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  • Locations: Granada, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Abby Hall Grubbs
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 15 credit hours/semester Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art History, Arts & Humanities, Environmental Science and Policy, Global Cultural Studies, History, International Comparative Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish and Latin American Studies Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:

Please note that the Duke Study Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see http://globaled.duke.edu/finances/study-abroad-fee.


If you want to experience Spain and its multi-faceted culture, while improving your Spanish language both inside and outside the classroom, this program is for you. The Arcadia Granada Center offers this innovative study abroad program in cooperation with the Universidad de Granada and its world-renowned Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM).

You will take Spanish language courses, the level of which is determined by a language test during orientation at the CLM. In addition, you can choose from a wide variety of courses, some taught in English, others in Spanish, such as Spanish culture, art, history, politics, economics, business, music, geography and more.

You’ll also develop an in-depth appreciation and understanding of Spanish culture, history and way of life through the many lively excursions and enriching on-site study experiences organized by enthusiastic faculty and staff at our Granada center.

Course Load for Fall Semester
Total semester credit hours: 17
Students are required to attend the pre-session intensive language course, worth 5 semester credits.
During the rest of the semester (October through December) students enroll in 12 semester credits comprised of
  • Required Arcadia core course (3 cr hr) 
  • 2 required Spanish courses (6 cr hrs) 
  • 1 elective course (3 cr hrs) 
Course Load for Spring Semester
Total semester credit hours: 15
Students are not allowed to do the intensive pre-session for credit

Students enroll in 15 credit hours during the semester, comprised of
  • Required Arcadia core course (3 cr hr) 
  • 2 required Spanish courses (6 cr hrs) 
  • 2 elective courses (6 cr hrs) 

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