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Universidad de Alcala - Summer

  • Details and Cost

    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

    Location Alcala de Henares, Spain
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates Session 1: June

    Session 2: July
    Language of Instruction
    Spanish, English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Home stays with Spanish families in Alcalá de Henares. *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 2.0
    Other Requirements Language Proficiency Required 
    Application Deadline

    March 1

    Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early.

    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.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    The University of Alcala virtual summer courses are designed for students who cannot attend the onsite program at Instituto Franklin-UAH, but still want to take courses with the faculty and benefit from a global academic experience. Students will obtain 3 credits per course. Courses are offered through Blackboard virtual classroom where students will follow the designed schedule, as well as the activities, interaction with faculty, assignments, virtual forum, and virtual presentations. In the Blackboard classroom students will have at least 45 hours of work throughout the academic period and 7-8 hours of individual work each week.

    Course transfer information for SBU students majoring/minoring in Spanish available upon request. 


    Academic Policies

    • 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.

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