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This program has a joint focus on language and culture, allowing the student who wants to study abroad in Granada the opportunity to develop and improve his/her linguistic skills while enjoying an introduction to the major topics of Spanish culture. In addition to the Spanish language class, classes are available in Spanish history, Spanish literature, history of Spanish art, Islamic culture, and more.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to intermediate, advanced, and superior-level Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Granada programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Las Alpujarras

    This region of mountain villages lies on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada mountains (Europe’s second highest mountain range after the Alps) with breathtaking valleys and gorges that run down towards the Mediterranean coast. The villages of Capileira, Bubión, and Pampaneira, located at the Poqueira ravine, have a unique whitewashed North African style. The area allows the traveler to experience the natural beauty while hiking the many trails that connect the different villages.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • San José and Cabo de Gata

    Southeastern Andalusia boasts of some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches. Students explore the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, based in the town of San José. The park covers approximately 60 km of coastline, accompanied by cliffs of awesome grandeur. It has a wild, elemental feel and is far enough off the beaten track to seem positively deserted compared with most Andalusian beaches. It is a perfect place for hiking, sunbathing, picnicking, and relaxing.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Las Alpujarras

    This region of mountain villages lies on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada mountains (Europe’s second highest mountain range after the Alps) with breathtaking valleys and gorges that run down towards the Mediterranean coast. The villages of Capileira, Bubión, and Pampaneira, located at the Poqueira ravine, have a unique whitewashed North African style. The area allows the traveler to experience the natural beauty while hiking the many trails that connect the different villages.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • San José and Cabo de Gata

    Southeastern Andalusia boasts of some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches. Students explore the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, based in the town of San José. The park covers approximately 60 km of coastline, accompanied by cliffs of awesome grandeur. It has a wild, elemental feel and is far enough off the beaten track to seem positively deserted compared with most Andalusian beaches. It is a perfect place for hiking, sunbathing, picnicking, and relaxing.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Barcelona

    Barcelona is home to a remarkable cultural energy, unique cuisine and fiercely individual spirit. The glorious modernist architecture (Art Nouveau) studs the city streets and avenues, and is mainly represented by the various works by Antoni Gaudí including the Sagrada Familia Church. The city also boasts an artistic legacy, from important Romanesque and Gothic works to major galleries.

  • Granada Coast

    Granada’s coastal area has dozens of beaches and small coves with crystal-clear water, 320 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 20 degrees. These are the basic facts that sum up the 73 kilometers of tropical coastline in the province of Granada, which gets its name from the exceptionally good weather it enjoys all year round. Water sports such paddling, windsurf, kite surf, sailing can also be enjoyed on this trip!

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Barcelona

    Barcelona is home to a remarkable cultural energy, unique cuisine and fiercely individual spirit. The glorious modernist architecture (Art Nouveau) studs the city streets and avenues, and is mainly represented by the various works by Antoni Gaudí including the Sagrada Familia Church. The city also boasts an artistic legacy, from important Romanesque and Gothic works to major galleries.

  • Granada Coast

    Granada’s coastal area has dozens of beaches and small coves with crystal-clear water, 320 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 20 degrees. These are the basic facts that sum up the 73 kilometers of tropical coastline in the province of Granada, which gets its name from the exceptionally good weather it enjoys all year round. Water sports such paddling, windsurf, kite surf, sailing can also be enjoyed on this trip!

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 credits per session (up to 12 total)

This program has a joint focus on language and culture, allowing the student who wants to study abroad in Granada the opportunity to develop and improve his/her linguistic skills while enjoying an introduction to the major topics of Spanish culture. Classes are available in Spanish language, Spanish history, Spanish literature, history of Spanish art, Islamic culture, and more.

Students must take a placement test upon arrival to show that they have an Intermediate level (European Framework level B1.1) of Spanish (or above). Students who do not place high enough to participate in the Language and Culture program can switch to the Intensive Language Program. Generally speaking, if you have completed or placed out of 2 college-level Spanish courses, you should be entering at an intermediate level.

The elective classes that students may choose in this program are 300 level. A Spanish class may be chosen among those. Spanish courses are offered at three levels: Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior (European Framework Levels B1 – C2).

TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts are issued by the Universidad de Granada upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Carmen Lopez Marquez

    Carmen Lopez Marquez will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Carmen Chico (Curra) Mohedano

    Curra Mohedano will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Lauren Daniels

    Lauren Daniels will be your Program Manager for this location and will prepare you to go abroad with us!

