- Classes taught in Spanish
- Housing: local host families, residencias and student apartments
- Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
- Designed for students with intermediate, advanced, and superior level Spanish skills
- Completed API application
- One letter of recommendation
- One official transcript
- University Contact Information Form
- Entry requirements: valid passport
Dates & Fees
Summer Academic Program
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
90 contact hours
6 credit hours
This program has a joint focus on language and culture, allowing the student who wants to study abroad in Granada the opportunity to develop and improve his/her linguistic skills while enjoying an introduction to the major topics of Spanish culture. In addition to the Spanish language class, classes are available in Spanish history, Spanish literature, history of Spanish art, Islamic culture, and more.
This summer, students participating in the Spanish Language & Culture study abroad program in Granada enroll in 90 contact hours per session. In general, 90 contact hours is considered to be equivalent to 6 U.S. semester credits. Please note that each U.S. university sets its own guidelines regarding how it accepts credit from abroad, so it is important that you discuss specific credit transfer policies with your home university.
Students must take a placement test upon arrival to show that they have an Intermediate level (European Framework level B1.1) of Spanish (or above). These courses are offered at three levels: Intermediate, Advanced and Superior (European Framework Levels B1 – C2). Generally speaking, if you have completed or placed out of 2 college-level Spanish courses, you should be entering at an intermediate level. Students who do not place high enough to participate in the Language and Culture program can switch to the Intensive Language Program.
Transcripts are issued by the University of Granada upon completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Mobile Phone
- Peer Mentors
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- API Centers, Resident Directors
- On-Site Orientation
- Housing (including meals and laundry with host families)
- Language & Culture Tools
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Excursions (overnight, day)
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Professional Development Opportunities
Courtney Ray Goodson is the Granada Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Spain.
Carmen López Márquez and Carmen Chico Mohedano (“Curra”) are the Granada Resident Directors and will work with you during your stay in Spain.