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My favorite class was the Netherlands and its European Context course. It gave me so much insight into my host country, and I learned about Europe and the EU. I felt well-educated leaving the course and as if I could contribute to discussions on current issues pertaining to the Netherlands and the EU.
– Sara Schmidt
Anderson University

summer program: granada, spain

Language and Culture Program

Summer 2015 Dates and Fees
Dates: May 26 - July 1, 2015
Credits: 1 Spanish language course and 1 elective OR 2 electives (3 credits for each course, 6 total)
Program Fee: TBA (2014: $4,250)

This program is open to students who have completed three or more semesters of college-level Spanish. Improve your language proficiency while earning credit toward your Spanish major or minor through coursework in art, culture, history and literature. Through small tutoring sessions and cross-cultural workshops, only offered through Central College Abroad, advance your language and cultural skills.

Courses
Choose one or two of the following electives:

Art
- General History and History of Art in Spain

Culture
- Spanish and Islamic Civilization and Culture
- Spanish and Latin American Civilization and Culture

History
- Geography and History of Spain

Literature
- Spanish and Latin American Literature

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.

Location
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.

Excursions
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:

  • Tuition for 6 semester hours of credit (6 Spanish language)
  • Host family accommodations with full board
  • On-site orientation
  • Tutoring
  • On-site advising and oversight with Granada program director
  • Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support
  • Optional online pre-departure course
  • Cultural activities
  • International Student Card
  • Internet access
  • Welcome and farewell reception
  • Transcript

*Airfare is not included. Dates subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until you receive your official program calendar.

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2015. 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).