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Study Abroad | Granada

Spain | University of Granada | Summer 2024
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  • Summer 2024


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. 

Stay Longer in Granada!

These summer sessions in Granada can be combined with the new Granada May Term program for a longer study abroad experience:

  • Spanish Language and Culture — May Term + Session 1
  • Spanish Language/Spanish Language and Culture — May Term + Session 1+ 2

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 6.5 semester credits for 4 weeks (subject to course selection). Combine sessions for further credits

  • Courses

    Courses offered in art, business Spanish, environmental science, geography, history, law, literature, religion, sociology, Spanish Language Program, Spanish Language and Culture Program, Internship Program

  • Housing

    A student apartment. Additional housing options are available, see Optional Components for more details

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    Costa del Sol (day trip), Seville and Córdoba (2 days, Session 1 only)

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    Welcome reception, guided tours of the Albaicín, the Cathedral, welcome tapas lunch, a farewell party with a Flamenco show, Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

  • On-Site 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

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from campus

  • Optional Excursions

    Tangier and Tetouan, Morocco (3 days) Session 2

  • Housing Supplement

    Homestay including 3 meals a day

    Student Residence including 3 meals a day Monday through Saturday

Program Details: Study Abroad | Granada Spanish Language and Culture May Term + Session 1


April 30, 2024June 29, 2024




University of Granada

Application Deadline

March 1, 2024

Inclusive Fees



Open to High School Graduate, First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Non-Student

Minimum of 2.0 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

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Environmental Studies
  • Foreign Language
  • Geography
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Internship
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language

Global Themes

  • Arts, Culture and Creative Industries
  • Business, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Education, Social Services, and Psychology
  • Health Sciences and STEM
  • Language, History and Culture
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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. 

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Environmental Studies
  • Foreign Language
  • Geography
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Internship
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language

The Spanish Language Program is available in all the summer sessions and is open to students of all levels from Beginner to Advanced. The program is designed to maximize students’ knowledge and communicative abilities in the Spanish language by providing instruction in grammar, vocabulary, speaking and listening practice and culture.

Language classes meet for 4 hours per day from Monday through Friday meeting for a total of 80 hours and 5 recommended credits per 4-week session.

Nine levels of Spanish are available. All courses are taught in Spanish.

Students taking the Spanish Language Program can also opt to take a Conversation Practice course at their level meeting 10 hours and a recommended 0.5 credits. A minimum of 10 students is required for this course to run.

Intermediate, Advanced and Superior level students can opt to take the Conversation Practice course or a subject course (taught in Spanish) from the Spanish Language and Culture Program. Elective classes meet for a total of 22.5 hours and a recommended 1.5 credits.

You can combine consecutive sessions for a longer stay and to earn more credit.

You can also combine the May Term Spanish Language Program with Spanish Language Session 1 or Sessions 1 + 2.

Open to students with Intermediate, Advanced and Superior levels of Spanish interested in furthering their Spanish language and taking specific courses related to Spanish history and culture. All courses are taught in Spanish. Courses meet for 45 (3 credits) or 22.5 hours (1.5 credits).

A Spanish language course is not mandatory on this program; however, it is highly recommended in order to get the most out of the academic program and studying abroad in Spain.

Students can earn up to 6 recommended credits per 4-week session taking courses in one of the following combinations:

  • Spanish language (45 hours) + one 45-hour subject course
  • Spanish language (45 hours) + two 22.5-hour subject courses
  • One 45-hour subject course + two 22.5-hour subject courses
  • Two 45-hour subject courses
  • Four 22.5-hour subject courses

Combine consecutive sessions for more credit.

You can also combine the May Term Spanish Language Program with Spanish Language and Culture Session 1 or Sessions 1 + 2.

The Internship Program gives students with an intermediate level of Spanish and above the opportunity to intern in a local business, in a local hospital or with an NGO. Students combine the 3-credit internship (business or medical) or the 1.5-credit internship (NGO) with courses from the Spanish Language and Culture program for up to 6 credits per session. Students complete an internship application in addition to the program application. Spanish level is determined by a placement test regardless of previous experience. We advise you to gain prior approval for several course options in order to ensure you will receive credit in the event that you do not place into the required level of Spanish for the internship.

This course is available to students with an Upper Advanced level of Spanish who place into Spanish 304/403/404 Upper Advanced B2.2 level or above. Most internships are based in hotels in Granada giving students experience and insight into the tourism and hospitality industry and business practice in Spain.

Students undertaking the medical internship will work in a private hospital shadowing and working with healthcare professionals. Students must place into Spanish 304/403/404 Upper Advanced B2.2 level or above and be studying relevant (major or minor) health courses as part of their degree program.

Students wishing to intern in an NGO must place into Spanish 203, Intermediate B1.1 level or above.

Students must attend interviews with suitable organizations as part of the internship selection process. Final selection is always at the discretion of the organization and the University of Granada Internship Coordinator.

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Living Abroad


Share an apartment with other AIFS students. Apartments may be co-ed.

  • Single rooms
  • Shared kitchen, bathroom and living area
  • Weekly cleaning


Live in a Spanish homestay for a supplement of $525 per session.

  • Double room
  • 3 meals a day
  • Weekly laundry
  • Single room supplement $190


Live in a student residence for a supplement of $595 per session.

  • Double room with bathroom.
  • Single rooms may be available for a fee supplement of $TBC
  • Weekly laundry
  • 3 meals Monday through Saturday

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Granada

*Summer 2024: Please note that apartments are not available in the May Term + Session 1, May Term + Session 1 + 2 programs. Homestay will be the included housing for students on these programs with the residence as optional.


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.

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.

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:

  • Welcome party
  • Granada’s Islamic Heritage: guided tour of the Albaicin, the city’s historic Arabic quarter
  • Tour of the Cathedral and Royal Chapel
  • Soccer and volleyball games
  • Walks to Sacromonte district
  • Horseback riding in the countryside
  • Arabic baths
  • Hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains
  • Spanish movie night
  • Tapas with Spanish students
  • Farewell party with Flamenco Show and tapas

Please note that students may need to pay an additional fee for some of the activities above.


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. Previous excursions have included:

Alhambra and Generalife Gardens

Guided tour of palace complex. Includes round-trip transportation and entrance fees.

  • Spain
  • Half Day
  • Included in Program Fee
Seville palace.

Seville and Córdoba

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.

  • Spain
  • 2 Days
  • Included in Program Fee (Session 1 only)
Nerja coast.

Costa del Sol

Relax on the beach, explore Nerja’s old town and sample fresh seafood. Includes round-trip transportation.

  • Spain
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
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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, 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 30 students is required for this trip to run. 

  • Morocco
  • 3 Days
  • $595 (Session 1 only)
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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


  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    March 1, 2024
  • Deposit Deadline
    March 15, 2024
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2024
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    April 29, 2024
  • Program Begins
    April 30, 2024
  • Program Ends
    June 29, 2024
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    June 29, 2024
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.
  • **** AIFS Abroad offers visa processing services to applicants who enroll into the program by this date. All other applicants who enroll after this date will be responsible for securing their own visa with guidance from AIFS Abroad.

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


  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington/Dulles
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