    Email - lauren.daniels@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students participating in the Spanish Language & Culture program in Granada enroll in 90 contact hours per session. In general, 90 contact hours is considered to be equivalent to 6 U.S. semester credits. Please note that as each U.S. university sets its own guidelines regarding how it accepts credit from abroad, so it is important that you discuss specific credit transfer policies with your home university.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Most API universities in Spain operate on the contact hour system, wherein the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. credits, divide the contact hours available by 15. Students will choose from 45 contact hour classes and 22.5 contact hour classes to fulfill the 90 contact hours. When picking classes, students may take four 22.5 contact hour classes, two 45 contact hour classes, or one 45 contact hour class and two 22.5 contact hour classes.

PROGRAM SYLLABI

Spanish Language

Students in this course cover the most important grammar points in Spanish, systematically reviewing verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (intermediate, advanced, superior) and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Contact Hours: 45

Historia del Arte en España (History of Art in Spain)

The goal of this course is to give students an introduction to the discipline of art history, viewed through the history of art in Spain. Particular attention is spent on the art and historic monuments in Granada and the surrounding areas in order to allow students to more closely appreciate the history of Spanish art as a whole.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Introducción al español de los negocios (Introduction to Business Spanish)

This course focuses on the business world in Spain, commercial correspondence, and business language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Cultura Islámica en España (Islamic Culture in Spain)

This course covers the most important aspects of the Hispano-Muslim civilization, beginning with a general introduction to Arab culture, then the politics, economics, society, and culture of Medieval Spain, and finally, a study of the Hispano-Arab city.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Civilización y Cultura Hispanoamericanas (Latin American Civilization and Culture)

This course aims to cover and explain the basic elements of the Latin American culture. It addresses issues that are now models of understanding the contemporary reality of Latin America. The main objective is to provide a general overview of the complex reality of peoples who are the result of a laborious process of acculturation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Literatura Hispanoamericana (Latin American Literature)

["The period to be studied is from the 20th century to the present-day. A focus on authors and works is combined with an approach of the reality and diversity of the continent. The selected topics include: Latin-American avant-garde Literature of the Mexican revolution: Los de abajo, by Mariano Azuela","Pablo Neruda: poetry and politics","the concept of literature in Luis Borges","denunciation in the works of Mario Benedetti","Women main roles: Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Civilization and Culture

This course offers a more in-depth overview of the basic points that comprise “Spanish culture” such as: Spanish geographical, linguistic and cultural diversity; Spanish music, dance and diet; religion and folklore; family structure, and Spanish ideology, politics and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5

Historia de España (History of Spain)

The goal of this course is to study the political, economic, social, and cultural highlights of the recent past century. After an introduction designed to present a synthesis of those aspects relevant to the general history of Spain, students analyze the contemporary age, focusing on social movements and issues and on the most important cultural events of the 20th century in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Literature

This course is designed to provide students with an appreciation of Spanish literature from the 15th century to the present, covering the literary works that are most representative of an epoch or literary movement. Authors include Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Federico García Lorca, and Francisco Ayala.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5

La Diversidad del Español en el Mundo (The Diversity of Spanish in the World)

["The program covers the following topics: Levels of formality and informality of Spanish language","Communicative functions: tips, messages, congratulations, praise, hello, goodbye. Communicative functions: agreement, disagreement, rejection, hypotheses and probability","Colloquial Spanish","south and centro-peninsular linguistic features of Spanish","and linguistic features of American Spanish."]

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana (Spanish and Latin American Literature)

The basic objective of this course is to provide students an approach to Spanish and Latin American literature, both its history and the most outstanding authors. In order to familiarize them with the texts, the study of these should be the priority activity of the subject. The selection of authors and works will at all times attempt to convey to students the reality of the vast literary output we are talking about, as well as its diversity. In the classroom we will do essentially communicative work in which both teacher and students will present their impressions and discussions will be created. Moreover, in the development of this subject, the texts will be accompanied by more extensive information about the context in which these productions arise and, in general, the economic, political, and social situations at the time.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

Historia y Geografía de España (Geography and History of Spain)

The course aims to address the most significant political, economic, social, and cultural events of the last century, as well as providing a general understanding of the country through the geographical study of the natural environment, population, economic activities, and regional reality.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Civilización y Cultura Españolas e Islámica en España / Spanish and Islamic Civilization and Culture

