Spanish Language Study in Granada, Spain

Exciting Winter Break

Program full. CGE is no longer accepting applications!

Study abroad and learn Spanish in one of the most ancient and diverse cities in Spain!


Discover Granada, overflowing with historical and architectural remnants of an illustrious past, a small city that provides an ideal setting for studying Spanish language and culture. Stroll the winding, cobble-stoned streets of the Albaycin; peek into Gypsy caves; wander the passageways of the Alhambra (pictured in the above header); or experience the flare of flamenco.

Granada's tremendous history and culture transform the city into a veritable extension of the classroom. Its strategic location in Andalusia at the foot of the Sierra Nevada makes it an excellent hub for exploring Southern Spain. Don't miss this great opportunity to discover Granada, a city whose vibrant night life ranks it among the 3 most popular cities in all of Spain for college students studying abroad!

Students will take Spanish classes at the Universidad de Granada. Field trips are planned to Fuentevaqueros (Federico García-Lorca's birthplace), the Alhambra, Córdoba, and the Cathedral and Royal Chapel.

Academic Director

Jennifer LeemanDr. Jennifer Leeman is Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern & Classical languages at George Mason. Her teaching and research interests include multilingualism and Spanish in the US; ideologies of language, race, and nation; language policy, and the sociopolitics of Spanish language education. Originally from Boston, Dr. Leeman has studied and traveled extensively in Latin America and Spain, and directed CGE study abroad programs in Cuernavaca (México), Granada, Madrid, and Seville.

Program Dates:
May 30-July 1, 2014

You should plan to leave the United States by May 28th and arrive in Granada on May 29th to meet your host family before classes start. You can schedule your return to the United States from Spain for July 2nd.

Do not purchase international airfare until you are advised by your Program Officer.

Program Fee: $4,867

The Center for Global Education Program Fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • Housing - homestays
  • 3 meals per day
  • Laundry
  • Guided tours
  • Cultural excursions
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Emergency medical insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation


Scholarships are available to George Mason students. George Mason students may also use financial aid to cover a program's cost. If you are not a George Mason university student check with your study abroad office or office of financial aid to learn more about how to cover the cost of your study abroad.

The Martha Paley Francescato Scholarship
awards $500-$1000 to an undergraduate student applying for a study abroad program and pursuing a degree in Spanish. Applicant will be required to submit an essay stating why they need additional funds for a study abroad and detailing commitment to the Spanish program. Application Source: Contact Modern and Classical Languages, Jen Barnard.

How to Apply

Consult the How to Apply section for detailed instructions. Start by completing the online application. Pay the $150 registration and processing fee ($200 for non-Mason).

Note that all supplemental documents are required by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact the Program Officer for further application forms and instructions specific to your program.

*CGE reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.