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Universidad de Alcala

  • About the Program

    About the Program

    The Universidad de Alcala is renown in the Spanish-speaking world. Students have the opportunity to study in Institute de Franklin within the Universidad de Alcala to learn Spanish language, culture, history and other classes in English. Students live with host families to truly experience the culture of Spain. Academic courses are taught by the excellent University faculty.

    Location Alcala de Henares, Spain
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Fall, Spring, Academic Year
    Additional Information A Partner University program is a study abroad experience where students are nominated/accepted by Stony Brook University, and enroll at a partner institution. In most cases SBU faculty or staff are NOT traveling with participants.

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  • Program Details

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction Spanish, English
    Language Proficiency Basic knowledge of the language is encouraged
    Program Term Fall, Spring, Academic Year
    Living Arrangements Host family accommodation

    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.

    Additional Information

    Grades earned in a Partner University program  WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.

    Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.

    Student visa notification:

    • Students must make an appointment with the Spanish consulate as soon as they receive the email from their study abroad advisor specific program information  from their study abroad advisor.
    • If available, appointments should be made mid November for students participating in Spring . Student visa processing times vary and can take longer then 4 weeks.
    • Below is a link to the Spanish consulate in New York. Note: students must make appointments at the appropriate Spanish consulate based on their home residency.

    Student Feedback:

    I went from 30% Spanish on day one to about 90% on day three.  Gracias a la Universidad Stony Brook por la opportunidad! -  Allison, Spring 2016 Semester at University of Alcala

  • Requirements


    GPA 2.75
    Other Requirements

    Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.

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    Application Deadline

    Fall/Academic Year Admission: March 1 (Deadline extended to April 15)

    Spring Admission: October 15


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

    Program Cost

    Application Fee


    Tuition Rate

    $ 3,435 per semester for NY residents

    $12,270 per semester for non-residents

    Program Fee $6,000 per semester

    *Includes the $160 student visa application fee. The IAP Office will submit the visa application on students' behalf.
    Administrative Fee

    $200 (non-refundable)

    International Health Insurance $55 per month approximately. Note: The host university may also require a domestic health plan, and will send details regarding costs to students directly.
    Other Fees SUNY tuition covers up to 12 credits. Additional courses may be taken for an additional fee
    Travel Costs $1,500 (approximately; Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare, visa costs)

    The following is included in the program fee:

    • Official Academic credits granted by the University of Alcalá
    • Official UAH student ID
    • Transfers to and from the airport (check pick up schedule for details)
    • Housing with a Host Family
    • meals 
    • Laundry service once a week

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