Academic Overview

  • Large variety of electives during the semester taught in English & Spanish.

  • Modern language courses offered.

  • Internships available for academic credit.

  • Multiple Winter Break dates to choose from.

  • Diverse summer course offering.

University of Granada's Center for Modern Languages

University of Granada

You will study at the prestigious University of Granada’s Center of Modern Languages (the CLM), located in one of Granada's most historic neighborhoods, the Realejo. Walking to class you will pass through winding cobblestone streets and hidden plazas. Spanish classes are taught in two historic buildings dating back to the 16th century. Spanish is the emphasis, but there are also a large number of other modern language courses taught here. The majority of the students are international, especially in the summer; however, there are also a significant number of Spaniards. We encourage you to sign up for an intercambio (language exchange partner) during your stay to provide opportunities outside of the classroom to practice Spanish. This is the ideal program for students interested in Spanish immersion and living in Spain. Granada is the perfect location due to its unique culture, wonderful student vibe, and relaxed atmosphere.

Accreditation: The University of Granada (Universidad de Granada), or UGR, is a fully accredited university by the government of Spain.

Terms:

  • Semester

  • Summer

  • Short Term

  • Winter Break

History & Size: The University of Granada, founded in 1531, is now the third largest university in Spain. It has around 60,000 students overall at the various departments located throughout Granada. Roughly 8,000 of these students are from outside Spain.

Class Information: Class size depends on the academic program you choose. Language classes are from around 8 to 12 students and elective classes can be from 8 to 35 students. Classes are with other students learning Spanish. Modern language classes are taught primarily with Spaniards. Language classes are typically from 9 AM to 1 PM. For those doing any elective classes these can be taught at any part of the day. There is always a break between classes.

Facilities: The main building is housed in the old palace of Santa Cruz (16th century) which has been restored for teaching purposes. The other building is a restored “Carmen”, or typical Andalusian home, that was first used by the Arabic culture hundreds of years ago. It is a beautiful building with a garden-like setting. As a University of Granada student you will also have access to the university sports facilities around the city.

Teaching Style: You will find that the teaching style in other countries is different than what you may be used to. If you have any concerns or questions about this when you are in Granada, please ask your director! Your directors are available for any assistance you may need concerning the academic component of the program.

Transcript: Your transcript is issued by the University of Granada and handled by the Arcos Learning Abroad office.

Address:
Universidad of Granada
Placeta del Hospicio Viejo s/n
CP 18009
Granada, Spain

Instituto Mediterráneo Sol (iNMSOL)

Instituto Mediterráneo Sol (iNMSOL) is located in Granada's historic center. iNMSOL attracts students from all over the world and it is not uncommon to encounter several nationalities in the same class. Spanish becomes your common language! This program is known for its small teacher-to-student ratio allowing for great Spanish immersion and acquisition.

Accreditation: iNMSOL is fully accredited by the Instituto Cervantes Accredited Teaching Centre and CEN regulations (Comité Européen de Normalisation), which is accredited by the government of Spain. They issue a certificate after completion of the program.

School of Record: If you require a university transcript in order to receive transfer credit this service is available through the Catholic University of Murcia or Warren Wilson College. Please contact us for details.

Terms:

  • Winter Break

  • Short Term

  • Summer

History & Size: Founded in 1992, iNMSOL's teaching methodology is based on the Common European Framework and the plan set forth by the Cervantes Institute.

Class Information: Class size is no more than 8 students to a teacher. Classes are with other international students learning Spanish. Group language classes are typically from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Facilities: iNMSOL is located in a historic building with five classrooms fully-equipped with the necessary technology to support effective language instruction. Modern classroom facilities coupled with small group sizes provide an extremely effective environment for language study.

Teaching Style: You will find that the teaching style in other countries is different than what you are may be used to. If you have any concerns or questions about this when you are in Granada, please ask your director! Your directors are available for any assistance you may need concerning the academic component of the program.

Transcript: A certificate is issued by iNMSOL, a Cervantes Institute, and is handled by the Arcos Learning Abroad office. For those opting for transcripting through one of our Schools of Record the transcript will be issued by that institution.

Address:
Instituto Mediterráneo Sol,
Enriqueta Lozano 17
CP 18009
Granada, Spain