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Universidad de Alcala

  • Details and Cost

    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
    Program Dates

    Spring 2023 semester:

    January 10th: Arrival to Madrid

    January 11th: Orientation

    January 12th: Classes start

    April 28th: Program Departure

    Language of Instruction Spanish, English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Host family accommodation. *Because of COVID-19, students will be staying in student housing provided by the University of Alcala until further notice.
    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.
    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.


    GPA 2.75
    Other Requirements

    Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.

    See Language Proficiency

    Application Deadline

    Fall/Academic Year Admission: March 1 

    Spring Admission: October 1


    Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

    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

  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    Academic Policies

    • Students must maintain full-time status while abroad
    • This is a partner university program. Applications must be submitted to Stony Brook University first. Information regarding the next steps in the process will be distributed to students who have received formal nominations by their International Programs Coordinator.
    • 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.
    • All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will receive GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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