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We invite you to study abroad in Spain with API at the Universidad de Granada! In addition to Spanish language classes, you can select from an array of courses conducted in either English or Spanish focused on Spanish art, culture, history, literature and more! This program also offers credit-bearing internship opportunities.

Enroll in classes with students from around the world, improve your language skills, earn valuable academic credit, experience life in the city of free tapas that is home to Spain's most visited tourist site, and explore all that beautiful Granada has to offer!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers (high-advanced and superior-level speakers are moved to the Hispanic Studies program on-site)
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa for programs over 90 days
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 26, 2023 - May 26, 2023 $13,500 Oct 15, 2022 No Extension Nov 1, 2022
Fall Early Start Aug, 2023 - Dec, 2023 $14,500 Jun 15, 2023 No Extension Jul 15, 2023
Academic Year Early Start Aug, 2023 - May, 2024 $27,500 Jun 15, 2023 No Extension Jul 15, 2023
Fall Sep, 2023 - Dec, 2023 $11,900 Jun 15, 2023 No Extension Jul 15, 2023
Academic Year Sep, 2023 - May, 2024 $23,500 Jun 15, 2023 No Extension Jul 15, 2023

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Granada programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Cádiz

    Cádiz has over 3000 years of history and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. For many years, Cádiz was the link between Europe and the New World which explains the many similarities between Cádiz and Havana, Cuba. A walk around the city center is a joy to the senses with the sea, the streets, the Cathedral dome and the colorful houses along the coast.

  • Córdoba

    Córdoba’s rich cultural legacy stretches back over 2,000 years. Once the capital of one of the Roman provinces, it was captured in 716 by the Muslims. At that time, it was one of the largest and most sophisticated cities in the world, with a population ranging between 250,000 and 500,000 inhabitants. Its unique mosque was constructed 1,100 years ago and has 1,000 columns. Other sites of interest include the Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir, the Plaza de la Corredera, and the Jewish barrio and synagogue.

  • Las Alpujarras

    This region of mountain villages lies on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada mountains (Europe’s second highest mountain range after the Alps) with breathtaking valleys and gorges that run down towards the Mediterranean coast. The villages of Capileira, Bubión, and Pampaneira, located at the Poqueira ravine, have a unique whitewashed North African style. The area allows the traveler to experience the natural beauty while hiking the many trails that connect the different villages.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • San José and Cabo de Gata

    Southeastern Andalusia boasts of some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches. Students explore the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, based in the town of San José. The park covers approximately 60 km of coastline, accompanied by cliffs of awesome grandeur. It has a wild, elemental feel and is far enough off the beaten track to seem positively deserted compared with most Andalusian beaches. It is a perfect place for hiking, sunbathing, picnicking, and relaxing.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • Málaga

    A city, seaport and holiday resort on the Mediterranean in Andalucia, Málaga is the heart of the Costa del Sol, a major tourist region. Birthplace of Picasso, the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Málaga is blessed with sunshine and fantastic quality of life. Málaga provides a lively atmosphere including more than 30 museums and exceptional seafood restaurants alongside wide boulevards, swaying palm trees and beautiful sandy beaches.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • San José and Cabo de Gata

    Southeastern Andalusia boasts of some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches. Students explore the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, based in the town of San José. The park covers approximately 60 km of coastline, accompanied by cliffs of awesome grandeur. It has a wild, elemental feel and is far enough off the beaten track to seem positively deserted compared with most Andalusian beaches. It is a perfect place for hiking, sunbathing, picnicking, and relaxing.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • Málaga

    A city, seaport and holiday resort on the Mediterranean in Andalucia, Málaga is the heart of the Costa del Sol, a major tourist region. Birthplace of Picasso, the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Málaga is blessed with sunshine and fantastic quality of life. Málaga provides a lively atmosphere including more than 30 museums and exceptional seafood restaurants alongside wide boulevards, swaying palm trees and beautiful sandy beaches.

  • Cádiz

    Cádiz has over 3000 years of history and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. For many years, Cádiz was the link between Europe and the New World which explains the many similarities between Cádiz and Havana, Cuba. A walk around the city center is a joy to the senses with the sea, the streets, the Cathedral dome and the colorful houses along the coast.

