Study Abroad Program Overview
The Iberian Studies Al Andalus program offers a special opportunity to work on your Spanish language skills while taking classes in English on range of courses dealing with Andalucía, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. The beautiful city of Granada lends itself with equal ease to the traditional study of Spanish art and literature or to broader considerations of Islam in Spain, environmental politics of the Mediterranean, the Arab world and the West, or public health in Spain.
Excursions to the monumental palaces of Granada accompany the academic experience and a four-day trip to Morocco highlights the contrasts and the shared elements of Moroccan and Andalusian culture. Granada is also a magnet for exchange students from all over Europe, many of whom will share your classes in the Modern Language Center. All of this experience and you are home in time for winter quarter!
Students attend classes with international students.
Language of Instruction
- Spanish language study is required for all students who are not exempt via the CLM placement exam upon arrival.
Go to the Participants
section to see current or past calendars.
Late September to mid-DecemberThe duration of the Fall Quarter may be fewer than 90 days, which limits the duration of stay within the Schengen Area, and may allow for little to no recreational travel time before and after the program.
You will arrange your housing
directly with CLM prior to arrival in Granada. Housing options include homestays, single apartments, or shared apartments, houses, and flats.
You can choose to live in a prearranged homestay to assist with your Spanish acquisition and integration into daily life. Lodging with a host family, includes laundry once a week and three typical Spanish meals per day so you'll be able to enjoy the company of your Spanish host.
One-bedroom apartments are the most independent housing option. Two-bedroom apartments offer shared spaces with two private bedrooms. Shared houses and flats are also available for those interested in single or double bedrooms and shared communal areas. All of these options are fully-furnished.
Housing resources are available your Pre-Departure Checklist.
With the sea and the mountains accessible for a day trip, historical cities nearby, and the beautiful neighborhoods of Granada within walking distance, there is no shortage of activities available to you in Andalucia. The CLM offers opportunities for guided visits around the city for deeper learning of local history and culture. For those interested in sports, you have access to the Univ. of Granada's sports facilities, where you can continue to practice or compete, or you can learn a new sport in Southern Spain!
Students will also embark on a four day student and cultural exchange program in Morocco with the participants of the UCEAP Univ. of Granada Fall and Year programs. This online video put together by past UCEAP participants offers you a brief look at what you can expect in Granada and Morocco!
UCEAP students are supported by UC’s network of EAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP host universities throughout the world. UCEAP programs in Spain are administered by a UC faculty member who serves as UC Faculty Director of programs in Spain. The local staff will help you integrate into Spanish culture and provide assistance with academics, safety, and other issues.Meet our staff...
See the UCEAP Program Guide
for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; units, exams, and grades; orientation; housing; and health and safety.
The program offered by the Modern Language Center focuses on Spanish language and its culture in the context of Southern Spain and the Mediterranean. The program begins with a language placement test, and all students who do not place out of intermediate level Spanish take two language courses:
- Oral and written production
- Notions of Spanish grammar
In addition, student take two or three additional classes, usually in English. Those proposed for fall 2018 are:
- Spanish Literature
- Social and demographic changes in Spanish geography
- Mediterranean sustainability: toward local self-sustainability
- History of Spain
- Art history in Spain
- Spanish culture and civilization
- Islamic culture in Spain
- Culture and civilization of Latin America
- The Arab world and the West: past and future
- Public health in Spain
- Environmental politics in the European Union
- Economy of Spain and Latin America
- International marketing
- Developing competence in STEM
Several of these courses are also offered in Spanish and open to students with adequate language ability.
Course details for the 1819 program can be found in the online guide
produced by the University of Granada Modern Language Center. The 2019 fall courses will be posted as they are confirmed.
All courses carry 4.5 UC quarter/3.0 UC semester units. All students are required to take four courses and may take a maximum of five courses.
Internships, Research, and Independent Study
Internships for academic credit or other independent study are not available on this program.
University of Granada
UCEAP has a very long association with the University of Granada, and is excited to deepen our relations through their Centro de Lenguas Modernas. The Centro advances Spanish language acquisition through the communicative method and specializes in modern audiovisual technology to enhance instruction. The Centro and many surrounding areas are equipped with Wi-Fi and two different computer labs. Through other services offered by the Center, students can enhance their language skills through linguistic exchanges with other students, through cultural activities, and through sports teams.
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
Estimated EAP Costs *
|Fall Quarter||11 - 11||18 - 22.5||12 - 15||$10,300||$2,000|
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.
1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.
All fees are subject to change without notice.
These expenses are estimated for 2016-17. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2016-17 payment information, visit the Participants Portal
and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
- UC fees
- Tuition at the University of Granada Modern Language Center
- On-site orientation
- City tours in Granada
- Visits to Sacramonte and the Alhambra
- Four-day excursion in Morocco
- Round-trip airfare from California
- Predeparture expenses (health clearance, student visa, etc.)
- Range for housing and meals
- Course materials
- Other incidental expenses
- Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.
UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Sophomore, Junior, Senior
2.75 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.
All applicants must also have:
- Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
- Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
- A willingness to abide by program regulations.
- Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements and be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
Application Information and Deadlines
Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.
Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.
For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.
These are minimum requirements. Your Campus EAP Office determines selection and final admission.
Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: