- Classes taught in Spanish and English
- Housing: local host families, residencias and student apartments
- Internships available (for credit)
- International excursion
- Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
- Designed for students with a high-beginning to low advanced level of Spanish proficiency
- Completed API application
- One letter of recommendation
- One official transcript
- University Contact Information Form
- Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa for programs over 90 days
Dates & Fees
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
EARLY START SEMESTER: 260-305 Contact hours; 17-20 Semester Credits
SEMESTER: 180-225 Contact Hours; 12-15 Semester Credits
This program is ideal for students who would like to study abroad in Granada to improve their writing skills and knowledge of upper-level grammar, while also taking culture courses in addition to their language studies. The program offers culture 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-divsion (300+) level.
Internships are also available in this program.
Students who complete the Language and Culture program during the fall and the Hispanic Studies during the spring can opt to earn the Diploma de Estudios Hispánicos as long as they have chosen 5 courses each semester.
Additional courses may be available for an additional fee.
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.
API students will receive a transcript from 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, international)
- 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.