A semester or year-long program in Granada offers a unique opportunity to live and study in a Spanish speaking environment. Granada is a city built around the University, meaning almost 20 % of the population are students. Moreover, the University of Granada, established in 1525, is one of the oldest universities in Spain.
The university operates 24 centers and 4 associated centers for approximately 60,000 students in 111 departments. The University of Granada will allow two Drury students per year or 4 students per semester (spring only) to take part in the exchange program which has a long and rich tradition. The classes in Granada are taught in Spanish, which requires a proficiency in the Spanish language prior to admission. However, the students will have an opportunity to take an intensive Spanish language course the month before classes begin at a Language Institute in Granada.
Program requirements: The duration of this program is for an academic year or the spring semester and is limited to 2 to 4 students per year. A non-refundable $400 deposit that is applied to your program costs is required the year before participation to guarantee your place in the program. Application deadline: October 15 of the year prior to participation in program. All participants will be expected to attend mandatory orientation sessions the semester before travel.
Since the program presumes a good knowledge of Spanish, it is primarily intended for students seeking to improve their language skills. Also, students who would like to experience a community of people from all parts of the world will certainly enjoy their stay in Granada. The University of Granada currently offers 75 degree areas, so students will likely find courses that will satisfy their academic needs.
The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and proficiency in the Spanish language. Grades earned at the University of Granada do apply to the students' Drury University GPA. The application deadline is October 15 of the academic year prior to participation in program. Students are selected on a first come-first serve basis for those that qualify. All students participating in this study abroad program are required to attend four orientation sessions the semester before travel. Students traditionally do a semester abroad during their junior year.
No hurry, just take a deep breath, everything will be slower. The Spanish culture loves siestas, and fiestas. You will definitely like the cultural festivals, rhythm of flamenco, small outdoor cafes, and great food.
The locality offers many opportunities to do sports. Both mountains and the sea are close to the city. You can ski in the winter or get a tan on the seashore in the summer. Here you will live the magic of flamenco, and even see bullfights in authentic style.
Granada freely combines exceptional geographical features. Beautiful mountains form a magic background to the city while the shores of the Mediterranean Sea create a captivating contrast to the majestic peaks.
Granada has a diverse history. This is the city where the last Arabic stronghold in Spain was kept. By the way, it was defeated in the same year America was discovered. These historical milestones and the ancient presence of many nations are still alive in the architecture and the atmosphere of the city. You can breathe it in the streets and even touch it at the Alhambra – a massive castle that dominates the panorama of the city. Thanks to this "Arabic attempt to create heaven on earth," Granada is the most visited place in Spain.
|Drury University Tuition/Fees:||Cost of tuition and an administrative fee|
|Room & Board:||variable depending upon accommodation choice; paid to host institution|
|Administrative Fee (per semester):||$315|
|Technology Fee (per semester):||$55|
|Visa:||$100, plus cost of travel to Spanish Consulate|
|International Student Identification Card:||$22|
|Round-trip Airfare:||$850- $1,200|
|Approximate Personal Expenses:||$3,000|
*All Drury scholarships and financial aid are available to the student, except activity grants, room and board for Trustee Scholarship recipients and work study.
Once approved, students must pay a $400 non-refundable deposit to confirm their intention to participate in this program.
Wondering what life is really like for a semester in Granada? Read these student accounts submitted by The Mirror's own correspondents as they write home about their adventures at the University of Granada.
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