Alcala de Henares Skyline:  Ana Saiz García, David Fernández Vaamonde

Credits: 6
Dates: May 10-June 14, 2020
Estimated Cost: $7,260 -- see details below
Applications are now closed.
Scholarships:  Please see the Global Ed Funding page for application links; applications are due January 1.

Prof. Martin-Santo
Prof. DeJong

Students will earn 6 credits by taking either two intermediate OR two upper-level courses in Spanish.  

  • SPAN201-202 Intermediate Spanish I and II
  • SPAN 303: Civilization and Culture of Spain
  • SPAN 411: Contemporary Issues in Spanish Society

ITINERARY (subject to change)
May 10 -- Group flight from Dulles to Madrid
May 11 -- Arrival in Madrid, meet host families in Alcalá de Henares
May 12 -- Orientation and tour of Alcalá de Henares
May 13 -- Classes begin
May 15 -- Group trip to Toledo
June 5 -- Group trip to Segovia
June 11 -- Last day of classes
June 14 -- Group flight to Dulles

Students will live with a Spanish family in a Alcalá de Henares family home.  Three meals a day and laundry service once a week are provided as part of the homestay.

Flights are not included in the estimated cost, but will be included in the final cost.  Once the size of the group has been determined, the Office of Global Education will organize a group flight for the program. All students are encouraged to join the group flight and must work with Dr. Widdows to confirm any alternative arrangements.  Faculty will accompany students on the group flight to Spain.

Please note that it can take eight weeks or more to receive a new/renewed passport.  Students will need a valid passport to leave the U.S; the passport must also be valid for at least three months after the program return date.    For more information, please review the State Department's website:

U.S. citizens do not need a visa for stays of 90 days or less:

Students are advised to schedule an appointment with their primary care physician or health provider several weeks before departure to obtain any recommended and/or required vaccines or immunizations.  Students are responsible for ensuring that all routine travel and immunizations are up-to-date.

Please review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for information on recommended and require immunizations for travelers:

Please see the information on our H-SC Summer Programs page 


The $7,260 cost (based on 15 students and not including airfare) will cover two courses, travel medical insurance, housing in a Alcalá de Henares family home with three meals a day, and group excursions. The fee does not include textbooks or personal expenditures. The final program cost will be determined based upon the number of students enrolled and will also include airfare for those on the group flight. 

Questions? For more information, contact the Global Education Office.