Study Abroad in Granada, Spain

Living Abroad

Housing and Meals

Homestay ($1,855/Fall, $2,315/Spring Supplement)

  • Shared double room
  • Weekly laundry
  • Includes 3 meals per day

Self-Catering Shared Apartments

  • Standard housing option
  • Single room
  • Shared kitchen, bathroom and living room
  • Meal allowance of $800 to subsidize cost of purchasing meals and groceries

Student Residence ($2,060/Fall, $2,575/Spring Supplement)

  • Shared double room with bathroom
  • Laundry service
  • Includes 3 meals per day Monday through Friday

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Granada

Homestays ($1,855/Fall, $2,315/Spring Supplement)

Living with a homestay family is the best way to immerse yourself in the language and culture of Spain and many students choosing this option find that it is the most rewarding part of their time abroad. It is the best way to learn Spanish, get a unique insight into the culture and integrate into the local community. Each family is unique; you may live with a retired couple whose children have left home, a divorced or widowed woman with children still living at home, a married couple with children or a family with some older children still living at home. Typically students share a room with another AIFS student. You will receive a weekly laundry service.

Meals The homestay option includes three meals per day with your host.

Self-Catering Shared Apartments

Apartment housing is included as standard in the program fee. Students choosing this option will share an apartment with other AIFS, Spanish or international students. Apartments are centrally located and within walking distance of the university. Typically 2 to 4 people share an apartment. The kitchen, bathroom and living room are shared. All apartments have free WiFi internet access, a television and washing machine. The apartments are cleaned on a weekly basis.

Meals A meal allowance of $800 is included for apartment students. Students who choose to opt out of the meal allowance pay a reduced program fee of $9,995.

Student Residence ($2,060/Fall, $2,575/Spring Supplement)

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). Typically students share a room with another AIFS student and the room will have a private bathroom. Use of washer/dryer facilities is included.

Meals Students in the residence will receive three meals per day Monday through Friday.

Cultural Activities

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 World Heritage Site
  • The Albaicin - the Moorish neighborhood dating back to 10th century Muslim Spain
  • Cathedral and Royal Chapel of Granada
  • Flamenco show
  • Spanish cuisine tasting
  • Arabic baths
  • Tapas evenings with Spanish students
  • Sacromonte, location of traditional gypsy caves
  • Hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains

Students may pay a small additional fee for some of the activities listed. You will also have access to the University of Granada’s own program of events and activities.

Volunteering Program

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 school children to improve their English by giving an English language workshop , helping the elderly or providing food for the homeless. At the end of the semester participating students will receive a certificate.

AIFS in Granada Resident Director, Semester Programs

AIFS Resident Director

Noelia Marin Munoz

C/ San Anton 34 Bajo
18005 Granada, Spain

Phone: (34) 637 512 056

¡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.

AIFS Campus Staff with First Aid Training

Because health and safety are top priorities at AIFS, at least one member of the staff at this campus has taken a first aid course in order to be available to help any student until a doctor or nurse can provide help. This is just one of many services that we provide to our students.