ISA Study Abroad in Granada, Spain

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Students wanting to study abroad in Granada can experience a city which overflows with cultural and architectural remnants of an illustrious past. At the same time, the modern aspects of this vibrant city are ever-apparent. Granada was the last Mu... read more

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I learned how to step outside my comfort zone. I gained confidence in practicing Spanish, and though I am not fluent, I have made progress. This experience was definitely worthwhile. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
It was the best experience of my life. I came back to the US a completely different person than I had left. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I felt like I grew a lot through my study abroad experience. I'm very glad I went. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
Past Review Granada = Home
I learned how important it is to enjoy life and not get so caught up in school. I am an overachiever, and living in the Spanish culture taught me how to relax. It was so worth it! I have adopted parts of the lifestyle into my life here in the U.S. - Carroll College View Entire Review
I learned to love myself and being me is a good thing. Ever day I was in this magical city I took advantage of the culture and the history it had to offer. - University of Granada View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Granada, Spain
I learned how to live in a foreign country; I learned about Spanish culture; I improved my Spanish skills; I learned how to live without my friends and family - Lawrence University View Entire Review
Past Review Tapa Town
I learned a lot about the culture we carry with ourselves it was definitely worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I grew as a person and learned alot about myself. As well I learned about another culture and how people on the other side of the world live. It was a worthwhile experience and I would recommend it to anyone considering studying abroad. - Point Loma Nazarene University View Entire Review
I fell in love with Spain. My experience has sparked a desire to study, live, and travel overseas. I have been inspired to pursue a way of life that will involve travel. The interactions with people while studying abroad has broadened my worldview and showed me the importance of experiencing new things. - Western Washington University View Entire Review
Yes- I'm an international traveler! Global perspective will forever change you for the better. - Ohio State University - Columbus View Entire Review
best experience of my life, became fluent in spanish, travelled all over, and met best friends that changed my life! incredible, go to Granada, sin duda - Arizona State University View Entire Review
I learned studying abroad is amazing. I learned I can do it successfully the second time. I learned to take more risks and have fun. Traveling before by myself is easier when I know the language. - St. Edward's University View Entire Review
Yes. It was worthwhile. I made some great friends, and I know that it will prove very valuable someday. - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
This was the most worthwhile thing I've ever done, I can't recommend it enough! I learned so much about other cultures, friendship, and what I want my life to be like after college - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Granada, Spain
I gained lifelong friends from around the world, a new open mindedness and tolerance, a love of learning and traveling, and a better grasp on the Spanish language and culture. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned that I am capable of being independent and finding my groove in a foreign place, and that I can not only thrive but enjoy the rewarding yet challenging environment that living away from home presents. I am delighted to have lived for four months with new friends while navigating in a foreign language and learning abou... - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
I learned to make the most of everyday. To explore. To dream instead of stress. I also made so many friends and gained perspective on life. - University of Texas - El Paso / UTEP View Entire Review
Oh Granada.... I miss it so much! This experience changed my life without a doubt and it is very hard to decide where to begin. My overall experience was fantastic - I improved my Spanish, made amazing friends and explored Europe. I'm going to focus on three things that I wish had been different: My living situation, prior knowl... - Kansas State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Granada, Spain
I gained so much insight about the Spanish culture around me. My Spanish skills significantly improved and I had the best four months of my life. My experience was definitely worthwhile! - Grand Valley State University View Entire Review
Aside from language skills, my time spent volunteering gave me so many insights that I may never be able to enumerate fully. I gained a more complete world perspective and a new understanding of both my own culture and the cultures in Peru. It was 100% worthwhile. - Austin College View Entire Review
Absolutely it was worthwhile! It truly changed my life and I have grown in so many ways. - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself, and human nature in general. I know that I will be more competitive in a globalized world because of my experience abroad. - Towson University View Entire Review
100% worth every penny. - Clemson University View Entire Review
YES, I speak amazing Spanish and made lifelong connections and have traveled to AMAZING locations all from my study abroad! - University of Utah View Entire Review
i loved studying abroad. the most annoying part about it was leaving and knowing i could not come back and have exactly the same experience. i felt very free in Granada and i loved feeling capable, more so than i already was. thanks! - Carroll College View Entire Review

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Students wanting to study abroad in Granada can experience a city which overflows with cultural and architectural remnants of an illustrious past. At the same time, the modern aspects of this vibrant city are ever-apparent. Granada was the last Muslim stronghold to be recaptured by the Christian monarchs (1492), and although never officially Spain's capital, its symbolic importance in the creation of modern Spain has made it a familiar name to historians and tourists alike.

Programs in Granada include:

  • Academic Year:
                        - Hispanic Studies
                        - Spanish Language, Culture & Electives                    

  • Semester / Trimester:
                        - Hispanic Studies
                        - Intensive Spanish Language
                        - Spanish Language, Culture & Electives
  • Summer:              
                        - Intensive Spanish Language
                        - Spanish Language & Culture

  • Int.Month: Intensive Spanish Language
  • Gap:                             
              - Hispanic Studies
              - Spanish Language, Culture & Electives
              - Intensive Spanish Language
              - Spanish Language & Culture
  • High School: Study Abroad in Granada for College Credit

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Gap Year
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • History
  • Applied Linguistics
  • European Studies
  • Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

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