Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Alcalá de Henares, Spain
- Program Terms: Summer, Summer Intersession
- Budget Sheets: Summer
|Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study:||Art, Business and Adminstration, International Studies, Liberal Arts*, Political Science, Spanish||Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction:||English, Spanish|
|Click here for a definition of this term Instructor:||Albuixech, Lourdes, Smith, Jennifer||Click here for a definition of this term Housing:||Family Stay|
|Click here for a definition of this term Class Status:||1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate||Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA:||2.75|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Type:||*SIU Faculty-led||Click here for a definition of this term SIU College:||Liberal Arts|
|Click here for a definition of this term Type of Experience:||*Study Abroad||Click here for a definition of this term SIU Department:||Foreign Languages & Literatures|
|Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type:||SIUC credit, Transfer||Click here for a definition of this term Applicants:||SIU Students Only|
|Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor:||*SIU|
The University of Alcalá was founded in 1499 and ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe. Due to its university model of planned university town and the beauty and wealth of its buildings, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. With approximately 22,000 students, the University of Alcala is considered a medium-sized institution in Spain. It is recognized as a leader in the teaching of the humanities.
The birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, Alcalá de Henares is an attractive and safe college town where students can get around easily and enjoy the beauty of its historic buildings and plazas. It is home to approximately 164,000 inhabitants.
It is centrally located and easily accessible by public transportation. Madrid is just 35 minutes away by commuter train or bus. Trains for Madrid depart every 7 minutes. Its public transportation system offers comfortable and user-friendly service connecting all zones of the city. Barajas International airport is just ten miles away.
The Spanish Studies Program at the Instituto Franklin came about as an initiative between the Universidad de Alcalá and North American universities interested in internationalizing their students. The Program was established in 1987 addressing current interests of students and institutions alike. Throughout more than 20 years of accumulated experience, this initiative has transformed the Institute into a reference point as a leader in Spain for specialized study abroad programs.
4 Week Session: May 28 to June 27
8 Week Session: May 28 to July 27