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
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Being abroad helped me learn who I am. In Granada I did not have the daily life stress that I experience at my home university, so I had time to think, time to explore, and most importantly time to enjoy Spain and Granada. I learned how to be a better person, how to better connect with people, and what my true passions in life a... - University of Rochester View Entire Review
I learned to be more flexible and view issues and every-day life from more than one perspective. I learned to become adaptable and see the bigger picture, rather than focus on the smaller details. - Wheaton College, MA View Entire Review
Past Review Transformative
I learned to be so much more thankful for the little things, and came back with a newfound appreciation for nature. I realized how challenging it is to feel like an outsider, but also how welcoming people can be. It was honestly the best thing I've ever done so far, and I wouldn't change it for anything. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Granada - IES Abroad in Granada
Past Review Me Encanta Todo
Being thrown into an entirely new culture with a distinct language and customs helped me learn to take risks and jump into things headfirst. I was able to improve my language skills, live with a wonderful Spanish family, meet new friends and soak up all of the music, culture and tapas that Spain had to offer. It was absolutely w... - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
I learned to live in a completely different city,to appreciate art and history more, and I loved discovering every facet of Granada and its streets. I learned a new language, made new friends, gained incredible experience both in and out of the classroom, and would not exchange my experience for anything in the world. - Lafayette College View Entire Review
Past Review Granadina
This was the best semester of my life and I am so glad that I was lucky enough to experience it! - Villanova University View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself, other people, and the world on this program. Reflecting on my semester, I know I left Granada truly different than when I came. I also improved my Spanish and met some really wonderful people. It was absolutely worthwhile and I wish I could go back again! - Grinnell College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I gained world experience, lifelong friends, and a deep love and knowledge of a new city. - Johns Hopkins University View Entire Review
Past Review Granada, Te Amo!
Granada was an incredible environment for studying abroad; it offers the best of so many worlds. The Andalusians and other Spaniards I met in Granada were kind and open people, the popularity of UGR brought international students from all around the world to the city, the night culture is very lively while also very safe, the ci... - Scripps College View Entire Review
I learned more about my tendency to worry about things that are out of my control, and now I am a person who is a lot less preoccupied and a lot more chill. I also realized just how much the world has its eyes on America. The Spanish news covered a lot of American news, but I hardly ever hear news about Spain covered in America.... - Whitman College View Entire Review
I learned soo much about myself and the people around me. I got to experience a different culture that seemed so very very different from my own at first and yet became familiar and comfortable by the end. I LOVED my time in Granada and would recommend it in a heartbeat! - Wofford College View Entire Review
Yes, it was life changing. I feel more like an adult and I feel more comfortable with who I am. I learned tons about flamenco and this experience has influenced my life greatly for the better. - Colorado College View Entire Review
Past Review Just Do It.
Confidence in myself. I had to do everything (navigate public transportation, job interviews, getting lost) all in a different language, which makes it all so much easier coming back to the states. - Whitman College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Granada - Study Abroad with IES Abroad
I learned so much about myself and the culture in which I lived and grew. It also really gave me a great opportunity to reflect on my own culture that I brought with me. It was the best 4 months of my life. - Grinnell College View Entire Review
Past Review Food
I gained confidence and various skills, including the improvement of my Spanish. It was SO worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My four months in Granada were some of the best months of my life and not for all the reasons you would expect. Of course Granada made it rather easy for me to become part of a new culture, not merely understand it, learn a new language, not solely speak it but love it, make new friends but also keep the bonds that bound. I love... - Colorado College View Entire Review
This was my first time abroad, so I was very nervous going into the program. But I immediately fell in love with Granada and am so grateful to have been able to spend four months getting to know the city and its people. Life in Granada is lived in the streets, and there is always something to do and someone excited to do it. And... - Whitman College View Entire Review
Studying abroad through IES Granada allowed me to receive the quintessential Spanish student experience. They managed to pull some amazing professors from the local universities which permitted a great exchange of perspective. Most of the classes were taught in Spanish which enhanced my language capacity. In addition, they provi... - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
I learned to be independent and ask questions, try new things, and just be brave. - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
Past Review Time Of My Life
Study abroad affected almost every aspect of my life. Academically, being abroad allowed me to learn in more ways than just in the classroom. In fact, I would claim that I learned more outside of the classroom. Because of this, I think the concept of learning, rather than just going through my classes to get good grades, was r... - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
I learned to love being in new and uncomfortable situations. I learned that people are generally very similar, but there are inherent differences in the ways we choose to live our lives. I learned how to do my part in forming incredible relationships, and I'm excited to see how they continue in the future. - Bowdoin College View Entire Review
My experience in Granada, Spain was much more transformative than I had ever expected. I grew more, learned more spanish, made more mistakes, and made many, many more lifelong, remarkable relationships and experiences than I had ever expected. Going to Spain, I knew that living in a completely new country would change me in som... - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish, made great friends, learned a lot about other cultures. It was definitely a worthwhile experience. - Kenyon College View Entire Review
I learned how to be confident in my Spanish, about a totally new culture, and how to see the world with new eyes. Living my entire life in America gave me a narrow perspective on the world and now I feel like I understand people, culture, and the world better. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT! - Whitman College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Granada - IES Abroad in Granada
Studying abroad in Granada, Spain with IES was a phenomenal, life changing, eye opening, opportunity providing experience that causes you to grow into a better, independent, more aware, and educated citizen of this world we live in. This is what my life reflects now that I have returned home. My time in Granada provided me with ... - Hope 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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