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Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Housing: local host families, residencias and student apartments
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior level Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • University Contact Information Form
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2014-2015
Aug 27, 2014 - Dec 17, 2014
$11,480
FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2015-2016
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
$11,800
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2014-2015
Aug 27, 2014 - May 22, 2015
$19,980
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2015-2016
Aug 2015 - May 2016
Opt 1: $20,580; Opt 2: $19,680
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
Sep 17, 2014 - Dec 17, 2014
$9,780
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
Sep 17, 2014 - May 22, 2015
$18,680
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
Sep 2015 - May 2016
Opt 1: $21,880; Opt 2: $21,180
FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
$9,980
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
Jan 20, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015
$9,980
SPRING SEMESTER EXTENDED 2014-2015
Jan 20, 2015 - May 30, 2015
$11,800

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
FALL SEMESTER EARLY START 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2015
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
ACADEMIC YEAR EARLY START 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2015
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2015
FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2015
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2014
SPRING SEMESTER EXTENDED 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2014

Academic Program

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS

200-300 contact hours
13-20 U.S. semester credits

The Intensive Language Program is designed for beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior level students who want study abroad in Granada to quickly advance their Spanish skills over the course of one semester. There are no cultural electives offered within this program; students instead complete a series of intensive Spanish language courses. Students can expect to advance their Spanish a minimum of two levels during the semester.

Each student’s language level is determined by a placement exam administered upon arrival by the University of Granada. The fall semester and academic year early start programs include an intensive month, in September, comprising 80 contact hours of Spanish language. The month of May is included for Spring extended program students, also comprising 80 contact hours of Spanish language.

ACADEMIC YEAR OPTIONS

OPTION 1: Most academic year students ultimately choose to complete one semester of the Intensive Language Program and one semester the Spanish Language and Culture program OR the Hispanic Studies Program. Students who elect for this option will have a different program end date than the spring Intensive Language Program students (consult the dates and fees page or your Program Manager). As classes are not scheduled in January, students are free to travel or return home for the holidays. Housing in Granada during this period is not included in the program cost.

OPTION 2: Academic year students may choose to pursue two consecutive terms of intensive language study. In this option, students would take the fall semester, and return with a 3-week intensive language program in January, followed by a winter/spring term through March. Though the program would end sooner than the regular spring semester, students would still earn the same amount of credit. Housing in Granada between the fall and January terms is not included in the program cost.

CONTACT HOURS / CREDITS PER PROGRAM
SPRING
  • 220 CONTACT HOURS
  • 14 SEMESTER CREDITS
SPRING EXTENDED
  • 300 CONTACT HOURS
  • 20 SEMESTER CREDITS
FALL EARLY START
  • 280 CONTACT HOURS
  • 18 SEMESTER CREDITS
FALL
  • 200 CONTACT HOURS
  • 13 SEMESTER CREDITS
YEAR EARLY START – OPTION 1
  • 460-505 CONTACT HOURS
  • 30-33 SEMESTER CREDITS
YEAR – OPTION 1
  • 380-425 CONTACT HOURS
  • 25-28 SEMESTER CREDITS
YEAR EARLY START – OPTION 2
  • 500 CONTACT HOURS
  • 33 SEMESTER CREDITS
YEAR – OPTION 2
  • 420 CONTACT HOURS
  • 28 SEMESTER CREDITS
TRANSCRIPTS

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

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Mobile Phone
  • Peer Mentors
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • API Centers, Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (including meals and laundry with host families)
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Language & Culture Tools
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day, international)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Professional Development Opportunities

Program Manager

Courtney Ray Goodson is the Granada Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Spain.

Courtney Ray Goodson

Resident Directors

Carmen López Márquez and Carmen Chico Mohedano (“Curra”) are the Granada Resident Directors and will work with you during your stay in Spain.

Granada Carmen

Granada - Curra