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  • Locations: Granada, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UIC applicants only
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/10/2023 ** Rolling Admission 05/27/2023 07/09/2023
Fall 2023 04/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission 09/16/2023 12/17/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Kenneth Parris ( Program Model: Partnership Program
Program Features: Study Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas: Latin American and Latino Studies, Spanish
Open to Non-Degree: No Academic Standing: Undergraduate
Class Eligibility: 02-Sophomore Mininum GPA: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Italian Language Prerequisite: none
Provider Sponsor: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Program Description:
As a student in our Granada program, you will take courses at the Centro Granadi de Español (CEGRI), a private school specializing in teaching Spanish language and about Spanish cultures to US students.  CEGRI offers:
  • Personalized instruction: average class size for culture courses is 12 and for language courses is 9
  • Language courses designed to help you earn a Spanish minor or major
  • Courses related to the rich cultures of Spain and the region of Andalucia
In the Spring semester, you can take a combination of classes offered at CEGRI and at the University of Granada.  Founded in 1531, the University of Granada has become one of the major intellectual centers in Spain.  Taking courses directly through the University of Granada allows you to:
  • Immerse yourself and meet local Spanish-speaking students
  • Take courses (taught in Spanish) in subjects such as Anthropology, Geography, History, Art History, Social Sciences, and Economics
More information on course listings and program dates: Granada Courses and Dates

Student Life
Granada is located in Southern Spain, one hour from the Mediterranean coast, at the foot of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Experience Granada's:
  • Rich culture that reflects the influences from the Moors, Romans and Europeans
  • Famous La Alhambra a Muslim Palace of the Nasrid dynasty
  • Beautiful Moorish, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque style architecture
  • College town vibe and vibrant nightlife
  • Easily accessible transportation which makes travel throughout Spain and other European countries possible
Meet Spanish locals thru:
  • Flamenco and Salsa classes taught around the city
  • Teaching English to Spanish speakers
  • Volunteering in the community
Housing and Meals
You will be living with a host family, granting you an opportunity to practice your language skills and connect with locals. After filling out your housing application, you will be paired with a family based on you needs and preferences. They have all been through a screening process and most have hosted students in the past. The on-site director is available for assistance whenever necessary.

Additional Resources

Sometimes knowing more about the people and the host culture in the place you want to go is a good way to get a better picture of what studying abroad in that country will be like. Exploring Spanish movies, music and literature can give you insight into the differences in culture that you might encounter living in Granada, and also prepare you for what to expect as an exchange student in Spain. Check out the following websites to get a Spanish perspective on news and daily life in Granada.

Ideal - One of the largest Spanish news sources in Granada.

Granada Hoy - Granada's regional newspaper in Spanish, which covers everything from headlines to sports.

20 Minutos - An online news source in Spanish with a special emphasis on photo journalism.

Viajes Virtuales – Interested in seeing what Granada looks like? Here's a virtual tour of the city.

Surinenglish - A great source for local Granada news in English.

  • 3.0+ GPA Preferred (2.5 GPA Required)
  • Must have completed Spanish 104 (or its equivalent) prior to the start of the program
  • The only non-UIUC students that may apply to this program are students from University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Illinois Chicago.  UW-Madison and UIC students may apply for any term while U of M students may only apply for the spring semester.