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 4.8
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I am much more confident in my conversational Spanish skills. I can talk about just as complex topics in Spanish as I can in English. I definitely gained a better sense of self and how I navigate the world with the multiplexity of my identity. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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August 10, 2018 Just The Beginning
I went on my first real hike! I got to learn a lot of history about Spain- especially, southern Spain. I saw historical sites, I ate delicious food, I had some of the best fresh orange juice I ever tasted in my life (#missingzumodenarajana), and I had some awesome conversations. I think one of my favorite things I did was being ... - Whitman College View Entire Review
I drastically improved my Spanish. The experience was definitely worthwhile given all the friendships and memories I made. It was the perfect combination of gaining new and exciting experiences while also learning a lot - Scripps College View Entire Review
I learned how to be more at ease with uncertainty and to embrace the ambiguity that is present in times of growth. I also gained a great deal of independence and confidence in the person I am and am growing into. My language skills also greatly improved and I learned to how to empathize with others better. This experience was mo... - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
Yes, absolutely - Whitman College View Entire Review
February 25, 2018 Granada Rocks!!
I gained a love for Granada, a lifelong friendship with my host mom, and huge improvement in my Spanish. It was 110% worthwhile and I would go again in a heartbeat. - Colorado College View Entire Review
I definitely gained an enlightened global perspective from my experience abroad. It was absolutely worthwhile to be able to experience and appreciate a different culture and it is one that I will cherish and reflect upon forever. - Spelman College View Entire Review
February 06, 2018 Granada Changed My Life
I learned to be adventurous, take risks, be independent, and speak Spanish better! - Williams College View Entire Review
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November 09, 2017 Granada Has My Heart!
My time abroad was extremely worthwhile! It was so great to get out of the bubble of my small college. I learned how to connect with people from so many different backgrounds. I learned how to stretch myself by living in a country where (at the start) I was only at a beginner's level at the language. I developed new hobbies and ... - Wheaton College, MA View Entire Review
September 26, 2017 No Pasa Granada
I learned so much while abroad. My language skills improved, I got a better sense of the world, I learned a ton about Spain and its history, and I got a Spanish mother out of the deal. - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
I gained a new confidence in myself and a vast knowledge about a timeless city. It was absolutely a worthwhile experience. - Ithaca College View Entire Review
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My goals when going abroad were to really improve my Spanish fluency and confidence. This is something I definitely accomplished, even if I wasn’t speaking Spanish with my program friends. I also wanted to learn more about the Spanish people and culture. There’s no doubt that I was able to learn a lot, but what I didn’t anticipa... - Scripps College View Entire Review
As someone who has been an international student for half of her life and so is pretty good at adapting to new environments and culture, I had less of a culture shock and homesickness than what is expected. That being said, Granada was different, new, exciting, and familiar by the end. You're in a way less-stressful environment ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I got to improve my Spanish language skills while also immersing myself into a culture unfamiliar to me. With this, I gained a lot of independence and confidence in myself. - Ithaca College View Entire Review
My semester in Granada was absolutely worthwhile. My tuition covered four incredible trips to other Andalucian cities with all of the other IES students and faculty, as well as an optional excursion (although I highly HIGHLY recommend going) to Morocco. Throughout my time in Granada, I stayed with a phenomenal host family and g... - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
I gained so much confidence in myself throughout my time abroad. It was 100% worthwhile. - Macalester College View Entire Review
I became a bit more independent and confident with my language abilities and appreciated the efficiency of traveling and learning for myself. - Wheaton College, MA View Entire Review
It was 100% worthwhile. I formed some of my best friendships while abroad. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Language skills, architecture and history knowledge, social and political contexts of Spain, the Mediterannean and the EU, but mostly about myself and hopes to continue to work towards a career in sustainable public health - Whitman College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself which is really important to me. Most of the learning happened outside of class, when talking to my host mother or reading menus at a random tapa restaurant on Granada's every corner. - Whitman College View Entire Review
Study Abroad not only significantly improved my Spanish and gave me a greater cultural understanding of Spain, but it also increased my self-confidence so much. For the first time, I lived by myself in a completely new city where I knew nobody and ended up having the most incredible experience of my life. - Connecticut College View Entire Review
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It was 100% worthwhile. I learned that I do not have to be afraid to speak in a different language. Any language you speak is just another way of communicating. I learned that I am more self-sufficient than I previously thought, and that I can handle being on my own without feeling alone. By taking a political science class at t... - Hope College View Entire Review
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September 20, 2017 Una Ciudad Mágica
I learned a huge amount of Spanish as well as cultural competency. I learned a lot about myself and what was important to me, and I became much more independent and confident. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be fully independent. Living abroad certainly tested my maturity and budgeting, but I came out on top. - Amherst College View Entire Review
September 11, 2017 No Pasa Nada Granada
Learned a lot about myself, how I function living and traveling independently, learned a lot of spanish and cultural things you could only learn by living in Granada - Whitman College 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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