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  • Locations: Granada, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
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  • Program Sponsor: IES 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2023 01-APR-2023
Rolling Admission 04-SEP-2023 20-DEC-2023
Year 2023-2024 01-APR-2023
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 2000 level Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Homestay, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution, Internship, Study center Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Liz Wellbeloved Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Anthropology, Arabic, Art, Art - Art History, Art - Studio Art, Biology, Commerce, Economics, Education, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, History, Internship, Music, Other Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:
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Granada - Study in Granada

Program Overview

Many travelers who visit Granada insist it's the must-see city in all of Spain. With one of the clearest windows into Spain's unique historical symbiosis of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, Granada is also a youthful city with a vibrant student life that will make meeting new friends even easier—Granada awaits!

Our curriculum takes full advantage of Andalusia and all southern Spain has to offer. The program offers two unique program options that are designed to improve your Spanish proficiency: the Intermediate Spanish Program and Advanced Spanish Program.

Students placed in the Intermediate Program take IES Abroad courses in both English and Spanish. The Advanced Program courses are conducted entirely in Spanish, including study at the Universidad de Granada. Both options introduce you to Spain’s Moorish heritage and Jewish past, and its continuing links to North Africa through Islamic and Contemporary North African Studies. Advanced students can also experience Arabic language courses of all levels, at the Universidad de Granada. You can also add international work experience to your résumé while earning credit by participating in an internship placement and accompanying academic seminar.

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Why Granada?

Prepare to be mesmerized by Granada's grand Moorish architecture and Muslim influences. This energetic city is also known for its youthful population. Enjoy wandering aimlessly around the city's narrow, winding streets in the warm weather and take in the sights and sounds of this great city.

Student Life

We strive to make sure you feel safe, cared for, and at home while you’re away from home. Whether it’s the orientation program that makes you feel prepared, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, the cultural events that make it easy and fun to meet other international and local students, or the field trips and walking tours that take you to places tourists don’t usually see—we’re all about our student service. Learn more about the day-to-day studying abroad on this program. From field trips to housing, it’s all on IES Abroad’s website.

Scholarships & aid

IES Abroad firmly believes that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad program. That's why we commit $5 million in study abroad scholarships and aid, all offered through one quick and easy application. Check out all of our scholarship options at

Aid Application Deadlines:
Summer – April 1
Fall/Academic Year – May 1
Spring/Calendar Year – November 1

The IES Abroad Difference

We can say that our academic standards are completely unmatched, our partnerships with more than 500 global universities and colleges speak to the quality of our programs, and our health and safety practices have set the standards for the entire field of study abroad. And all of that would be true…. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to you. As a not-for-profit study abroad and internship provider, you are our bottom line. Your success is our success. And in today’s world, that’s a pretty extraordinary thing.

  • 135+ Award-Winning Study Abroad and Internship Programs
  • 33 Global Locations
  • Advising & Student Support from predeparture to after you return home
  • Strong Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
  • $5+ Million in Aid and Scholarships
  • Passionate, Mission-Focused Staff and Faculty from our headquarters in Chicago to our Centers around the world
  • 70 Years of Experience

About IES Abroad

Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 260 top-tier American colleges and universities, with more than 240 additional partner universities worldwide. IES Abroad provides premier study abroad and internship programs around the world through IES Abroad, IES Internships, IES Abroad Customized & Faculty-Led Programs, and The Study Abroad Foundation. With more than 400 study abroad programs in 85 locations worldwide, the organization creates authentic global education opportunities for thousands of students annually. IES Abroad has nearly 140,000 alumni who have benefited from studying in IES Abroad programs since its inception. Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.

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IES Granada

IES Granada Program

The IES Granada program offers intermediate and advanced Spanish students the opportunity to learn about the distinct qualities of southern Spain with its multi-cultural heritage. IES Granada takes advantage of the Universidad de Granada's strong Arabic, Islamic, Jewish and North Africa programs to introduce you to Spain's Moorish heritage and its continuing links with North Africa.

IES curriculum takes full advantage, as well, of Andalusia and southern Spain, the home of a unique style, flamenco dancing, and the city of Granada, birthplace of 20th century Spain's most famous poet, Federico García Lorca.

University Studies at the Universidad de Granada
The Universidad de Granada, in the early 16th century, is the third largest university in Spain. The University's links to the Maghreb are evidenced by two branch campuses in North Africa. Because of its size, the university offers diverse opportunities for students.

Particular strengths include Maghreb and Arabic Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Fine Arts (painting, sculpture, film making, design), Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Women's Studies.

The university has an active extracurricular program and encourages international students to get involved including participating in competitive sports via the university sports club. The attractiveness of its offerings has made Granada the European university with the most exchange students from the European Union.

Beginning with the Spring 2006 semester, IES internships will be offered as academic options, earning IES credit. Field placements are combined with a strong academic component which includes an academic seminar, tutorial or directed independent study, and an evaluative report from the supervisor of the organization offering the placement.

Internships will be offered primarily in areas related to tourism, cultural heritage management, social welfare.

City of Granada

Granada, the last capital of Moorish Spain, is a vibrant city today with a youthful population that offers students the clearest window into Spain's unique historical symbiosis of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Along the medieval streets of the Albaicín and among the palaces of the Alhambra, Spain's Islamic past is palpable. The narrow streets of the downtown area offer a large attractive mix of cafes, Moorish style tearooms, and tapas bars.

Granada's southern Spanish location makes the city a take off point for excursions to North Africa and gives you easy access to Mediterranean beaches and the snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada. The city has a sunny moderate climate throughout most of the academic year.

This program is currently not accepting applications.