Tips for Your First Thanksgiving Abroad – The Franklin Students’ Blog


It’s finally here: one of the coziest times of the year. The leaves are changing colors, it’s almost time to start listening to Christmas music, Starbucks has started selling their special holiday drinks, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. However, you aren’t exactly in a country that celebrates this special holiday. As they say […]

Internship / Volunteering Archives – The Franklin Students’ Blog


Rina Sarfraz shares her experience about her time in Study Abroad at Instituto Franklin-UAH. Read more In junior high and high school, I played competitive soccer five days a week. Soccer came before school, before friends, and sometimes even before family. After two years of playing up with older girls, I got burnt out, […]

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Wondering which Funding Option is right for you? Alumna Keara Berkeley (International Education 2020) explains the benefits and drawbacks of each to help you decide! Read more ¿No puedes viajar durante estas fiestas y piensas que serán muy aburridas? ¿Estás cansado/a de ver películas y series en tus plataformas favoritas? Si tu respuesta es afirmativa, […]



¿No puedes viajar durante estas fiestas y piensas que serán muy aburridas? ¿Estás cansado/a de ver películas y series en tus plataformas favoritas? Si tu respuesta es afirmativa, estás en el lugar adecuado para vivir las mejores Navidades de tu vida. Si te gusta moverte por la ciudad, patinar sobre hielo, asistir a espectáculos o […]

The Mercado Cervantino of Alcalá – The Franklin Students’ Blog


October in Madrid is now here, and to me, that means one thing: the medieval fair in Alcalá de Henares. It was the first place outside of Madrid that I visited in Spain—getting there is easy, just hop on the cercanías (local train)—and I have gone every year since. This year will be my fifth. […]

What’s the Best Funding Option for Me? – The Franklin Students’ Blog


If you’re planning to enroll in a Master’s Program at Instituto Franklin-UAH, chances are you have questions about the options for your practicum and tuition. Between private or charter schools and public schools, different timetables and age groups – there are many aspects to consider when making the right choice for you and your academic […]

Alexandra Theresa Hartline, Author at The Franklin Students' Blog

Spring has finally arrived in Madrid, which means you’ve got antsy students in your sunlit classroom. Keeping students interested and motivated as we race toward the end of the school year can be a challenge. While you and your students… Read more Welcome 2018! A new year. The first week back to school after Christmas […]

Masters in US vs Masters in Spain – The Franklin Students’ Blog


By this time you’ve already convinced your parents that your (essentially) free masters degree in a foreign country is indeed real and you will have such masters degree title in exactly ten months. I applaud you. Before moving to Spain, I had never studied abroad anywhere except the yoga class I took in Costa Rica […]

Field Trips Archives – The Franklin Students' Blog

If you’ve ever heard the expression “Holy Toledo!”, which means something is mind-blowing, it probably started with this beautiful town just an hour south of Madrid. Known as the “City of Three Cultures”, Toledo shows influences of Christian, Muslim, and… Read more Just about an hour south of Madrid, you will find the city of […]

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