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
Based on 60 Reviews
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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
It was definitely worth my while. What I loved the most was how Alcala is located in the center of Spain so we could go in any direction and get to another city in a reasonable amount of time for a weekend trip. And the professors were all about going out and seeing the world and they themselves were world travellors who gave us... - Colorado State University 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
YES! I am so much more open minded, I have an appreciation for the Spanish language and culture that I did not have before, and I fell in love with it!! I eventually would love to return to visit my 'family' there and my friends. Hopefully if lucky even work for sometime. - College of Notre Dame of Maryland View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Universidad de Alcalá: Alcalá de Henares - Spanish Studies Abroad with Instituto Franklin
I learned Spanish almost to the point of fluency, I gained a tremendous confidence in myself as a traveler, and I learned about my place in the world as an American. - Brandeis University 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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