CEA Study Abroad in Granada, Spain

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Program Description

Come with CEA to Spain and study in a true university town with a history like no other — Granada, Spain offers traditional markets and sophisticated shopping, vibrant nightlife and recreational activities…everything a busy student needs to unwind! 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.

But it offers so much more than natural beauty and entertainment: from the majestic courtyards and mosaics of the Alhambra to the lush gardens of the Palacio del Generalife, Granada 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. The city of Granada offers a striking representation of Spain’s multicultural history, as well as its own unique Islamic legacy, established during almost 800 years of Muslim rule. CEA students study alongside approximately 10,000 Spanish and international students at Spain’s third largest university, The University of Granada (UGR), which was established in 1531. UGR’s Modern Language Center is located in the historic and centrally located Realejo neighborhood, and classes are held in the ancient Palace of Santa Cruz and a charming 20th century palace called the Huerta de los Ángeles. A broad range of classes allow you to earn credits toward graduation while exploring your academic, personal, and career interests.

Available programs include:
• Arabic Cultural Studies in Granada
• Hispanic Studies
• Spanish Language Studies & Community Internship
• Intensive Spanish Language
• International Internship
• Spanish Language & Culture

Volunteering, career workshops, service learning and internship opportunities further enrich and round out your study abroad experience in this unique Spanish city.


Some of Granada’s most significant cultural attractions include the Alhambra Palace, the gardens at the Palacio de Generalife, and Albaycín, the Arab neighborhood declared Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. It is known for its unique historic, artistic and cultural heritage, and is popular among students for its relaxed college-town vibe and proximity to Mediterranean beaches and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. But don’t take our word for it. Author Ernest Hemingway once said, “If you were to visit only a city in Spain, this should be Granada.”

• Attend classes at the University of Granada's Modern Language Center, Centro de Lenguas Modernas, with students from around the world
• Live in a true Spanish university town that focuses more on students than tourists
• Acquire and enhance your Spanish language skills both in and out of the classroom
• Choose integrated courses with Spanish students to further enhance our Spanish language skills
• Enjoy an active college life through sports programs, cultural exchanges and more
• Explore the Moorish influence in Spain through our Arabic Cultural Studies option, providing an up-close look into Andalusian and Islamic history and culture, including excursions to Islamic heritage sites and Morocco
• Take classes in English and Spanish
• Early Start Intensive Language Prep Course prepares you for the semester
• Earn a Diploma of Hispanic Studies from the University of Granada
• Get a full immersion experience and gain practical experience through internships and Spanish cultural electives
• Enjoy CEA excursions to Morocco, Portugal, Alpujarras, Gibraltar, Malaga, Nerja, Seville, Cordoba and Ronda
• Grab your new friends and go with CEA on city tours, to The Alhambra, on a tour of Albaycin and more
• Get active through a multitude of sporting activities around Granada—biking, hiking, swimming, climbing, skiing, soccer and basketball are just a few options

What`s Included

• Airport Reception
• Welcome & Orientation
• Tuition & Registration
• Barcelona CEA Staff Support
• Housing
• Excursions to Morocco, Portugal, Alpujarras, Gibraltar, Malaga, Nerja, Seville, Cordoba and Ronda
• Cultural Activities: city tours, The Alhambra, Albaycin Tour and Tea House, churros con chocolate, sporting, Carmen de los Martires, Huerta de San Vincente & Garcia Lorca’s Park, language exchange, traditional Spanish meals with CEA friends, Sacromonte
• Volunteer Opportunities: help the homeless at Asociacion Calor y Café; people with cerebral palsy (ASPACE); Association for the Fight against Kidney Disease; The Refugio de Sierra Nevada animal shelter and more
• University Services: student ID card, computer labs, language lab, media center, student café, bookstore, sports facilities


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Program Locations

Granada, Spain

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CEA Study Abroad
  • Spain: Granada
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