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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 Diversified Education Curriculum requirements.

Course of Study

All participants will take a total of 6 credits (2 courses). Course transfer information for SBU students majoring/minoring in Spanish available upon request.

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Course Information

Location 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 28th - June 27th; Session 2: June 29th - July 30th
Living Arrangements Home stays with Spanish families in Alcalá de Henares.


GPA All undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher) may apply.
Other Requirements See Language Proficiency
Application Deadline April 15, 2014
Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee $60
Tuition Rate $245 per credit for NY residents; $742 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

$2,000 (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.

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

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.

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Contact Information

Jen Green
Study Abroad Advisor
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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