  • Córdoba

    Córdoba’s rich cultural legacy stretches back over 2,000 years. Once the capital of one of the Roman provinces, it was captured in 716 by the Muslims. At that time, it was one of the largest and most sophisticated cities in the world, with a population ranging between 250,000 and 500,000 inhabitants. Its unique mosque was constructed 1,100 years ago and has 1,000 columns. Other sites of interest include the Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir, the Plaza de la Corredera, and the Jewish barrio and synagogue.

  • Las Alpujarras

    This region of mountain villages lies on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada mountains (Europe’s second highest mountain range after the Alps) with breathtaking valleys and gorges that run down towards the Mediterranean coast. The villages of Capileira, Bubión, and Pampaneira, located at the Poqueira ravine, have a unique whitewashed North African style. The area allows the traveler to experience the natural beauty while hiking the many trails that connect the different villages.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • San José and Cabo de Gata

    Southeastern Andalusia boasts of some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches. Students explore the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, based in the town of San José. The park covers approximately 60 km of coastline, accompanied by cliffs of awesome grandeur. It has a wild, elemental feel and is far enough off the beaten track to seem positively deserted compared with most Andalusian beaches. It is a perfect place for hiking, sunbathing, picnicking, and relaxing.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • Málaga

    A city, seaport and holiday resort on the Mediterranean in Andalucia, Málaga is the heart of the Costa del Sol, a major tourist region. Birthplace of Picasso, the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Málaga is blessed with sunshine and fantastic quality of life. Málaga provides a lively atmosphere including more than 30 museums and exceptional seafood restaurants alongside wide boulevards, swaying palm trees and beautiful sandy beaches.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • San José and Cabo de Gata

    Southeastern Andalusia boasts of some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches. Students explore the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, based in the town of San José. The park covers approximately 60 km of coastline, accompanied by cliffs of awesome grandeur. It has a wild, elemental feel and is far enough off the beaten track to seem positively deserted compared with most Andalusian beaches. It is a perfect place for hiking, sunbathing, picnicking, and relaxing.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • Málaga

    A city, seaport and holiday resort on the Mediterranean in Andalucia, Málaga is the heart of the Costa del Sol, a major tourist region. Birthplace of Picasso, the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Málaga is blessed with sunshine and fantastic quality of life. Málaga provides a lively atmosphere including more than 30 museums and exceptional seafood restaurants alongside wide boulevards, swaying palm trees and beautiful sandy beaches.

  • Cádiz

    Cádiz has over 3000 years of history and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. For many years, Cádiz was the link between Europe and the New World which explains the many similarities between Cádiz and Havana, Cuba. A walk around the city center is a joy to the senses with the sea, the streets, the Cathedral dome and the colorful houses along the coast.

  • Córdoba

    Córdoba’s rich cultural legacy stretches back over 2,000 years. Once the capital of one of the Roman provinces, it was captured in 716 by the Muslims. At that time, it was one of the largest and most sophisticated cities in the world, with a population ranging between 250,000 and 500,000 inhabitants. Its unique mosque was constructed 1,100 years ago and has 1,000 columns. Other sites of interest include the Roman bridge over the Guadalquivir, the Plaza de la Corredera, and the Jewish barrio and synagogue.

  • Las Alpujarras

    This region of mountain villages lies on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada mountains (Europe’s second highest mountain range after the Alps) with breathtaking valleys and gorges that run down towards the Mediterranean coast. The villages of Capileira, Bubión, and Pampaneira, located at the Poqueira ravine, have a unique whitewashed North African style. The area allows the traveler to experience the natural beauty while hiking the many trails that connect the different villages.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-20 credits per semester (17-20 for Early Start; 12-15 for Regular Start)

This program is ideal for students who would like to study abroad in Granada to improve their level of Spanish, while also taking cultural and other elective courses in addition to their language studies. The program offers cultural and elective classes in both English and in Spanish.

All students take a Spanish language placement exam upon arrival and are placed into the appropriate language level based on the results of this exam. Students may choose to take some classes in English. In order to take electives taught in Spanish, students must place into the high intermediate or low advanced level. Usually students with 2-3 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent place into the high intermediate level (European Framework level B1.2). Students with 3-4 semesters of college-level Spanish usually place into the low advanced level (European Framework level B2.1). High advanced students (5 or more semesters of Spanish; European Framework level B2.2) are encouraged to apply for the Hispanic Studies program. The elective courses are taught at an upper-division (300+) level.

