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University of Alcal谩 de Henares鈥揗adrid, Spain

  • Program Director: Jacob Badin: jcbadin@loyola.edu, 410-617-2123
  • School:
  • Language School, Business School
  • Course Information

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Background

AcalaMadrid is located in the heart of Spain at 2,100 feet (660 meters) above sea level and is home to a population of about 6.5 million inhabitants in the capital region with 3.5 coming from the metropolitan area. The climate is hot in the summer and cool in the winter due to the mountains directly to the north. Its palaces, museums, and art galleries provide a feast for modern culture lovers. This capital city prides itself on its vibrant cultural lifestyle, gastronomy, and rich history. 

The city of Alcal谩 de Henares is located 30 km (18.5 mi) northeast of Madrid on the Castilian Plateau. The city center remains medieval with winding cobblestone streets surrounding the city鈥檚 main square, Plaza de Cervantes while housing a bustling population of 200,000. Alcal谩 is best known as the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, author of the celebrated Don Quixote, as well as our partner University, Instituto Franklin-Universidad Alcal谩 de Henares (IF-UAH)

Choosing When to Study in Madrid

Thisis a fall or spring program. The fall term runs early-September until mid-December while the spring term runs from mid-January until late April. The fall group departs together in early September and is home for Christmas break. There is a usually a short Thanksgiving break, identical to Loyola's, in the fall semester. Spring semester students will depart together in mid-January and return in April with a Spring break during the semester.

Academics

This program has two tracks:
The Spanish Intensive Track is designed for Spanish majors and Spanish minors.

The English Track is designed for other majors but mostly business students (however other majors may apply). Both tracks are available to students in the fall and spring semesters, and it is possible for students to take courses from both tracks while in this program.

Spanish Intensive Track

  • Students will take five classes in Spanish designed to improve their knowledge of Spanish language and culture.
  • All Spanish majors and minors are required to take at least one additional Spanish course upon their return to Loyola to complete their program.
  • All Spanish majors and minors must take half of their major or minor requirements at Loyola (Majors 6/11 courses at LUM, Minors 3/6 courses at LUM)

English Track

  • This program is designed for non-Spanish majors and minors and accommodates mostly business students (however other majors may apply).
  • Students must take at least one Spanish language or Spanish culture course. 

Disclaimer: In case of strikes or unexpected disruption to the academic semester Loyola University will collaborate with the host university abroad to provide additional support or other academic arrangements to enable students to complete their coursework in agreement with the rules and regulations of the host university and the laws of the host country.  澳门6合开彩开奖结果 will not make any changes to its course, grade, or credit transfer policies following such circumstances.

Benefits

This program includes:

  • Tuition and housing (students choose between a home stay with a local family or living in the dorm)
  • Meal with host family or meal plans in the dorm.
  • University Medical Fees
  • Cultural excursions and special meals in Spain
  • Health insurance while in Spain

On-site Support

Students will be supported by our full-time director, Maria Jos茅 Lopez Pozo, who has been with the program for more than 25 years.  Maria Jos茅 Lopez Pozo is a Madrid-based professor that not only works with our students on all aspects of their study abroad experience (questions, concerns, illnesses, and homestays) but also teaches one of the required courses for our students. She is assisted by a part-time assistant.  Both Maria Jos茅 and her assistant will help students get acclimated to their new surroundings and direct them to the appropriate personnel or office that can assist them with any questions they may have. 

Course Information

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Studentswill experience a similar class setting to Loyola (small seminar-style classes). However, students must be prepared for a more independent semester and typically grades consist of a midterm and final exam only. Both semester programs are designed to accommodate Spanish majors and minors. Spanish Minors must complete Spanish 201 before going abroad; Spanish majors must complete Spanish 203 before going abroad. Students will take five courses during their study abroad program.

The English track is available both in fall and spring semesters. In addition to business or Spanish courses, students can also take upper core classes in the program. All students are required to take a Spanish language or Spanish culture course (which may return to Loyola as a Free Elective).

All credits and grades transfer back to Loyola, they affect your GPA, and they appear on your Loyola transcript.

Disclaimer: In case of strikes or unexpected disruption to the academic semester Loyola University will work with the host university abroad to provide additional support or other academic arrangements to enable students to complete their coursework in agreement with the rules and regulations of the host university and the laws of the host country.  Loyola University Maryland will not makes any changes to its course, grade, or credit transfer policies following such circumstances.

Housing

Homestay

To assist students in their language and cultural development, students are encouraged to live with a host family in Alcal谩.

