Spend a summer in the historic city of Granada, Spain with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at the University of Granada. Located in the heart of the city between the peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean and home to the jewel of Moorish architecture the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, the campus is home to over 70,000 students.
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 6.5 semester credits for 4 weeks (subject to course selection). Combine sessions for further credits
Courses offered in art, business Spanish, environmental science, geography, history, law, literature, religion, sociology, Spanish language, Intensive Spanish Language Program, Spanish Language and Culture Program, Internship Program
A student apartment. Additional housing options are available, see Optional Components for more details
Costa del Sol (day trip), Seville and Córdoba (Session 2 only)
Welcome reception, guided tours of the Albaicín, the Cathedral, welcome tapas lunch, a farewell party with a Flamenco show, Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Tangier and Tetouan, Morocco (3 days) Session 2
Homestay including 3 meals a day
Student Residence including 3 meals a day Monday through Saturday
Share an apartment with other AIFS, Spanish or international students. Apartments may be co-ed.
Live in a Spanish homestay for a supplement of $525 per session.
Live in a student residence for a supplement of $595 per session.
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 taste of Spanish culture, a wide range of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. The Resident Director organizes a variety of activities which may include:
Please note that students may need to pay an additional fee for some of the activities above.
Guided tour of palace complex. Includes round-trip transportation and entrance fees.
Entrance fees, sightseeing, and visits to Plaza de España, Seville Cathedral, the Giralda Tower, the Alcázar and La Mezquita. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, breakfast and dinner.
Relax on the beach, explore Nerja’s old town and sample fresh seafood. Includes round-trip transportation.
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, most breakfasts, most lunches and dinner with a show.
* If you are not a U.S. citizen you are responsible for researching any requirements necessary to visit Morocco as well as acquiring a visa if required.
* A minimum of 15 students is required for this trip to run.