This course aims to explain and elaborate on what are considered to be the basic points of what has been called the Spanish culture. Emphasis will be placed on both the topics and the specific characteristics of the different aspects covered in the syllabus while there will be a thorough and detailed study of phenomena universally regarded as genuinely Spanish. The Islamic culture section is divided into two blocks where the most important aspects of Hispano-Muslim Civilization will be related, introducing the Arabic culture in general in Block I. The objectives of the course will focus on the student being able to understand the reality of Al Andalus at a political, economic, social, and cultural level (Block II). As the city is the nucleus where these aspects interrelate, Block II has been dedicated to the Hispano-Arab city with specific emphasis on Granada and the Alhambra.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Civilización y Cultura Españolas e Hispanoamericanas (Spanish and Latin American Civilization and Culture)

This course aims to explain and elaborate on what are considered to be the basic points of what has been called the Spanish culture. Emphasis will be placed on both the topics and the specific characteristics of the different aspects covered in the syllabus while there will be a thorough and detailed study of phenomena universally regarded as genuinely Spanish and/or Hispanic American.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Historia General y Del Arte en España (General History, and the Art History of Spain)

The subject of Spain, history, and society aims to address the most significant political, economic, social, and cultural events of the recent past century. The art sections aims to present, principally, the initiation and understanding of this discipline, through a historical and artistic tour of the main stylistic languages that define the unique characteristics of Spanish art.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Sistema Juridico y Derecho Negocios (The Legal System in Spain and the European Union and Spanish Business Law)

["This course addresses the essential institutions of the Spanish legal system as a starting point to deepen the study of law, something especially interesting for study abroad students of law","students of other majors who, for professional or cultural reasons, want to study Spanish law: translation and interpretation students interested in deepening their understanding of legal Spanish or students studying economics, communication, or journalism interested in familiarizing themselves with Spanish law, and many others. Although the course is an exhaustive overview of Spanish law, the course puts an emphasis on Business Law, as is demanded by today\u2019s students and professionals."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Geografía de España (Geography of Spain)

This course is intended to give general knowledge of the country through the geographical study of the natural environment, population, economic activities and the regional reality

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Sistema Juridico Español y de la UE (The Legal System in Spain and the European Union)

["This course addresses the essential institutions of the Spanish Legal System as a starting point to deepen the study of law, something especially interesting for study abroad students of law","students of other majors who, for professional or cultural reasons, want to study Spanish law: translation and interpretation students interested in deepening their understanding of legal Spanish or students studying economics, communication, or journalism interested in familiarizing themselves with Spanish law, and many others."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Derecho Español de los Negocios (Spanish Business Law)

This course will introduce you to Spanish business law, something especially interesting for people attracted to the economic activity in Spain, particularly study abroad students with majors in Economics or Law or students who, for professional or cultural reasons, want to study business law.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Language

Students in this course cover the most important grammar points in Spanish, systematically reviewing verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (intermediate, advanced, superior) and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Contact Hours: 45

Historia del Arte en España (History of Art in Spain)

The goal of this course is to give students an introduction to the discipline of art history, viewed through the history of art in Spain. Particular attention is spent on the art and historic monuments in Granada and the surrounding areas in order to allow students to more closely appreciate the history of Spanish art as a whole.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Introducción al español de los negocios (Introduction to Business Spanish)

This course focuses on the business world in Spain, commercial correspondence, and business language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Cultura Islámica en España (Islamic Culture in Spain)

This course covers the most important aspects of the Hispano-Muslim civilization, beginning with a general introduction to Arab culture, then the politics, economics, society, and culture of Medieval Spain, and finally, a study of the Hispano-Arab city.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Civilización y Cultura Hispanoamericanas (Latin American Civilization and Culture)

This course aims to cover and explain the basic elements of the Latin American culture. It addresses issues that are now models of understanding the contemporary reality of Latin America. The main objective is to provide a general overview of the complex reality of peoples who are the result of a laborious process of acculturation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Literatura Hispanoamericana (Latin American Literature)

["The period to be studied is from the 20th century to the present-day. A focus on authors and works is combined with an approach of the reality and diversity of the continent. The selected topics include: Latin-American avant-garde Literature of the Mexican revolution: Los de abajo, by Mariano Azuela","Pablo Neruda: poetry and politics","the concept of literature in Luis Borges","denunciation in the works of Mario Benedetti","Women main roles: Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Civilization and Culture

