Resting at the foot of the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas and bordered by over fifty miles of sun-drenched coastline, Granada boasts one of the best locations in all of Europe. Founded by the Romans, named by the Moors, and conquered by the Christians, it is a city of glory that reveals its rich history everywhere you turn. This exciting study abroad program will take you into the heart of Granada and immerse you in its culture, language and landscape. Together with a UConn faculty member and your fellow students, you will take courses at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas, which is part of the University of Granada. Located only minutes from the historic city center, the “Centro” offers students from around the world the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture. In addition to the courses, the language partner program and the home-stay with a Spanish family will build your confidence.
Prior language study requirement for the program: SPAN 1002 or two years of high school Spanish.
Prior language student recommendation for the program: SPAN 3178 or equivalent.
Advanced Track (12-15 credits)
Students who have taken SPAN 3178 or 5 semesters of college Spanish (1001-1004) are automatically placed in the Advanced Track.
You will take courses such as SPAN 3293 Foreign Study: Spanish Culture – Resident Director’s course, SPAN 3293 Foreign Study: Spanish Literature Survey I (Fall) and Survey II (Spring), ARTH 3993 Foreign Study: History of Spanish Art Prehistory to Medieval (Fall) and Renaissance to Modern (Spring), POLS 3993 Foreign Study: Political Systems of Spain, INTD 3993 Foreign Study: Society and Politics in Modern Spain, 3421W, Music in World Cultures (Spring only).
Intermediate Track (12-17 credits)
Students who have taken SPAN 1002, two years of Spanish in high school,or have otherwise fulfilled the language requirement, but have not taken SPAN 3178 will be placed in the Intermediate Track.
You will take SPAN 1003 and SPAN 1004 (or only 1004) plus 3-4 content courses designed for this level such as SPAN 3293 Foreign Study:Spanish Culture – Resident Director’s course; SPAN 3293 Foreign Study: Spanish Literature, HIST 1998 Varieties of History: History of Spain, ARTH 1993 Foreign Study: History of Spanish Art. If you have fulfilled the language requirement, you can also apply to this track, and you will take 5 content courses in Granada such as the other SPAN 3293 courses, HIST 1998 or ARTH 1993.
All the courses are taught in Spanish but are adapted to suit the needs of UConn students. The class experience is designed to make effective use of Granada and its cultural institutions.
If you have an average of 2.70 or less in Spanish classes, you will need special permission from the Spanish Study Abroad Committee to be considered for the Granada program.
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution. For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.
|UConn Dept. and #||University Course Title||Foreign #||Foreign Course||Credits||Accreditation Expiration Date|
|ARTH 3993||Foreign Study||History of Spanish Art I||3||12/31/2020|
|ARTH 3993||Foreign Study||History of Spanish Art II||3||12/31/2020|
|ECON 3493||Foreign Study||Economy of Spain||3||12/31/2020|
|ECON 3493||Foreign Study||Economy Eur Com||3||12/31/2020|
|HIST 3993||Foreign Study||History of Spain I||3||12/31/2020|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||Society and Politics of Modern Spain||3||12/31/2020|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||Political Systems of Spain||3||12/31/2020|
|POLS 3993||Foreign Study||Society and Politics in Modern Spain||3||12/31/2020|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||Spanish Social Culture||3||12/31/2020|
|SOCI 3993||Foreign Study||Moor Jew Cult Spain||3||12/31/2020|
|SPAN 3293||Foreign Study||Survey of Spanish Literature||3||12/31/2020|
|SPAN 3293||Foreign Study||Garcia Lorca||3||12/31/2020|
|SPAN 3293||Foreign Study||Grammar and Composition||3||12/31/2020|
|SPAN 3293||Foreign Study||Short Stories||3||12/31/2020|
|SPAN 3293||Foreign Study||Translation||3||12/31/2020|
|SPAN 3293||Foreign Study||Survey of Spanish Literature II||3||12/31/2020|
|SPAN 3293||Foreign Study||Grammar and Composition||3||12/31/2020|
|SPAN 3293||Foreign Study||Literary Modernism||3||12/31/2020|
|SPAN 3293||Foreign Study||History of Spain II||3||12/31/2020|
|SPAN 3293||Foreign Study||Spanish Culture||3||12/31/2020|
The ancient city of Granada was the heart of the Moorish empire. The center of Granada is over 1000 years old, with narrow cobblestone streets, dozens of small squares or “plazas,” hidden corners and fountains, Arabic architecture, and major monuments, such as the Alhambra. The city has a population of 250,000, and the University itself has about 30,000 students. The great Spanish cities of Sevilla, Malaga and Cordoba are nearby, as is the famous Costa del Sol and the ski resort of the Sierra Nevadas. During each semester several excursions are organized to such locations as Valencia, Cordoba and Seville.
You will live with a family in an apartment that is carefully chosen and is only a short distance from the university. You will have a private room, and meals are included. Laundry services will be provided for you, as well as bed linen and towels.
All of the facilities of the University – recreational, athletic, and academic – are available to you. Past students have enjoyed participating in the theater and club sport programs.
Please note that this program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Location: Granada, Spain
- Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Class status:||2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year||Academic area:||Humanities, Social Sciences|
|Language of instruction:||Spanish||Prior language study required:||6 semesters|
|Open to non-UConn students:||Yes||Required GPA:||2.5|