Intensive Spanish Language

Universidad de Granada
Granada, Spain
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Intensive Spanish Language

  • Location

    Granada

  • Host University

    Universidad de Granada

    The Universidad de Granada (UGr) was founded in 1531 and is one of the oldest universities in Spain. Today it is also one of the largest with over 80,000 students, 5,000 of whom are international. The UGr's Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM), founded in 1992, is one of Spain's premier centers for the teaching of Spanish to international students. It offers Spanish language and culture courses to visiting students and foreign language courses for local Spanish students. Popular areas of study at the CLM include art history, history, literature, political science, and Spanish language and culture.

    The CLM is comprised of two buildings separate from the main UGr campus. The original building, in the converted 16th century palace of Santa Cruz, is located in the Realejo district in the heart of the city of Granada. The ISA center is just around the corner and the other CLM building just a ten minute walk away. Though there are Spanish students studying foreign languages, the majority of students at the CLM are from the U.S. and other countries. In order to ensure an interactive learning environment, the university places a maximum of twenty students in each language class.

  • Term

    September: September 2019

  • Program Dates

    Aug 31, 2019 - Oct 01, 2019

  • Program Length

    Intensive Month

  • Application Deadline

    Jul 15, 2019

  • Credit

    80 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $3,350

Program Description

Open to students of all language levels, this focused, intensive program will rapidly improve your Spanish language abilities. The program consists of three, month-long Spanish language modules covering the skills of writing, reading, speaking and listening. At the end of each module, you may advance to the next level and will likely progress through three language levels (for example: low intermediate, intermediate, high intermediate) during the program. Note that level advancement is not automatic and you may not progress if you fail the course or if your professor does not think you have achieved the appropriate skills required for the next level.

All students are required to take a Spanish language placement exam upon arrival in Granada. This exam will determine your language level and course selections are not confirmed until the results are available. Classmates are international students, the majority of whom are North American. All classes are taught by Universidad de Granada faculty at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas.

A Spanish student visa is required for programs over 90 days and obtaining one may require out of state travel. Please contact your appropriate Site Specialist for more information pertaining to the process of acquiring a Spanish student visa.

Service-Learning in Granada
In addition to your academic courses, Study + Service-Learning programs allow you to serve alongside a local organization and engage in reflective assignments. Service-learning will develop your intercultural competency skills and increase your understanding of social issues in your host community. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website to see placement opportunities in Granada and for more information about how to receive academic credit.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

 

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Spanish Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Meals and Laundry Service

Internet Access

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Jenna Tantillo

Program Manager, Spain

GRANADA TEAM

Marisa Revelles

Resident Director, Spain

Reyes Ruiz Laura

Associate Vice President of Italy, Ireland, United Kingdom and South Africa Operations, Spain

Lorena Herrera

Academic Coordinator, Spain

Ángel Garzón

Housing Coordinator, Spain

David Puente Ph.D.

Regional Vice President, Academic Affairs, Spain

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Housing

Living in ISA housing will allow you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Spanish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor. Regardless of your housing option, you will have a short commute to your university. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between 15 and 35 minutes depending on housing and class locations. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Homestay

Homestays are best if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. Homestays will provide three meals a day (except on ISA excursion days when you will receive a picnic lunch for the first day) and laundry service, including a change of sheets and towel, once a week. You will typically share a room with another ISA student of the same gender. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee.

Apartment

Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking complete independence during your time abroad. Apartments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited. Rent and utilities are included in the program price, and each apartment is fully furnished and centrally located. Meals and laundry service are not included.

Student Residence

Certain programs allow you to live in a residencia for an extra cost. If you choose to live in the residencia, you will be placed in a double room, and you may be placed with other international roommates that are not part of the ISA program. Breakfast is served Monday through Friday in the residencias, and you will have access to the kitchen during both the week and weekend. Unlike a typical dorm in the US, the residencia is not located on campus. Please contact ISA for more information on the residencia option and to request a residencia contract.

Independent Housing

You may opt to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are responsible for researching and reserving housing, and paying all fees, deposits, and rent directly to the housing facility that you choose.

Homestay

A homestay is a great option if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA’s resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. Homestays provide three meals a day and laundry service once a week. You will typically share a room with another ISA student of the same gender. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee.

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