Study Abroad

Granada Program

Southwestern University, in collaboration with Academic Programs International (API), has created a program in Granada, Spain specially designed for Southwestern students. The SU Granada Program is a seven-week, eight-credit program for students with a minimum of one semester of college-level Spanish.  On this program, students earn credit for Spanish II and III.  Students apply to Southwestern, not to API, directly.


Laura Senio Blair

Professor of Spanish



Laura Senio Blair

Professor of Spanish


SU Granada Program



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  •  Students must have completed the language prerequisite of Spanish I, or the equivalent, in order to be eligible.

    • Application Deadline: February 1
    • Program Start Date: Arrival in Granada - May 15th 2020 
    • Program End Date: Departure from Madrid - July 4th 2020
  • The tentative cost for this program is between $5,970 and $6,970.  Cost is based on enrollment and may change if enrollment changes. 

    There is a $550 non-refundable application deposit due at the time of application — February 1 — to the Office of Intercultural Learning. Checks should be made out to Southwestern University. Please note: should a student not be accepted to participate in the program or should the program not make, Southwestern will refund the $550 application deposit.

    The program fee includes: tuition for eight credits, three meals per day are included with the host family, laundry service once a week, airport pick-up and ground transportation to and from the airport as well as all API organized excursions, hotel and breakfast costs during organized excursions, entrance fees during excursions and cultural activities, API resident director, and medical insurance. The fee does not include airfare to and from Spain. Students are responsible for their own flight arrangements, lunch and dinner on excursions, transportation within Granada, internet café expenses, photocopies of class materials/readings, as well as passport and personal expenses (toiletries, activities, snacks, personal travel, luggage fees, souvenirs, etc.).

  • Students will start the program with a comprehensive orientation. The program then consists of a three-day review of Spanish basics to prepare students for the fast-paced intermediate coursework to come. Students will then attend two intermediate Spanish classes:

    • Spanish II - SPA15-154 


    • Spanish III - SPA15-164 

    One course will be taught by SU faculty Dr. Laura Senio Blair and one course will be taught by a local instructor. 

  • While in Granada, students will live with carefully selected host families who will provide students with three meals per day and laundry service one time per week. Two students will be assigned to each family. A welcome and a farewell meal are included in the program fee. Breakfast is included at all hotels. Students are responsible for all other meals.

  • The program begins with a thorough orientation in Granada. Students will stay in a hotel their first night, and attend sessions on cultural adaptation and safety while also visiting some of Granada’s most important sites. They will then finish orientation by learning about host family living before meeting their host families and moving into their housing. The final session the following morning will cover the cultural events and excursions that the students will attend as part of the Granada program.   

    Organized excursions will include a weekend trip to Cadiz (including a Panoramic tour with guide, and a visit to Torre Tavira and Museo Fenicio). Then, at the end of the program, the whole group will travel to Madrid and spend their last two days exploring the city together (including a guided walking tour of central Madrid, and a visit to Reina Sofia, Prado Museum, and El Escorial Monastery).