CEA: Granada, Spain
From the majestic courtyards and mosaics of the Alhambra to the lush gardens of the Palacio del Generalife, Granada is steeped in a cultural, artistic, and historic heritage that's been shaped by centuries of diverse influences. Today, al-Andalus ... read more
I can speak, read, and write more fluently in Spanish than I ever would have been able to at home. I'm more confident and independent, and I've made amazing friendships. Megan Vande Linde - University of Tennessee - Knoxville View Entire Review
Language skills, independence, reliance on others, budget skills, learning to say "no", when to draw firm boundaries, growing in my faith while abroad A student - Covenant College View Entire Review
How to be self-sufficient and practiced my Spanish. Kendall W - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
My experience abroad was definitely worthwhile! I learned to live life to the fullest and go on every adventure possible. Also, to not compare yourself to others since we all have histories and the fun part is getting to know that history of others! Finally, I learned to just pick up and travel- experience new cultures, try new ... Lauren A - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
I've really learned to be more open minded towards other people and other cultures. Stephanie S - Illinois State University View Entire Review
Yes it was. I have gained so much self-confidence and know that I am capable of so much more than I thought. I learned about different cultures and have discovered both things that I like and don't like about our culture. Plus, my language skills have improved so much. I gained Spanish friends and a Spanish family that I will fo... Kara E - Illinois State University View Entire Review
It absolutely was worthwhile, and I think everyone should study abroad. I have learned so much about myself, what I can handle personally, academically, socially and I have been amazed at the person I've found myself to be. This semester I have been stretched in so many areas that I know this experience has been a life changing ... A student - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I gained everything from language skills, to learning how to operate public transportation. It was worth every penny. Ricotomate - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I learned how easy it is to make new friends from around the world and how much you can learn from other cultures. A student - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I became a much more humble, well-rounded, and culturally aware person. I could not emphasize enough the importance of studying abroad. Marissa W - Western Washington University View Entire Review
If you want to do something (even just a little bit) you should do it even though it may be scary and/or intimidating because if may be the greatest thing you ever do. such as studying abroad. a once in a lifetime opportunity. A student - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
yes A student - Towson University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, life, a different culture. It was the best time of my life, it was more than worthwhile. Demetria D - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I learned to more spanish. I learned to take initiative, and to get outside of my comfort zone. Christy - Covenant College View Entire Review
I gained a true understanding of the culture and language that will be invaluable for my future career. A student - Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville View Entire Review
I learned so many things- how to be incredibly independent, how to interact with people of a different culture, and much more. It was worth every bit. Danika F - Western Washington University View Entire Review
I cannot not even put into a small number of words what I gained and learned. It was the most worthwhile experience of my life. No other experience could put my mind in a new mindset and understanding as I now have. Kirsten F - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and I learned how to communicate better, as well as about a new culture. It was definitely worthwhile A student - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about other cultures and broadened my horizons. My Spanish skills improved so much, and I grew a lot as a person while I was here. It was amazing, and definitely worthwhile. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Kathleen B - Illinois State University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile, I gained more than I could even put into words. I gained a lot of perspective about the world and learned a lot about myself. A student - Illinois State University View Entire Review
Expanding my language and how to get around. Independence also. Jennifer H - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I gained a whole new perspective on the world. It was cool seeing how other people live. I became a more open, non judgmental person. Granada was 100% worth my time, and I wish more than anything that I could go back. A student - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I am a completely different and more confident person. Studying abroad broadened my horizons and changed my perspective on so many things. A student - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I've learned and fell in love with a new culture. It was absolutely worthwhile! Morgan L - Illinois State University View Entire Review
I learned so much. I can hardly sum it up in words. Mostly, I learned a lot about myself and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Anastacia D - Illinois State University View Entire Review
From the majestic courtyards and mosaics of the Alhambra to the lush gardens of the Palacio del Generalife, Granada is steeped in a cultural, artistic, and historic heritage that's been shaped by centuries of diverse influences. Today, al-Andalus society reflects its Arabic, Romani, and Jewish roots, and reflects a model of mutually respectful, multicultural living. A true university town, Granada offers traditional markets and sophisticated shopping, vibrant nightlife and recreational activities. Just an hour from Mediterranean beaches and even closer to the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains, Granada is the perfect place to hone your Spanish skills and immerse into local culture. A range of classes through our partner, the University of Granada, allow you to earn credits toward graduation while exploring your academic, personal, and career interests. Volunteering, career workshops, and internship opportunities round out your study abroad experience in this unique Spanish city.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
- January Term
- Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Environmental Science
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- Spanish Language, Literature
- Social Sciences
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
- Health Professions
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For CEA students who seek a global learning experience.
For CEA students who are interested in pursuing a career with global ties.
For CEA students who demonstrate a high need for additional funding.
For CEA students who excel academically.
For CEA students from diverse backgrounds or students who have had a personal experience with diversity
CEA has partnered with the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative that strives to double the number of U.S. college students who study abroad, to offer this scholarship to CEA students