  • Host families are centrally located to the university within a 5- or 20-minute walk to campus.
  • Students may choose if they want to live alone or with another Loyola student.
  • Homestay families are selected by the University of Alcal谩; Loyola has worked with the same families since the inception of the program. These host families have been carefully and thoroughly interviewed. Host families are diverse and can vary from a single mom to an older couple to a retired woman. Students do not find out their host families until about two weeks before they leave the United States. It is normal for students to feel a bit nervous about living with a host family, but the majority of students have come back saying it was their favorite part of their study abroad experience.
  • Two meals per day are included as part of the homestay program, this gives students the ability to practice their Spanish and see and live the daily life of Spaniards.
  • Laundry once a week is provided as part of the homestay program.
  • Please keep in mind that overseas housing is very different than housing at Loyola. Rooms are much smaller and may not have all the modern amenities U.S. housing may have.

Student Dorms

  • The UAH student dorms are located on campus within a 5-minute walk of classroom buildings.
  • Students may choose if they want to live alone or with another Loyola student.
  • Students will be provided with a bedding pack upon arrival.
  • There is a cafeteria in the dorm building which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • There is a gym located in the building which is free for students to use.
  • All rooms include air conditioning, a microwave, and miniature refrigerator.
  • Free WiFi is included.
  • Students have access to laundry facilities inside the dorm.

Cost

  • Loyola financial aid applies and students are eligible for consideration for all forms of federal, state, institutional and private sources of aid except the Federal Work Study Program. Students studying abroad for either a semester or full academic year will forfeit the value of a Federal Work-Study assignment. Students who receive GI bill funding or Veterans Benefits for tuition should reach out to SAS for additional steps in securing the ability to use these funds while abroad.
  • Students are charged Loyola tuition, room and board fees and a reduced comprehensive fee, plus a program fee to cover additional cultural trips, meals and overnight excursions planned throughout the semester. 
  • Students鈥 expenses in Spain will vary greatly depending on how much they travel, shop, and go out at night. Most students will take advantage of the close proximity to other European countries and cheap airline tickets and travel, and that usually accounts for much of their spending. 

Insurance

Students have access to Spanish medical insurance while studying in Spain. Loyola University Maryland also covers students during the program for emergency medical/evacuation/repatriation services abroad. Students should NOT cancel any domestic insurance coverage while studying abroad. 

Visa

Under the guidance of the program director, Loyola students are responsible for obtaining their own student visa. Students are required to attend a workshop during the semester that is specifically dedicated to preparing the paperwork for their visa appointment. Because Loyola University is located in Maryland, ALL students must make their appointment for visa processing in Washington, DC; students may not process their visa application in any other location.

Money and Banking

Once accepted into the program, students must call their bank and credit card carriers to tell them that they will be abroad for the semester.

Students have the option of opening a Spanish bank account with the assistance of Maria Jos茅, although Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted forms of payment.

Travel to and from Madrid

  • Group flights are arranged for students traveling to Madrid. Student departures are usually from Newark International Airport in New Jersey or JFK Airport in New York
  • Students fly to Barajas International Airport in Madrid, where students met by Maria Jos茅 on arrival.

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Criteria for Applying

  • Typically, sophomores with a minimum cumulative CQPA average of 2.750.
  • Students who can find courses which fit their Loyola program and allow full-time participation and who are neither on disciplinary probation nor have a history of serious disciplinary problems.
  • ROTC candidates can apply as freshman to study abroad in the spring of their sophomore year. 
  • An academic interview with the program coordinator at 澳门6合开彩开奖结果 is required.

All applications, regardless of major, are reviewed equally.

Application Requirements

  • Students must submit an online application AND a Course Planning form by 11:59 pm on the second Wednesday after Thanksgiving break of their sophomore year to study abroad in the fall or spring term of junior year. 
  • Attend a Study Abroad 101 information session.
  • Declare a major before applying to the study abroad program.
  • Discuss with your major advisor the possible courses you could take abroad and see if there are any potential problems, he/she sees with your plans to study abroad; Students cannot be on disciplinary probation nor have a history of serious disciplinary problems.

   

*Please keep in mind that study abroad information, dates, benefits, and fees are subject to change without notification. You are encouraged to contact the Office of International Programs directly for the most up-to-date information regarding any study abroad programs offered at Loyola.

Contact Us

Phone: 410-617-2910
Office: Humanities 132
Email: international@loyola.edu

Additional contact information

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In order to apply, all students must attend a Study Abroad 101 session before the application deadline. The application deadline for all Fall, Spring, and year-long opportunities during academic year 2024-25 is December 6, 2023.

The deadline for opportunities taking place during academic year 2025-26 will be announced during the Spring 2024 semester.

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