Pre-requisite: Students must meet the language requirement for the Language and Culture program (four or more semesters of college-level Spanish) •Required courses •Phonetics course •Spanish language at the appropriate level at the Center for Modern Lan
- Granada, Spain
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- This unique track will closely examine the profound impact of the Islamic culture on Granada and southern Spain. Students will enroll in both Spanish and Arabic language courses while completing elective coursework in Islamic culture and a personalized research project. Excursions with a special focus on Islamic culture will round out a the semester. Students will earn 19 credit hours.
Pre-requisite: Students must meet the language requirement for the Language and Culture program (four or more semesters of college-level Spanish) •Required courses •Phonetics course •Spanish language at the appropriate level at the Center for Modern Languages •Arabic language at the appropriate level (beginning through advanced) •Islamic Culture in Spain •Individual research project
•Tuition •Guaranteed housing in homestay, including three meals a day •Computer/internet access at the Center for Modern Languages •Two-week orientation •An intercultural workshop, exclusively offered by Central College Abroad •Weekly phonetics and tutorial sessions •Language and culture exchange (optional) •Excursions and cultural events such as a four-day excursion to Morocco •Internship and service-learning opportunities (optional) •On-site resident director and support services •Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support •Optional online pre-departure and re-entry course •Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook •Supplemental travel insurance, including mental health coverage, emergency evacuation and more •International student ID card provided by INEXT •Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
- Setting Description:
- The city of Granada is situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of three rivers, Beiro, Darro and Genil. Granada was first settled by native tribes in the prehistoric period, and was known as Ilbyr. When the Romans colonized southern Spain, they built their own city here and called it Illibris. The Arabs, invading the peninsula in the 8th century, gave it its current name of Granada. It was the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492, at the hands of Queen Isabel of Castile and her husband Ferdinand of Aragon. One of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture is the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th century. This mighty compound of buildings — including the summer palace called Generalife, with its fountains and gardens — stands at the foot of Spain's highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, and overlooks the city below and the fertile plain of Granada. The Sacromonte hill, which o
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