The IES Abroad Granada - Study in Granada program provides students with exposure to Granada’s Islamic heritage in a Southern European setting, and a cross of cultures that is unique within the Hispanic world.  Advanced track students with sufficient Spanish skills have the option of direct enrollment at the University of Granada.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my classes, respected and bonded with my professors, and had a chance to learn about subjects I had never taken at Whitman. At IES Granada, it is easy to have a lot of overlap in your classes--at multiple points throughout the semester my international relations class would talk about topics that were covered in my history class, and in my history class we would talk about a particular city which I would later go visit in my art history class. This overlap created a lot of fluency and since some of my classes were in Spanish and some were in English, it helped me solidify my understanding.” - Emily K. '18

Student Blog:

Christy Carley | Spring 2017 and Peter Ramaley | Spring 2016

Fields of study:

Spanish language and literature, art history, economics, history, and other disciplines including Islamic and Andalusian studies


Minimum cumulative GPA requirement 2.8 (Whitman requirement)

Language Prerequisite:

Intermediate Program: 2 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
Advanced Program: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent


15-19 credits per semester:

Intermediate Program:

  • IES Abroad Spanish course (required, 6 credits)
  • IES Abroad English-taught areas studies courses (9-12 credits)

Advanced Program:

  • IES Abroad Spanish course (required, 4 credits)
  • IES Abroad Spanish-taught area studies courses (3-15 credits)
  • Universidad de Granada courses (3-12 credits)
  • Internship and Seminar (optional, 3 credits)

Credit Conversion:

1 IES credit = 1 Whitman credit


A wide range of internships are available in cultural management, social services, international relations, applied economics, tourism, education, and health sciences


Most students live in homestays, often with another IES Abroad student. Limited placements are available in Dorm Houses and in Colegio Mayores


Homestays – 14 meals per week
Dorm Houses – Students prepare their own meals
Colegio Mayores – 18 meals per week

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


September-December, January-May


IES Abroad Scholarships

Program Link:

IES: Granada - Study in Granada (Intermediate & Advanced)