Spend January Term in the charming city of Granada, Spain, with AIFS! Study Spanish and Islamic Culture at the University of Granada. The last Moorish kingdom to fall, Granada is a city rich with both Islamic and Spanish history.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
3 semester credits
Course on Islamic Civilization and Culture, taught in English
Stay in a Spanish homestay
3 meals included per day in the homestay
Morocco (3 days)
City tour, guided tour of the Alhambra, Generalife Gardens and the Albaicín
To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize yourself with the local area and advise you about living abroad
To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Round trip flights U.S.-Málaga-U.S.
Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas
Living with a Spanish homestay is a very rewarding way to experience the culture and to learn about how Spaniards live firsthand. Homes are carefully selected by the Resident Director. The homestay will include:
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Granada
Before this ancient city was conquered by the Catholic Monarchs in 1492, it was ruled by the Moors, during their nearly 800-year domination of the Iberian Peninsula. Granada has 3 listed UNESCO Heritage Sites: the Alhambra, Generalife Gardens, and the residential district of Albayzín.
Situated about 18 miles (30km) away from the Sierra Nevada’s, Granada is the perfect spot for a ski getaway in the sun. The Sierra Nevada has snowcapped peaks from November to May and over 250 sunshine days a year.
Granada’s location is ideal. You can hike the Sierra Nevada in the morning, take a dip in the Mediterranean in the afternoon and enjoy tapas by the light of the Alhambra in the evening.
Noelia Marin Muñoz
¡Hola! I have been working with visiting students in Granada since 2007. I studied at the university myself so am very familiar with student life here in Granada. I also spent a year studying abroad in England which gave me an understanding of how to adjust to living in a different culture. My job is to help facilitate your immersion into the Spanish language and culture; ensuring your study abroad is a fun and safe learning experience. I love watching how students change during their time here. Upon arrival, you will continually ask questions. By the end of the program you will be independent, confident and knowledgeable citizens of the world and teaching me things I didn’t know! The AIFS office is located in “Puerta Real”, the very center of Granada. It is a 5-minute walk from the university building. Drop by and tell me about something wonderful you have discovered in my favorite city!
The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.
Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true understanding of Spanish culture and its Arabic roots, the AIFS team in Granada arranges a variety of cultural and social activities. Activities will include:
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
Social identity & access
One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.Learn more