Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, 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 a very comfortable, safe and walkable city. Living in Alcalá’s pleasant surroundings, with the school just a 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.
Alcalá 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.