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The Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamerianos Benjamin Franklin of the Universidad de Alcalá was founded in 1987, when the University created a center for the study and research of North America. Since then it has been dedicated to developing new ways of institutional collaboration between Spain and North America. The Spanish Studies Program was initiated with the purpose to promote collaboration between the Universidad de Alcalá and North American universities, interested in internationalizing their students. The Program was established in 1987, too. It provides students with the opportunity to learn, travel, and live in Spain for a certain period of time. Courses provided range from traditional language and culture to more specific ones like Humanities, Cultural Studies, Political Science, International Relations, and Business Administration. They are developed for students of all levels of language competencies, and also include courses for heritage learners, paying attention to their linguistic, academic and cultural development.

All Programs Available:
  • Philology, Languages, Literature
    • Spanish Language and Literature (in Universities)
    • Spanish Language and Culture
    • Spanish Courses
    • Spanish Studies
Language of instruction


Type of school

Public University


34-91-885 5285


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


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 Study Program in Spain


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Services and Activities

Orientation sessions Airport transfers Insurance Housing On-site coordinator and staff Tutor for Spanish Cultural activities

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

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