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Universidad de Alcala

About the Program

Alcalá de Henares offers participants a relaxed, college town atmosphere conveniently located near the city of Madrid.  Famed for its history, Alcalá is the birthplace of author Miguel de Cervantes and its city center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to the University of Alcalá de Henares where students will have to opportunity to take Spanish language and culture courses that fulfill major and/or general education requirements.

Program Highlights:

  • Experience international summer school at one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious universities
  • Immersion in Spanish culture through home stays with families
  • Group excursions to neighboring cities
  • Visits to local museums and historical sites

Check out pictures from previous years on our Facebook page.


Course of Study

*6 undergraduate credits required
All participants will take a total of 6 credits (2 courses).

Participants select either the June 2017 or July 2017 session. View the course information by clicking the appropriate term here.

Course transfer information for SBU students majoring/minoring in Spanish available upon request.  All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

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Course Information


Alcala de Henares, Spain

Language of Instruction

Spanish, English

Language Proficiency

Language proficiency is NOT required, but some background in Spanish is recommended.

Program Type

International Summer School: Students select courses offered by partner institution

Program Dates

Session 1: May 29 - June 28; Session 2: June 28 - July 28

Living Arrangements

Home stays with Spanish families in Alcalá de Henares.



All undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher) may apply.

Other Requirements

See Language Proficiency

Application Deadline

March 1st, 2017
Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early.

Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee


Tuition Rate

$270 per credit for NY residents


$988 per credit for non-residents

Program Fee

$3,450 (includes housing, three meals per day, local excursions, and international health insurance)

Administrative Fee

$200 (non-refundable)

International Health Insurance

Included in the Program Fee

Other Fees

$1,000 (approximately; estimated personal expenses, books, passport, etc.)

Travel Costs

Estimated Airfare: $1,500.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site.  Students who do not abide by this policy may be dismissed from the program.

Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.

More Information

Credits earned on this program do not calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University. Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.

Links and Resources

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Contact Information

Alison Becker
International Programs Coordinator
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
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