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Study Abroad | Granada

Spain | University of Granada | Spring 2023
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Granada city view.

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  • Fall 2023

  • Spring 2023

Overview

Spend a semester or academic year in the energetic and scenic city of Granada, Spain with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at the University of Granada’s Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM). Located at the foot of the stunning Sierra Nevada and a short trip from the sparkling Mediterranean, the Center consists of modern classrooms, audio-visual equipment, computer facilities and a library.

What’s Included

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.

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  • Tuition

    Up to 20 semester credits depending on program and course selection 

  • Courses

    Wide variety of courses available; taught in English and Spanish

  • Housing

    Homestay. Additional housing options are available

  • Meals

    3 meals per day for homestay students

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    Day trip to Nerja on the Costa del Sol, Las Alpujarras (fall only), Ronda (spring only) and a 3-day excursion to Gibraltar, Seville and Córdoba

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    Guided tours of the Alhambra palace complex, Generalife Gardens and Albaicín, a Flamenco show, hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains, an evening at the Arabic Baths, sports, paella cooking class, welcome and farewell dinners

  • Onsite Resident Director

    To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from campus

  • Early Start Program Supplement

    4-week (fall) or 3-week (spring) Intensive Spanish Language Preparation

  • Housing Supplement

    Student Residence including 3 meals per day Monday through Saturday

  • Excursion

    Madrid and Toledo (3 days)

    Tangier and Tetouan, Morocco (3 days)

Program Details: Study Abroad | Granada Multi Discipline

Program is closed

Dates

January 29, 2023May 25, 2023

Term

Spring

Application Deadline

October 1, 2022

Inclusive Fees

$11,495

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Eligibility

Open to High School Graduate, First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

Minimum of 2.5 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Arabic Language
  • Art
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Film Studies
  • Foreign Language
  • Geography
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Internship
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian Language
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language
  • Technology

Global Themes

  • Business, Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
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Academics

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

Known for its excellence in teaching Spanish as a second language, the University of Granada has courses in Spanish language and culture to suit varied levels of expertise. The undergraduate and postgraduate student population totals over 60,000. Small teaching groups are the norm and all professors are native Spaniards. AIFS students will participate in a diverse and dynamic community of students and faculty. The University’s Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM) consists of two beautiful historical buildings which have been totally renovated and equipped with modern classrooms, audio-visual equipment, computer facilities and a library. 

  • Arabic Language
  • Art
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Film Studies
  • Foreign Language
  • Geography
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Internship
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian Language
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language
  • Technology

Give your Spanish skills a head start and earn an extra 5 or 4 credits by choosing the Early Start option. Students taking this option will arrive in Granada before the semester begins and take an intensive Spanish language course focusing on grammar, conversation and culture. All levels of Spanish are available from Beginner through to Superior and Bilingual. The placement test will determine your level and consequently which program you may be enrolled in for the semester. The Optional Early Start Program gives you a good opportunity to improve your Spanish before the semester begins and increase your chances of getting into the programs which require a higher level of language competency. Upon successful completion of the preparation course, you may progress to the next level of Spanish for the semester. The course also gives you the opportunity to make a gradual adjustment to academic life and living in Spain. 

The Early Start Program runs for 4 weeks in the Fall for 80 hours (5 credits) and for 3 weeks and 60 hours (4 credits) in the Spring. 

*The fee includes housing in a homestay or apartment. Students choosing the residence option will pay an additional $TBC for the Early Start Program. Students requesting a single room in a homestay for the Early Start Program pay an additional $TBC.

This program is designed for Beginner and Intermediate level Spanish students who wish to complement their study of Spanish with elective courses taught in English in Spanish literature, history, economics, politics, art and more. Students can take up to 5 courses. Spanish grammar and Spanish speaking and writing skills are required and are the only two courses taught in Spanish at your level. Then choose 2 or 3 electives. Each course meets for 45 hours and is recommended for 3 semester credits. 

This program is designed for High Intermediate or Low Advanced level Spanish students who wish to further their Spanish language study and take elective courses taught in Spanish in literature, history, politics, economics, art and more. Courses meet for 45 hours and are recommended for 3 semester credits. Spanish grammar and Spanish speaking and writing skills are required courses. Then choose 2 or 3 electives. Students are encouraged to take all of their electives in Spanish but may choose electives from the Spanish Language and Culture program taught in English if they wish to. Typically students with 2 or 3 years of college-level Spanish study place into this program. The placement test will determine your level and whether you can enroll in this program. 

Students at the High Advanced level (typically with 4 years previous study of college-level Spanish) are encouraged to take this program. One Spanish language course is required from these three: Oral Production and Interaction Skills in Spanish; Writing Texts in Spanish; Spanish Grammar. Students can then take up to 4 electives taught in Spanish. Elective fields include art, business, literature, history, economics, geography, music, politics and sociology and more. Courses meet for 45 hours and are recommended for 3 semester credits. The placement test will determine your level and whether you can enroll in this program. 

The International Internship Program (PPEE- Programa de Prácticas para Estudiantes Extranjeros) gives students with an Upper Intermediate level of Spanish and above the opportunity to intern in a local business, in a private hospital shadowing and working with health care professionals, in an NGO or as a student teacher in a local school. 

In a competitive and global employment market, practical experience in a real-life workplace is an invaluable addition to classroom-based learning. This program gives students with the required level of Spanish the opportunity to gain vital insights into a specific career field, experience in the global workplace, practical exposure to the demands of specific jobs and will develop both professional and personal skills. 

Students accepted onto the program will complete a 3-credit, 45 hour total or a 7-credit, 120 hour* total internship. (The internship will count as one of your four or five semester courses). Students wishing to intern in a local school or in an NGO must place into Spanish 205/207 Upper Intermediate B1.2 level or above. Students wishing to intern in a local business or in a hospital must place into Spanish 305/307/308 Upper Advanced B2.2 level or above. Students taking the medical internship must be studying relevant (major or minor) health courses as part of their degree program in the U.S. The internship includes group seminars and individual meetings with the University of Granada Internship Coordinator in order to prepare you and support you through the internship. Upon completion of the internship, students will present an internship diary and give an oral presentation for a final grade. The internship will appear on your semester transcript. 

All internship students take the required Spanish courses. For the remaining 2 or 3 electives students can choose courses from the Spanish Language and Culture Program in Spanish or courses from the Advanced Hispanic Studies Program. Courses meet for 45 hours and carry 3 recommended credits. 

*Please note that students pay a fee supplement for the 120 hour internship. The 120 hour internship is not available for students wishing to intern in an NGO. This is a competitive program with limited places available and we recommend that you apply early. For further information on the application process please contact the AIFS Program Advisor. 

This program is designed for Beginner and Intermediate level Spanish students who wish to complement their study of Spanish with elective courses taught in English in Spanish literature, history, economics, politics, art and more. Students can take up to 5 courses. Spanish grammar and Spanish speaking and writing skills are required and are the only two courses taught in Spanish at your level. Then choose 2 or 3 electives. Each course meets for 45 hours and is recommended for 3 semester credits. 

This program is designed for High Intermediate or Low Advanced level Spanish students who wish to further their Spanish language study and take elective courses taught in Spanish in literature, history, politics, economics, art and more. Courses meet for 45 hours and are recommended for 3 semester credits. Spanish grammar and Spanish speaking and writing skills are required courses. Then choose 2 or 3 electives. Students are encouraged to take all of their electives in Spanish but may choose electives from the Spanish Language and Culture program taught in English if they wish to. Typically students with 2 or 3 years of college-level Spanish study place into this program. The placement test will determine your level and whether you can enroll in this program. 