Students who complete the Language and Culture for Beginning/Intermediate Speakers program during the fall and the Language and Culture for Advanced Speakers during the spring can opt to earn the Diploma de Estudios Hispánicos, as long as they have completed 10 courses over the academic year.

Semester credit hours earned vary based on the number of courses taken and passed. Students complete 4 or 5 classes per semester. Additional courses can be taken for an extra fee.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS

The Internship Program for Foreign Students (PPEE) is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their studies through professional internships across a wide range of institutions. These internships consist of field work, a group seminar, individual interviews with an internship tutor, and a written project and presentation at the end of the term. In order to apply for these internships, students must place into the high intermediate or low advanced level. 45 contact hours (approximately 3 U.S. credits) of internship credit are included, though students can take up to 120 contact hours of internship credit for an additional fee of $500.

EARLY START OPTIONS FOR FALL AND ACADEMIC YEAR STUDENTS

Students who want to refresh their Spanish skills before starting their classes can participate in the fall and academic year early start programs, which include an intensive month of study in September for an additional 80 contact hours of Spanish language instruction.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the Universidad de Granada upon completion of their program.

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    Luz Cervantes

    Luz Cervantes will be your Program Coordinator and will help prepare you for your API program.

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    Carmen Chico (Curra) Mohedano

    Curra Mohedano will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Carmen López Márquez

    Carmen López Márquez will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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COURSE OFFERINGS

Students in this program are required to take two Spanish language courses (Speaking and Writing Skills and Notions of Spanish Grammar). They may then choose to take an internship (for credit) with an educational institution, or an NGO or volunteer organization. They may also choose 2-3 elective courses from the remaining course list.

NOTE: Most courses are available in English or Spanish. Internships are considered as elective courses. Elective courses are conducted at an upper-division (300+) level.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

The CLM at the University of Granada offers a number of “other” foreign languages, including courses in:

  • Árabe (Arabic)
  • Francés (French)
  • Alemán (German)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • Japonés (Japanese)
  • Ruso (Russian)

CREDIT INFORMATION

Most API partner universities in Spain operate on the contact hour system, wherein the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. semester credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.

Courses at Universidad de Granada (Spanish Language and Culture for Beginning/Intermediate Speakers)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

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Courses at Universidad de Granada (Spanish Language and Culture for Beginning/Intermediate Speakers)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

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Courses at Universidad de Granada (Spanish Language and Culture for Beginning/Intermediate Speakers)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Universidad de Granada (Spanish Language and Culture for Beginning/Intermediate Speakers)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Universidad de Granada (Spanish Language and Culture for Beginning/Intermediate Speakers)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • Internships available (for credit)

API students in Granada may choose to live with a host family, Residencia, or in a shared apartment with other students. Internet access is available in all three options.

Students who choose to live with families typically share a double room with a fellow API student and are provided with three meals per day, laundry, and cleaning service. Families provide an amazing opportunity to experience Spanish culture firsthand. Host families serve as a unique introduction into Spanish culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, a divorced or widowed woman, some of them with children still at home, or a family with some members living at home and others living outside the home. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

Students who choose the shared apartment option generally live with other students. Shared apartments may be made up of API students, local and/or international students. Students benefit from having meals, laundry, and cleaning provided by the Spanish owner. Three meals per day are also provided with this option. On Sundays and during holidays, meals may not be served. Shared apartments may be run by dorms or families. In some cases, a family member may share the apartment. Some families spend a great deal of time with the students, while others may not join the students for meals or other activities.

Residencias offer students the opportunity to live with local Spanish, international students, and other API program participants. Residencias are not like American “dorms”, but rather, they are arranged more like traditional boarding houses. Students may share a room and a common bathroom. Everyone has access to the common living and TV areas, and internet access. Three meals/day are included in a common dining hall (at specified dining times), laundry service or facilities are available and regular cleaning provided. Mealtimes are set according to each residencia, and the meal schedule will be posted upon arrival. On Sundays and during holidays meals may not be served but students may use a small kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, microwave oven, etc. Most of the Residencias are co-ed.

Note: Housing between the fall and spring semesters is not included.

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