University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Fall 2023: Granada, Spain

Program Dates September 10, 2023 - December 22, 2023
This program is closed.

Program Overview Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees and tuition.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

Study Spanish culture in Granada, one of the most beautiful cities in the Andalusia region of southern Spain. Granada's imposing Moorish palace, the Alhambra, overlooks the city and envelops it in history. A Mediterranean climate, romantic location, and excellent academic program make the Granada Semester an experience not to be missed. The host institution of this program is the Granada Institute of International Studies. Dr. Amalia Pulgarin, Director of GRIIS administers the program in Spain and serves as a liaison to the University of Delaware.

Spend about a month taking an intensive Spanish language course to help prepare you for taking courses in art, history, business, international relations, political science and literature in Spanish during the rest of the fall semester in Granada. Spanish majors and minors, as well as students interested in improving their Spanish language skills will find this program a particularly enriching experience.

Take part in a variety of social and cultural activities. The program typically features visits to sites in and around Granada, such as the Alhambra, Cathedral and Royal Chapel, and Albaicin. You will have the chance to explore Spain, too. Once settled into Granada, weekend excursions will take you to the the Andalusian cities of Cordoba and Seville among other destinations.

Students are housed in single rooms in a residence with Spanish university students. All meals will be provided. Students will reside in hotels during overnight excursions

The Program Fee includes lodging,three meals a day in homestay, laundry once a week, cost of Spanish visa (required for U.S. citizens),international medical insurance, airport pick-up in Granada,as wells as all program-related activities and excursions.

The program fee does NOT include airfare to/from Granada, Spain, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Granada, Spain. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Classrooms will not have air conditioning and students walk on average about 20 -30 minutes to class.

Courses: Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure). All students must enroll in at least 15 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course. These courses have been pre-approved for UD students participating on this program.

The courses are not guaranteed, and enrollment in specific courses is based on placement exams.

Students are enrolled in a 3 credit intensive Spanish course (SPAN 300 or SPAN 406) which meets M-F in the first month of the program. The intensive Spanish course is designed to enhance the language skills of students prior to the start of the other academic courses. In addition, all students will take SPAN 308: Spain in the XXI Century throughout the duration of the progam. At the end of the intensive Spanish course, all students will take the University of Granada’s Center for Modern Language’s Spanish language proficiency test. The results of this test will dictate which langauge track students will be enrolled in, Hispanic Studies or Language and Culture. Students with higher scores will focus on Hispanic Studies and students with lower scores will study Language and Culture.
UNIV 373-013: Study Abroad - Granada (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Estimated Tuition based on current year$6,685.00$17,945.00
Estimated Program Fee$5,450.00$5,450.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$12,135.00$23,395.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.

Contact Information:
Marie Gleason
Study Abroad Coordinator
121 E. Delaware Ave. Newark DE 19716

Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 10, 2023
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 10, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: March 21, 2023

Interest Meetings:
02/20/2023, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Registration Link:
02/28/2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Registration Link:

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.