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IAGE Illinois in Spain: Spanish Studies in Granada
Granada, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Summer
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Spanish
Language Requirement:
200-level
Housing:
Host Family
Non-Illinois Student Options:
Illinois-Chicago, Wisconsin-Madison
Illinois Sponsor:
Study Abroad Office (campus-wide)
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Foreign Institution:
Centro Granadi de Espanol (CEGRI)
Program Description:

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Program Overview
The fusion of Eastern and Western cultures in Granada provides the city with a unique beauty. Granada is a very lively university town with over 60,000 students from all over Spain and a variety of other countries. In Southern Spain, at the foot of the breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada is known world-wide for the Alhambra Palaces, however, there is much more to see: the Palace of Charles V, St. Jerome's, The Royal Chapel, the Cathedral, the Chartreusse or the Madraza Palace (where one of the oldest Islamic universities on European soil once stood). Granada also boasts several famous international dance, music, flamenco, theater, jazz and tango festivals every year. The daily life in the old part of town takes place in small shops and bars, open-air markets and squares shaded by trees. Experience the constant ebb and flow between cultures and ideas that has defined Spain for generations. Spain's world-renowned poet Federico García Lorca describes his hometown as a place with plenty of time to relax and people who are honest, sensitive, and passionate. Admire Granada for yourself here!

All of the courses offered on this program are pre-approved by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, making this program an excellent fit for Spanish majors and minors. Students may also fulfill a Non-Western general education requirement on this program.

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Eligibility
You must meet the following requirements to be eligible to participate in this program:

  • Good Academic Standing
  • Minimum 2.50 Cumulative GPA 
  • Completed SPAN 141 or the equivalent

Dates & Deadlines
All application requirements must be completed by 11:59 PM on the day of the Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange deadline. For application deadlines and program dates, click here.


Program Costs, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Program-specific costs are available through the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page. For more information about financial aid and scholarships for study abroad, please click here.


Academics
CEGRÍ is a private language institute that specializes in teaching Spanish language and culture to students from the U.S. CEGRÍ is centrally located in a historic fully-restored 17th century noble's house. Granada's Town Hall, Cathedral, and mall, Plaza Nueva and Plaza Bib-Rambla as well as a choice of reasonably-priced restaurants and bars, are all at walking distance. Through the town of Granada, CEGRÍ provides the strong socio-cultural background that is necessary for a full foreign language immersion experience.

CEGRI offers:

  • Unique courses related to the rich cultures of Spain and the region of Andalucía
  • Small classroom environment to facilitate personalized, student interaction and quick learning
  • Fully qualified instructors with daily office hours to address student academic concerns
  • Pre-approved language courses designed to help you earn Spanish credit at your home institution
 
Course Title Term Offered Illinois Equivalent
 Readings in Hispanic Texts  FA/SP/SU  SPAN 200
 Practical Review of Spanish  FA/SP/SU  SPAN 204
 Practical Review of Spanish II  FA/SP/SU  SPAN 299
 Oral Spanish  FA/SP/SU  SPAN 208/299
 Spanish Composition  FA/SP/SU  SPAN 228
 Intro to Literary Analysis  FA/SP/SU  SPAN 250
 Intro to Hispanic Linguistics  FA/SP  SPAN 252
 Intro to Cultural Analysis  FA/SP/SU  SPAN 254
 The Sounds of Spanish  FA/SP  SPAN 303
 The Structure of Spanish  FA/SP/SU  SPAN 305
 Cultures of Spain  FA/SP/SU  SPAN 318/320/399
 Arab-Islamic Cultural Studies  FA/SP/SU  SPAN 399/NW Gen Ed
 History of Art in Spain  FA/SP/SU  SPAN 399/ARTH 300-level
 Spanish Law  SP  SPAN 395/399

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Housing
You will be living with a host family, granting you an opportunity to practice your language skills and connect with locals. Host families will provide a single bedroom and full-board. Students are responsible for contributing to the general order and cleanliness of the house. General utilities and sheets are included; students should bring towels. Laundry service twice a week is included. After filling out a housing application, you will be paired with a family based on your needs and preferences. They have all been through a screening process and many have hosted students in the past. The on-site staff are available for assistance whenever necessary.

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Student Life

On-Site Support:
This Illinois program has on-site resident directors whose purpose is to support you both within and outside of the classroom during your time abroad. As resident directors, Both Miguel Angel and Nerea will be available to students throughout the semester. They will meet you at the airport, facilitate an on-site orientation, advise on academic issues, help with adjustments to living in a different cultural environment, and assist you with the everyday aspects of the program.

Excursions:
You will participate in at least two full-group excursions during the semester. Common excursions have been an overnight trip to the Alpujarras mountains and a day trip to Córdoba. These are subject to change based on conditions in Granada. There will also be dinners and small group activities organized by the program.

Experiential Education Opportunities:
Service-learning is an important part of the fall and spring semester programs. A majority of students in previous semesters have sought further integration into Spanish life by volunteering as assistants of conversation in Spanish/English bilingual elementary schools, shadowing a speech pathologist, or helping out in a local parish church with activities carried out for low-income families and children. Our on-site staff can advise you on finding volunteer positions in a variety of interest areas. Learn more here!

CEGRÍ also offers students the opportunity for intercambio with local University of Granada students.


Application Process
Please click the Apply Now button (at the top of this page) to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable $100 Study Abroad Systems Fee by clicking Apply Now.

Step 1) Complete the IAGE application, which includes:
  • Academic recommendation (completed online by an academic advisor, TA or professor)
  • Personal statement
  • Host language essay (in Spanish)
  • Passport photocopy 
  • Official electronic transcript (eSCRIP)
  • Online questionnaires 
Additional information and supplemental application requirements will follow once you are accepted to the program.
 
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Resources & Contact Information

First Steps Workshops:
Just getting started? Click here for the dates and times of the First Steps Workshops.


Walk-In Advising Hours:
Monday - Friday

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
IAGE Advising and Resource Center (112 International Studies Building)

Program Advisor:
Clair Bryan
sao-inquiries@illinois.edu


Mailing Address:
Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange

910 South Fifth Street
124 International Studies Building
Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-6322

 
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Application Deadlines & Program Dates



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/15/2017
02/16/2017 TBA TBA
Summer 2017 03/15/2017
**
Rolling Admission 05/23/2017 07/10/2017
Fall Semester 2017 04/15/2017
**
Rolling Admission 08/22/2017 12/11/2017
Spring Semester 2018 09/15/2017
09/23/2017 01/09/2018 05/07/2018
Fall Semester 2018 02/15/2018 02/15/2018 08/28/2018 12/17/2018
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 02/15/2018 05/22/2018 07/09/2018
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/15/2018 02/15/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed