Location
  • Spain
    • Granada
Term
Academic Year, Fall, J-Term, Spring, Summer, Winter
Subject Areas
Anthropology Art History Cultural Studies Ecology Economics Education Film Geography Health Sciences History Jewish Studies Latin American Studies Linguistics Literature Middle Eastern Studies Music Political Science Religious Studies Sociology Theater +10
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, Work study, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
High School Diploma Associates Bachelors
Housing
Apartment Dormitory Host Family
Language
English

Pricing

Starting Price
3500
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
Jun 20, 2023
Apr 15, 2024
42 travelers are looking at this program

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 CAPA Internships Abroad Granada, our dynamic program that provides hands-on, practical experience to help you rise above the competition.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CEA CAPA provides, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad, Destination Guides which provide resources and tips for Black/African-American students, Latinx students, Asian American students, and all other students of color.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Through our personalized advising, CEA CAPA takes steps to understand the needs of a diversity of student identities like the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to diversity and identity training, CEA CAPA leadership engage in continuous department level project work to identify and revise policies and practices using the appropriate Justice, Equity, Diversity or Inclusion lens as a frame to reduce bias and barriers that impact students, faculty, and staff. CEA CAPA is intentional in elevating diverse student voices and providing a platform for a broad array of identities to share their experiences abroad. The CEA CAPA World Blog promotes stories and personal experiences from the perspectives of diverse student bloggers and vloggers.

Neurodivergent Support

CEA CAPA is willing and able to assist students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Students are requested to disclose disabilities through the application health forms as part of their application and in discussion with their application advisor or program manager. The earlier CEA CAPA is made aware of learning or physical disabilities the better we can work with the student, institution, and overseas team to tailor an Individualized Education Program if necessary to support the student.

Impact

Sustainability

CEA CAPA makes a conscious effort to create study abroad experiences that leave a positive impact on host communities. Each location implements a variety of strategies to support the local community and promote sustainability. Examples include:

Use of recycling bins in Study Center locations and in CEA CAPA housing

Signage in CEA CAPA housing urging students to limit water and electricity usage

Students are often given reusable bags and water bottles upon arrival to limit single plastic use

Students are provided with instructions for acquiring transportation passes to promote use of public transportation rather than taxis

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

Program Reviews

4.85 Rating
based on 26 reviews
  • 5 rating 88.46%
  • 4 rating 7.69%
  • 3 rating 3.85%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.35
  • Support 4.75
  • Fun 4.8
  • Housing 4.95
  • Safety 4.95
Showing 1 - 8 of 26 reviews
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Lina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

CEA CAPA Granada, Spain

My study abroad experience was beyond amazing. I learned so much about myself and grew so much. I had the chance to meet so many people and create wonderful memories. I feel grateful to have had a great support system from CEA CAPA while I was abroad. The city of Granada was also wonderful and the people were so kind. I loved the culture so much and I cannot wait to be back! Living with a host family allowed me to immerse myself in the culture as well. My host family made my experience so much better!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I could do this all over again, I would go for a year instead of a semester.
Pros
  • I improved my Spanish
  • I met so many people and created amazing friendships
  • I had a great support system with the CEA CAPA staff
Cons
  • It was a bit hard to adjust to having 2 hour long classes
  • Stores were closed on Sunday, which was hard to get used to at first
  • Getting used to the eating schedule was a struggle at first
9 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Lina! Thanks for sharing your amazing feedback about personal growth you discovered while studying abroad in Granada. I'm glad your experience with your host family was so helpful.

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Lily
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Granada, Spain

My experience in Granada was incredible. Between my placement with my host family, the time spent at the Universidad de Granada, and the onsite CEA CAPA staff, I could not have had a smoother and more enjoyable time abroad. The city is the perfect size and the people were welcoming. I was blow away by the beauty of the city and how much history there was to experience. The city was extremely walkable, and if you didn't feel like walking, the public transportation was easy to navigate. Overall, I could not recommend any other city more than Granada if you are looking for the perfect study abroad location.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I am not a big fan of seafood, so anything in that realm was unfamiliar to me. I at salmon, shrimp, scallops, and muscles. While I didn't enjoy the food completely, it was fun to try new foods and surprise myself with what I liked and did not like.
Pros
  • On-site CEA CAPA staff
  • Great location
21 people found this review helpful.
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Maggie
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Granada is my new home away from home!

I was incredibly excited to study abroad, but I never could have imagined how amazing my time in Granada would be. My host family was so sweet and I met so many amazing people through my classes and the social scene. I continue to keep in contact with these people even now that I am back in the United States. I took twelve credit hours in the Centro de Lenguas Modernas, part of the Universidad de Granada. The professors were so kind and knowledgeable and I still had time to go out and have fun! I am going back as soon as possible.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make sure you figure out your support system before you leave. It was really helpful and important to me to know when I could call people back home and when I could expect messages from them! No matter how prepared you are it is always nice to hear a familiar voice.
Pros
  • Travel opportunities
  • Local culture emersion
  • Spanish emersion
22 people found this review helpful.
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Caroline
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Experience of A Lifetime

I studied abroad for 4 weeks in June 2023 in the Spanish Language and Liberal Arts Program. I was able to earn 6 credits towards my Spanish minor at the University of Granada that seamlessly transferred back to my home university as pass/fail. The classes I took were Spanish Literature (1.5 credit), Latin American Literature (1.5 credit), and High Advanced Spanish Language (3 credit). Classes were a short 10-minute walk from my residencia (dormitory-style living with other CEA CAPA students as well as local Spanish students), and ran from 8:40am-2:30pm Monday-Friday, with a midday break. 3 absences were allowed without penalty, which I used strategically to plan personal travel and/or recover from nights out.

