Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Center for Global Education


IES Granada Program

Posted on February 13, 2013

IES (The Institute for the International Education of Students) has offered study abroad opportunities for over 60 years, with programs located in more than 20 countries. The IES Granada program is designed to capitalize on full immersion in the culture and language of southern Spain. The program offers two intensive Spanish tracks at intermediate and advanced levels. Advanced students are able to enroll in classes at the Universidad de Granada. Other IES courses are taught by IES faculty members in Spanish and English and provide students with a deeper knowledge of Granada and Spain’s Moorish and Jewish heritages, as well as the ongoing connections between Spain and North Africa, and the country's relationship with the European Community. Field trips and other activities encourage students to explore Granada and Andalusia, one of the country's most vibrant regions.

Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Granada (population 237,000) provides a unique view of the relationship of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism in Spanish history. Granada, the last capital of Moorish Spain, is known for the magnificent palace of The Alhambra, the gardens of The Generalife, and The Albaicin, which attract visitors from all over the world. The Cathedral of Granada, an example of 16th century renaissance architecture, is the burial site of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand, the Spanish monarchs who led the Conquest of Spain and Granada. One of Spain's most well-known literary figures of the 20th century, Federico Garcia Lorca, also was from Granada. It is a university city, youthful and energetic, with many cultural and artistic venues, entertainment and fiestas throughout the year.

Academic Year, or Fall or Spring semesters

Program Dates
Fall: early September through mid-December
Spring: late January through late May (or mid-June if enrolled in Universidad de Granada courses)

Courses & Credit
Students enroll in 15-19 credit hours each semester. The Intermediate Program consists of a 6 credit Spanish course and 9-12 credits of English-taught area studies courses. The Advanced Program consists of a 4 credit Spanish course, 3-15 credits of Spanish-taught area courses, and 3-15 credits of Universidad de Granada courses.

Admission Requirements
Students must have completed 2 semesters of college-level Spanish to be eligible for the Intermediate Program, and 4 semesters for the Advanced Program.

Housing & Board
Students are given the choice of living in homestays, residence halls, or colegios mayors. Meals vary according to housing arrangements. See Program brochures for details.

Wheaton Tuition, Room and Board*. Expenses covered include tuition, housing, meal plans, one round-trip airfare from NY area airports or Boston to Spain (Malaga) and some program related field trips. *Arrangements and fees for meals are under review.

Other Expenses
Students are responsible for a $500 administrative fee, passport and visa fees, meals, domestic travel to overseas flight departure city, IES insurance, and personal expenses.

Guidelines are available in the Center for Global Education; applications may be downloaded and completed online.

Make an appointment to see Lynn Gaylord in the Center for Global Education, ext. 4950. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of Wheaton Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study

Arabic Language/Studies
Art History
Biological Sciences
Environmental Studies
Fine Arts
Film Studies
International Business
International Relations
Political Science
Religious Studies
Women’s Studies

Financial Aid
More information is available regarding various scholarships and financial aid through IES Abroad's website.

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