API (Academic Programs International): Granada - University of Granada

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The University of Granada was chartered and given official Papal ratification by Clemente VII in 1531. Through its almost 500 years of existence, it has become one of the major intellectual centers in southern Spain. The University’s Modern Langua... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
Based on 38 Reviews
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My Spanish speaking skills improved so much from spending time chatting with my host mom. Having such a wonderful person to live with made my semester amazing. A student - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse
It was definitely the best four months of my life. I gained confidence, I became a happier and more relaxed person and my Spanish skills improved immensely. A student - St. Mary's College of Maryland
I learned to be comfortable doing my own thing and having to rely on the kindness of strangers. Cassie K - University of Hartford
I knew I wanted to study abroad since I was 16. I just didn't realize what it would be like at all. Speaking Spanish with locals really taught me to stand up for myself, because it wasn't always easy to communicate about what you wanted. You have to be firm until you're understood. I saw eleven countries while here, 26 cities. Y... A student - Western Washington University
It was the most worthwhile experience of my life. I learned to try new things, explore, live in the moment, not take anything for granted, and so much more. My language skills improved so much and I learned so much about the Spanish culture and lifestyle. I love Granada and could not imagine a better place to study abroad. ms492 - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh
I'm going back to Spain for a gap year before law school....I can't get enough. I'll let the reader of this survey deduce if this experience is awesome or not.... melissa.carella.9 - Salem State College
I learned a lot more Spanish and how different cultures can be. It was worthwhile. Shane H - Western Washington University
It was life changing. I learned that it's not like the US everywhere. It was very insightful to gain this new perspective. nstaples1 - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
08/30/2012 Amazing
I learned to push boundaries and not be afraid to ask whenever I'm unsure of something, among many other things. It was very worthwhile. Elise S - Western Washington University
08/19/2012 Amazing
Yes, very worth while. I became way more comfortable speaking Spanish and made friends with lots of people from all over the United States. Katie S - Western Washington University
I want to work abroad and possible live there. Also, I took some of their values and applied them to my life. Being in a country that everyone had a related culture was really something. Liz C - University of Kansas
Of course, I improved my language skills SO MUCH! It was fantastic. Beth T - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse
It was more than worthwhile. I improved my Spanish skills drastically, but also learned a lot about another culture from first-hand experience, and in the process, learned a lot about my own culture and stand-points on issues in the world. I grew as a person and was able to create friendships that will last a lifetime. Samantha W - Western Washington University
I learned a lot about Spanish culture as well as other cities in Europe. I also learned that I'm capable of a lot more than I gave myself credit for. A student - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse
It was definitely more fun and worthwhile to complete a full academic year experience rather than just a semester. I learned a lot about Spain, but more so about myself and how I can approach new situations with the knowledge I have about culture and diversity. Carina F - Plymouth State University
This program was everything I hoped it would be. I could rave about Granada and the API program forever. It was the perfect mix of freedom and structure. I fell in love with the city- it is the ideal mix of culture, language, and people. Chloe G - The College of William and Mary
i learned to be more dependent and live each moment, it was absolutely worthwhile Avery R - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse
I learned about the Spanish culture and language. The experience provided me with a worldly view on life. A student - Trinity University
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Granada - University of Granada
I learned quite a bit about myself and what I want out of life. I learned a lot about cultural perspectives and how being American impacts my personal views on global topics. This was an extremely worthwhile experience. Kathleen K - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse
I learned more about the language, about people, and about Spain. It was definitely worthwhile. A student - Western Washington University
It changed me as a person, student, and global citizen. If I could go abroad for my whole college carreer, I would. I expect to be back over seas next year, thanks to my experince in Granada. An academic year abraod was the best decision, and highlight of my college carreer. Rachel P - Western Washington University
I gained life-long friends, memories, and lessons. I advanced my Spanish language and learned about life outside of the U.S. A student - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse
08/19/2012 Eye Opening
I learned a lot of insight into another culture and I feel it has helped me see my own world in a new light. Bianca P - University of Texas - San Antonio
Of course, I improved my language skills SO MUCH! It was fantastic. Beth T - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Granada - University of Granada
Way more than worthwhile. It opened my eyes up to so much more and I was able to meet and become close with some other Americans in other states whom I can now go and visit and also Spaniards that I can keep in contact with. I am going back in a year to teach English which is a big thing offered to you while abroad to get you to... Allyson H - University of Kentucky

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The University of Granada was chartered and given official Papal ratification by Clemente VII in 1531. Through its almost 500 years of existence, it has become one of the major intellectual centers in southern Spain. The University’s Modern Language Center, the Centro de Lenguas Modernas, is housed in what was once an orphanage built in the 1700s. It was completely restored in 1992 and is located in the heart of Granada, in the “Realejo” district. The 1:10 ratio of students to general population renders the entire city abuzz with university activity. Strategically located near mountains and the ocean, there is always something for a student to do in and around Granada. API students who study in Granada can live in and learn from one of the most culturally fascinating cities in all of Spain.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • January Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Year Founded:
1997
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