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, the Moors, the Gypsies, and many others. Come experience the beauty and allure of Spain!
The vibrant city of Granada is an ideal location to learn Spanish. Explore the narrow, cobblestone streets of the former Muslim quarter, full of Moroccan tea houses and shops, or the historic streets lined with Europe's top fashion stores. Wander the passageways of the Alhambra or enter the white-washed caves of the Gypsies and experience the passion of a flamenco performance. 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 back 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 and interacts with locals and students from around the world.
Summer students enroll in two 3-credit courses per session (6 total credits), whereas winter participants take one course during the 3-week program. Courses can either be language or area studies, but all courses are taught in Spanish. Elective classes and classes with locals can vary in size from 8 to 35 students, while language classes have just 8-12 students. View the course listings and syllabi
Meals & Accommodation
There is no better way to improve Spanish and learn about the culture than by living with our carefully selected local host families. The homestay experience is highly recommended as it is the best choice for a true immersion experience, along with the added benefit of laundry and three meals per day with the 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