizes language use. The directors and program staff were amazing and supportive, also very encouraging of us speaking in Spanish all the time. I met great friends, ... View Entire Review
I had already lived abroad several times but never in Spain. After leaving Alcalá, I was so comfortable with the language and people that I studied abroad again, this time in Madrid. After graduating I pursued a Masters in Madrid and have been living in Spain for 5 years. Had it not been for the program in Alcalá (and most impor... - Agnes Scott College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Universidad de Alcalá: Alcalá de Henares - Spanish Studies Abroad with Instituto Franklin
February 04, 2015 Best Host Family In Spain
I made loads of international friends. - University of Central Florida View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Universidad de Alcalá: Alcalá de Henares - Spanish Studies Abroad with Instituto Franklin
I learned so much from my study abroad experience! My Spanish speaking skills, and my writing improved greatly over the course of the semester. I also gained a lot of confidence in my knowledge of the language! I met people that I still keep in touch with 3 years later! I would go back and study abroad at Instituto Franklin in a... - Wofford College View Entire Review
Yes! Study abroad is so important. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I was so pleased to be immersed in a culture where the language was Spanish, because I ended up learning a lot! Definitely a worthwhile experience - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of my conversational spanish-speaking skill that I now have. Studying abroad really helped me learn the language. It was also a great experience and I got to travel a lot, which I have always wanted to do. I would love to go back! - Bowling Green State University View Entire Review
Best new experience - Ursinus College View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was one of the best experiences of my life so far. I'm hoping that in the rest of my life I'll be able to have experiences like it, but it was so awesome that it may be hard to top. I feel so much more aware of the world and all the cultures in it. My experience guaranteed my future of traveling everyw... - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review
Yes, my experiences were worthwhile. I got to realyl study the language, have conversations, and great trips with amazing people. - Indiana University - Southeast 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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