My favorite academic experience was my internship that I completed in a small village outside of Merida. I met once a week with a woman who started a fair trade co-op. By the end of the experience, I had improved my knowledge of life in her small village, her co-op, improved my Spanish speaking abilities, and made a new friendship.
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.
Choose one or two of the following electives:
- Spanish and Islamic Civilization and Culture
- Spanish and Latin American Civilization and Culture
- Geography and History of Spain
- 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.
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, 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).