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