Granada Study Abroad students with the Alhambra in the background



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Study abroad in Granada and prepare to be mesmerized by grand Moorish architecture and Muslim influences.

Enjoy wandering aimlessly around the city’s narrow, winding streets in the warm weather and take in the sights and sounds of the city when you study in Granada. This energetic city is also known for its youthful population, which will make your Granada study abroad experience even more authentic and exciting.

If you’re looking to explore history and religion in Spain, Granada is the way to go.


Granada - Study in Granada

Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
Intermediate Program: 2 semesters of college-level Spanish; Advanced Program: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
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Take in a 360° View

Get a bird’s eye view of the city and surrounding area (including spectacular views of the Alhambra and Sierra Nevada), while listening to musicians play guitar at the Mirador de San Nicolás.

Gain a New Perspective

Get involved with the small community through volunteer work.

Trek Sierra Nevada

Granada is at the foothills of this iconic mountain range, making it the perfect place to set off from on a hike.

Practice Your Language Skills

Befriend a local university student through your intercambio language partner.

Just Explore

The sunny Andalusia region has so much to offer. Outside of beautiful Granada, Seville, Málaga, and Gibraltar are all worth exploring.

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Oct 7 11:24am

Putting Granada on the Map: My Favorite Spots So Far!

by Samantha

One of the billion reasons I love Granada is because it is the perfect size: small enough that I know my way around the city without needing to consult Google Maps every few blocks, and big enough that there is always a new corner to explore on my everyday walks. I love that while walking around, I often run into friends on the street or come across a brand new café that I hadn’t noticed before.

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Sep 25 4:48am

"I Can Be Anything I Can See" -Lady in Spain cover

by Samantha

¡Hola amigos, buenas! I have had the most amazing first few weeks in Granada. Everything has been moving so quickly, I can hardly believe that I’ve almost been here for an entire month! Each day has been one exciting whirlwind after another, and each day, I’ve found more and more reasons to love this incredible city. One reason is the breathtaking view of Granada from our apartment building’s rooftop terrace!

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Sep 17 1:50pm
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Marching to the Beat of Social Justice: Thoughts on Global Citizenship from John Luke Hawkins

by IES Abroad

We chatted with John Luke Hawkins (IES Abroad Cape Town, Fall 2016 | Hope College) to hear more about how studying abroad spurred, what he described, as a “180 degree turn” in his life.

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Sep 13 4:54pm

Why It’s Okay to Siesta Some Days Away

by Samantha

“These are going to best days of your life."

“Make sure you make the most of this time."

“Don’t take any of these moments for granted.”

“Soon you’ll be home, wishing that you never left.”

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Sep 9 12:30pm

The First Rain

by Bianca

Yesterday, I sat in the kitchen with my host family eating paella, a traditional Spanish dish, while listening to the sound of la lluvia. And I started to tear up. It was an odd moment for me; I could not understand why I wanted to cry because nothing physically happened that made me feel sad, I was just eating my comida!

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