The Arcadia Granada Center welcomes students at all levels of Spanish study. Students choose from a wide range of courses, taught in English or Spanish, in language, literature, environmental and Islamic studies, as well as area studies and culture. More advanced students have the opportunity to enroll in fully integrated courses at the Universidad de Granada.
All students take an initial four-week course in Spanish language. The balance of the student's coursework is determined by the student's level of Spanish language proficiency. Students will be placed in Spanish language at the appropriate level based upon the results of a placement exam administered during orientation in Granada.
Beginning Spanish Proficiency: Students with 0-3 semesters of college-level Spanish will have the option of taking classes in English combined with Spanish language study.
Intermediate Spanish Proficiency: Students with 4-5 semesters of college-level Spanish can take all coursework in Spanish, or combine courses in Spanish with courses in English.
Advanced Spanish Proficiency: Students with 5-6 semesters of college-level Spanish can take all coursework in Spanish, or combine courses in Spanish with courses in English.
Superior Spanish Proficiency: Students with 6-8 semesters of college-level Spanish can choose from CLM courses in Spanish, directly enroll in the faculties of the Universidad de Granada (academic year and spring students only), and take courses at the Arcadia Granada Center.
Environmental Studies: Arcadia offers courses in this area of concentration, taught in English, which is combined with Spanish language study at all levels at the CLM.
The Arcadia Advantage
An Arcadia program isn't just about enrolling you in an overseas institution, however. It's about all of the services we provide. Before you go, you can contact our program manager for advice on the application process, choosing courses, housing or simply what you should pack. Once you arrive, our resident director will lead an orientation program that will introduce you to the culture, history and politics of Spain as well as preparing you for the academic challenges of studying in a different educational system. During the semester, you can expect to participate in excursions that are designed to allow you to reflect on learning both inside and outside of the classroom.
Fall Semester and Academic Year: April 20
Spring Semester: October 1
** Programs may fill long before their final deadline.
* Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.