Fordham in Granada: Universidad de Granada

Students point to Granada sign

Fordham's study abroad program in Granada, Spain is based at CEA CAPA Education Abroad 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. Students considering this program are highly encouraged to register for a Spanish language learning course in the semester immediately preceding their time in Spain. 

“My time in Granada was filled with so much cultural richness. Between staying with a host family, taking all of my classes in Spanish, and visiting historic sites around the city, I felt so immersed in Spanish culture and grew in so many ways! I’m glad I chose to study in Granada and am grateful for my experience abroad."

- Hayley Gregoire, Spring 2023

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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. Students considering this program are highly encouraged to register for a Spanish language learning course in the semester immediately preceding their time in Granada. 

    Spring 2024 Students also have the option to enroll in the following Fordham course taught in Granada:

    MVST 4998: Medieval Spain (Taught in English / Spring only)

    One of the great medieval pilgrimage routes, the Camino de Santiago crosses northern Spain from the passes of the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela. This study-tour will consider the legends of the Camino, some of its many surviving monuments, and the modern revival of the pilgrimage by walking for two weeks with the peregrinos/-as from Leon to Santiago de Compostela. This class will meet before the walk to discuss reading assignments and prepare. A journal is required at the end of the course.

    Following the Spring semester, students will walk the Camino de Santiago. For the Spring 2024 semester, an additional $1,950 fee will be charged for enrollment in this course. For more information visit the Global Seminars webpage.

    This course is a History and Latin American and Latino Studies major or minor course and satisfies the ICC core requirement at Fordham University.

  • Fordham in Granada offers the opportunity to enroll in for-credit internships administered by CEA CAPA 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 CAPA'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 2024 Dates*:

    January 22: Students arrive in Granada 

    January 23 - 31: Orientation 

    February 1: Courses begin

    February 23 - 25: Program Trip

    February 28: Andalusia Day (no class)

    March 8 - 10: Program Trip

    March 18 - 21: Midterms

    March 25 - 29: Semana Santa (no class)

    May 1: Labor Day (no class)

    May 20 - 23: Final Exams

    May 25: Students not taking MVST 4998 depart

    May 25th- June 9th: walking the Camino de Santiago in MVST 4998 class


    *dates are tentative and subject to change