Study Spanish culture in Granada, one of the most beautiful cities in the Andalusia region of southern Spain. A Mediterranean climate, an excellent academic program and the romantic location make the Granada Semester an experience not to be missed. The University of Delaware administers the program and the Granada Institute of International Studies is the host institution.
This program combines multi-disciplinary course offerings with a variety of social and cultural activities. Spanish majors and minors, as well as students interested in art, history, business, international relations, political science and literature will find this program a particularly enriching experience.
You will have the chance to explore Spain, too. Once settled into Granada, weekend excursions will take you to the famous Costa del Sol, and the Andalusian cities of Cordoba and Seville. There is a trip to Madrid where you will have a chance to explore this unique city, converse with local residents, and participate in a group excursion to the nearby picturesque city of Toledo. The program also typically features trips to sites in and around Granada, such as the Alhambra, Alpujarras and Nerja, Cordoba and Sevilla.
The semester in Granada is designed for Spanish language majors and minors entering the 300 level, as all courses on this program are taught in Spanish.
To be eligible, applicants must have completed two, 200-level Spanish courses and have a minimum GPA of 2.80 (on a 4.00 scale).
Students are enrolled in a 3- credit intensive Spanish course (SPAN 300 or SPAN 406) which meets M-F in the first month of the program. The intensive Spanish course is designed to enhance the language skills of students prior to the start of the other academic courses. In addition, all students will take SPAN 308: Spain in the XXI Century throughout the duration of the program. At the end of the intensive Spanish course, all students will take the University of Granada’s Center for Modern Language’s Spanish language proficiency test. The results of this test will dictate which track students will be enrolled in, Hispanic Studies or Language and Culture. Students with higher scores will focus on Hispanic Studies and students with lower scores will study Language and Culture.
Courses broken down by track can be found on the University of Delaware program website. To view the list of courses that have already been approved for SJU students, please click "Pre-Approved Courses" at the top of this page.
Housing and Meals
Students will reside in private Spanish homes with a host family. They will live in pairs with one other study abroad student. Bedding and linens are provided, as well as all meals. Students will reside in hotels during overnight excursions when they are traveling with the group.
Students should consult the Budget Sheets at the top of this page for estimated program costs. For the most up-to-date cost information, please visit the program's website. In addition, before choosing to study abroad in another country for anywhere from three to six months, you should consider the exchange rate
of your host country as well as the cost of living
in the city where you will be.
Note that the program fee (paid by the student to the University of Delaware) includes:
- Housing with a local host family
- 3 meals a day
- Program-related excursions
- International medical insurance
- Visa processing fees
- Airport transfers in Spain only
The program fee does NOT include airfare to/from Granada, Spain, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Granada, Spain. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries (by the University of Delaware) for traveling together.
Center for International Programs Study Abroad Grant
Please apply for this program before applying for the CIP Study Abroad Grant (due October 15th or March 15th). Use the 'Featured Program
' Search to apply to this grant.
Things to Remember Before Applying
- You must meet with a CIP advisor before submitting your application.
- A limited number of completed applications will be approved on a first-come, first serve basis, per the Semester Abroad Policy.
- This program requires a separate, on-line application to be submitted directly to them. Please refer to their website for deadlines and application requirements.
- If approved by the CIP, you will be required to submit a non-refundable $300 Confirmation deposit WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS of approval notice.