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Universidad de Alcala - Winter

  • About the Program

    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:

    • Spend three weeks at one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious universities
    • Immersion in Spanish culture through home stays with families
    • Visits to local museums and historical sites

    Location Alcala de Henares, Spain
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Winter
    Program Dates January 8 - 25, 2019
    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

    Course of Study

    *3 undergraduate credits required

    All participants will take a total of 3 credits (1 course).

    *Course Selection:

    Spanish Culture and Civilization

    Cervantes: The Adventures of Don Quixote 

    Masterpieces of Spanish Literature Through Films

    Spain and its Gastronomy

    *Each course includes cultural activities and study trips

    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.

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction
    Spanish proficiency required 

    (Possibility of doing class work in English for students with low proficiency)
    Language Proficiency Language proficiency is required
    Program Term Winter
    Living Arrangements Home stays with Spanish families in Alcalá de Henares.

    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

    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.

  • Requirements


    GPA 2.0
    Other Requirements See Language Proficiency
    Application Deadline

    October 15 ( deadline extended to November 1)


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

    Program Cost

    Application Fee $60
    Tuition Rate $286 per credit for NY residents

    $1,023 per credit for non-residents
    Program Fee $2,500 (includes housing, three meals per day, airport pickup in Madrid, 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.  Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare, visa costs .
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
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