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Detailed information about this program is shown below.
  • Locations: Granada, Spain
  • Program Terms: Spring and/or Summer
  • Restrictions: UM applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications, please see Dates & Deadlines or contact the sponsoring office for more information.
Program Description:
University of Michigan Center for Global and Intercultural Study

Spanish 230
in Granada, Spain

Overview

view of the city

Complete the LSA Language Requirement while immersed in Spanish culture. The Spanish 230 program in Granada takes place in the unique setting of the Andalucía. Home to the Alhambra, the city is known for its Muslim and Christian influences in history, art, religion, and culture. 

2018 Program Dates: May 06 - June 19, 2018

Eligibility

  • Any class standing by program start date
  • Successful completion of 2 semesters of college-level Spanish  (Spanish 101 and 102, or Spanish 103) or equivalent with a B- or better grade earned in the most recent course taken
  • Students who have completed Spanish 231 or tested into Spanish 232 on the language placement exam are not eligible to apply
  • Good academic standing
  • Due to the intensive nature of this program, which includes an 8-credit language course completed in six weeks abroad, preference may be given to students taking a language course during the Winter semester immediately preceding the abroad term
  • Open to University of Michigan-Ann Arbor students only

Academics

Students take Spanish 230, taught by a U-M Spanish instructor, and receive 8 credits to complete the language requirement. It is important that students prepare for the intensive nature of Spanish 230. Two semesters of coursework are combined in just six weeks and students are held to a high level of responsibility and attendance. The same course is taught here on campus and at the same level of intensity.

*Please note that this is a competitive program, and there are limited spots. Students should also think about a back-up plan for completing the language requirement.

Costs

Spanish 230 in Spain 2017 Budget Estimate
Spanish 230 in Spain 2018 Budget Estimate

Students paying for their university experience via a Michigan Educational Trust (MET) plan may use this plan towards a CGIS study abroad program.

Program costs vary greatly among all CGIS programs and the CGIS staff recommends that you carefully review the most recent budget sheet for any program you may be interested in to see what fees/costs are involved. Please note that the itemized budget sheets are per term estimates accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change. Please check back regularly to see the most recent term costs available. If you have any questions about the costs involved for a program or how to read the budget sheet or interpret the notes, please contact the appropriate CGIS Intercultural Programs Advisor for more details and information.

The Center for Global and Intercultural Study encourages all students to share this information with people in your life who help you make decisions (such as parents, guardians, family members, etc.). Two weeks after program acceptance, you will be expected to formally commit your participation, in part by signing this budget sheet and agreeing to all program costs. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM DOES REQUIRE U of M TUITION AS PART OF THE OVERALL PROGRAM COST.  THIS IS SEPARATE FROM THE PROGRAM FEE, AND IS NOTED IN THE PROGRAM BUDGET.

Scholarships and Funding

LSA Study Abroad Scholarship: Students should apply for the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship at the same time they apply for the program. Scholarships are granted based on financial need and may only be applied to one program per spring/summer period.

RLL Scholarships

Sources for Funding Global Study

Passport and Visa

Prior to departure, it is each student's responsibility to research and obtain entry/exit requirements. The consulate or embassy of your country of destination determines the visa requirements and application process for each type of visa. You can locate consular information and read about entry/exit requirements on the U.S. Department of State website.

Student visas are required for those whose time of study in Spain exceeds 90 days. If your time of study is less than 90 days, you will not be required to obtain a visa for your stay in Spain. Non-U.S. citizens may have different requirements and costs. Fees are payable to the Spanish consulate, if applicable. For more information, please contact the Spanish consulate in the US.

For more information on travel documents and pre-departure preparation, visit Students Abroad, a website created by the Department of State just for students, or contact your CGIS Intercultural Programs Advisor.

Application Procedures

Detailed application instructions for your program will be provided when you begin an application.

Application Requirements include:

  • Attendance at a session of First Step
  • 1 Recommendation Form* (short questionnaire is sent via the online application to recommender's e-mail, recommender submits online)  *If possible, please request a Language Recommendation Form from a Spanish language instructor. If you cannot obtain a language recommendation, please request an Academic Recommendation Form from a faculty or GSI who has given you a grade for a course.  
  • Passport Photocopy
  • Application Questionnaire (short essay questions)
  • Supplemental Questionnaire (other Spanish 230 programs)
  • Records Release
  • Disciplinary Disclosure
Throughout the remainder of the semester and when you return, you will be required to submit additional documents and attend CGIS program events.

Dates & Deadlines

2018 Program Dates: May 06 - June 19, 2018

Housing

Refer to this link for more information. Students will live one-on one with carefully selected homestay families from Granada. The experience is designed to help students further develop language skills and intercultural communication. In general, host families will be Spanish speakers, so students in the 230 program will need to quickly adjust to speaking the language at home! Living with a family also increases the potential for language retention during the short 6-week program.

Need to Know

Spanish 230 in Granada, Spain_Student Handbook_Spring 2017.docx
Learn more about Granada and the southern region of Spain! 
LSA Language Requirement
Romance Languages - Language Placement Test
Andalucía official tourism site 
Learn more about our on-site partner, CEA Abroad! 

CGIS provides resources and information on its website to help students understand policies, procedures, and how to navigate the experience from start to finish. Refer to the Students for information related to the topics listed below, and more:

  • Preparing to Travel (passports, visas, air travel, culture shock, financial planning)
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships (program affordability, university financial aid packages, scholarships)
  • Health and Safety (travel health insurance, vaccinations/medications, self-disclosure of health information, mental health, social identities, emergencies abroad)
  • Policies (grades and credit, registration, billing, withdrawals)
  • Diversity and Access Abroad (helpful resources, LGBTQ identities abroad, racial and ethnic identities abroad, disabilities and accommodations)
  • Information for families of students participating in CGIS programs

Contact Information

Center for Global and Intercultural Study
Suite 200
Weiser Hall
500 Church St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003 
cgis@umich.edu

Note: The decision date listed is not necessarily reflective of when you will hear back about admission. After acceptance, students will have one week to commit to a program. Upon commitment, your participation will be considered financially and legally binding. Deadlines will not be extended for students waiting on decisions for multiple applications.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring and/or Summer 2018 01/15/2018
01/19/2018 05/06/2018 06/19/2018

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications, please see Dates & Deadlines or contact the sponsoring office for more information.