Study Abroad in Granada, Spain
Spain is a country of fascinating diversity, visible in its people, its countryside, and its profound history. The variety of cultures that have influenced Spain include the Romans, Moors, and Gypsies. While living in Spain, you will learn about the diversity of cultures the country offers. Come experience the fascination and intrigue of Spain!
Learn Spanish in the vibrant city of Granada! Explore the narrow, cobblestone streets of the former Muslim quarter, full of Moroccan tea houses and shops. Wander the passageways of the Alhambra or enter the white-washed caves of the Gypsies and experience the passion of a flamenco performance. Stroll Granada's historic streets, lined with Europe's top fashion stores. In addition to the mysteries and intrigue of the city, the Sierra Nevada Mountains provide an impressive backdrop to all that Granada has to offer.
University of Granada
Study at the prestigious University of Granada's CLM (Center of Modern Languages), founded in 1531, and located in one of the city's most historic neighborhoods. Walking to class you will pass through winding cobblestone streets and hidden plazas. Spanish classes are taught in historic buildings dating to the 16th century. There is a wonderful mix of Spaniards and international students at the university, providing an opportunity outside of the classroom to practice Spanish with both locals and students from around the world.
Homestay (Room & Board) & Laundry
There is no better way to improve your Spanish and learn more about the culture than by living with our carefully selected local host families. You will have breakfast, lunch, and dinner with your family.
The following is a list of possible excursions included in the program. The excursions for your program will be confirmed in the Program Calendar you receive one month prior to your program start date.
Explore the exotic Alhambra, the ancient palace of the Sultans.
Sierra Nevada Mountain Villages
Hike in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains and explore the lost villages of the Moors.
Mediterranean Beach (Costa del Sol - Nerja)
Explore intimate beaches, tucked amongst cliffs and rocks jutting from the sea.
Mediterranean Beach (Costa Tropical - Almuñecar and Herradura) (Summer Programs)
Visit the golden beaches of the Mediterranean and relax in the deep, blue waters.
Seville & Cordoba (Semester Programs)
Tour one of the most historic cities in Europe, and the artistic and cultural capital of southern Spain. Explore the famous Mosque-Cathedral in Cordoba.
We organize cultural activities for the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed to accentuate the unique character of southern Spain.
• Flamenco Dance Class • Granada Cathedral Tour • Arabic Baths • City Tours • Flamenco Performance • Ceramics Workshop • Food Tasting • Arabic Tea Houses • Local Festivals
Academics & Curriculum
Students enroll in 15 credit hours of course work within the University of Granada's Center for Modern Languages, including at least one Spanish language course. Classes are taught in two historic buildings dating back to the 16th century. Spanish is the emphasis, but there are also a large number of other modern language courses taught in Granada, such as Arabic. The majority of the students are international, especially in the summer; however there are also a significant number of Spaniards.
Participants are encouraged to sign up for an intercambio (or exchange partner) for the duration of the program as an opportunity to practice Spanish outside of the classroom. Most class offerings will be in Spanish, although some course subjects can be taken in Spanish or English. It is possible to take nearly a full courseload in English-taught subjects, though this is not encouraged.