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  • Locations: Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Seville, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Abroad Year Application Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** N/A 05/26/2018 07/06/2018

** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing: Home Stay, Hotel
Language of Instruction: Spanish Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Victoria Rodrigo Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences
Sponsoring Department: World Languages & Cultures Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:

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Spanish Studies in Granada, Spain


Helpful Links

Students interested in speaking with program alumni can browse our Alumni Reference Network. The Alumni Reference Network is password-protected and only accessible to GSU students. Please contact the Study Abroad Office at (404) 413-2529 or mystudyabroad@gsu.edu for the password.


What Program Alumni Have to Say:

Roshonda:  

"I would recommend that everyone and anyone interested in Spanish as a language or the culture take advantage of the study abroad program and apply to the Spanish Studies in Granada program; you won’t be disappointed."

Maranda:

"Spain was truly a beautiful, unique place, and I am so glad that I had a chance to live in this country and experience a new culture."

Charmaine:

"This program taught way more than a language... it truly taught me to appreciate a new culture as well as embrace my own."

Allison: 

"Thanks to the kindness of my fellow travelers, I found a new sense of self, and the confidence I needed."


THE PROGRAM

The Spanish Studies program in Granada, Spain is an exciting six-week program for undergraduate students. This program provides students with an opportunity to improve their command of Spanish and immerse themselves in the culture of Spain. Students will attend classes at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas at the University of Granada.
The program will feature many historic destinations and cultural activities.In Granada, students will visit Alhambra and Generalife, Catedral and Capilla Real and Albaicín y Sacromonte. Students will spend two nights in Seville visiting Alcázar de Sevilla, Giralda, Catedral and Barrio de Santa Cruz.The five nights in Madrid will include Museo del Prado, Museo de Reina Sofía, Palacio de Oriente and Madrid de los Austrias y de los Borbones. In Córdoba, students will see Mezquita, Sinagoga and Judería (barrio judío de Córdoba). Other possible trips will be a day trip to Las Alpujarras, the city of Toledo, and additional cultural tours of the city 


CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
 

The program will feature many historic destinations and cultural activities such as:

• In Granada: Alhambra and Generalife, Catedral and Capilla Real, Albaicín y Sacromonte, a day trip to Las Alpujarras, cultural tour of the city's most interesting points, and other cultural activities

• In Seville (2 nights): Alcázar de Sevilla, Giralda,Catedral, Barrio de Santa Cruz.

• In Madrid (6 nights): Museo del Prado, Museo de Reina Sofía, Palacio de Oriente, Madrid de los Austrias y de los Borbones.

• In Córdoba: Mezquita, Sinagoga, Judería (barriojudío de Córdoba)

• Farewell dinner

• Other cultural activities (to be announced upon availability – last year included the Spanish National Ballet: Carmen)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Participants will live with selected Spanish families in Granada. This unique experience will allow them to strengthen their language skills, improve competence in the target language, and be immersed in the culture of Spain. The host families will provide three meals per day and laundry service. In Madrid, Seville participants will stay in double occupancy rooms.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION

Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.

 

ELIGIBILITY

The program is open to undergraduate students who have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and completed at least two semesters of Spanish at college level or its equivalent (Spanish 1001 and 1002 at Georgia State University). Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.

CREDITS AND COURSES

Participants who successfully complete the program’s two courses will receive six semester hours of credit at Georgia State University. The credit will be in Spanish at the selected 2000, 3000, or 4000 level courses. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
 
COST


Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $3,925, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
 
Program Cost Includes

• Accommodation with selected families in Granada (includes three meals /day and laundry service)
• Ground transportation by bus and AVE (high speed train) for excursions, trips, and transfers.
• Hotels in Seville and Madrid. Breakfast included.
• Trips, excursions and entrance fees to monuments and museums in Granada, Seville, Córdoba, Toledo, and Madrid.• Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
 
Program Cost Does Not Include

• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Airfare
• Passport
• Personal expenses, personal transportation, excess baggage charges, and additional meals.
 
PAYMENT SCHEDULE

February 15:
$250 Deposit with application
By March 15: $1200 First Payment through PAWS system.
By April 15: $1300 Second Payment through PAWS system.
By May 5: $1175 Remaining balance through PAWS system.
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
 
Program Deposit Payments: Participants will pay program deposits by logging into PAWS.  Please contact your Program Director to confirm that a Program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
 
Program Payments and Remaining Program Balance:  Other than the initial program deposit, all program payments—along with the remaining program balance—will be billed directly to your student account.  Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.
 
FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS


Georgia State University students are eligible to apply for the IEF Study Abroad Scholarship/Georgia State University Foundation Scholarship and may be eligible to apply for the Global Experience Scholarship. Visit mystudyabroad.gsu.edu and select the Scholarships & Financial Aid tab or call the Study Abroad Programs office at (404) 413-2529 for more information.
 
APPLICATION INFORMATION


Students interested in applying should select 'Apply Now' above and begin the online application.

Transient Students: please see the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page on our website.
 
Application Deadline:   February 15, 2018
 
International students
at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
 
TENTATIVE ITINERARY

Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
 
The following is the tentative itinerary for the trip:

May 26           Departure from Atlanta to Madrid. (Arriving May 27)
May 26-29      Madrid
May 30           Departure to Granada. Meet the host families.
May 30           Granada
to June 30       
July 1-2          Sevilla
July 3-5          Madrid
July 6              Departure from Madrid to Atlanta 

CONTACT INFORMATION
 

Program director: Dr. Victoria Rodrigo.
25 Park Place, 19th Floor, Room 1931
World Languages and Cultures
404-413-5997
vrodrigo@gsu.edu
 
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  February 15, 2018                       
Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of application.