• Spain
    • Granada
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Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
High School Diploma Associates Bachelors
Apartment Dormitory Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
Included: Personalized Pre-departure Advising; Tuition & Registration; Travel Medical Insurance; On-site Orientation; Housing; Volunteer Opportunities; On-site Staff Support; Excursions and Cultural Engagement; Host Institution Services & Amenities and more. Scholarships available.
What's Included
Some Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Travel Insurance
Feb 15, 2022
May 23, 2023
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About Program

Granada has it all! This multicultural utopia features stunning natural parks, a vibrant nightlife, and unparalleled art, history, and amazing cuisine. Hike the Sierra Nevada. Wallow in the warm waters of the Mediterranean. Gorge on free tapas. This walkable city makes it easy to experience everything!

Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains where four rivers conjoin, Granada is a provincial capital city in the Andalusia region of Spain that borders the country’s southern coast. Its rich history that dates back 2,500 years is marked by periods of Greek, Roman, and Moorish rule, all reflected in the city’s architecture, music, art, and culture.

In addition to Study Abroad programs, explore CEA Internships Abroad Granada, our dynamic program that provides hands-on, practical experience to help you rise above the competition.

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Program Highlights

  • Hands-on learning experiences that transform the world abroad into a classroom
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising, including visa and immigration support
  • Courses offered in English that fulfill major and general graduation requirements
  • Comprehensive on-site support, including 24/7 emergency phone
  • Career development workshops, Internships, and Alumni Ambassador positions


CEA Scholarships

CEA Scholarships and Financial Aid

Studying abroad will change your life, improve your employability, and enhance your global competence. That's why we commit more than $2.0 million each year to our financial and scholarship programs.

$400 - $3,000

Program Reviews

4.83 Rating
based on 18 reviews
  • 5 rating 88.89%
  • 4 rating 5.56%
  • 3 rating 5.56%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.35
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.75
  • Housing 4.95
  • Safety 4.95
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Yes, I recommend this program

My time in Granada

My time in Granada is something that I'll never forget. I stayed with a host family for three months with the CEA CAPA program. The program in itself was so easy to be in, because all of classes were laid out for us to choose, and there was a ready made schedule of all the trips we would be attending. The CEA CAPA trips were my favorite part about being in the program, because they were completely planned out by staff, and all we had to do was show up and enjoy ourselves. Each trip was so much fun, and we learned so much from the tour guides that were provided for us. The accommodations were always wonderful and it was such a relief to not have to plan every detail of the trip like we had to for our own personal trips. I always felt safe with the staff and we got to see and learn so much!

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Response from CEA Study Abroad

Hi Sabina! Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience abroad in Granada. From the classes, host family, to the trips - it sounds incredible! I'm glad you got to see and learn so much while feeling safe and supported by CEA CAPA staff.

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Fall 2022 Semester in Granada!

I loved my three months in Granada, Spain, and I wish I could have stayed longer! CEA's staff members in Granada are fantastic and helped me feel welcome from the moment they picked me up at the airport. My favorite part of the experience was living with a host family. My host mother treated me like one of her children and was incredibly patient through our many communication stumbling blocks. I learned so much by playing board games with my host siblings, joking at the dinner table, and watching TV with my host mom during siesta. I am grateful for the connections I made and the tremendous improvement I saw in my Spanish speaking and comprehension skills. Overall, Granada is a beautiful city full of incredible people who will be your guides, professors, friends, and study-abroad families. I highly recommend this program!

  • Living with a host family
  • CEA planned excursions to places like Morocco and Sevilla
  • Opportunity to volunteer at local schools
3 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Hi Emilia! Thanks for sharing about your great experience in Granada. The photos are lovely too! Building global connections is an incredible opportunity and I'm glad you got the most out of your experience abroad.

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My time in Granada

I loved studying abroad in Granada with CEA because the wonderful trips we took with the program. Each trip was strategically planned out, with wonderful amenities and activities. Each trip had very interesting and educational tour guides that benefited us very much and left us with so much information about where we were. It was reliving to not have to plan these trips by ourselves, and just go with the flow and enjoy the experience. Also, we were accompanied by CEA faculty the whole time, so we always felt very safe and taken care of.

