Arizona in Alcalá de Henares - Semester

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Arizona in Alcalá de Henares - Semester
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
Term App Deadline Start Date End Date Cost
Academic Year April 15 early September late April Budget
Fall April 15 early September mid December Budget
Spring October 15 early January late April Budget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • Spanish
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • Yes
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA and Non-UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • UA Direct Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Homestay
  • Program Type
  • UA Faculty-led
Program Overview

Located only 35km northeast of Madrid, Alcalá de Henares has a student population of 17,000 and offers theaters, shopping, concerts, and an active nightlife. Study on this program and you will be in the same place that Spanish literary heroes Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Nebrija, Juan de la Cruz, and Quevedo studied and taught.

Academics

Tentative Fall 2017 dates: September 4 - December 22

Students can enroll for 12 units of direct UA credit in the following courses: 
*Completion of SPAN 251 is required for this program

SPAN 325: Intermediate Grammar and Writing
SPAN 330: Intermediate Conversation
SPAN 340: Phonetics
SPAN 350: Readings in the Literary Genres
SPAN 371A: Spanish for Business and Economics
SPAN 400: Survey of Spanish Literature
SPAN 401: Survey of Latin American Literature
SPAN 425: Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPAN 430: Spanish Civilization
SPAN 435: Cervantes
SPAN 449A: Topics in Hispanic Literature 
SPAN 450: Conversation and Writing Skills
SPAN 452: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
SPAN 480: Service Learning
**Course offerings subject to enrollment
 
Pending enrollment, the following Communication courses may also be offered:
COMM 369A: Health Communication​
COMM 415: Nonverbal Communication
COMM 117: Intercultural Communication

Location

Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Alcalá de Henares is the birthplace of Cervantes, the epitome of Spanish and Modern Literature. Many other masters of Spanish Literature such as Lope de Vega, Nebrija, Juan de la Cruz and Quevedo studied and taught here. It is a historic city, dating back to the Roman city of Complutum. It was later named Alcalá, or "fortress", by the Arabs whose wall still stands. The 16th century churches have turned into restaurants, and the 17th century convents now house the Law School and College of Economics. 

With a population of 170,000 people, Alcalá is very comfortable, safe, and walkable city. Living in Alcalá’s pleasant surroundings, with the school just a short walk from your accommodations, allows for a relaxing daily schedule. The friendly and peaceful atmosphere of the city, its beautiful Spanish Renaissance architecture, and the hospitality of the local Alcalaínos create the perfect environment for immersing yourself in the Spanish language and culture.

Alacalá is located in the center of Spain, a short distance from the great metropolitan capital, Madrid. With easy access to bus, train and airplanes, the location offers the opportunity to travel and experience more of this great country.

Housing

Participating in the the Alcalá de Henares program provides a perfect opportunity to practice and expand on one's Spanish language skills. Living in with a local family, or homestay, provides not only language practice, but a true immersion into the life and culture of the Spanish people. Additionally, you can expect many of your meals to be prepared by la Señora de la casa. 

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