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ISA Granada, Spain: Spanish Language, Culture & Electives - Academic Year/Semester

Granada, Spain
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Year (Fall-Spring)
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EA Advisor: 
Emily Garcia
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Granada, Spain


eclectic, mountainous, historic

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To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

Program Overview

Situated at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Granada was the last Moorish city to be recaptured by the Christian monarchs in 1492. It’s most well known for the La Alhambra, the stunning Moorish palace on the hilltop, as well as its rich history. Every year, the Universidad de Granada welcomes more than 5,000 international students from all over the world who seek to learn more about Spanish culture and history in one of Spain’s oldest universities.

Students participating in the Spanish Language, Culture, and Electives program through ISA take courses at the Universidad de Granada, founded in 1531. As part of the program, students are required to take two Spanish language courses respective of language level, as well as two to three additional content courses taught in either English or Spanish. This program is open to students of all Spanish language levels and students must take a Spanish language placement test once on-site.

Students may also have the option to add intensive month-long Spanish language courses at the beginning of the term depending on their chosen term.


Visit the Academics & Study Abroad page which outlines key considerations for your academic planning as you navigate different phases of study abroad:

Browse UMD course evaluations in the Study Abroad Course Database:


There may be other course offerings on this program that are not currently listed in the Study Abroad Course Database (SACD).  If you are interested in taking a course not listed in the SACD, please submit a transfer credit evaluation request.


Costs for Other Approved Programs are outlined on the Costs of Study Abroad page.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 08/01/2022
Year (Fall-Spring) 2023 03/01/2023 01/20/2023
Fall 2023 03/15/2023 01/20/2023