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Study Abroad in Spain

Mode of study On campus:
From Monday to Thrusday
Duration and credits Semester Program - 12 US credits
Summer Program - 6 to 12 US credits
Dates September-December
Intensive: June
Intensive: July
Location Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
Language of instruction Spanish and/or English

January Program

This program is intended for students who want Study Abroad experience, but in a short period of time. Instituto Franklin-UAH offers courses in January, in which students can select 1 course and obtain 3 credits in only three weeks. Each course includes cultural activities and trips:

Dates: January 11-28, 2021

If you are interested in applying please contact Antonio Fernández.

Cost of the program.

Courses (3 credits each, 45 hours)Cultural visits and trips
Spanish Culture and CivilizationAranjuez and Chinchón
El Prado Museum
The Works of Picasso (Reina Sofía Museum)
Cervantes: The Adventures of Don QuixoteAlmagro
Tour of Don Quijote
Cervantes’ House
Spain and its GastronomyVisit to La Rioja
San Miguel’s market
Live cooking

Civilización y cultura_redimensionada

Credits: 3. Language: Spanish

The course offers a historical and interdisciplinary overview of the most relevant characteristics and events of Spanish culture and civilization up to now. It is important to learn and understand the history and the past in order to fully understand Spanish history and society today. This course provides an interdisciplinary approach that integrates the social, political, artistic, religious, ethnographic, anthropological and economic perspectives that will help students understand in greater depth the reality and challenges of the country throughout the different historical periods.

Students enrolled in this course will visit:

  • Aranjuez and Chinchón
  • El Prado Museum
  • The Works of Picasso (Reina Sofía Museum)


Credits: 3. Language: Spanish

The course is aimed at students who wish to learn about the life and work of one of our most renowned writers, Miguel de Cervantes. Students will learn about Cervantes’ most relevant works, in addition to his literary influences and characteristics within the context of the Spanish Golden Age. The course will include a selection of readings from his different works, with particular emphasis on his famous Don Quixote.

Students enrolled in this course will visit:

  • Almagro
  • Tour of Don Quijote
  • Cervantes’ House


Credits: 3. Language: Spanish

Gastronomy reflects the cultural identity of a country. This course is designed to be a cultural and gastronomic journey through Spain, in order to get to know and understand its culinary richness and variety, and the special importance of gastronomy in Spanish culture and society. Students will learn about the historical, cultural and social aspects of Spain through gastronomy. During the course, students will read about, be informed on, discuss, be presented and will write about Spanish gastronomy and its cultural impact. They will study the cultural diversity of the main Spanish communities, the main products of each region, its most outstanding dishes, history, regional characteristics and of course, recipes.

Students enrolled in this course will visit:

  • Visit to La Rioja
  • San Miguel’s market
  • Cooking practice

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