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  • Locations: Alcala de Henares, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Sarah Malloy Program Type: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 1-6 Credit Hours, Between 6-12 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Architecture, Art, Business (General), Comp Lit and Cultural Studies, English, History, Political Science, Spanish Program Duration: 4-8 Weeks
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Spanish Open to non-U of A students?: No
Open to Graduate Students?: No Housing Options: Homestay
Program Description:

Summer Language + Culture

ALCALA DE HENARES, SPAIN

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Program Overview

This small city in the heart of Spain oozes history and culture, from the 16th century buildings that house noted Universidad de Alcalá to the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, who penned Don Quixote. With small classes, a local family host, and plenty of peer interaction, your already strong Spanish skills will further progress as the weeks fly by. Though there's much to explore right here, the capitol city of Madrid is 35-minutes away by train.

Unique Experiences

EXPLORE HISTORICAL TREASURES

in nearby Cuenca, Segovia, and Toledo

STAY WITH A SPANISH FAMILY

at their Alcalá home – and soak up the language as you live like a local.

TAKE AN OVERNIGHT TRIP TO ASTURIAS-CANTABRIA

or Valencia to get a sense of Spain's fabulous geographical and cultural diversity.

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Excursions

  • Put your coursework in context with visits to museums, cathedrals, and cultural sites.
  • Explore beyond the city with one-day trips to provincial highlights.
  • Discover the diversity of Spanish cities, with overnight visits to Madrid, Asturias-Cantabria or Valencia.
  • Take your pick of nonstop activities offered each week – guided tours, cooking classes, tapas tastings, and more.
 

Language Immersion

  • By taking the Community Language Commitment to speak Spanish at all times, you'll grow fluent more quickly than you would've thought possible.
  • Chat with Spanish students in Spanish (and some English), helping you both practice.
  • Meals with your host family are an ideal time to try new vocabulary.
  • With all classes in Spanish, you'll benefit from full immersion, every day.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week orientation – an introduction to Chinese culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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