Granada, Spain

Granada, Spain


Study Abroad in Grenada, Spain!
At the Universidad de Granada, Centro de Lenguas Modernas

Universidad de Granada, Centro de Lenguas Modernas


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Granada is the capital of the province of Granada (pop. 473,000) in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Founded in the 11th century, medieval Granada was a center of Arabic culture in Spain and the Moorish cultural heritage is prominent in the old parts of the city. In particular, the Alhambra is the emblematic monument of the city. It consists of a citadel, the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces and the gardens and orchards of El Generalife. The Cathedral and the Royal Chapel are also among the most visited tourist sites in Granada. The city was also home to Federico García Lorca, one of Spain’s greatest writers. Leisure night life is typically Spanish with its many bars crowded and open late. The Pedro Alarcón part of town in particular attracts a generally younger set of people 18-22 and the area around Plaza Nueva. The region around the city also offers many opportunities for outdoor activities. Located at the edge of the Sierra Nevada mountains, a person could conceivable go skiing and then travel for an hour to the beach on the same day. Granada’s economy is dominated by service industry tied to tourism and by the Universidad de Granada

Cost

• A semester of Spanish study at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM) currently costs about $7,500, which includes all fees, room and board, excursions and other activities. See: http://www.clm-granada.com/pdf/study_abroad/precios_sin_alojamiento_2013...
• Financial aid and grants usually apply to semester study at the CLM as they would at Bloomsburg.
• SCHOLARSHIPS are available for students who study abroad on study-abroad programs from a variety of sources.
• Travel to and from Granada, Spain is currently approximately between $740-$870.
• Students should budget at least $400 / month for miscellaneous expenses, such as entertainment, recreational travel, gifts, clothes, etc.

Travel Documents

• Students from any country outside the European Union planning to study in Granada for more than three months should apply for a student visa at their nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate.
• Once the application form for a semester or academic year at CLM (University of Granada) has been received, students will be sent a Reservation or Enrolment Certificate together with a letter of confirmation to the address given.
• It is important to be aware that if you have entered Spain with a tourist visa, it is not then possible to obtain a student visa to prolong your stay. Even if you initially think you will be in the country for less than three months, it is worth applying for a student visa in your own country which will enable you to prolong your stay in Spain if you should so wish.
• Documents required for visa renewal and student permit (once in Spain):
a) A valid passport or identity card plus photocopy.
b) Three passport photographs.
c) Confirmation of enrolment at CLM (enrolment certificate).
d) Proof that students have sufficient financial means at their disposal: bank certificate or credit card.
e) Proof of valid medical insurance.
f) Grade certificate of the course the visa was issued for.
g) The student residence permit application is processed at the main Police Station in Plaza de los Campos (just three minutes from CLM).

Travel

• Students are responsible for their own travel. Travel costs can vary.
• A round-trip ticket to Málaga from JFK Airport is currently around $720-$850. A bus departs from Málaga Airport to Granada at regular intervals during the day and costs $18-$20.
• Students can often find student discounts for airfare. See the General Information and Handy Links page.
• Our students enjoy greeting and orientation by mentors/tutors who help BU students adjust to the university and the city, and who help get BU students registered and settled in.

Credits

• Students must be full-time students and take 12 to 18 credits.
• Credits transfer as per advisement with the program director.

Curriculum

• BU students study for one or two semesters in Grenada
• Students can take classes in Spanish Language, Culture, and Literature.
• We strongly encourage students to study abroad for two semesters, especially if international activity will be part of future career plans or if a student is planning to apply to graduate school.
• The fall semester begins at the end of September and ends in mid-December; the spring semester begins in late February and ends in mid-May.
• Short-term summer program is also available.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program, students must be enrolled full time at Bloomsburg University or at a University in the PA State System of Higher Education and be in good academic standing.

Health Insurance

• Students from EU countries should bring their E-111/128 form with them which allows then to use the Spanish Public Health Service if required. This form should be requested from the health authorities in the country of origin.
• Students should take make sure before their arrival that their social security or private insurance covers them while in Spain.
• Through CLM students can take out medical insurance if they wish.

To Apply:
All students who study abroad must complete all required procedures and submit all BU forms.
Contact the Office of Global Education
Warren Student Services Center 234
globaleducation@bloomu.edu