College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Fall Semester in Spain at Alcalá de Henares

Alcala 2004Butler's program is affiliated with the prestigious Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, founded in 1508. Students may apply 100% of their Butler financial aid to this program.

Alcalá de Henares, the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, is a charming town renowned for its beautiful Renaissance architecture. Conveniently located in the center of Spain, it is directly accessible to downtown Madrid via a 37 minute commuter train ride that runs at regular intervals during the day and night.

Butler students take an entire semester's load of 12 credits, which can be applied toward the Spanish major and minor, or can count as electives. Students may also seek permission for certain courses to count toward the fulfillment of distribution requirements instead of receiving Spanish credit for them.

All Butler students take one course with the on-site Butler faculty member. The remaining three classes are taught by Alcalá professors in courses designed for non-native speakers of Spanish. Students with superior Spanish language skills can petition to enroll in university courses for native Spanish speakers.

To be eligible for this program a student must have completed two 300 level Spanish courses.

Students live with host-families within walking-distance of the university.

Organized, guided excursions to various Spanish cities are included in this program.

This is the only semester-long program in Spain that is run through Butler University and has an on-site Butler faculty member.

The estimated size of each year's group will be between 12 and 15 students.