- Granada, Spain
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Program Description:
Our Granada study program allows you to focus on the Spanish language and learn more about Arabic culture and history in one of Spain’s most religiously, ethnically, and culturally diverse locations. The three program options include Spanish Language & Liberal Arts, Arabic Cultural Studies, and Intensive Spanish Language. Choose from liberal arts electives such as art history, economics, health sciences, history, and more. The Arabic Cultural Studies program gives you the chance to explore the Arabic language, Spain’s Islamic history and culture, and other fascinating topics in Arabic studies.
Our partner institution, The University of Granada, maintains a reputation as one of Spain’s most socially and culturally important centers of learning and thought. A favorite destination for European exchange students, UGR’s student body is approximately 13% international.
CEA’s complementary excursions and cultural activities will bring your studies to life: tour Granada’s famous 11th-century palace, the Alhambra; visit the Romani neighborhood of Sacromonte, tucked into the city’s white caves, and watch flamenco dancers perform to live music; take a field trip to northern Morocco and soak up the color and richness of contemporary Arabic communities. There is so much to learn outside of the classroom in Granada.
CEA makes sure your housing, health, safety, social engagement, and other needs are taken care of. Giving you the best possible study abroad experience is our top priority.
- Setting Description:
- Granada possesses a long legacy of multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and interfaith community, giving students a richly diverse setting for their education abroad. Centuries of Moorish rule shine through the city’s distinctive architecture, tea rooms, and cuisine, blended with Christian, Jewish, Romani, and classically Spanish influences. Nestled at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the south of Spain, Granada gives you easy access to the Mediterranean coast and nearby Morocco. Full of charming courtyards, beautiful gardens, and vibrant mosaics, it’s no wonder people often call Granada a fairy-tale city.
- Program price varies. Check CEA's website for up-to-date information.
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Based on 4 Reviews
- CEA Granada is amazing!!04/08/20
My study abroad experience with CEA in Granada, Spain was truly unforgettable, fulfilling, and life-changing. I would recommend it to anyone looking into education abroad in Europe. Everything about the program was amazing! My site-specialist, the on-site
staff, and the professors were all so friendly and knowledgeable. I loved taking Spanish classes in Spain because my professors had such unique insights. I became more fluent in Spanish within 2 months than I ever have in the years I studied Spanish in the United States. Studying in the city of Granada was also just an added plus - it is so beautiful and unique. The program also includes amazing activities - a tour of the Alhambra, local flamenco shows, and excursions to Seville, Cordoba, and Morocco. CEA will also pair you with a wonderful host family if that's the housing option you choose! I could not be more thankful for my cute and talkative host mom that I stayed with while abroad. If you're wanting to improve your language fluency exponentially or even just have the BEST time of your life, go to Granada with CEA. You will fall in love with city and with the people you meet.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- CEA Summer trip to Granada!09/30/18
I studied abroad in Granada, Spain through a Spanish-intensive program led by CEA. The CEA on-site staff were excellent in suggesting side-trips, as well as helping us find great study spaces in Granada. I was able to immerse myself in the culture, especially
because I stayed with a host family on-site. I couldn't have asked for a better experience with CEA, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to explore a new culture with a program that matches your preferences.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- 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