Students at the High Advanced level (typically with 4 years previous study of college-level Spanish) are encouraged to take this program. One Spanish language course is required from these three: Oral Production and Interaction Skills in Spanish; Writing Texts in Spanish; Spanish Grammar. Students can then take up to 4 electives taught in Spanish. Elective fields include art, business, literature, history, economics, geography, music, politics and sociology and more. Courses meet for 45 hours and are recommended for 3 semester credits. The placement test will determine your level and whether you can enroll in this program. 

The International Internship Program (PPEE- Programa de Prácticas para Estudiantes Extranjeros) gives students with an Upper Intermediate level of Spanish and above the opportunity to intern in a local business, in a private hospital shadowing and working with health care professionals, in an NGO or as a student teacher in a local school. 

In a competitive and global employment market, practical experience in a real-life workplace is an invaluable addition to classroom-based learning. This program gives students with the required level of Spanish the opportunity to gain vital insights into a specific career field, experience in the global workplace, practical exposure to the demands of specific jobs and will develop both professional and personal skills. 

Students accepted onto the program will complete a 3-credit, 45 hour total or a 7-credit, 120 hour* total internship. (The internship will count as one of your four or five semester courses). Students wishing to intern in a local school or in an NGO must place into Spanish 205/207 Upper Intermediate B1.2 level or above. Students wishing to intern in a local business or in a hospital must place into Spanish 305/307/308 Upper Advanced B2.2 level or above. Students taking the medical internship must be studying relevant (major or minor) health courses as part of their degree program in the U.S. The internship includes group seminars and individual meetings with the University of Granada Internship Coordinator in order to prepare you and support you through the internship. Upon completion of the internship, students will present an internship diary and give an oral presentation for a final grade. The internship will appear on your semester transcript. 

All internship students take the required Spanish courses. For the remaining 2 or 3 electives students can choose courses from the Spanish Language and Culture Program in Spanish or courses from the Advanced Hispanic Studies Program. Courses meet for 45 hours and carry 3 recommended credits. 

*Please note that students pay a fee supplement for the 120 hour internship. The 120 hour internship is not available for students wishing to intern in an NGO. This is a competitive program with limited places available and we recommend that you apply early. For further information on the application process please contact the AIFS Program Manager. 

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Living Abroad

Included

Homestay

The best way to immerse yourself in the language and culture of Spain; many students choosing this option find that it is the most rewarding part of their time abroad.

  • Double room (single room available for $500 supplement for Spring 2023; Fall 2023 supplement TBC)
  • Weekly laundry
  • 3 meals per day with your host

Shared Apartment

Share an apartment with other AIFS students. Apartments are centrally located and within walking distance of the university.

  • Single room
  • Shared kitchen, bathroom and living room
  • Television and washing machine
  • Cleaned on a weekly basis
  • Apartments may be co-ed

Optional

Student Residence ($1,900 Spring 2023/$TBC Fall 2023)

For an additional fee, you can also choose to live in a student residence with Spanish and other international students, located a short walk from the AIFS office and the Centro de Lenguas Modernas (university building).

  • Double room with bathroom (single rooms available for a supplement of $2,300 Spring 2023/$TBC Fall 2023)
  • Weekly laundry service
  • Air conditioner/heater unit
  • Includes 3 meals per day Monday through Saturday
  • Spaces in the student residence are limited so students who want this option are advised to apply early
  • The supplement listed is for the semester. Students wishing to live in the student residence during the Early Start Program will pay an additional housing supplement of $300 Spring 2023/$TBC Fall 2023 (on top of the Early Start Program fee)

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Granada

History

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.

Sports

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.

Geography

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.

AIFS in Granada Resident Director, Semester Programs

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.

In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of Spanish life. Typical activities, tours and visits include:

  • Alhambra and Generalife Gardens – Granada’s crown jewel and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Granada’s Islamic Heritage: guided tour of the Albaicín, the city’s historic Arabic quarter
  • Cathedral and Royal Chapel of Granada
  • Flamenco show
  • Spanish cooking class
  • Arabic baths
  • Tapas evenings with Spanish students
  • Visit to Sacromonte, location of the historic caves of the Romani community
  • Hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some activities.

