As I researched programs, I knew I wanted to challenge myself by taking actual classes in a German-speaking university, but I also recognized that I would need support from a program (and some intensive language preparation) to reach that goal. Central College Abroad was exactly what I was looking for.
Intensive Language Program
Summer 2016 Dates and Fees
Dates: May 30 - July 1, 2016
Credits: 6 Spanish
Program Fee: $4,478
This summer intensive language program in Granada is open to students of all levels, including beginners. Quickly improve your Spanish reading, writing, listening and speaking abilities in this concentrated program. Only Central College Abroad offers small tutoring sessions in our Granada center along with several cross-cultural sessions to help you understand different aspects of the culture of Spain and Granada, such as bull-fighting, politics and government, olive oil industry, etc. We also include reflective sessions about the immersion experience.
The intensive language program is aimed at linguistic and social immersion using your own personal experiences. Students receive four hours of instruction daily. Tutoring services are available upon request.
Classes are held at the University of Granada's Center for Modern Languages, a modern facility which is equipped with language laboratories, a library, video rooms, lounges, study areas, and a café. The center is housed in the restored Palacio de Santa Cruz in the heart of the old city of Granada. The Central College on-site director has her office in the same building.
The city of Granada is home to more than 50,000 university students and offers many cultural, athletic and social activities. With a population of 300,000, the city has tree-shaded public squares, cobble-stoned pedestrian streets, and is dominated by the magnificent hilltop palace of the medieval Arab rulers of Granada, the Alhambra. The mountains of the Sierra Nevada and the beaches of the Mediterranean are both less than an hour away by public transportation.
Housing and Meals
Students live in a comfortable Spanish home with their host families, where they will experience complete immersion into the Spanish language and culture. Host families provide breakfast, lunch and dinner daily for Central College Abroad students. Most Spanish families take pride in their cooking and in their traditional Mediterranean cuisine.
In addition to overnight trips to the cities of Cordoba, Seville and the coastal town of Nerja, you will visit nearby sites to view the art and culture of Granada.
The program also includes:
*Airfare is not included. Dates subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until you receive your official program calendar.
Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2016. A completed application file must include: application, essay, transcript, two faculty evaluation forms, and study abroad approval form. Apply now
Program deposit: $500 (due within two weeks of acceptance).