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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My experience was unforgettable. The courses were remarkably in depth, the professors wonderfully passionate, and the program well-coordinated. Granada is a magical city that will inspire you to say "no pasa nada!" and embrace your life in all its little moments! - Haverford College in Pennsylvania View Entire Review
Studying abroad was without a doubt the most worthwhile thing I've ever done. I gained a whole new perspective, a second language, some of my best friends, a loving family, and a second home. I learned even more than I expected not only about a new culture, but about myself. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I improved my spanish fluency, gained a new perspective on the US and international relations, learned about myself - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I got to try to new things, eat amazing food, make friends across the world, and experience independence/personal growth. It was totally worthwhile. - Occidental College View Entire Review
To be honest I learned a lot more about myself and the kind of life I'd like to lead in the future as well as what I might potentially like to do in the future. It was entirely worthwhile and I would do again in a heartbeat, like right now, put me on a plane back, I miss it. - University of Redlands View Entire Review
My Spanish definitely got a lot better and I was forced to learn how to be independent. It was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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Its so difficult to organize what I learned from my experience abroad but it was most definitely worth while. I learned so much more about the language and culture of Spain than I could have imagined. Speaking the language and being surrounded by others speaking it made me happy. I learned so much about the cultural differences ... - Villanova University View Entire Review
I loved my experience abroad. I learned to be more confident in myself, to trust myself in stressful situations, that I can get around using my foreign language skills, that there are friends to be had everywhere if you know where to look. I would suggest to anyone to go abroad! It opened my eyes to a more global worldview and m... - Trinity University View Entire Review
Confidence, independence, willingness to take risks, appreciation of different cultures, navigating a new place, adapting to a new place - William Jewell College View Entire Review
learned spanish and a lot about myself. definitely worthwhile - Ithaca College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Spain's economy and cultures, and after having lived in a city with 25% unemployment, I better understand what I read in the papers about Spain's financial crisis and how it effects the citizens. I learned that their values are shared and different from ours, along with their views on religion, education, ... - Tulane University View Entire Review
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Yes - Tulane University View Entire Review
Absolutely! I learned how to relate to people outside of a university setting since I wasn't taking any classes at the university. Some of my best friends were made outside of IES, but through other organizations that I got involved in throughout the city. It impacted my cultural awareness and my understanding of the European Un... - Trinity University View Entire Review
Yes it was worthwhile. A better understanding of another culture and people. Improvement in my spanish. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park View Entire Review
language skills, friends, cultural experience - Scripps College View Entire Review
I learned tons about myself and about other cultures. It was absolutely worthwhile and I wish I could go back! - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
I learned what I am capable of, that I can speak Spanish pretty well, that I can live by myself and thrive in a place where I didn't know anybody on day 1. - Macalester College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself personally and my goals for the future. I learned about living in a foreign country and how to deal with the changes from living at home. I think the experience was worthwhile because I learned lessons that could not have been taught in the United States. - Fordham University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I had a great time here living in Spain and learning about the culture, the food and the language. I learned so much from life experience and concrete knowledge and it was definitely a growing experience to live outside of your comfort zone. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review The Good Life
I learned how to be confident speaking in a foreign language and accepting that at first I will have minor hiccups along the way. With this idea, I was able to fully immerse myself into my surroundings and easily improve my conversational Spanish. Furthermore, I learned Granada's local culture, its extensive history, the windi... - Fordham University View Entire Review
I learned that I can function in a different setting just fine. It was so worth while to get to know different people, to experience life in southern Spain and to learn independence from living in a foreign country. - William Jewell College View Entire Review
I could answer this question in an essay. It was the most worthwhile thing I have ever done. I learned about myself, other people, different academic styles of learning, another language, 2 other cultures plus bits about other places speaking to ERASMUS students.... - Ithaca College View Entire Review
More than I can say in this box. One gain is my Spanish language level, which has improved significantly. On another level, my eyes were opened to so many different cultures (from traveling, which I also did around the country and to Morocco), I made a bunch of great friends, and learned how to live a little more independently. ... - University of Rochester View Entire Review
Yes, it was definitely worthwhile. I feel that I gained independence and cultural awareness. - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was extremely worthwhile. I am much more comfortable with my Spanish and ability to function/live abroad. - Trinity 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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