||Autumn Quarter / Winter Quarter
|Spring Quarter / Summer Quarter
||12-18 UW credits per quarter; students must take a minimum of 8 weeks of courses to earn credit
||2.75 GPA preferred
||Instruction in Spanish
||Mike Renes | email@example.com
|Priority Application Deadline
||March 15 (A), October 1 (W), November 15 (Sp), March 1 (S)
||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.
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.
Granada has a complicated past, and is repeadetly described as one of the most alluring cities in Spain 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.
Prerequisites and Language Requirements
Students participating in this program should have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
12-18 UW credits per quarter; students must take a minimum of 8 weeks of courses to earn credit
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.
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.
CLM provides housing as a part of the program fee. 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.
The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.
The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.
If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance.
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.
- A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
- You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid. For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
- Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.
We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:
- Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
- Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
- Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
- Visit the Finances section of our website.
- This useful tool is a great way to estimate how your cost of living in a particular country might compare with the cost of living you are accustomed to here in Seattle.
The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.
The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
- Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
- Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.