This course offers a more in-depth overview of the basic points that comprise “Spanish culture” such as: Spanish geographical, linguistic and cultural diversity; Spanish music, dance and diet; religion and folklore; family structure, and Spanish ideology, politics and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5

Historia de España (History of Spain)

The goal of this course is to study the political, economic, social, and cultural highlights of the recent past century. After an introduction designed to present a synthesis of those aspects relevant to the general history of Spain, students analyze the contemporary age, focusing on social movements and issues and on the most important cultural events of the 20th century in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Literature

This course is designed to provide students with an appreciation of Spanish literature from the 15th century to the present, covering the literary works that are most representative of an epoch or literary movement. Authors include Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Federico García Lorca, and Francisco Ayala.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5

La Diversidad del Español en el Mundo (The Diversity of Spanish in the World)

["The program covers the following topics: Levels of formality and informality of Spanish language","Communicative functions: tips, messages, congratulations, praise, hello, goodbye. Communicative functions: agreement, disagreement, rejection, hypotheses and probability","Colloquial Spanish","south and centro-peninsular linguistic features of Spanish","and linguistic features of American Spanish."]

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana (Spanish and Latin American Literature)

The basic objective of this course is to provide students an approach to Spanish and Latin American literature, both its history and the most outstanding authors. In order to familiarize them with the texts, the study of these should be the priority activity of the subject. The selection of authors and works will at all times attempt to convey to students the reality of the vast literary output we are talking about, as well as its diversity. In the classroom we will do essentially communicative work in which both teacher and students will present their impressions and discussions will be created. Moreover, in the development of this subject, the texts will be accompanied by more extensive information about the context in which these productions arise and, in general, the economic, political, and social situations at the time.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

Historia y Geografía de España (Geography and History of Spain)

The course aims to address the most significant political, economic, social, and cultural events of the last century, as well as providing a general understanding of the country through the geographical study of the natural environment, population, economic activities, and regional reality.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Civilización y Cultura Españolas e Islámica en España / Spanish and Islamic Civilization and Culture

This course aims to explain and elaborate on what are considered to be the basic points of what has been called the Spanish culture. Emphasis will be placed on both the topics and the specific characteristics of the different aspects covered in the syllabus while there will be a thorough and detailed study of phenomena universally regarded as genuinely Spanish. The Islamic culture section is divided into two blocks where the most important aspects of Hispano-Muslim Civilization will be related, introducing the Arabic culture in general in Block I. The objectives of the course will focus on the student being able to understand the reality of Al Andalus at a political, economic, social, and cultural level (Block II). As the city is the nucleus where these aspects interrelate, Block II has been dedicated to the Hispano-Arab city with specific emphasis on Granada and the Alhambra.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Civilización y Cultura Españolas e Hispanoamericanas (Spanish and Latin American Civilization and Culture)

This course aims to explain and elaborate on what are considered to be the basic points of what has been called the Spanish culture. Emphasis will be placed on both the topics and the specific characteristics of the different aspects covered in the syllabus while there will be a thorough and detailed study of phenomena universally regarded as genuinely Spanish and/or Hispanic American.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Historia General y Del Arte en España (General History, and the Art History of Spain)

The subject of Spain, history, and society aims to address the most significant political, economic, social, and cultural events of the recent past century. The art sections aims to present, principally, the initiation and understanding of this discipline, through a historical and artistic tour of the main stylistic languages that define the unique characteristics of Spanish art.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Internships in Local Companies (Programa de Prácticas en Empresas)

The Internship Program for Foreign Students (PPEE) is designed for university students and professionals interested in broadening their studies through professional internships across a wide range of institutions. These internships consist of field work (45/120 hours), a group seminar (10 hours), individual interviews with an internship tutor (2 hours) and a written project and presentation at the end of the term (2 hours).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Sistema Juridico y Derecho Negocios (The Legal System in Spain and the European Union and Spanish Business Law)

["This course addresses the essential institutions of the Spanish legal system as a starting point to deepen the study of law, something especially interesting for study abroad students of law","students of other majors who, for professional or cultural reasons, want to study Spanish law: translation and interpretation students interested in deepening their understanding of legal Spanish or students studying economics, communication, or journalism interested in familiarizing themselves with Spanish law, and many others. Although the course is an exhaustive overview of Spanish law, the course puts an emphasis on Business Law, as is demanded by today\u2019s students and professionals."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Geografía de España (Geography of Spain)

This course is intended to give general knowledge of the country through the geographical study of the natural environment, population, economic activities and the regional reality

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Sistema Juridico Español y de la UE (The Legal System in Spain and the European Union)

["This course addresses the essential institutions of the Spanish Legal System as a starting point to deepen the study of law, something especially interesting for study abroad students of law","students of other majors who, for professional or cultural reasons, want to study Spanish law: translation and interpretation students interested in deepening their understanding of legal Spanish or students studying economics, communication, or journalism interested in familiarizing themselves with Spanish law, and many others."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Derecho Español de los Negocios (Spanish Business Law)

This course will introduce you to Spanish business law, something especially interesting for people attracted to the economic activity in Spain, particularly study abroad students with majors in Economics or Law or students who, for professional or cultural reasons, want to study business law.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Language

Students in this course cover the most important grammar points in Spanish, systematically reviewing verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (intermediate, advanced, superior) and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Contact Hours: 45

Historia del Arte en España (History of Art in Spain)

The goal of this course is to give students an introduction to the discipline of art history, viewed through the history of art in Spain. Particular attention is spent on the art and historic monuments in Granada and the surrounding areas in order to allow students to more closely appreciate the history of Spanish art as a whole.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Introducción al español de los negocios (Introduction to Business Spanish)

This course focuses on the business world in Spain, commercial correspondence, and business language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Cultura Islámica en España (Islamic Culture in Spain)

This course covers the most important aspects of the Hispano-Muslim civilization, beginning with a general introduction to Arab culture, then the politics, economics, society, and culture of Medieval Spain, and finally, a study of the Hispano-Arab city.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Civilización y Cultura Hispanoamericanas (Latin American Civilization and Culture)

This course aims to cover and explain the basic elements of the Latin American culture. It addresses issues that are now models of understanding the contemporary reality of Latin America. The main objective is to provide a general overview of the complex reality of peoples who are the result of a laborious process of acculturation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Literatura Hispanoamericana (Latin American Literature)

["The period to be studied is from the 20th century to the present-day. A focus on authors and works is combined with an approach of the reality and diversity of the continent. The selected topics include: Latin-American avant-garde Literature of the Mexican revolution: Los de abajo, by Mariano Azuela","Pablo Neruda: poetry and politics","the concept of literature in Luis Borges","denunciation in the works of Mario Benedetti","Women main roles: Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Civilization and Culture

This course offers a more in-depth overview of the basic points that comprise “Spanish culture” such as: Spanish geographical, linguistic and cultural diversity; Spanish music, dance and diet; religion and folklore; family structure, and Spanish ideology, politics and culture.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5

Historia de España (History of Spain)

The goal of this course is to study the political, economic, social, and cultural highlights of the recent past century. After an introduction designed to present a synthesis of those aspects relevant to the general history of Spain, students analyze the contemporary age, focusing on social movements and issues and on the most important cultural events of the 20th century in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Literature

This course is designed to provide students with an appreciation of Spanish literature from the 15th century to the present, covering the literary works that are most representative of an epoch or literary movement. Authors include Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Federico García Lorca, and Francisco Ayala.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5

La Diversidad del Español en el Mundo (The Diversity of Spanish in the World)

["The program covers the following topics: Levels of formality and informality of Spanish language","Communicative functions: tips, messages, congratulations, praise, hello, goodbye. Communicative functions: agreement, disagreement, rejection, hypotheses and probability","Colloquial Spanish","south and centro-peninsular linguistic features of Spanish","and linguistic features of American Spanish."]

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana (Spanish and Latin American Literature)

The basic objective of this course is to provide students an approach to Spanish and Latin American literature, both its history and the most outstanding authors. In order to familiarize them with the texts, the study of these should be the priority activity of the subject. The selection of authors and works will at all times attempt to convey to students the reality of the vast literary output we are talking about, as well as its diversity. In the classroom we will do essentially communicative work in which both teacher and students will present their impressions and discussions will be created. Moreover, in the development of this subject, the texts will be accompanied by more extensive information about the context in which these productions arise and, in general, the economic, political, and social situations at the time.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

Historia y Geografía de España (Geography and History of Spain)

The course aims to address the most significant political, economic, social, and cultural events of the last century, as well as providing a general understanding of the country through the geographical study of the natural environment, population, economic activities, and regional reality.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Civilización y Cultura Españolas e Islámica en España / Spanish and Islamic Civilization and Culture