We also had 2 days off for Corpus Christi, which was one of my favorite parts of my stay in Granada. Corpus Christi is a week-long celebration consisting of parades, a fair, and other cultural festivities throughout the city's public spaces. The Spanish students staying in the residencia with us were kind enough to answer all of our questions about the events and make sure we had an amazing time during this unique holiday. CEA CAPA staff also gave us tons of information.

Granada could not have been a better destination. It offers a blend of many cultures (Andalucian, Islamic influences, Romani, and more) due to its unique history, has an extremely laid back culture that made my experience and my course load as relaxed as possible, and so many incredible, friendly people.

Overall, I highly reccommend going abroad to Granada with CEA CAPA. They offer so much support in every step of the process. I went abroad with two friends from my home university, but met so many people who went by themselves and had an amazing experience as well because the nature of the program allows you to make meaningful connections with other students.

32 people found this review helpful.
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Nyssa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Education Abroad in Granda Spain

Granda is a small city which made it feel safe and everything you need is within walking distance. I stayed with a host family which was one of the best decisions I ever made. They truly took me in as family and took care of me when I got a stomach bug in Morocco. I studied at the University of Granada and the professors are very kind, knowledgeable, and approachable. I loved how every professor was very passionate about the courses they taught and I greatly learned a lot. I also made lots of friends in the CEA CAPA program, and I still keep in contact with some of them now. Hopefully I get to visit my host family again sometime soon in the future.

36 people found this review helpful.
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Sophie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

CEA CAPA University of Granada Review

I thoroughly enjoyed every second of my study abroad experience in Granda! The people I met through this program made my entire trip and I am so thankful for this program for bringing us together. While in Granada I immerse myself in the city and got involved in the Granada Ultimate Frisbee team. This allowed me to see a different side of the city while connecting with locals. I encourage any student getting involved in study abroad to meet locals and see a different side of their city! Thank you CEA!

Pros
  • The friends and people you meet
  • Trips to see surrounding cities
  • Understanding different cultures in the world
Cons
  • Language barriers
  • Some homesickness at the beginning
  • Travel expenses
44 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Sophie! I'm so glad you got to experience beautiful Granada! It's amazing you were able to connect with the locals and make friends in the program. Thanks for sharing your feedback!

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Simi
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Time In Granada

I had the incredible opportunity to participate in Granada's Spanish 230 Study Abroad Program, and I can confidently say that it was a transformative experience that exceeded all my expectations. This program not only provided me with a deeper understanding of the Spanish language but also immersed me in the rich culture and history of Granada.

The curriculum of Spanish 230 was expertly designed to cater to students at various language proficiency levels. Our dedicated instructors were not only knowledgeable but also incredibly supportive. They tailored the lessons to our individual needs, ensuring that we were both challenged and comfortable in our learning journey. The small class sizes encouraged active participation, allowing us to practice speaking and listening in authentic contexts.

One of the highlights of the program was the opportunity to live with a host family. This experience was a game-changer for my language skills. Conversing with my host family in Spanish during meals and everyday activities pushed me to think on my feet and use the language naturally. It was amazing how quickly my confidence grew.

Beyond the classroom, Granada itself served as the ultimate classroom. The city's historic architecture, bustling markets, and vibrant street life offered countless opportunities to practice what I was learning in class. Exploring the Alhambra was a particular highlight, as I could appreciate its beauty while understanding its historical significance, all thanks to the insights gained in class.

The program also included various cultural excursions and activities. From flamenco dance lessons to guided tours of local museums, every activity was a chance to expand my horizons. The organized trips to nearby towns allowed me to witness the diversity of Spanish culture and dialects, further enriching my experience.

The support network provided by the program coordinators was outstanding. They were always available to answer questions, offer guidance, and ensure our safety and well-being. This made adjusting to a new country and culture much smoother than I anticipated.

In conclusion, the Granada Spanish 230 Study Abroad Program was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that significantly improved my language skills while immersing me in the beauty of Spanish culture. If you're looking for a program that balances academic rigor with real-world experience, all set in a breathtaking location, I wholeheartedly recommend this program. It's an investment in yourself that you won't regret.

Pros
  • Great Classes
  • Amazing Homestay
  • Fun Classmates
Cons
  • Food was okay
  • Very tiring
  • Early Classes
43 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Simi! Granada is gorgeous, and I'm so grateful you got the chance to experience all its incredible beauty! Your Spanish program sounds like it was a great fit also! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. :)

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Anna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

CEA Study Abroad in Granada, Spain

My experience with CEA CAPA was very positive. Throughout the process of applying for the program, arriving, duration of the program, and even afterwards it felt like I had support, and they were happy to answer any questions I had. The process was pretty straightforward. I would study abroad with CEA CAPA again.

Studying abroad is an invaluable experience, both personally and professionally. It’s an opportunity to have experiences that you may never have had if you didn’t go abroad. I wouldn’t have taken that trip to Bilbao and met up with old Spanish friends. Stayed out until 3 am and ate street Shawarma a few nights a week. Ate pizza in Andorra with two Argentinian guys. Or my personal favorite experience, meeting up with a friend I met in Costa Rica in 2019 later reuniting in Spain three years later. These are all experiences that I’ll be able to call some of the best times of my life.

Pros
  • Interesting Classes
  • Safe City
56 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Anna! Thank you for sharing your positive experience in Granada. The photos are stunning too! It's incredible you were able to meet up with another world traveler years later.

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