- Classes taught in Spanish and English
- Internships available (for credit)
- International excursion
- 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 contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- One official transcript
- Additional supplemental materials
- 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 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-divsion (300+) level.
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 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.
API students will receive a transcript from the Universidad de Granada upon completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Access to International Phone Plans
- API Alumni Network
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- API Centers, Resident Directors
- On-Site Orientation
- Housing (including meals and laundry)
- Language & Culture Tools
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy
Lauren Daniels is the Granada Program Coordinator 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.