Anthropology, Arabic, Art History, Biology, Business, Economics, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Fine Arts, Gender Studies, History, International Relations, Internship, Literature, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sciences, Spanish, Women's Studies
Granada is a multicultural city, the historic crossroads of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. Students on this program benefit from a variety of internship and volunteer opportunities in addition to their coursework, can choose between a dormitory and a homestay, and have the option of taking a class free of charge at a local recreation center.
This program offers a wide variety of courses in Art History, History, Humanities, Islamic Studies, Spanish Language and Literature, Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Religion. For further information on the range of courses on this program, please visit the IES website.
You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.
Students are required to take a minimum of 15 credits per semester; students can register for a maximum of 19 credits per semester. Students planning to fulfill any requirements for the Spanish Minor are advised to obtain course approval from the adviser for Spanish Minors.
To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the IES Granada Course Equivalency List* Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies webpage.
*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.
This program is only available to regularly enrolled Penn State undergraduate students.
3.0 Cumulative GPA
2-4 semesters of Spanish
Language semesters required for this program reflect both the minimum number of semesters needed and the maximum number of semester you can have. Please apply only to the program that corresponds with your level of language study.
Housing and Meals
Your housing will be arranged by IES. You will live either in a Homestays, Student Residences, and Colegios Mayores. Homestays are typically located anywhere from a 5-35 minute walk from the Center. Two meals a day are provided by your host. Residence halls are appealing to independent-minded students with a high level of Spanish language. Residence halls include 15 meals during the week with no meals on the weekends. Colegio dorms include 18 meals per week in student cafeterias. These are also ideal for outgoing students with a high level of Spanish language. In this particular accomodation, students will be required to live with a host family for the first month of the program until the Colegio opens.
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the (Fall or Spring) budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.
Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit theFunding Study Abroadsection of the Global Penn State website.
For More Information
For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative.
To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.
For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
How to Apply
If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page.
You must complete the following materials in your application:
Education Abroad Questionnaire
One academic recommendation
Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.
Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with the host provider as a part of your Penn State application either at time of application or upon acceptance.
NOTE: NOTE: Please note: The dates listed above are not the actual dates of the program. At a later date your program dates will be provided to you. Should you have any questions, please follow up with your Education Abroad advisor.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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