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Spend a semester, summer or academic year in the charming and captivating city of Granada studying at the University of Granada. Courses are taught in English or Spanish, and no previous Spanish language study is required. Please visit website for... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.5
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While I was abroad I learned so much about myself and others. It really gave me a lot of respect to foreigners who struggle with their English. I made so many friends both American and Spanish. - Western Michigan University View Entire Review
It was the most amazing experience of my life. I learned how much I take for granted in the United States, but more importantly how much my priorities have changed since being abroad. I now value family and friendships more than work and materialistic things. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was the most worthwhile experience I have ever had. I am already looking into going abroad again this coming year. - Marywood University View Entire Review
This experience was life-changing. I have talked with my American friends that I made through my program while being back in the states and we have all talked about how we have changed. and it's not necessarily something you can put into words. But living in a foreign country is something that not many people get to do. And l... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I was able to improve my Spanish language skills, learn to adjust to new situations and I made new best friends. It made me more aware of other cultures and made me want to experience other cultures. The history of Spain and the beauty of it made me appreciate every day that I was there. I wouldn't have wanted a different experi... - University of Florida View Entire Review
This experience is something I will remember forever, and I would never take it back for anything. It was so incredible, that I feel there are no words that I could place on the experience that would justify how wonderful it was. I feel so much more culturally aware and appreciative and the semester in Spain helped me determine ... - Clark University View Entire Review
Yes, I gained an understanding for my culture and language. It has helped me want to practice spanish all the time and learn multiple languages as well. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Exceeded my expectations. My only regret is that I wish I would have done a year. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
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my experience was absolutely worthwhile. I learned a lot of Spanish, made some really great friends, and, as with any experience abroad, I expanded my knowledge of new cultures and hopefully gained a little wisdom along the way. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
For my career goals I'm still heading the same path. But study abroad had gave me an opportunity to hang out with people that I usually don't see myself with. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was more than I had ever imagined it would be. I learned so much about Spain, other cultures, and myself. My spanish definitely improved, and I formed some amazing friendships. I have learned to be open to other cultures and experiences, and will forever remember that two people, no matter what country... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
All the money, time and stress pre-departure was TOTALLY worth it. I would not change a single thing about my time abroad and now I am SO eager to travel to Europe again and see everything that I didn't have time to see. I still keep touch with my friends from my program and they will be in my life forever. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was fun. Like I said, I felt like it was a bit expensive for what we got. Cultural awareness remains unaffected. I miss my professor Carlos and am sad to return to UT classes, I'm going to continue to learn spanish. I want to go back to Spain asap. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
It was so worth while- I gained incredible perspective on how the rest of the world functions, as it is much different than in the United States. - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
My experience abroad enabled me to have a wide perspective of the world. I was able to experience different cultures around Europe and learn from them. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile. I tried to get out and meet people and speak the language and I did. I learned how to travel and live on a budget. I gained a great appreciation for the life I live in America, as well as the life I lived abroad. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned a lot about how big the world really is and how to expand my horizons and be open-minded towards new people and places. I saw a different type of culture that reminds me to be appreciative and loving towards my family and how money isn't everything. - University of Tennessee - Knoxville View Entire Review
YES! This was the best thing I've ever done with my life. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. This program has increased my love for the Spanish language and culture even more than before. I didn't even know that was possible! - Roosevelt University View Entire Review
After studying in Granada, I learned to adapt and become more accepting of different people. I made close friendships, and still keep in touch with those friends today. I learned so much about the Spanish culture, and am in love with anything and everything Spanish now. My time abroad was the time of my life. I wouldn't chan... - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
I feel like I have a much better understanding of people and cultures. I changed a lot. I'm a better person than i was before. - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
My experience opened up my eyes. I can now see beyond my university and beyond the United States to a whole world that I didn't truly realize was there. It has given me a deeper understanding of other cultures and a greater desire to treat everyone despite what background they have with respect and kindness. I have future plans ... - Drake University View Entire Review
Well, it helped my Spanish a mountain. I think it showed me that the American way of life is in no way the only way of life. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I felt so lost. Spaniards are vain, blunt, and rude. I had the hardest time connecting with Spaniards, and I don't think I'll go back to Spain. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
The AIFS program was extremely helpful in allowing me to dive into Spanish culture. They provided all of us students with great information about the food, language, places to go, sites to see, and anything else we could think of while living in Granada. - Marywood University View Entire Review
I ENJOYED BEING ABROAD AND TRAVELING. I REALLY ENJOYED ISLAMIC CULTURE IN SPAIN- IT WAS THE BEST CLASS I COULD HAVE TAKEN. I WISH THAT I HAD BEEN IN A BIGGER CITY WHERE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EASIER TO TRAVEL TO OTHER CITIES. IF I WAS DOING IT ALL OVER I WOULD PROBABLY GO WITH A DIFFERENT PROGRAM- ONE THAT OFFERS AN APARTMENT WIT... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review

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Spend a semester, summer or academic year in the charming and captivating city of Granada studying at the University of Granada. Courses are taught in English or Spanish, and no previous Spanish language study is required. Please visit website for program-specific details and eligibility requirements. 

Live in a student apartment, a homestay or a student residence. All programs include housing, but depending on the term, some options may require a supplemental fee. All housing includes laundry facilities, internet and meal plan. 

You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities such as guided city walks, visits to museums and cultural sites, tapas evening with Spanish students, hiking in the nearby Sierra Nevadas, Spanish cooking classes, and traditional music and dance performances. Excursions may vary per term but may include trips such as a 3-day visit to Gibraltar, Seville and Cordoba and day trips to Ronda, La Alpujarra and the beach town of Nerja on the Costa del Sol. Optional excursions may include a 3-day trip to Morocco and a 3-day trip to Madrid and Toledo.

AIFS Granada offers a for-credit internship program to give students practical experience in a competitive and global world. Placements are available in education, communications, web and graphic design, non-profit and more. The Spanish Language and Culture Program at the University of Granada is offered in English and Spanish, and Advanced Hispanic Studies is offered to students with advanced Spanish language skills. An optional Early Start Program is also available to students at all levels of Spanish, giving them the opportunity to adjust to life in Spain. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

Summer students can begin or advance their Spanish language study with a 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 week session in Granada. Students choose from an Intensive Spanish Language Program or Spanish Language and Culture Program, with courses in art, business, history, and literature taught in Spanish. Choose from a variety of different sessions or combine sessions for a longer stay with more credits.

Granada, perched between the dazzling white peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the blue Mediterranean of the Costa del Sol, has a cosmopolitan air, but retains the feel of a small, welcoming Andalusian town. Traces of Moorish, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture can be found around every corner. Granada gives students the chance to be immersed in Spanish language, culture, cuisine and tradition in a city renowned for its cultural heritage and fusion.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Gap Year
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Cultural Studies
  • Dance
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Latin American Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Music
  • Political Science and Government
  • Religion / Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
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2.5
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