Course options vary based on language level; at lower levels, students focus on Spanish grammar and take content courses taught in English. At higher levels, content courses are offered in Spanish and may include direct enrollment into courses with local Spanish students. Regardless of language level, this program offers a robust set of courses in Englisn and Spanish. Liberal Arts electives include courses in area such as art, business, economics, history, literature, music, politics, sociology, and more. Students who wish to take electives taught in Spanish are encouraged to enroll in an Intensive Language Preparatory course before the semester begins.
Author Ernest Hemingway once said, "If you were to visit only one city in Spain, this should be Granada." This fairytale city is known for its historic, artistic, and cultural heritage. Granada's notable attractions include the Alhambra Palace, the gardens at the Palacio del Generalife, and the Arab neighborhood of Albayzín, all declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of this small, urban area and an economy more focused on its universities and students than tourists -- in other words, the ideal setting in which to hone your Spanish language skills.
Granada has long been known for its proud tradition of tolerance among cultures, with strong Arabic, Jewish, and Romani historical influences. Today, the revived multicultural society of al-Andalus serves as a model for living together in mutual respect, set in a youthful university atmosphere. The city offers countless cultural events, a vibrant night life, sophisticated shopping areas, and traditional markets. Granada is strategically located at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains less than an hour from the Mediterranean coast, making it easy to take a break from your studies and escape to the multitude of recreational and cultural attractions that surround the area.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.