Fordham in Granada: Universidad de Granada

Students point to Granada sign

Fordham's study abroad program in Granada, Spain is based at Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) and the University of Granada in one of the most beautiful and historic cities of Andalucia. Students in the Fordham in Granada program take four to five courses in Spanish or English, depending on language proficiency. Courses in Art History, Business, Communications, International Studies, Literature, Music, Politics, Psychology, Spanish, Sociology, Economics, Health, Science, Computer Science, Math, History, and Culture are available. Students can also take advantage of for-credit internships.

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Program Details

  • The city of Granada, a recognized World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and the world. It is also the hometown of Federico García Lorca and a center of flamenco culture. The Alhambra Palace, the Sacromonte and Albacín neighborhoods, the Cathedral, and the numerous Baroque churches of the city are testimonies of a rich past, which continues to be alive through its vibrant university community.

  • Students choose four to five courses in their field(s) of study from courses taught in English or Spanish offered at University of Granada's Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM). For a list of courses and descriptions, please visit the Courses at the CLM webpage. Final course selection will be made after arrival and courses taken must be pre-approved following Fordham University's study abroad credit transfer process in the Study Abroad Portal.

  • Fordham in Granada offers the opportunity to enroll in for-credit internships administered Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) in partnership with local organizations in the fields of Education, Non-Profit Administration and Teaching.

    Internships require the completion of two hours of seminar instruction and 40 immersion hours at a placement site. Internships are available at all levels of Spanish proficiency. For more information, please email [email protected]

  • Students may live in homestays or student residences. Students participating in a homestay will live with a Granadan family for the semester. Homestay families provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a supportive environment for participants to acclimate to their new surroundings. Meals are included in the program cost.

    Students in student residences live with Spanish and international students with common lounge space, a dining room, and laundry on-site. Meals six days per week (excluding holidays) are provided at the student residence and are included in the program cost.

  • Fordham in Granada is based at CEA's study center in the city and is centrally located and close to the Universidad de Granada. Participants can expect their academic progress and cultural integration to be closely followed and guided by program staff. Program activities such as flamenco dancing, cooking classes, conversation exchanges, and visits to sites and museums throughout the city are organized each semester.

    Participants will engage in a number of cultural excursions within Granada as well as take short trips to other parts of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. In previous terms, the program visited Sevilla, Córdoba, Nerja, Ronda, Guadix, Cabo de Gata, Portugal’s Algarve region, and Morocco where they met with local students and lived with Moroccan families.

  • Spring 2023 Dates:

    January 23: Students arrive in Granada

    January 24-27: Orientation

    February 1: Classes begin

    February 27-28: Day of Andalucía Holiday, university closed

    March 27-30: Midterm Exams

    April 3-7: Holy Week, university closed

    May 22-25: Final Exams

    May 26: Students depart


    Summer 2023 Dates:

    May 29: Students arrive in Granada 

    June 30: Student depart 


    Fall 2023 Dates: 

    September 21: Students arrive in Granada 

    December 22: Students depart


    Spring 2024 Dates*:

    January 23: Students arrive in Granada 

    May 26: Students depart 

    *tentative, and may be subject to change