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Semester in Spain: University of Granada

University of Granada

About the Program

Through our partner, Sol Education Abroad, you will study at the prestigious University of Granada’s Center of Modern Languages (the CLM), located in one of Granada's most historic neighborhoods, the Realejo. Walking to class you will pass through winding cobblestone streets and hidden plazas. Spanish classes are taught in two historic buildings dating to the 16th century. Spanish is the emphasis, but there are also a large number of other modern language courses taught here. The majority of the students are international, especially in the summer; however there are also a significant number of Spaniards. You are encouraged to sign up for an intercambio (or exchange partner) during your stay to provide opportunities outside of the classroom to practice Spanish. This is the ideal program for students interested in Spanish immersion and living in Spain. Granada is the perfect location due to its unique culture, wonderful student vibe, and relaxed atmosphere.

Classes: Class size depends on the program you choose. Language classes are from around 8 to 12 students and elective classes can be from 8 to 35 students. Classes are with other students learning Spanish. For very advanced students, or those interested in studying other languages offered at the CLM, you may take classes with Spaniards. Language classes are typically from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For those doing any elective classes these can be taught at any part of the day. There is always a break between classes.

Facilities: The main building is housed in the old palace of Santa Cruz (16th century) which has been restored for teaching purposes. The other building is a restored “Carmen,” or typical Andalusian home, that was first used by the Arabic culture hundreds of years ago. It is a beautiful building with a garden-like setting. As a University of Granada student, you will have access to the university sports facilities around the city. During the semester there are many intramural activities offered by the university such as soccer and basketball.

Teaching Style: You will find that the teaching style in other countries is different than what you are used to. If you have any concerns or questions about this when you are in Granada, please ask your director! The directors are always available to help arrange tutoring and any other assistance concerning the academic component of the program.

Transcript: Your transcript is issued by the University of Granada and handled by the Sol Education Abroad office.

Quick Facts

  • The University of Granada (Universidad de Granada) is fully accredited by the government of Spain
  • The University of Granada, founded in 1531, is now the third largest university in Spain, with an overall enrollment of about 20,000 students. Roughly 8,000 of these students are from outside Spain.
  • As with many older European universities, various departments of the university are located throughout Granada.
  • Advanced Spanish speakers may participate in an internship for 45 or 120 hours in the areas of business, education and health. A service-learning option is also available.
  • Advanced Spanish speakers may take courses with local students in the areas of Business, Communications, Education, Mathematics, International Studies, Graphic Design, Public Health, Journalism, Public Relations, and Liberal Arts.
  • All students may choose courses taught in English in the areas of art history, Spanish culture, economics, geography, history, and literature.
  • Through Sol Education Abroad, students' enjoy excursions to Seville, Cordoba, a trip into the Sierra Nevada mountains, and a trip to the Costa del Sol (Mediterranean beaches).
  • Students may add an intensive month of Spanish before the start of either the fall or spring semester.


Dates/TermFall 2019Spring 2020
Arrival Date September 29, 2019Spanish Language & Electives:
January 26, 2020

Intensive Spanish Language:

January 28, 2020
Classes Begin October 1, 2019Spanish Language & Electives:
February 3, 2020

Intensive Spanish Language:
January 31, 2020
Classes End December 18, 2019Spanish Language & Electives:
May 21, 2020

Intensive Spanish Language:
May 15, 2020
Final ExamsDecember 17, 2019Spanish Language & Electives:
May 20, 2020

Intensive Spanish Language:
May 14, 2020
Departure Date December 20, 2019Spanish Language & Electives:
May 22, 2020

Intensive Spanish Language:
May 16, 2020
Deadline to ApplyApril 1, 2019September 15, 2019

Credits/Classes

All students take 12 to 15 US credits per semester. Student can opt for an additional month of intensive language prior to the start of either the fall or spring semester.

Spanish languages courses are offered at eight levels, from Beginning I to Superior II. Students may complete a full semester just in language or may choose a combination of Spanish language and elective courses in English. Advanced Spanish speakers may complete an internship and/or take courses in English or in Spanish with local students.

Elective courses in English include:

  • Art History
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature
  • Spanish Culture

Courses for Advanced Spanish language speakers include:

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Graphic Design
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations

For a list of regularly offered courses, see http://www.soleducation.com/sp...

Accommodations

Housing

All students are strongly encouraged to select the homestay option as this plays an integral part in the cultural and language immersion opportunity this program provides. However, a second option is a student residence hall.

Housing Options:

Each homestay includes three meals a day, wifi, and laundry once a week. All home stays are located 20 to 25 minutes walking from the university's language center.

Residence halls offer meals Monday-Friday, but not on weekends or holidays.

Fees

Fall Semester 2019

Charged to OKCU Student Account:

  • OKCU tuition and fees.

Invoiced to student by Sol Education:

  • Homestay: $2,698
  • Meal Plan: included in homestay
  • Activity Fee: $983
  • Airport pick-up is included for free

Additional costs that students pay directly:

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Medical Insurance: OKCU's travel policy may be sufficient. Students should research options based on personal needs.
  • Passport and/or visa fees
  • Local Transportation
  • Any additional meals outside of your homestay
  • Personal expenses

Download cost estimate for details.

Spring Semester 2020

Charged to OKCU Student Account:

  • OKCU tuition and fees.

Invoiced to student by Sol Education:

  • Homestay: $3,799 (Spanish Language & Electives) or $4,102 (Intensive Spanish Language)
  • Meal Plan: included in homestay
  • Activity Fee: $1,199 (Spanish Language & Electives) or $1,296 (Intensive Spanish Language)
  • Airport pick-up is included for free

Additional costs that students pay directly:

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Medical Insurance: OKCU's travel policy may be sufficient. Students should research options based on personal needs.
  • Passport and/or visa fees
  • Local Transportation
  • Any additional meals outside of your homestay
  • Personal expenses

Download cost estimate for details.

Eligibility

  • Sophomore standing or above at beginning of program
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at beginning of program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Students with a 2.50 to 2.99 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
  • Good standing with OKCU

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • Federal and State Aid typically applies
  • Most OKCU scholarships apply

Download a cost estimate to determine what a semester in Granada may cost!

Contacts in Granada

Primary student contact: Brent Hunter brent@soleducation.com

Website: http://www.soleducation.com/sp...

Phone: 512-730-1003

  • The Alhambra

    Student excursions include a visit to The Alhambra

  • Village in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

    Granada is bordered by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and semester excursions include a trip into the mountains to visit some of the traditional villages.

  • Printmaking studio

    Granada offers a mix of ancient and modern architecture.

  • Granada Beach Trip

    The Mediterranean is just 60 minutes from Granada.

Contact the Office of Global Engagement

studyabroad@okcu.edu

405-208-5160 or 405-208-5259

Clara Jones Administration Building, 4th Floor, Suite 438