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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview

ISA Granada- Students
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   Quick Facts

  • Take Spanish language and culture courses at beginning through high intermediate level
  • Consider adding the optional intensive Spanish month to the start of your program to provide additional language coursework
  • Participate in the Bridging Cultures Program to help ease your transition into your study abroad experience
  • Spend a semester or full academic year in the vibrant and historic city of Granada
  • Enjoy excursions to locations such as Madrid, Toledo, Sevilla, Cordoba, etc.
  • Enrollment in language courses is strictly determined by the results of an on-site placement exam administered by University of Granada. Students who place into High Advanced Spanish will be required to switch to the Hispanic Studies program onsite

Location

ISA Granada - Albaicin
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Location Details

Students wanting to study abroad in Granada (pop. ~250,000) can experience a city which overflows with cultural and architectural remnants of an illustrious past. At the same time, the modern aspects of this vibrant city are ever-apparent. Granada was the last Muslim stronghold to be recaptured by the Christian monarchs (1492), and although never officially Spain's capital, its symbolic importance in the creation of modern Spain has made it a familiar name to historians and tourists alike.

Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Granada's natural beauty is rivaled only by its unique architectural legacy. Visit the Alhambra fortress, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain until 1492, or see the Royal Chapel where Isabel and Ferdinand, Spain's most famous King and Queen, are buried. Go skiing in the snow-capped mountains or swim in the blue-green water of the Mediterranean Sea in one of Granada's nearby natural beaches. Become entangled in the lives and culture of the 80,000 other students that attend the University of Granada.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa if your program is more than 90 days in length.* Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas.  If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

Founded in 1531, the University of Granada (UGr) is one of the oldest universities in Spain, with a history of over 700 years. Today it is also one of the largest, with a total degree-seeking student enrollment of over 80,000 in all departments and programs, 5,000 of which are international. The university is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science, Spain. 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 provides courses in Spanish language and culture to foreign students, and also offers foreign language courses for local Spanish students. 

The original CLM building, in the converted 16th century palace of Santa Cruz, is located in the Realejo district in the heart of the city of Granada. Because of the university's prestige, the student population has grown and has resulted in the creation of a second building for the CLM. Both buildings house classes for Spanish students and foreign students, providing an opportunity for Spanish and foreign students to meet and learn from each other outside of the classroom. Though there are Spanish students studying languages at the CLM, the majority of students are American and some international students studying Spanish.

Course Disclaimer:

  • Course placement is often based on a placement test administered on-site
  • All students will take 2 required semester-long Spanish courses (at the level indicated based on their placement exam) - Spanish Speaking and Writing Skills & Spanish Grammar
  • There may be mandatory prerequisites for some courses offered
  • For a specific list of course prerequisites, please refer to the course listing/course descripts for this program on the ISA website


Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale
Click here to view how credits and grades at University of Granada will convert to ASU credits and grades.

Granada - CLM
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ISA Granada - Uni
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Housing

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ISA Granada- Family
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Program Housing

ISA housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Spanish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Spain. All ISA housing options are either within walking distance or conveniently located near public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between 15 and 40 minutes depending on housing and class locations. Please note: all housing in Spain is subject to availability. 

Homestay:
Homestays are the norm for Spain, and are encouraged by ISA. ISA participants living in homestays will be provided with three meals per day (except on ISA excursion days) and laundry service once per week for the official duration of the program. This is included in the ISA program cost. Students usually share a bedroom with another ISA student, but have the option of paying extra to secure an individual room.

ISA Apartment:*
Apartments are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, and availability is limited. Rent is included in the program price. Students are placed in furnished, centrally located apartments. All apartments are either within walking distance or conveniently located to public transit routes relative to the university. Meals and laundry service are not included.

Residencias:*
A residencia is a Spanish boarding house typically run by a Spanish family or a senora and her staff. Spanish students attending the University of Granada typically make up the majority of the residencia population, but there may be other international students living there as well. Three meals are prepared per day, but meal service on Sundays will not be offered. Students will have access to laundry facilities. Students will either have their own small room or will share a room with another ISA student. Bathrooms are shared with many other students also living on the same floor. Space is very limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

*A refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing (apartment/residencia). ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount. For more information, click here.

Independent Housing:
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option may receive a discount equal to the housing portion (room, board, and laundry) of the program price. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and rent directly to the housing facility that you choose. Students who pursue independent housing will be required to complete an Independent Housing Waiver with the Study Abroad Office. For more information, please contact your International Coordinator.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet, or Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet, or Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019
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Rolling Admission 01/22/2020 05/22/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Spring 2A starts on January 3rd.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.