I loved my host family. There is no experience like that of moving in with a new group of people who in no time become your family. The impact on my Spanish skills was immeasurable. My host mother told me that I am always invited back to my house in Granada anytime I'd like.
On Central’s study abroad programs, learning begins in the classroom, but continues in many different settings outside the traditional educational environment — offering you a more in-depth cross-cultural experience. Students can choose from either a service-learning or an internship option, both for academic credit.
Students have the option to complete an internship experience while in Granada, as part of a 3-credit, 45-hour course. Only students in the Language and Culture and Hispanic Studies tracks are automatically eligible for these opportunities.
Intensive Language track students can be eligible for the internship options available to Language and Culture students by paying a fee.
Students in the Language and Culture track are eligible for internships in education, mostly as English teachers in primary and secondary schools.
Students enrolled in the Language and Culture Program are eligible for:
Non-profit organization internships working with:
Students in the Hispanic Studies track are eligible for the internships above, as well as:
Business internships in:
Service-learning connects meaningful service opportunities in the community with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. Placements are available to students at every language level. (2 credits)
Recent service-learning opportunities include:
*Placements are dependent upon a student's language level and background in his or her field. Above placements reflect recent interest; not all placements may be available in a given semester.