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.
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
Up to 20 semester credits depending on program and course selection
Wide variety of courses available; taught in English and Spanish
Homestay. Additional housing options are available
3 meals per day for homestay students
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
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
To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
4-week (fall) or 3-week (spring) Intensive Spanish Language Preparation
Student Residence including 3 meals per day Monday through Saturday
Madrid and Toledo (3 days)
Tangier and Tetouan, Morocco (3 days)
Meet Kaitlyn, an AIFS Abroad alum — and current teammate! She took over our Instagram story recently to answer questions about what it’s like to study abroad, particularly with regards to her Fall 2018 semester in Granada, Spain. Watch as she highlights what a typical day in her life looked like there.
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.
Share an apartment with other AIFS students. Apartments are centrally located and within walking distance of the university.
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).
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.
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:
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.
Explore the area, sample fresh seafood, and relax on the beach. Includes round-trip transportation.
Guided tour of the 17th century Plaza de Toros. Includes round-trip transportation.
Guided hike of three remarkable villages. Includes round-trip transportation.
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.
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.
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.
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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