This course aims to explain and elaborate on what are considered to be the basic points of what has been called the Spanish culture. Emphasis will be placed on both the topics and the specific characteristics of the different aspects covered in the syllabus while there will be a thorough and detailed study of phenomena universally regarded as genuinely Spanish. The Islamic culture section is divided into two blocks where the most important aspects of Hispano-Muslim Civilization will be related, introducing the Arabic culture in general in Block I. The objectives of the course will focus on the student being able to understand the reality of Al Andalus at a political, economic, social, and cultural level (Block II). As the city is the nucleus where these aspects interrelate, Block II has been dedicated to the Hispano-Arab city with specific emphasis on Granada and the Alhambra.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Civilización y Cultura Españolas e Hispanoamericanas (Spanish and Latin American Civilization and Culture)

This course aims to explain and elaborate on what are considered to be the basic points of what has been called the Spanish culture. Emphasis will be placed on both the topics and the specific characteristics of the different aspects covered in the syllabus while there will be a thorough and detailed study of phenomena universally regarded as genuinely Spanish and/or Hispanic American.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

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Historia General y Del Arte en España (General History, and the Art History of Spain)

The subject of Spain, history, and society aims to address the most significant political, economic, social, and cultural events of the recent past century. The art sections aims to present, principally, the initiation and understanding of this discipline, through a historical and artistic tour of the main stylistic languages that define the unique characteristics of Spanish art.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Sistema Juridico y Derecho Negocios (The Legal System in Spain and the European Union and Spanish Business Law)

["This course addresses the essential institutions of the Spanish legal system as a starting point to deepen the study of law, something especially interesting for study abroad students of law","students of other majors who, for professional or cultural reasons, want to study Spanish law: translation and interpretation students interested in deepening their understanding of legal Spanish or students studying economics, communication, or journalism interested in familiarizing themselves with Spanish law, and many others. Although the course is an exhaustive overview of Spanish law, the course puts an emphasis on Business Law, as is demanded by today\u2019s students and professionals."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Geografía de España (Geography of Spain)

This course is intended to give general knowledge of the country through the geographical study of the natural environment, population, economic activities and the regional reality

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.5   Contact Hours: 22.5 Course Level: Upper Division  

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Internships available (for credit)

API students in Granada may choose to live with a host family, Residencia, or in a shared apartment with other students. Internet access is available in all three options.

Students who choose to live with families typically share a double room with a fellow API student and are provided with three meals per day, laundry, and cleaning service. Families provide an amazing opportunity to experience Spanish culture firsthand. Host families serve as a unique introduction into Spanish culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, a divorced or widowed woman, some of them with children still at home, or a family with some members living at home and others living outside the home. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

Students who choose the shared apartment option generally live with other students. Shared apartments may be made up of API students, local and/or international students. Students benefit from having meals, laundry, and cleaning provided by the Spanish owner. Three meals per day are also provided with this option. On Sundays and during holidays, meals may not be served. Shared apartments may be run by dorms or families. In some cases, a family member may share the apartment. Some families spend a great deal of time with the students, while others may not join the students for meals or other activities.

Residencias offer students the opportunity to live with local Spanish, international students, and other API program participants. Residencias are not like American “dorms”, but rather, they are arranged more like traditional boarding houses. Students may share a room and a common bathroom. Everyone has access to the common living and TV areas, and internet access. Three meals/day are included in a common dining hall (at specified dining times), laundry service or facilities are available and regular cleaning provided. Mealtimes are set according to each residencia, and the meal schedule will be posted upon arrival. On Sundays and during holidays meals may not be served but students may use a small kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, microwave oven, etc. Most of the Residencias are co-ed.

Note: Housing between the fall and spring semesters is not included.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 May 23, 2020 - Jul 1, 2020 $4,980 Apr 1, 2020 Apr 10, 2020
Summer 1 and 2 Combined May 23, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020 $8,280 Apr 1, 2020 Apr 10, 2020
Summer 2 Jun 26, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020 $4,980 Apr 1, 2020 Apr 10, 2020
Summer 1 May 25, 2019 - Jul 3, 2019 $4,880 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 10, 2019
Summer 1 and 2 Combined May 25, 2019 - Aug 1, 2019 $8,280 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 10, 2019
Summer 2 Jun 27, 2019 - Aug 1, 2019 $4,880 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 10, 2019