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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rider applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 02/01/2019 TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 08/15/2019 08/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Target Language: English, Spanish GPA Requirement: 2.5
Housing Options: Home Stay Internship available: No
Program Description:

Rider in Alcala, Spain:
Universidad de Alcalá

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Academics Location
At Instituto Franklin, the international institute of the University, students can choose from approximately 40 courses in six different disciplines: language-including Spanish for heritage learners; Spanish and Latin America literature; humanities; social sciences; international relation and business. Almost all courses are taught in Spanish; therefore, it is recommended that students take at least one or two semesters or Spanish prior to study at the Instituto Franklin. Advanced Spanish students can take courses across the curriculum at Alcala University with Spanish students. Several departments at the University (English, American Studies, and business) have extensive offerings in English.
Sample courses Rider students have taken: Alcala University Course Equivalency.docx Course Catalog:
The University of Alcalá and the Insituto Franklin are located in the town of Alcalá de Henares, one of the most important centers in the Henares Corridor. Founded by Cardinal Jiménez de Cisneros in the early 16th century, Alcalá de Henares was the world's first planned university city. The town's Renaissance history is visible in many of its buildings and in its layout, and has been designated a World Heritage Site. Alcalá boasts a wide range of restaurants for every taste and budget. In addition, there are frequent commuter trains and buses linking Alcalá to nearby Madrid.

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Student Life
Students live in a Home Stay with a Spanish family. Students breakfast and dinner are provided by their host family. Students can integrate into Spanish society and make lifelong friends. Rider's local advisor, Manuel Marchamalo, works to help Rider students make a smooth transition into the Spanish culture and academic environment. He and Antonio Marchamalo, academic advisor emeritus and tutor, will assist you with academic or non-academic issues throughout the semester. At all times, they are in close contact with the Center for International Education.