- Granada, Spain
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Program Description:
- From the majestic courtyards and mosaics of the Alhambra to the lush gardens of the Palacio del Generalife, Granada, Spain is steeped in a cultural, artistic, and historic heritage that's been shaped by centuries of diverse influences. Today, al-Andalus society reflects its Arabic, Romani, and Jewish roots, and reflects a model of mutually respectful, multicultural living. A true university town, Granada offers traditional markets and sophisticated shopping, vibrant nightlife and recreational activities. Just an hour from Mediterranean beaches and even closer to the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains, Granada is the perfect place to hone your Spanish skills and immerse into local culture. A range of classes through our partner, the University of Granada, allow you to earn credits toward graduation while exploring your academic, personal, and career interests. Volunteering, career workshops, and internship opportunities round out your study abroad experience in this unique Spanish city.
Choose the academic program that best meets your academic, career, and personal interests in Granada. CEA has strategically partnered with the University of Granada; established in 1531, this university offers diverse options, from an intensive language program to programs that integrate students with other Spanish students in the classroom for optimal language immersion. As a CEA student, you’ll attend classes at the University of Granada’s Modern Language Center, Centro de Lenguas Modernas. You can also choose to study Arabic Culture, Hispanic Studies, or complete a community internship for credit.
All CEA students receive personalized assistance from admissions counselors and site specialists who are available to answer all of your questions. We give you the tools you need to plan a study abroad experience you’ll cherish. Upon arrival, students are met at the airport and go through an orientation for their new home away from home. On-site staff is there to help you along the way. Program price includes: housing, excursions, cultural activities, transcripts, and more.
- Setting Description:
- Enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of a smaller urban area and an economy more focused on its universities and students than tourists -the ideal setting to hone your Spanish language skills. Live like a local in one of three CEA housing options – apartments, homestays, or residence hall – depending on your comfort zone, budget or level of independence. Delve deeper into Granada through CEA-organized cultural activities. CEA’s international staff has designed excursions and opportunities that enable you to connect directly and meaningfully with the cultures of Granada and Spain.
- Program price varies. Check CEA's website for up-to-date information.
Based on 2 Reviews
CEA Granada, Spain03/01/15
I studied abroad in Granda during the fall semester of my junior year of college, and I completely fell in love with not only the city, but the CEA program. I found that Granada was the perfect sized city to study abroad in. I was able to experience so
much while feeling safe at the same time. Studying there was truly life changing.. The CEA program directors truly cared about us and helped us succeed in school, while also encouraging us to take the time to travel and see more of Spain and Europe. With CEA, I was able to travel to multiple Spanish cities as well as Morocco, Africa. Throughout my time traveling and taking class, I made some of the greatest friends while making memories that I will cherish forever. I would strongly encourage looking into the CEA Granada program, or any CEA program in general. It will, without a doubt, change your life.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
One of the best, yet underrated cities in Spain!02/24/15
I studied abroad through CEA in Granada in the Spring of 2014 and it was by far the best decision of my life. Initially I wanted big-city Spain: Barcelona or Madrid, but my eyes eventually fell on Granada. This quaint, ancient city was the capital of
Moorish Spain up until it's fall in 1492. All of Spain is rich and full of wonderful history, but Granada is, in my opinion, the best and most exciting one. The architecture, including the UNESCO World Heritage site Alhambra palace is simply one of the best palaces in existence. There are countless other churches, roads, and other important buildings remaining, as well as two equally ancient and important neighborhoods, Sacromonte, the old gypsy cave neighborhood; Realejo, the old Jewish quarter as well as where you will be attending school, and La Albyzin, the old Moorish quarter. All of these are within walking distance and each offer a unique experience you can't find elsewhere - it's amazing! Granada is also home to the biggest university in the Spanish University System. Rightfully so, it draws in huge numbers of European Erasmus students and is hence very diverse. This means that you're getting a great education and meeting tons of great people. Because of such the student influence, nightlife is amazing here - some of the best in Spain, in my opinion. With festivals, discotecas, and endless amounts of tapas bars (did I mention tapas are free here?!), you'll never be bored in Granada. CEA is a top-notch company, and while I admittedly was not so focused on the educational aspect of studying abroad, the classes you can enroll in are very interesting. My professors were all great and I still remain friends with a few of them. If you pay attention and participate, you'll do fine, not to mention actually learn stuff you simply can't learn in an American university classroom (a field trip to La Alhambra, maybe??). CEA's staff on sight is without a doubt the best and were there for anything we needed, be it academic, financial, or emotional support. They made my transition back to my American university so flawless that all I had to do was email them. They also organize lots of trips for you, so keep some weekends open. I could write for days about how amazing Granada is, but I think you need to try it for yourself. While Spain in general is a fantastic study abroad destination, don't let this hidden Andalusian jewel escape you - it's the best Spain has to offer.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend