|Program Sponsor:||CSU International Programs|
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|GPA Requirement:||2.75 (If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact CSU IP as you still may be eligible to apply)||Class Standing:||Graduate, Junior, Senior|
|Language of Instruction:||Spanish||Language Prerequisite:||4+ sem/6+ qtr college-level Spanish with B average|
|Areas of Study:||Art History, Business, Comparative Literature, European Studies, History, International Relations, International/Global Studies, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Political Science, Spanish||Special Notes:||Graduate students may participate for undergraduate credit.|
CSU IP Spain: Granada
Program At A Glance
When: Late-August to late May
Units: Students are required to take the equivalent of 4 CSU units during the Preparatory Language Program (PLP), 15 units in the fall (12 units in fall semester + 3 units in January term) and 15 units in the spring.
Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP Spain as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.
Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 2.75 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than the spring term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by fall term of the program start date; Graduate students may participate for undergraduate credit.
Course Prerequisites: 4 semesters/6 quarters of college-level Spanish (through intermediate level) required. Additional upper division Spanish language coursework is strongly recommended. Native Spanish speakers with strong composition skills are eligible to apply.
The CSU IP Spain: Granada program is affiliated with the University of Granada. With more than 80,000 students, the University of Granada is the 4th largest university in Spain. The program is administered by an on-site Program Assistant and a Resident Director (CSU faculty member) who is based in Madrid but available to Granada students throughout the year.
The CSU IP Granada program begins with an intensive Preparatory Language Program (PLP) during the month of September. The PLP is a Spanish language and culture course focusing on grammar, composition and conversation, as well as an introduction to Spanish culture, history, customs, politics and society. Students take a language placement exam upon arrival to determine their Spanish language level.
During the fall and spring semesters, CSU IP students attend the Centro de Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad de Granada, where classes are offered to visiting international students. Courses at the Centro are taught in Spanish by Spaniards. CSU IP students take courses in Spanish language and literature, as well as in the humanities and social sciences. All students in Granada are required to enroll in at least one course offered by the Facultad de Filosofia y Letras. Most students typically enroll in this course during the spring semester.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
The city of Granada is located in the Andalusia region of southern Spain. The city, which has a population of approximately 240,000 people, stands at the foot of Spain’s highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada. Granada has a rich historical and cultural heritage influenced by centuries of Islamic rule in the region. It was the last Muslim city in Western Europe to fall to Catholic forces in 1492, just prior to the unification of Spain. The city is home to many iconic examples of Moorish architecture, including the Alhambra. The Alhambra, a complex of Islamic palaces and gardens which dates back to the 9th century, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a top tourist destination in the region.
Upon arrival in Granada, students are provided with temporary accommodations arranged by CSU IP. During the orientation and PLP, the on-site staff will provide students with housing information and assist them in finding permanent accommodations. Most students choose to live in local apartments with other students (CSU students, Spaniards or other international students).