Location
  • Spain
    • Granada
Term
Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Art History Criminal Justice Cultural Studies Environmental Studies Geography Hispanic Studies Language Studies Latin American Studies Law Linguistics Literature Social Work +2
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Housing
Apartment Host Family
Language
English

Pricing

Price Details
Program Price Includes:
• Comprehensive Advising and Support
• Tuition at the Host University
• Official Transcript from Host University with ISA Cover Letter
• Housing
• Meals and Laundry Services
• Bridging Cultures Program
• Full-Time Resident Staff
• On-Site ISA Offices
• Computer and Internet Access
• Excursions
• The ISA Discovery Model
• Cultural Activities
• Medical Insurance
• Comprehensive Health, Safety and Security Support
• Airport Reception
• Visa Support
• Tutoring
• The Professional Development Toolbox
• Scholarship Opportunities
Jun 19, 2024
Jan 25, 2024
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About Program

Study abroad at the University of Granada with ISA! Choose one of the programs offered including Hispanic Studies, Intensive Spanish Language Trimester, or Spanish Language, Culture & Electives. ISA offers programs that will accommodate students of all language levels!

The University of Granada enrolls about 81,000 students, of which 11,000 are international. The city of Granada blends a beautiful mixture of modern attributes with its long history of architecture and culture. It is a great destination for international students to explore and improve their Spanish! Check out ISA's website for more information!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Our team at ISA is committed to providing exceptional support through identity-focused advising and resources for students, university partners, and ISA staff. We have developed our ISA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to help serve all students and stakeholders, particularly the needs of underrepresented student populations. Our country-specific diversity pages offer information about the societies and cultural history of ISA destinations. This information can be used to start your reflection about how your intersecting identities relate to the host community context.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Our team at ISA is committed to providing exceptional support through identity-focused advising and resources for students, university partners, and ISA staff. We have developed our ISA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to help serve all students and stakeholders. Our country-specific diversity pages offer information about the societies and cultural history of ISA destinations. This information can be used to start your reflection about how your intersecting identities relate to the host community context.

Neurodivergent Support

ISA is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of neurodivergence. Our Health & Safety team is available to answer questions about insurance and medication, as well as provide students with materials on overseas access to support.

Accessibility Support

ISA is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of accessibility. With our wide portfolio of program types and locations we’re confident there is a suitable and accessible program for each student. Accommodations abroad can be complex and take time, so those with accessibility needs should inform ISA of any accommodations requests as early as possible in the advising process. Please contact accessibilityteam@studiesabroad.com with questions or for more information.

Impact

Sustainability

We have partnered with Fill it Forward to engage team members and program participants in waste reduction practices. The goal is to encourage the elimination of single-use waste. Every QR code scan shows the impact of reusable bottles and unlocks a donation to environmental impact groups.

Ethical Impact

WorldStrides, a global organization, is committed to educate and serve communities worldwide. Our commitment is fueled by the passion of our team members and partners to make experiential learning accessible, while also being socially, environmentally, and ethically responsible. Together, we accomplish this by investing in initiatives to promote inclusion, diversity, and sustainability.

Program Highlights

  • Granada lies 2,300ft above sea level with hot summers and cool winters for skiing.
  • Internships are a part of course load and include university credits at no extra cost. Must have intermediate to advanced Spanish (depending on the internship).
  • One of the oldest and largest universities in Spain.
  • Spain is made up of various Autonomous Communities that have a certain level of self-government.
  • Spain has the third largest number of UNESCO sites in the world and is known for its culinary art, architecture, and beautiful beaches.

Popular Programs

Granada, Spain

The Universidad de Granada is one of the oldest universities and largest in Spain with over 80,000 students, 5,000 of whom are international. The UGr's Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM) 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, literature, political science, and more!

Program Reviews

4.78 Rating
based on 18 reviews
  • 5 rating 83.33%
  • 4 rating 11.11%
  • 3 rating 5.56%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.3
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.7
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 5
Showing 1 - 8 of 18 reviews
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EliAnna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

HOME: Holding Onto my Experiences

This provides various opportunities culturally, academically, and socially. Therefore, one aspect I was able to integrate myself in the community was through service-learning at a local emergency department in Vithas La Salud hospital in Granada, Spain. This allowed me to immerse myself in learning new medical ethics and implement practices that are appropriate to cultural diversity and acceptable to community needs. These opportunities have assisted me to develop compassion and leadership attributes, meanwhile, integrating cultural perspectives and language influences in my journey aboard (not to mention GREAT on a resume).

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My home (holding unto my experiences) is not just a place, but should be an experience you can hold onto and an opportunity to transform one's own community. This decision will render a long-lasting memory of a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Pros
  • Service-Learning
  • Host Family
  • Excursions
Cons
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
29 people found this review helpful.
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Samma
3/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Good

Excursions and housing was amazing but there was not much language and culture immersion. I felt like all events were coordinated with other Americans and we rarely got to interact and learn with locals. The grading and attendance system was also not lenient or understanding at all and some of the professors were biased towards Americans. It was a fun experience that I would recommended but I did not learn as much culture and language that I hope for even when I was trying to make an effort in immersion.

