About the University of Granada Semester Program
The University of Granada, with an 80,000 strong student population, is one of the oldest in Europe and one of the most important in Southern Europe. Its clear international vocation is reflected in 800 bilateral and multilateral exchange programs with institutions from all over the world, and in its ample offer of quality academic and up-to-date course programs.
The Centro de Lenguas Modernas
(Center for Modern Languages) is an accredited center by the Instituo Cervantes and in possession of the standard for quality management ISO 9000. One of the most prestigious centers in teaching Spanish language and culture to foreigners thanks to the excellence of its programs, its highly qualifies teaching staff, the quality of its installations and facilities, the variety of services offered and because it is one of the few centers where Spanish and foreign students can share their daily lives.
Housing & Orientation
The program includes full-board accommodation with Spanish families. Shared flats and halls of residences are also possible but the price may change.
Fees for Brockport's Universidad de Granada, Spain Program
Budget Sheet for the Undergrad Program (Fall 2017)
$10,004.24 (Estimated Cost for the Semester Program); $12,104.24 (Estimated Cost for the Extended Program)
Budget Sheet for the Undergrad Program (Spring 2017)
$10,447.75 (Estimated Cost for the Semester Program); $12,485.75 (Estimated Cost for the Extended Program)
INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:
- Program Acceptance Fee
- Various campus-specific fees* (college fee, technology fee, etc.)
- SUNY International Health Insurance**
- Pre-departure orientation materials
- On-site orientation in Granada
- In-country Coordinator
- Home-stay Housing
- Most Meals
- Cultural visits and trips
- Sport Activities
- One month Intensive Language Program (Extended Semester program only)
- Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
- Transportation to and from Spain
- Transportation while in Granada
- Additional Meals
- Visa (application done in-person usually in NYC)
- Round-trip airfare & hotel in New York City (appointment must be made with Consulate)
- Textbooks and Supplies
- Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses
As a very rough guide, a participant in the Brockport Granada Program will need around $400 to $500 per month to pay for local travel in Granada, textbooks and supplies, entertainment, and other necessities.
The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.
Financial aid applies towards fees. Please be sure to check with the Financial Aid Office at your home school. If applying or receiving financial aid, you will need to give the Financial Aid Office (at your home school) a copy of your acceptance letter and budget sheet.
*Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
**The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.
The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.
Students will receive 4 credits for the Extended Semester Intensive Spanish Language Program and 12-15 credits for the Regular Semester, depending on the courses taken.
The University of Granada wishes to contribute decisively to the learning and practice of the most used foreign languages through quality teaching, guaranteed by the highly specialized teaching staff and the most up-to-date learning and teaching facilities. Classes are taught at the CLM either in the Placeta de Hospicio Viejo or in the "Huerta de los Ángeles".
For semesters, students can choose to take part in an "Extended Semester" which includes a one month Intensive Spanish Language course, designed for those students in preparation for a subsequent course of study, or they can do the regular Semester only.
Extended Semester = Intensive Spanish Language course + Hispanic Studies OR Spanish Language and Culture
Regular Semester = Hispanic Studies OR Spanish Language and Culture
Intensive Spanish Language course (taught before the start of the Regular Semester dates): we highly recommend that you take the Intensive Spanish Language class preceding your semester if your goal is to advance into the Hispanic Studies program and it has been a while since your last Spanish class! Intensive Spanish Language classes are taught at every level from A1 to C1 (CLM Level 1-Beginners to CLM Level 8-Superior). The average number of students per class is 12. Students will earn 4 credits for this part of the program.
See the curriculum here: Intensive Spanish Language.pdf
Hispanic Studies Program: The Hispanic Studies program is appropriate for advanced students who wish to complement their study of the Spanish language with content courses in culture, history, economics, politics, art history, etc. The program offers a wide variety of subjects taught by expert faculty members from the University of Granada.
Students in the Hispanic Studies program may complete an internship at a local company, educational institution or volunteering organization. Students should check with their home universities regarding whether or not they can earn credit for this internship course.
During the spring semester only, students in the Hispanic Studies program may also enrol in one or two classes at the other Schools of the University of Granada.
Students must place into level B2.2 (CLM Level 7-Upper Advanced) or have passed B2.1 (CLM Level 6-Advanced) in order to enrol in this program. As a general guideline, students who have taken approximately 5-6 semesters of college-level Spanish will place into Hispanic Studies. Students must have a high command of the Spanish language in order to succeed in these classes.
Take a look at the course offerings here: Hispanic Studies.pdf
Spanish Language and Culture Program: The Language and Culture program is appropriate for advanced students who wish to complement their study of the Spanish language with content courses in culture, history, economics, politics, art history, etc. In addition to the mandatory “Spanish Grammar” and “Spanish Speaking and Writing Skills” classes, the program offers a variety of subjects taught in Spanish for students with an adequate level of Spanish and in English for lower level students. Students who are just beginning to study Spanish can enrol in this program!
Students must place into level B1.2 (CLM Level 5-Upper Intermediate) or have passed B1.1 (CLM Level 4-Intermediate) in order to enrol in the program taught entirely in Spanish. As a general guideline, students who have taken approximately 3-4 semesters of college-level Spanish will place into Spanish Language and Culture. Students must have a fair command of the Spanish language in order to succeed in these classes.
Students who do not place into the adequate level will automatically be enrolled in the Language and Culture program’s content courses taught in English. Students should have classes taught in English approved in advance in case this happens.
Take a look at the course offerings here: Spanish Language and Culture (taught in English).pdf and Spanish Language and Culture (taught in Spanish).pdf
Semester Courses- They have a duration of 60 hours and there are three times to choose from:
• Monday and Wednesday (two hours/day)
• Tuesday and Thursday (two hours/day)
• Friday (four hours)
View a list of the possible academic subjects offered by University of Granada as well as all of Brockport's university programs in Europe, here: Academic Subjects- Programs in Europe.pdf
Extended Semester: January 6th- May 20th, 2016
Regular Semester: January 23rd - May 20th, 2016
Fall 2017: Extended Semester: August 30th - December 21st, 2017 (estimated)
Regular Semester: September 20th - December 21st 2017 (estimated)
Important note: Please do not book your travel arrangements until you have received the official Travel Memo from your program advisor.