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Study Abroad

Summer Program in Granada, Spain

Spend your summer studying Spanish in Granada! Below is information on:

Please note that all information about this program is tentative and subject to change. Check with the program director for the most recent information.


Program Dates and Deadlines

The Spanish study-abroad program runs every other year. It will be offered next in 2018. Please check back in Fall 2017 for program dates, application deadlines, and other information.

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About Granada

Sitting quietly against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada, Granada is truly a real-life museum, and one of the jewels of Andalucía.

Home to the Alhambra, the Sacromonte and Albayzín quarters, and Federico García Lorca, Granada has preserved its multicultural identity and centuries of rich traditions.

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Program Overview

The study abroad program in Granada, Spain, allows students the opportunity to earn four credits for either SP 157 or SP 207 through instruction in Spanish language and a thematic course on poet and dramatist Federico García Lorca.

Instruction is given through the faculty of IES Abroad, our host program. Two levels of instruction will be offered:

  • One level for students who have completed SP 102 or SP 151
  • One level for students who have completed SP 152 or a more advanced course

Classes are held weekday mornings at the IES Abroad Granada Center. Most afternoons, students will have the opportunity to participate in a cultural activity or excursion organized by IES Abroad.

The program also includes several site visits, as well as longer trips to Sevilla and Córdoba.

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Accommodations

The academic component of the program enables students to grow as language learners within a structured environment. But the very best opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the Spanish language and foreign culture will happen through the homestay.

Students are placed with host families in carefully chosen private residences that have Internet access. Host families greet their students at the airport and help them learn the basics of getting around in Granada.

The families also provide two meals a day, offering ample opportunity for conversation and cultural exchange. The host families are experienced in introducing students from around the world to Granada and have worked extensively with IES. Vegetarian diets and other special needs are readily accommodated.

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Fellowship Aid

The Modern Languages and Cultures' Mildred R. Burton Fund helps defray costs for Rochester undergraduates studying language abroad in the summer. All students are considered for aid through the Burton Fund unless they request otherwise on their application.

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Program Costs and Application

The estimated cost of the program (TBD) includes:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodations with a local family
  • Two meals each day
  • Excursions

The program cost does not include airfare or in-country expenses, such as cell phone, required travel documents, extra food, souvenirs, etc.

Starting in Summer 2018, tuition and program costs will be added to your official tuition bill. For information on payments and deadlines, please refer to you official billing statement from the Office of the Bursar.

The Spanish study-abroad program runs every other year. It will be offered next in 2018. Please check back in Fall 2017 for program dates, application deadlines, and other information.

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Contact

For more information, contact:

Professor Kirt Komocki
Granada Program Director
Senior Lecturer, Spanish
(585) 275-5524
kkomocki@ur.rochester.edu

Tyler Brogan
Administrative Assistant
(585) 275-4253
tyler.brogan@rochester.edu 

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