IES Abroad: Granada - Study Abroad with IES Abroad

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Many travelers who visit Granada insist it’s the must-see city in all of Spain. With one of the clearest windows into Spain’s unique historical symbiosis of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, Granada is also a youthful city with a vibrant student l... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.5
Based on 14 Reviews
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Granada helped me to embrace sides of myself I have had trouble tapping into in the US, including my creative and artistic side. I also am proud of how I was able to put myself out there, joining a group at the university as well as a dance class and meeting lots of local and international students. It was absolutely worthwhile,... - Wheaton College, MA View Entire Review
September 08, 2023 A Semester To Remember
I learned so much about myself during this experience and I learned in a way that could never be replicated in a class room - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
I learned more Spanish specific to Spain and I learned a lot more about Spanish culture and daily life. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be myself in a new place; I learned a lot of history and thought about the world in different ways. It was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I got to learn a lot about Spanish history and culture, specifically Andalucian culture, both through the classes I was taking and from personal experiences. Most of the classes at IES Granada are targeted at immersing the students. I definitely recommend taking the classes with field trips. There is so much to see and do in Gra... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
February 09, 2022 Really Great!!
Got to improve my spanish a lot and learn from local students. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 05, 2022 Me Encanta Granada!!!
I learned how to be independent in a foreign country, confident in Spanish, and travel on my own! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Come To Granada!
I learned how to enjoy life more and go with the flow while I was abroad. When you are abroad, especially in a place that doesn't speak your first language, you learn to laugh at yourself and try your best, because truly that is all you can do. Also, Granda has such a fun social scene so it was great to make time to have fun and... - Seattle University View Entire Review
I gained a sense of feeling comfortable outside of my normal comfort zone. I would do it all over again if given the chance. - Franklin & Marshall College View Entire Review
I learned how to live in another language and I stepped further outside my comfort zone than I ever had in the past. That's what study abroad is: the chance for you to push yourself and evolve into a better, more globally and culturally aware version of you. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My Spanish skills improved immensely and I gained a lot of cultural knowledge. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to take a chance and allow myself to fail or feel humility as learning a foreign language should never be about getting it perfect every single time but working through the small inconsistencies. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the importance of culture and family while abroad. The spaniards do a really nice job with making sure they are always there for each other and always make time to sit and chat with people. I think Americans, especially people from the northeastern part, are so focused on getting through their day and compl... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned about new cultures and was able to improve my Spanish language skills significantly. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learned a lot about the culture in Spain and brushed up on my Spanish. Definitely worth it. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained confidence in my ability to adapt to new people, places, and situations. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. It mainly improved my confidence and trust in myself. - Bryn Mawr College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of cultural insight and was able to explore unique academic topics particular to the region of Granada. There was a lot of outside-of-the-classroom exposure, which was very exciting and I absorbed what I was learning better because of this. My only complaint was it was very hard to manage travel, socialization, an... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
After this program, I gained a lot of confidence in myself. I figured out my phone plan on my own, met people and formed strong relationships, persevered when I felt that I was struggling with learning the language. I proved to myself that I can live on my own abroad and it was definitely worth while! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent in a different way than I did in college. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
Past Review Best Semester
I was able to learn how to live in a new culture. - Macalester College View Entire Review
Studying abroad in Granada was absolutely worthwhile. I learned so much about language, art, communication, etc. Granada is full of so much exciting life, beauty, and culture, and the program really allows you to experience it all. I made incredible friends with whom I was able to travel and experience so many new things; the bo... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Everything about my experience in Granada was magical. From the compassionate center staff to the rigorous yet not overbearing course load, I couldn't have asked for a better program. A walk through Granada feels like a walk back in time to the Moorish days. There always seemed to be more to discover around every corner and the ... - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
Past Review Granada
I gained a friend in myself. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
yes SO worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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Many travelers who visit Granada insist it’s the must-see city in all of Spain. With one of the clearest windows into Spain’s unique historical symbiosis of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, Granada is also a youthful city with a vibrant student life that will make meeting new friends even easier—Granada awaits!

Our curriculum takes full advantage of Andalusia and all southern Spain has to offer. The program offers two unique program options that are designed to improve your Spanish proficiency: the Intermediate Spanish Program and Advanced Spanish Program.

Students placed in the Intermediate Program take IES Abroad courses in both English and Spanish. The Advanced Program courses are conducted entirely in Spanish, including study at the Universidad de Granada. Both options introduce you to Spain’s Moorish heritage and Jewish past, and its continuing links to North Africa through Islamic and Contemporary North African Studies. Advanced students can also experience Arabic language courses of all levels, at the Universidad de Granada. You can also add
international work experience to your résumé while earning credit by participating in an internship
placement and accompanying academic seminar.



Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Music
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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