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  • Locations: Granada, Spain
  • Program Terms: Autumn Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Two Qtrs (A/W), Two Qtrs (W/Sp), Winter Quarter
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  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
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     QUICK FACTS
  Location Granada, Spain
  Academic
  Terms
Autumn Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
  Credits 12-18 UW credits per quarter; students must take a minimum of 8 weeks of courses to earn credit
  Eligibility 2.75 GPA preferred; students must meet with Suzanna Martínez, Academic Advisor in Spanish and Portuguese Studies, prior to application to understand how credits on the CLM program transfer.
  Language Spanish
  Adviser Mike Renes | studyabroad@uw.edu
  Application
  Deadline
March (A), October 1 (W), November 15 (Sp), March 1 (S)
       HIGHLIGHTS
  General This program is geared to students who would like to focus on improving their Spanish language skills. Courses will be taken at the Centro de Languas Modernas (CLM) language institute alongside other foreign students. 
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  About
Where You Will Study
Academics
Housing
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Application Process
  Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.


 

Where You Will Study

Granada has a complicated past, and is repeadetly described as one of the most alluring cities in Spaon because of this. Granada was first settled by tribes in the prehistoric period, and was known as Illbyr. When the Romans colonized southern Spain (Andalucia), they built their own city there and called it illibris. The Arabs, invading the peninsula in the 8th century, gave it its current name of Granada. It was the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492, at the hands of Queen Isabel of Castile and her husband Ferdinand of Aragon.

Granada (pomegranate, in Spanish), is one of the most frequently visited of all Andalucian cities. Many visitors don't get past the allure of the Alhambra, with the Sierre Nevada as a magnificent backdrop, and the winding streets and endless markets of the Albayzín.  While those are spectacular places to visit, Granada is actually very livable as well; it is Andalucia's hippest, most youthful city, with a free-tapas culture, innovative bars, tiny flamenco holes and beautiful strolls to be had throughout the city. Here, the Islamic past feels recent as a growing North African population has filled the Albayzín with kebab and cake shops and slipper and tea nooks,  and even a newly-constructed moque.

The CLM Institute is located in the heart of Granada in the ancient palace of Santa Cruz - a beautifully restored building in the traditional Andalucian style. In addition to classrooms, its facilities include a small library for research and studying, a meadi center, and a small cafe where students gater to visit and study.




Academics

The Intensive Spanish Language Program (CILE) is best suited for beginning to low intermediate Spanish language students or students who are unable to study abroad for a full semester or academic year. The courses emphasize communication and comprehension skills. As they are organized into two and four week sessions, they allow for a high degree of scheduling flexibility. Classes meet for four hours per day, Monday-Friday. UW students must take a minimum of eight weeks of courses (consecutive sessions) to receive UW credit for their work. The intensive courses are offered throughout the year and there is no Spanish language pre-requisite.

CILE courses are offered from January to December. There is a level test at the beginning of every month so students can arrive at the start of any month and join a CILE group at the corresponding level. It is also possible to follow these courses for a number of months with the guarantee that a group will exist at every level A1 to C1 (CLM-1 Beginners to CLM-8 Superior), as long as there is a minimum of five students per group. From October to December and from February to May, students who have passed level B1.1 Spanish (CLM- 4 Intermediate) can enroll in individual subjects from the Spanish Language and Culture Course and those who have passed level B2.1 (CLM – 6 Advanced) can enroll on individual subjects from the Hispanic Studies Course.

In addition to its academic offerings, the Center organizes tours and excursions to local and distant points of interest for a very modest cost. A bulletin board located inside the Center provides information about local sporting clubs, concerts, festivals and other activities that students can enjoy. There is also a language exchange service for students who want additional Spanish language training.



 

Housing

Students are responsible for arranging their accommodations while in Granada. The home of the University of Granada and multiple short-term language institutes, Granada is accustomed to housing students who come to study for periods of 2-6 months; thus, it has many short-term housing options available, primarily in the form of shared apartments. Rent for a room in a shared apartment generally ranges from $500-700 per month, depending upon the type and location of the room: single or double, in the city center or outside.

Students can arrange housing prior to departure or upon arrival. However, it is strongly recommended that students wait until they arrive to secure housing. Those who choose to secure a room prior to departure generally use the CLM Accommodation Office. Students who opt to wait until they reach Granada (highly recommended) to search for accommodations find homes by answering advertisements and announcements that are posted around CLM or in the city center.


 

Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

You will be billed by, and pay all fees directly to, CLM for this program.  The CLM's program fees are split into two payments: the "registration fee" must be paid at time of application; the "course fee" is paid upon arrival in Spain. Payment can be made by international wire transfer (in EUROS) through your bank or by calling the CLM directly and providing your credit card information. Detailed registration payment instructions appear on the program's registration page.

In addition, the IPE Administrative Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information, see the Financial Aid and Scholarships webpage.



 

Application Process

To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.

See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.