From the majestic courtyards and mosaics of the Alhambra to the lush gardens of the Palacio del Generalife, Granada’s cultural, artistic, and historic heritage has been shaped by centuries of diverse influences. Today, Granada´s culture reflects its Christian, Arabic, Romani, and Jewish roots in a model of mutually respectful, multicultural living. Often described as a fairytale city, Granada offers one of the most prestigious universities in Europe, a contrasting mix of tradition and modernity, vibrant nightlife, and countless cultural and recreational activities. The city is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, just 44 miles from the warm waters of the Mediterranean. CEA Granada integrates local resources and cross-cultural learning, helping you engage and immerse with the host culture while experiencing aspects of local life that most visitors to this welcoming city don’t see.
Spain has long drawn — and created — explorers, artists, adventurers, and conquerors. From Goya to Picasso, the Moors to the Conquistadors, this country’s diverse regional culture and history allow you to experience the Spain of your choosing. Whether you’re dreaming of exploring ancient Arabic palaces in Granada, immersing into Spanish language in Seville, soaking up the Mediterranean sun in Alicante, engaging in Madrid’s lively art scene, or getting to know vibrant, quirky Barcelona, you’ll find a study abroad experience you’ll never forget in Spain.
As the Director of CEA Granada, Begoña provides leadership to her team and is responsible for successful day-to-day management of the Granada program, including on-site student services, host institution and local vendor relations, program academics, participant health and safety, and student evaluations. She also identifies and implements opportunities for program improvements, makes development recommendations, and designs faculty-led and custom programs. More
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An Interesting Cultural Perspective
Not only is Granada a smaller, centralized college town (you can walk everywhere!), it also provides a very interesting cultural perspective. Granada does not give you exposure to only Spanish culture, but also the Arabic culture that is so prominent in the city.