2013 PROGRAM DATES: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Granada has cast its spell on travelers for centuries. The last stronghold of Medieval Islam in Europe, the pride of Renaissance kings, the inspiration source for the romantic mind, is now a city with a vibrant university life adorned with monuments and a natural surrounding of incomparable beauty. Granada is also the cultural and academic capital of Andalusia, one of the most attractive regions in Europe, where a great diversity of landscapes blends with a rich history and a passion for its traditions.
Students live with Spanish host families in carefully chosen private residences. You will have your own room and you will eat breakfast and the large midday meal with your family, providing ample opportunity for conversation and cultural exchange. The host families are experienced in introducing students from around the world to Granada and to Spanish society. Vegetarian diets and other special needs are easily accommodated.
The focus of the Granada program is twofold: Spanish language and Andalusian culture. The students will receive intensive instruction in Spanish language and a class on Andalusian culture and literary tradition. Daily classes are held at the IES Abroad Granada Center, located at Calle Pisas, 2, Granada. The center includes classrooms, staff offices, and computer and library facilities.
The IES Abroad Granada Center is ideally located in the heart of Granada on Plaza Santa Ana. It has a spectacular view of the Alhambra and is close to several Facultades of the University of Granada. The Center has a student lounge, an Andalusian patio and fountain, a terrace overlooking the city and Alhambra, several classrooms, and a library. The entire Center is equipped with wireless Internet access.
The program will organize excursions to museums, galleries and other places of interest within Granada. There will also be two weekend day trips: one includes a guided tour and visit of the Alhambra and the Lorca Observatory in Granada and the second consists of a one day excursion to the bustling city of Seville. These trips will be coordinated with our study of Lorca and Andalusian culture.
Students receive 6 credits for either SP 157 or SP 207, "Spanish Study Abroad/Summer (Ecuador, Mexico,Spain)" depending on prior coursework and placement at the Institute. Both courses count toward the Spanish major or minor, and they are part of the Humanities Cluster: "Introduction to Spanish Studies."
One year of college Spanish or the equivalent
The program fee of $5165—6 UR credits. Additional information will be forthcoming at informational meetings.
The application deadline for the Burton Fund Scholarships is January 25.
Application deadline is January 25, though late applications wil be considered on an individual basis. Applications may be obtained from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures in Lattimore Hall, or online by clicking here.
The 2012 program will be directed by Professor Ryan Prendergast,
Associate Professor of Spanish
Department Tel. 275-4251 (receptionist for MLC)
Please contact him for additional information at:
430 Lattimore Hall
Tel. (585) 275-4113
Information about this program is tentative and subject to change. Please check with program director for most recent information.