You will also have access to the University of Granada’s own program of events and activities.

Give back to the community and add a new perspective to your study abroad experience by joining our Granada volunteer program. You could be helping in a residence assisting people with physical disabilities, helping elderly people or providing food for homeless people. At the end of the semester participating students will receive a certificate.

Excursions

This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Granada and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Spain. 

Nerja coast.

Nerja, Costa del Sol

Explore the area, sample fresh seafood, and relax on the beach. Includes round-trip transportation.

  • Spain
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Ronda cliffs.

Ronda *SPRING ONLY*

Guided tour of the 17th century Plaza de Toros. Includes round-trip transportation.

  • Spain
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Las Alpujarras.

La Alpujarra *FALL ONLY*

Guided hike of three remarkable villages. Includes round-trip transportation.

  • Spain
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Cordoba.

Gibraltar, Seville, Córdoba

Locally guided tours of the Rock of Gibraltar and surrounding points of interest, Seville and the Guadalquivir River, the Parque de María Luisa, the Plaza de España, Christopher Columbus’ tomb, Alcázar of Seville, Córdoba’s Judería quarter, La Mezquita and more. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, entrance fees, daily breakfast and dinner.

  • Spain
  • 3 Days
  • Included in Program Fee
Madrid.

Madrid and Toledo

Locally guided tours of the Church of Santo Tomé, Santa María la Blanca, Prado Museum, the Royal Palace, La Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and the Paseo de la Castellana. Bike ride through Retiro Park. Free time to visit a sword and damasquinado craft work factory or go shopping. Includes round-trip transportation, hotel accommodations, entrance fees, daily breakfasts and dinners. 

* A minimum enrollment of 15 students is required for the tour to run.

  • Spain
  • 3 Days
  • Not Included in Program Fee
Tangier.

Tangier and Tetouan

Guided tours of the medina and souk of Tangier, Tetouan, the Plaza Moulay El Mehdi, Plaza Hassan I, Royal Palace, the Mellah, Asilah, Chefchaouen, and the Caves of Hercules. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, airport transfers (flights not included), most breakfasts, most lunches and dinner with a show. 

* Non-U.S. citizens may need to arrange a visa to visit Morocco before traveling to Spain; students are responsible for checking visa requirements. 

* A minimum of 30 students is required for this trip to run. 

  • Morocco
  • 3 Days
  • Not Included in Program Fee
Barcelona,Spain
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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.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines

Details

  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Deposit Deadline
    October 15, 2022
  • Scholarship Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    January 28, 2023
  • Program Begins
    January 29, 2023
  • Program Ends
    May 25, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    May 26, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

Optional Flight Package

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.)

Depature City

Fee

  • Atlanta
    $1,600.00
  • Boston
    $1,400.00
  • Buffalo
    $1,440.00
  • Charlotte
    $1,540.00
  • Chicago
    $1,540.00
  • Cincinnati
    $1,600.00
  • Columbus
    $1,500.00
  • Dallas
    $1,640.00
  • Denver
    $1,620.00
  • Des Moines
    $1,640.00
  • Detroit
    $1,520.00
  • Houston
    $1,680.00
  • Los Angeles
    $1,400.00
  • Miami
    $1,540.00
  • Minneapolis
    $1,560.00
  • New York
    $1,360.00
  • Newark
    $1,540.00
  • Orlando
    $1,540.00
  • Philadelphia
    $1,480.00
  • Phoenix
    $1,640.00
  • Pittsburgh
    $1,460.00
  • Raleigh/Durham
    $1,540.00
  • San Francisco
    $1,680.00
  • Seattle
    $1,660.00
  • St. Louis
    $1,540.00
  • Washington/Dulles
    $1,400.00
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(203) 399-5163 or email: aifsabroad@aifs.com