International School

The School is an intensive, academic program of the University of Alcalá through which students can earn credits that may be counted towards their degrees at their home institutions. The School sessions run for 3 to 6 weeks and take place both in summer and winter.

Our mission is to provide students with a premier international program delivering the highest academic quality and furthering the development of intercultural competence through a stimulating and rewarding experience – academically, culturally, and personally.

To that end, the curriculum of our Summer and Winter short, intensive programmes uses innovative ways of learning and teaching, including the use of online cooperation. Most of our courses include challenge-based learning where transnational and transdisciplinary teams, of faculty and students, work together to tackle current societal challenges.

During this blended intensive programme, groups of students and faculty, both international and local, will undertake a short-term physical mobility at Alcalá combined with a compulsory virtual component facilitating collaborative online learning exchange and teamwork, counting towards the overall learning outcomes.