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.

Fields of study:

Art History, Economics, History, Literature, and other disciplines including Islamic and Andalusian studies


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Language Prerequisite:

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

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


September – December, January – May (mid-June departure for some direct enrollment students)


Minimum of 15 – 19 credits per semester – Intermediate Track:
IES Center Spanish course (6 credits)
IES Center Area Studies Courses – in English (9-12 credits)

Minimum of 15 – 19 credits per semester – Advanced Track:
IES Abroad Spanish course (4 credits)
Area Studies Courses at Center and/or the University (11-15 credits)

Credit Conversion:

1 IES credit = 1 Whitman credit


Students live in homestays, or with Spanish students in student residence, or in Colegio Mayor (by special application)


Homestays – 14 meals per week
Residence Hall – 18 meals per week
Colegio Mayor – 18 meals per week


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


IES Abroad Scholarships

Program Link:

IES: Study in Granada (Intermediate & Advanced)