7 people found this review helpful.
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CEA Summer travels to Granada

I studied abroad in Granada, Spain through a Spanish-intensive program led by CEA. The CEA on-site staff were excellent in suggesting side-trips, as well as helping us find great study spaces in Granada. I was able to immerse myself in the culture, especially because I stayed with a host family on-site. I couldn't have asked for a better experience with CEA, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to explore a new culture with a program that matches your preferences.

What would you improve about this program?
64 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Lillie, thank you for sharing your review! We are so glad to hear your experience with CEA was a positive one, and be sure to stop in and say hello should you find yourself in Granada again! Best of luck!

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Intensive Spanish Language (Summer 2016)

Just a month abroad in Granada was far too little. This city will be sure to steal your heart, just as it did mine. Despite the blistering heat of summer, I had such an amazing time exploring every rincón and tasting almost every (free!) tapa.

The local staff were very helpful and led many cultural excursions throughout the city and the surrounding community; I was able to learn so much about the culture and history of Andalusia. Having my intensive Spanish course for four straight hours each morning was difficult to get used to at first, but it gave me the rest of my day to take a siesta, spend time with my new friends, and enjoy the nightlife in Granada.

I opted for a residencia-style housing placement rather than a host family and was lucky enough to have my own room. The staff at the residencia were very kind and understanding of my then-low-level Spanish skill, however, as a very independent person it was somewhat weird to have my laundry done for me and to not cook my own meals. As I quickly learned, many places in Spain do not have air conditioning, which made the conditions in my room somewhat hellish during the hottest hours of the day.

That aside, I was able to make tons of amazing memories in Granada; I miss my time there immensely -- the sweatiness on the other hand…

68 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thanks for sharing the good and sometimes hot aspects of studying abroad in Granada, Caitlin.

Yes, I recommend this program


My time spent in Granada would not have been the same without the amazing CEA staff there to guide and support me. I was paired up with the most amazing host mom who not only made delicious Spanish cuisine but made me feel part of her family. The activities within the CEA program were culturally enriched and made me broaden my entire perspective. There was never a point in my stay in Granada where I felt unsafe or felt I had no one to talk to, the Granada staff was amazingly organized and friendly. My favorite activity was the trip to Morocco. The reason being that CEA organized a sit down meal with a Moroccan family. The people were fantastic, the food was fantastic, and the experience was unforgettable.

What would you improve about this program?
Perhaps a program trip to Portugal because I know many students wanted to visit during there stay.
60 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Alexis, we are not surprised the trip to Morocco was your favorite experience while studying abroad. Many students share your sentiment! We’re always looking to improve and have shared your feedback with our Program Management team. Thanks for sharing!

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The Best Study Abroad City in Spain

Granada is an amazing city due to the large university there. It's large enough to offer something for everyone, but small enough not to feel overwhelming. I had a great experience due to the amazing CEA staff, the friends I made here, and my wonderful host family. My host family experience combined with the classes I took helped me to improve my Spanish immensely, and I learned so much about the language, culture, and history here in Spain. I was also able to travel to many other cities in Spain as well as other countries in Europe! Overall, it was a very culturally immersive program and I was very pleased with everything, including the amazing support from CEA. I learned more about myself, improved my language skills, and tried new things I never would have done otherwise. Study abroad is truly a life-changing experience.

67 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible semester, staying for the year!

I couldnt be happier with my experience with CEA. I'm spending a year in Granada, Spain, and I'm living with a host family here in the city. Everyone, including the onsite directors Begoña and Jorge, my professors at the CLM (where your classes normally are), and my host family, have all been incredibly helpful and encouraging. I would go abroad with CEA again in a heartbeat. One thing to note while looking at programs to go abroad: all CEA excursions are all inclusive. So when you see "CEA Excursion to Morocco" in the trips for Granada students, that means that your meals, hotel, all activities, etc are paid for already. You just have to show up. This is INCREDIBLY valuable, and an amazing way to learn and travel.

65 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Megan! Your insights will help other students decide to study abroad.

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