Instituto Franklin-UAH: Alcalá de Henares - Study Abroad in Spain

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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

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OVERALL RATING 4.6
Based on 35 Reviews
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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 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

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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).

The cost of the program is affordable for students and ranges from 1890.00 euros to 7780.00 euros, depending on the length of stay and number of credits taken. It includes:

  • Tuition.

  • 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
Internship
Volunteer
Intensive Language
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Maymester
  • January Term
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
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
  • Business
  • History
  • Education
  • International Business
  • Spanish Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1987
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Direct Enrollment/Exchange Scholarships

For students who apply early for semester-long programs will receive a 500 euro discount.

500€

Deadlines:
Students who register in our Fall program before April 30 will receive a discount of 500€. Students who register in our Spring program before October 15 will receive a discount of 500€.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Students who register in our Fall program before April 30 will receive a discount of 500€. Students who register in our Spring program before October 15 will receive a discount of 500€.

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

Deadlines:
Rolling applications

Guidelines/Requirements:
Must be a minimum of 2 people. Both students do not need to be matriculated in same home university, they may be from different institutions.

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

Deadlines:
Rolling applications

Guidelines/Requirements:
Must be a Franklin Alumni (from any undergraduate or graduate program), or family members/friends of a Franklin Alumni. You must provide the name, year of student, and contact information of the alumnus of our programs.

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

Deadlines:
Rolling applications

Guidelines/Requirements:
The student must be enrolled in a HACU member institution.

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