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  • Locations: Granada, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Gonzaga applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Area of Studies: Business, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Spanish Featured Programs by Department: Modern Langagues
Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0 Program Type: Sponsored
Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language of Instruction: Spanish
Language Level Required Prior to Program:: SPAN 301 or equivalent Housing Options: Host Family
Application Fee: $50 Deposit: $500
Term: Semester
Program Description:
Author Ernest Hemingway once said, "If you were to visit only a city in Spain, this should be Granada." Granada is a fairytale city, known for its unique historic, artistic and cultural heritage. Some of its most important attractions include the Alhambra Palace, the gardens at the Palacio de Generalife, and Albaycín, the Arab neighborhood declared Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. Enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of a smaller urban area and an economy more focused on its university and students than tourists – the ideal setting to hone your Spanish language skills.

Granada also offers you countless cultural events like flamenco, jazz, tango, film festivals, theater, poetry, a vibrant night life, sophisticated shopping area and traditional markets. Granada is less than an hour from the Mediterranean beaches and the ski resort of Sierra Nevada. While taking a break from your studies, escape to the numerous beaches and ski resorts that surround the area.
A Willamette University program, designed to support the Independent Liberal Arts Colleges Abroad (ILACA) Consortium. The ILACA Consortium members: Gonzaga University, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle University, University of Portland, University of Puget Sound and Willamette University.

The Granada program is available during the Fall and Spring semester. Courses are taken at the University of Granada's modern language center: El Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM). The CLM provides Spanish language courses to students from around the world, taught by experienced professors in a beautiful and traditional facility. Each semester begins with a comprehensive orientation program followed by a month long intensive Spanish language course (Intensivo). After the Intensivo students choose from a variety of topics courses depending on language ability. During the Spring semester program participants can also choose to take a Spanish Literature course from the visiting faculty member from one of the ILACA institutions.
Course and Schedules
With the exception of Span 409, Spanish majors (regardless of point at which they declare their major) must take all required content courses for the Spanish major on the Gonzaga Campus. (In order to complete the major requirements, Spanish majors must complete 2 courses chosen from Spanish 303, 304, 307 and 308; and one course chosen from Span 409, 410, 415 or 416 on Gonzaga's campus.) Granada courses not listed below will be transferred as Span 480. Students must obtain written approval of the Director of the Spanish Program before enrolling in them.  No exceptions. All listed courses taken by students in Granada will be counted as elective credits*, except those which fulfill core requirements.

SPANISH MAJORS OR MINORS MUST TAKE SPANISH 301 on Gonzaga's campus (and pass it with at least a B grade) before studying in Granada.

Granada Course List Check the most updated courses from Granada through the Willamette website.
Housing and Meals
Students live with Spanish families or Señoras (host-mothers), usually within walking distance of the CLM. The ILACA students live in pairs with each family.
Student pay Gonzaga tuition and fees for this program.  For the complete budget please follow this link.
Visa and Passport
All students must have a passport that is valid for three months after the end of their study abroad program. Students must obtain a student visa prior to departure, you cannot obtain a student visa in Spain. As soon as students are accepted, students should start the process for obtaining their visa. Some Spanish student visas cannot be extended or renewed, so be sure to apply for the correct type!

This program is currently not accepting applications.