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Islamic Studies In Spain


Fall, Spring, Academic Year


Fall/Spring Semester

Degree Level


Subject Areas

  • Arabic
  • International Relations
  • Science
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Please contact us for current cost information.

Program Fees Include:

What's included:

•Guaranteed housing in homestay, including three meals a day
•Computer/internet access at the Center for Modern Languages
•Two-week orientation
•An intercultural workshop, exclusively offered by Central College Abroad
•Weekly phonetics and tutorial sessions
•Language and culture exchange (optional)
•Excursions and cultural events such as a four-day excursion to Morocco
•Internship and service-learning opportunities (optional)
•On-site resident director and support services
•Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support
•Optional online pre-departure and re-entry course
•Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook
•Supplemental travel insurance, including mental health coverage, emergency evacuation and more
•International student ID card provided by INEXT
•Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission


All students live with host families, one or two students per family. In addition to being a necessity in a university community with 50,000 students and very little university-owned housing, boarding with families provides an invaluable element to the student's linguistic and cultural immersion in Granada. All host families live within walking distance of the university.

All Central College Abroad host families have been carefully selected and most have a long history of receiving students in their homes. Interaction with a family allows students the valuable opportunity to experience traditional Spanish life, while still having full access to the Central College Abroad Center.


All host families provide breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Most Spanish families take pride in their cooking and in their traditional Mediterranean cuisine.

Experience Required


    Pre-requisite: Students must meet the language requirement for the Language and Culture program (three or more semesters of college-level Spanish)

This Program is open to

American Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Scholarships are Available

For many students, scholarship funds make a real difference between participation and staying home. For students who attend a school that is part of Central’s cooperative council, additional scholarships are available.

Central College Abroad provides scholarship opportunities for semester and year program applicants for both Central College and non-Central students.
Scholarship applications are made after acceptance into a Central College Abroad program. Application directions and forms are accessed through an online acceptance account.

Pay attention to scholarship deadlines; some allow you to apply for the scholarship even if you have not officially been accepted to the program yet. Note that scholarship deadlines operate independently of program application deadlines.

Apply, apply, apply! It never hurts to try. Studying abroad is an experience that will enrich your undergraduate experience. Don’t let cost hold you back. Research your options so you can begin this life-changing journey!

Central College Abroad scholarship deadlines:

•March 15 — fall and year programs
•October 1 — spring programs.

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Online Application
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Reference

Typically The Application Process Time is

5 days

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home