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Alcalá de Henares - Activities and Excursions

Spanish Course Excursions - La Mancha

Discover everything Alcalá de Henares has to offer!

All E.I. students are invited and encouraged to participate in activities and excursions planned by the Center throughout the year. Learn about Spanish culture and travel Spain while you learn to speak Spanish. The activities include visits to local historic and cultural sights, informal dinners, sports activities, and more. It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to get to know one another better, as well as gain a better understanding of the culture and lifestyle of the country.

Orientation and Local sights

Every Monday there is an afternoon orientation which includes a tour of the city. Following the orientation, that same afternoon, all E.I. students may visit selected local historical and cultural sights of Alcalá de Henares, such as:

Palacio Arzobispal. Archbishop’s palace. Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque styles.
Monasterio Cisterciense de San Bernardo. St. Bernard Cistercian Monastery founded in the seventeenth century.
Catedral Magistral. Magisterial cathedral. Traces of Gothic style and an Herrerian tower.
Birthplace Museum of Miguel de Cervantes (author of Don Quixote). Reconstruction of a house from the period with a Cervantine library.
Calle Mayor. Main Street connecting the Medieval and Renaissance quarters.
Plaza de Cervantes. Old town square formerly used as a fairgrounds and marketplace.
Colegio Mayor de San Idelfonso y Colegio Trilingue. St Idelfonso Residence Hall and Trilingual Students’ Quarters. Main core of the old university, including the university church, an impressive assembly hall and three cloisters.
Yacimiento arqueológico Complutum y museo. Complutum archaeological dig and museum. Remains of Roman city.
Palacio Consistorial. Town Hall. Former convent whose plenary hall is decorated with stucco carvings. Specimen of the polyglot Bible.

There are a variety of activities planned for weekday afternoons

Spanish Course Activities in Alcala de Henares Fiesta de Bienvenida
On the first day of a course there is a party to welcome new students, to which all E.I. students are invited. In this way the arriving students meet the ongoing students and are easily incorporated into the schools friendly atmosphere.

Fiesta de Graduación
Once per month on the last Friday of the course students get together to celebrate the last day of the course and receive their Certificates. Several classes present musical or theatrical presentations, followed by a party with a goodbye toast to the departing students.

Video at the E.I. Center
Opportunity to view Spanish films or international films dubbed in Spanish.

Cena Internacional
Informal dinner at a local restaurant. Usually typical Spanish cuisine, but occasionally a restaurant with another particular international cuisine or decoration.

Vamos de Tapas
Learn about the Spanish custom of going for “tapas” and try Spanish foods. Who could resist this delicious way to spend an afternoon!

Noche de Tertulia
Spend an afternoon in the company of your classmates and professors practicing the fine art of conversation in pleasant surroundings in a local café.

Canción Española
Learn to sing all types of Spanish songs, from the most traditional to the latest pop hit.

Spend an afternoon playing a particular sport. A variety of sports activities depending on the season, such as tennis, soccer, swimming, basketball, billiards.

Juegos de mesa.
Play some Spanish board games or learn card games with the Spanish deck of cards.

Sample Calendar of Activities and Excursions

Calendars are subject to change. The calendar is posted on the bulletin board at the Center.

Spanish Course Excursions - Segovia


Take full advantage of your spare time on the weekend, and travel to nearby cities with E.I. You can learn about Hispanic culture, as well as use your new Spanish language skills. An E.I. instructor or a guide accompanies the group and provides information about the places that you visit on the trip. The excursions provide that extra element to make your stay memorable and complete.

Spanish Course Excursions - Siguenza

Typical Excursions from Alcalá de Henares

Aranjuez, El Escorial, Toledo, Segovia, Ávila, El Valle de Los Caídos, Sigüenza, Monuments in Madrid, the Prado Museum, Reina Sofía Modern Art Museum, hiking in the mountains.

Sample Calendar of Activities and Excursions

Calendars are subject to change. The calendar is posted on the bulletin board at the Center.

Independent travel

Alcalá has many local trains and numerous inter-city bus lines which allow students to be able to travel on their own on weekends. The informed and friendly E.I. staff will help you plan your trips and arrange all your travel details.

Courses with activity program included (Spain)

All E.I. students are invited and encouraged to participate in activities and excursions planned by the Spanish language school throughout the year. However, if you are planning to study in Spain during the summer months and you want to have everything included right from the start, we suggest our Summer Spanish Programs. The Summer Intensive Spanish Course and the Summer Super-Intensive Spanish Course include at least 8 activities and 3 excursions in the price of a 4-week course.

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