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  • Locations: Alcalá de Henares, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UCF applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Business, Spanish Housing Options: Homestay
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Visa Required: Yes
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 12 Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Type: Semester Program
Program Description:

Program Description:

The University of Central Florida offers a study abroad program open to any student at UCF interested in Spanish language, culture and business. This program is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their Spanish language proficiency through experiencing an immersive linguistic environment, while also offering them coursework in business. The program is hosted by the Instituto Franklin at the Universidad de Alcalá. Located in Alcalá de Henares, the hometown of Miguel de Cervantes, the University is grounded in a long history of Spanish literary tradition dating back to its founding in 1499. With a student body of about 26,000, the school has expanded to include a number of disciplines, including engineering, architecture, health sciences, and many others. The Spanish language courses are designed for students with intermediate to near-native fluency.

In addition to its history of academic excellence, Alcalá de Henares is also the capital of the Comarca de Alcalá region and is about 30km from Madrid (about 35min by train or bus), providing students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in various aspects of Spanish culture. Considered a relaxing and safe college town, students can get around Alcalá easily and enjoy the beauty of its historic buildings and plazas as they immerse themselves in the history, language, and culture of Spain.

Minimum Requirements:
  • UCF GPA: 3.0
  • Must be a pre-business or business major
  • Business Common Program Prerequisites complete
  • Must have an intermediate level of Spanish
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
  • Must be registered full time while participating in the exchange and have a UCF GPA
  • Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad

For general CBA study abroad inquiries, refer to this website:
Program Contact:

This program is ideal for International Business Minors. To discuss coursework, schedule an appointment with Holly Bouma, Associate Director of International Programs, CBA,

Alcala Spring 2018 Schedule

Additional Information:

This is not an exchange program. You will pay tuition to UCF and to the Universidad de Alcalá. Alcala coordinates homestays with families in Alcala for program participants.

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