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The foundation of The Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamerianos Benjamin Franklin of the Universidad de Alcalá can be traced back to 1987, when the University of Alcala established a center concentrated on the study and research of North America. Since then, Instituto Franklin has been focusing on the development of new ways of collaboration between Spain and North America. This has been including initiatives like the sponsoring of various research projects, the organization of international meetings and conferences, and the development of academic programs for American students. As a result of this, the institute has initiated a wide range of programs, including Spanish Studies, American Studies Graduate Programs, Teach & Learn in Spain program, and other MBA and training programs.

All Programs Available:
  • Humanities
    • Study Abroad Programs
  • Social and Cultural studies
    • American Studies
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Type of school

Public University


+34 91 885 5285


Colegio de Trinitarios, Trinidad 1, Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain, 28801


The Instituto Franklin, has been approved by the Universidad de Alcalá and the Community of Madrid in the BOCAM Law in 2001. As part of the university, the Institute´s regulations are established in Article 90 of the Universidad de Alcalá by-laws.

More information about Academic Programs

Spanish Studies Program

More information about Graduate Programs

Teach & Learn Program in Spain


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Services and Activities

"Airport transfers "On-site staff and coordinator for direct enrolled students "Cultural activities "Housing "Medical Insurance "On-sine tutor for Spanish "Orientation sessions "Administrative support for faculty led programs "Custom made programs

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Spring semester: mid-November. Fall semester: mid-June. Summer: June and/or July

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