Pros
  • Friendly staff & place
  • Adventurous excursions planned
  • Beautiful location
Cons
  • Not immersive in culture
  • Not language intensive
  • Not many classes are offered
38 people found this review helpful.
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Felicia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Despite COVID, Amazing

Despite COVID erupting during my semester in Granada, I am very happy with the memories I gained while being present. I did not travel outside of the country while I was in the semester because I wanted to save travel for after academics. For this reason, I spent a great deal in Granada and neighboring villages and towns which was incredible for me. I found that I had a better understanding of place and belonging because of this. Our program directors were absolutely amazing and handled the difficult circumstances with grace and compassion for all of us.

Pros
  • mountains
  • food
  • dance
43 people found this review helpful.
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Elijah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience

Full immersion was my goal when I chose to study abroad in Granada, Spain. The ISA program gave me all the tools to make that a reality. I stayed with an incredibly kind, generous, and eye-opening host family within a two minute walk from the school building where I had classes. I was able to feel like a full Spaniard each and every day. And if I saw any ISA program directors somewhere in town, they always greeted me with friendship and genuinely cared how I was getting on. Overall, I had an unforgettable experience.

Pros
  • Super immersive -- with a lot of different options to live with Spanish students or host families
  • Free tapas!
  • An hour from the beach, an hour from the ski resort. With wine and tapas in between
Cons
  • Difficult to navigate the city if not a confident Spanish speaker -- not as easy as bigger int'l cities
36 people found this review helpful.
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Kendyll
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

IES GRANADA

My semester studying in Granada was one that I will never forget. The city, the culture, the people, the language was all enough to make me fall in love with the experience. I learned so much about myself while only abroad, I learned how to be brave, how to push myself and my friends to achieve really spectacular things, and how take in the moment for everything that it is. Granada is a beautiful place and I am so fortunate to have left with memories that I will never forget and lesson that will help me become someone that I am proud of.

Pros
  • Packed with culture
  • SO EASY to get around the city
  • AMAZING STUDENT LIFE
Cons
  • flights in and out of Granada are scarce and expensive - (cheap and fast bus to Malaga!)
  • Smaller city
  • public transport was confusing
51 people found this review helpful.
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Andrijana
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

La aventura de su vida te espera!!

My time in Granada was nothing short of enchanting, wonderful, and outright life changing. This program allowed me to see a whole new side of the world, and I just can't wait to go back already! From dancing in the streets of Toledo to visiting the beautiful Alhambra palace, to having the opportunity for travel on a budget...it couldn't have been any better. I made some of my greatest friends through this program, and saw so many new things and places I never would've been able to without it. The onsite staff were amazing and helped my friends and I at any time that we needed them, and they took us on so many tours of the city where we were given the opportunity to learn more about the beauty that is Granada. My language skills improved tenfold, I met people from all over the world, and most importantly, I learned more about myself and grew as a person. So what are you waiting for? Granada is the place to be!!!!

Pros
  • Easy travel to other places!
  • Live music in the streets left me with a sense of love in the air
  • Beautiful city!
Cons
  • Not many campus activities at the CLM
  • I lived alone with an older woman as my homestay
  • Streets can get loud at night
54 people found this review helpful.
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Kyle
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Granada, a city of charm, culture, and tapas!

Granada is such an incredible city with vibrant student life and opportunities to connect with others! There are so many restaurants to check out that offer some amazing, typical Spanish dishes all within easy walking distance of the university and housing! Granada connected me with some of my closest friends, really becoming my home and opportunity to travel and see new places I could have never imagined! The program includes several trips covered in the overall cost to cities such as Madrid, Toledo, Sevilla, and Cordoba with visits to attractions like the Real Alcazar (used during filming of Game of Thrones) and the Alhambra, the crown jewel of Granada! There are so many great opportunities to have in the city, and it's very affordable too! See Granada for yourself and have the best semester!

Pros
  • Safe and walkable city
  • Language exchanges and many opportunities for students
  • Nightlife, activities, affordability
72 people found this review helpful.
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Rachel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Greatest Experience In a Beautiful City

I am so happy that I was able to study abroad and spend everyday trying new foods, exploring beautiful architecture and practicing my Spanish truly made for an incomparable experience. I feel as if I became even more independent and appreciative of the small details that are important for a daily life. I woke up excited for the walks to class, and the walks to grab tapas with friends after a busy day of class. I challenged myself by speaking in Spanish both outside the classroom and in every class. That was definitely a change from my coursework incollege in the United States.
experience and through a graduate program I will have great success.
Many of the experiences I’ve had help in terms of understanding the cultural differences
between Granada and where I live in Massachusetts, but when asked to think of one specific
thing, I remember the first time I went into a tapas place and was completely overwhelmed
with the level of social interaction that was occurring. Everybody was standing up and talking
loudly while drinking their beer or wine and waiting for the tapa. My friends and I were the only people who found it strange that everyone was standing and that there was very little room between various groups. It was in this moment that I realized how heavily the culture in
Granada relies upon social relationships and the way that food and drinks are represented in
these circumstances, both with family and friends. That is truly unforgettable and no city compares to its antiquity and beauty.

What would you improve about this program?
I think there is always room to focus more on diversity and a bit more freedom on group trips, but otherwise I had a wonderful experience.
146 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

In Granada, you can only miss 20% of EACH class per semester until you are unable to take the final. Even ISA excursions will add to this 20%.