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Intensive Spanish Language
Spring 2021 January Intensive 3-Week Granada

Intensive Spanish Language Available Sessions

Flight Voucher $1,000 Flight Voucher when you apply with code by September 24, 2020

About the Program

Improve your Spanish proficiency in a short period of time at the University of Granada’s esteemed Centro de Lenguas Modernas. Courses are available for all levels of language learners in this summer or short-term program. In the summer, you may choose to add an optional elective course, taught in Spanish, with a focus on Spanish culture, geography, history, or literature of Spain. Language courses focus on listening comprehension, oral expression, grammar, and written expression/comprehension and are designed for your specific level of Spanish proficiency. Explore student life in Granada as you immerse into Spanish culture and hone your language skills. In addition, you can complete a ACTFL Official Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) at the CEA office to prove your language ability, whether it be for future employers or to become a foreign language teacher.

Requirements


  • Overview
  • Location:
  • Granada
  • Dates:
  • 1/4/21 - 1/30/21
  • Price:
  • $3,695
  • Credits:
  • 4
  • Deadlines
  • Apply by:
  • 11/2/20
  • Withdraw by:
  • 12/1/20
  • Application Requirements
  • Complete Application
  • Transcript - Unofficial
  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Eligibility
  • Minimum GPA:
  • 2.5
  • Education
    Completed:
  • High School Graduate
  • Foreign Language Proficiency:
  • All Levels

The University of Granada (UGR) is well-known for its language school, the Centro de Lenguas Modernas, a top destination for European exchange students. Established in 1531, UGR hosts more than 73,000 students each year at 28 schools spread around the city. UGR belongs to the Coimbra group of universities, composed of the oldest and most prestigious in Europe.

When in Granada, live as the locals do! Choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.

Program Structure

Choose a 4-week session in September or a 3-week session in January. You'll enroll in a Spanish language course at your level. Language courses meet for 80 contact hours/5 credits in September, and for 60 contact hours/4 credits in January. You may earn 5 credits (up to 80 contact hours) in September and 4 credits (up to 60 contact hours) in January.

Courses meet Monday-Friday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Fridays.

Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses. You'll take a language placement exam after you arrive in Granada. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home school pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for Spain. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

** In Spring 2021, you can choose to take your courses onsite in-person or online.  For the in-person model, you will travel to Granada in January and take all coursework in person. If you opt for the online program option, you will complete all coursework online from the convenience of your home.

For the online portion of your program, you are expected to be an active participant in online forums, in addition to completing your regular readings, videos and homework. The online structure enables you to learn at your own pace during the allocated time, allowing you to absorb new content and work on your projects and assignments at your own rhythm. 

To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home school pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for Spain. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines. **

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Credits

All Levels Course Structure

Courses

The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.

*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.

Excursions

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.

Morocco

Morocco

Deepen your understanding of Granada’s Arabic legacy by exploring three northern Moroccan cities: Tangier, Tetouan, and Chefchaouen. You’ll take a ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangier, where you’ll enjoy cous-cous at a women’s association, explore the souk (market) and old medina (old district), and ride camels. With a long, complex history, Tangier’s beauty and diverse culture has inspired artists and writers like Delacroix, Matisse, Jack Kerouac, Tennessee Williams, and Tangier native Mohamed Choukri. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the city also served as a global center for espionage and smuggling.

Next, you’ll tour Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains. Founded by Moorish exiles from Spain, this city boasts blue-rinsed houses and buildings, a tradition left over from the Jewish population that once called Chefchaouen home.

Finally, we’ll visit the Martil Valley. Set among a string of orchards with the stunning Rif Mountains in the distance, you’ll find that the city of Tetouan deserves its reputation as a visual treasure. With its rich culture and history, Tetouan’s medina is a UNESCO World Heritage site that features a mix of mosques, shops, tanneries, and houses, all painted white with green doors and windows.

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Seville

Seville

Your visit to Seville starts at the Reales Alcazares, a palace built by Arabs in the 14th century. You’ll explore the Barrio de Santa Cruz, once a Jewish neighborhood, before touring Seville’s cathedral, the world’s third largest and (allegedly) the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. Spend your free time relaxing at the Parque de Maria Luisa and the Plaza de España, one of the city’s most popular spots, with its fountains and mini-canals filled with rowboats. Take a stroll to the bank of the Gualdalquivir River to see the Tower of Gold and La Maestranza, one of the oldest bullrings in the world.

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Ronda

Ronda

Ronda is a pueblo blanco (whitewashed town) sitting on the Tajo de Ronda, a 500-foot-deep gorge that divides the town. Here you’ll find monuments from the Roman, Arab, and Christian periods, like the hammam (Arab baths built in the 13th century), the Puente Nuevo (a stunning bridge that connects the old and the new towns), and one of Spain’s oldest and most beautiful bullrings. Authors Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles spent time in Ronda and wrote about its beauty and traditions.

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Cordoba

Cordoba

Cordoba was the capital of the Islamic caliphate in the Middle Ages. Once Europe’s most populous city and the intellectual center of the Western world, Jews, Muslims, and Christians lived peacefully together in Cordoba, and many philosophers, scientists, and artists emerged from the city. An understanding of Cordoba's cultural background enriches your exploration of its monuments, like the world-famous mosque with a cathedral built in the middle, known for its breathtaking rows of arches and columns. Enjoy a walk through the maze-like streets of the old Jewish quarter, filled with balconies decorated with colorful flowers, whitewashed patios, artisans’ workshops, and a synagogue dating to 1315.

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Sample Budget

This budget contains costs that you can take to your financial aid office. Please note that amounts may fluctuate; we’ve included a range of costs.

Federal law allows the use of financial aid to cover “reasonable” costs of study abroad including round-trip transportation, tuition and fees for the program, living costs, passport and visa fees, health insurance, and more.

Please note that all costs and charges listed below are subject to change without notice. With the exception of Program Price, all costs are estimates and may vary.

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Sample Calendar

Below is a tentative itinerary for your program. Please note, dates and events below may change without prior notification. Contact CEA before purchasing airline tickets.

You will receive a finalized itinerary once you arrive onsite.

Note: Additional cultural activities/excursions or required course-related activities may be incorporated into your final itinerary. You are advised not to make personal travel arrangements until you have the final dates.

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