granada photo
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.
– Jeremy Gray
Elmira College

dates and fees

Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 fees
Fall semester - $14,414
Spring semester - $16,999
Academic year - $31,413

Central College students pay the same tuition rate for each of the international programs that they pay on the Central campus, plus the price for accommodations. In addition, students who transfer to Central College from another college or university must complete one semester at Central prior to participating in Study Abroad.

What's included:

  • Tuition
  • Guaranteed housing in homestay, including three meals a day
  • Computer/internet access at the Center for Modern Languages
  • Two-week orientation
  • An intercultural workshop, exclusively offered by Central College Abroad
  • Weekly phonetics and tutorial sessions
  • Language and culture exchange (optional)
  • Excursions and cultural events such as a four-day excursion to Morocco
  • Internship and service-learning opportunities (optional)
  • On-site resident director and support services
  • Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support
  • Optional online pre-departure and re-entry course
  • Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook
  • Supplemental travel insurance, including mental health coverage, emergency evacuation and more
  • International student ID card provided by INEXT
  • Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Fall 2014 dates*

Intensive Language program

Arrival
Sept. 6, 2014
Orientation
Sept. 7
Level Test
Sept. 19
Cultural excursion to Morocco
Sept. 20-23
Break
Sept. 24 - Oct. 1
Classes Begin
Oct. 2
Classes End
Dec. 16
Final date to vacate housing
Dec. 17

Language and Culture and Hispanic Studies programs

Arrival
Sept. 6, 2013
Orientation
Sept. 7
Level Test
Sept. 19
Cultural excursion to Morocco
Sept. 20-23
Break
Sept. 24 - 30
Classes Begin
Oct. 1
Classes End
Dec. 18
Final date to vacate housing
Dec. 19


Spring 2014 dates*

Intensive Language program

Arrival
Jan. 11, 2014
Orientation
Jan. 12-24
Level Test
Jan. 24
Trip to Morocco
Jan. 25-28
Classes Begin
Jan. 31
Spring Break
Apr. 14-20
Classes End
May 16
Final date to vacate housing
May 17

Language and Culture, Hispanic Studies and Islamic Studies in Spain

Arrival
Jan. 11, 2014
Orientation
Jan. 12-24
Level Test
Jan. 24
Trip to Morocco
Jan. 25-28
Classes Begin
Feb. 3
Spring Break
Apr. 14-20
Classes End
May 22
Final date to vacate housing
May 23

*Program dates are tentative. Do not purchase airline tickets based on these dates. Please check the official program calendar in your online acceptance account to confirm dates.