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Three students stand in front of a castle in Alcala, Spain

The Franklin Institute-University of Alcalá is located approximately twenty miles east of Madrid. The university is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Spain, and it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. The Franklin Institute has more than 30 years of experience teaching international students.

The St. Mary’s Spain Semester Program is an immersion experience that offers homestay lodging with Spanish families. This is an opportunity for rich language acquisition and powerful intercultural experiences. Students engage in sincere discussions over the course of a whole semester, providing invaluable language practice and insight into a new culture. The time spent studying in Alcalá is considered a fundamental period of academic and personal development.

The Franklin Institute-University of Alcalá is located approximately twenty miles east of Madrid. The university is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Spain, and it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. The Franklin Institute has more than 30 years of experience teaching international students.

The St. Mary’s Spain Semester Program is an immersion experience that offers homestay lodging with Spanish families. This is an opportunity for rich language acquisition and powerful intercultural experiences. Students engage in sincere discussions over the course of a whole semester, providing invaluable language practice and insight into a new culture. The time spent studying in Alcalá is considered a fundamental period of academic and personal development. In addition to classes, students can participate in civic engagement projects for academic credit, volunteering in local schools.

At Alcalá, students are able to take local course offerings which may count for both majors and electives. Students from St. Mary’s have traditionally enrolled in the Spanish Studies Program, which features courses in the humanities (language, literature, and art history), as well as courses in political science, international relations, and business. The Franklin Institute also offers five discipline-based programs: Service Learning and Education, International Business, Journalism and Communications, Health Studies, and Translation.

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