Instituto Franklin-UAH

Instituto Franklin-UAH

About

Instituto Franklin- Universidad de Alcalá is the only University Institute for Research on North America in Spain. Founded in 1987, Instituto Franklin-UAH provides postgraduate research, scholarships and grants, dissemination of publications, scientific events, and education related investigation on American Studies and Bilingual Education. We are located in Colegio de Trinitarios, built in the XVII century, in the center of the historic city of Alcalá de Henares, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Instituto Franklin-UAH provides the following in Academics: PhD in American Studies, MA in American Studies, Teach & Learn in Spain program, BA in International Studies, and Undergraduate Study Abroad programs.

Founded
1987
Headquarters

Calle Trinidad 1
28801 Alcalá de Henares Madrid
Spain

Reviews

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Bryan
10/10

I graduate from U of Alcalá's Instituto Franklin seven years ago now, and my experience there is still reaping benefits. For those who are looking to expand your academic, social, and global experiences, you really can't do better than Instituto Franklin. The faculty and staff were incredibly supportive and knowledgable. I taught in with great teachers in an excellent concertado in downtown Madrid -- teachers who tutored me well in the field of education and launched me on a new professional path (I'm a teacher now thanks to this program). The colleagues I met in classes were excellent: fun, engaged, and helpful. And the opportunity to travel while in Madrid is outstanding (visit Morocco, France, Britain, Italy, etc. via Ryan Air). This program, if you want it to, will stretch you, in soul and mind, in both comfortable and uncomfortable ways, which is to say in the very best of ways. I have recommended this program to many of my friends and will continue to do so.

Yes, I recommend this program
Chap
7/10

I had the absolute pleasure of working with the amazing people during my time at the instituto. She guided me through the post graduation process of obtaining documents for my career after IF. She was kind, compassionate and navigated the challenging waters of Spanish bureaucracy with effortless grace and composition. A true star in the administrative staff of an efficient management.

She was able to help me obtain my diploma from the Universidad de Alcala. As well as have it apostilled by the Hague. A step critical in achieving the level of employment I so desired. If it were not for her continued commitment to alumnus there is no doubt I would not be writing this review right now.

For anyone considering this program, you will find a truly inspiring staff of persons ready to be your advocates and bring success to your aspirations.

Bravo!

Muchas Gracias por todos.

Yes, I recommend this program
Katie
10/10

It has been two years since my time at UAH, and I still can't believe how lucky I was to be involved with this program. The classes were interesting, challenging but not impossible, and used relevant information to enrich our experiences in Spain. The faculty not only were a great resource academically, but also genuinely cared about our well-being during our time abroad. They understood that it was not always easy, and were constantly available to help us in any way they could. The program was also great because they coordinated trips for us that were extremely well thought out. During the trips, there was a great balance of allowing us space to be young adults and giving us educational experiences. I can't recommend this program enough for how much it improved my Spanish-speaking skills and my outlook on life as a whole.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Steven
9/10

The Teach & Learn program is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to expand his or her perspective on what it is like to live in a foreign country. Many students have the opportunity to study abroad in a foreign country and tend to return to their home country with the cliched phrase "life-changing experience" on the tips of their tongues. The T&L program allows for a deeper and arguably more "life-changing" experience. I have come to realize that one doesn't really understand what it is like to live in another country until one works in that country. The process of gather paperwork for the visa, finding a place to live, worrying about finances, feeling stressed at times, and meeting Spaniards is all part of what makes the program so transformative.

Part of what makes this experience possible is the support of the Instituto Franklin staff. One feels at home here. Staff work to ensure that your time in Spain is as good as it can possibly be and that you feel supported. Any issue that I ever had was either resolved proactively or taken care of with a simple meeting with Instituto Franklin staff.

Yes, I recommend this program
Lillian
9/10

The Master in Teaching program at Instituto Franklin-UAH provided practical and theoretical knowledge for teaching in an ESL classroom. The classes were insightful, and the professors were very knowledgable in their fields of bilingual and international education. I especially enjoyed learning about comparative education systems. Developing communicative lessons for the classroom was another highlight of this program. The feedback from the professors and my classmates helped me to develop and improve my teaching skills. The Master in Teaching program helped me to reach my professional goals once back in the United States. This experience impressed employers, and it helped me to land my dream career of working with adult English Language Learners in Chicago.

How can this program be improved?
The process of obtaining the official paperwork after graduation was a bit tedious. I would recommend starting the paperwork as soon as it is available for request. The faculty is helpful in clarifying what must be done to obtain the paperwork, though.
Yes, I recommend this program

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