High School Programs in Granada

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A Guide to High School Programs Abroad in Granada

Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the south of Andalusia, Granada is the perfect destination for high school students who want to experience life in one of Spain’s quaint hill towns while learning all about the the country’s fascinating Moorish history. Embarking on a high school program in Granada can be an incredible educative experience in one of Europe’s most enchanting cities. It certainly won’t hurt your Spanish speaking skills either!

High School Programs in Granada

Most high school programs in Granada are centered around language immersion. Generally lasting between just a couple of weeks and as long as a few months, Spanish language high school programs in Granada are a great way to advance your fluency to the next level while practicing every day in and outside of the classroom. Traditional study abroad programs are also available in Granada, allowing high school students to explore a wide range of additional subjects such as history, art, and literature

Cultural exploration programs are another popular form of high school program in Granada. Because of its singular history as the last Muslim-ruled city in Europe (the outpost was re-captured by Christian Monarchs in the late 15th century), Granada today boasts a rich cultural fusion of both Western European and North African Islamic influences. From the food to the architecture to the spoken language, there is hardly a more distinctive environment for cultural immersion in all of Spain.

For those of you who want to visit Granada but do not want to commit yourself entirely to one city, don’t sweat it! Adventure travel programs are a great way to explore multiple locations throughout Spain, soaking up Granada as just one stop of many during a Mediterranean adventure.

Life in Granada

Part of the tremendous appeal about a high school program in Granada lies in the laid-back feeling which pervades this small Spanish hill town; with a population of roughly 230,000, Granada ranks in as just the 13th largest city in Spain. Relaxed mornings, afternoon siestas, and late-night dinners are all hallmarks of the local lifestyle that, while maybe initially producing some feelings of culture shock, will ultimately lead you to fall in love with this quaint Mediterranean city.

Because it is such a small city, Granada is easily navigable by foot. Cobblestone streets, medieval Islamic architecture, and sprawling public gardens all make for many pleasant afternoons strolling about your new home. The most famous of all landmarks in Granada is the Alhambra, a stunningly beautiful 9th century citadel which overlooks the city. The Alhambra and the ancient Albayzin district are both protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Lastly, one of the best parts about embarking on a high school program in Granada is how close you are to nature. The city is embedded in the beautiful countryside of Andalusia, only a short distance from both the mountains and the beach. If you ever get tired of exploring Spanish culture within the city, the great outdoors is right at your front doorstep.

Scholarships & Costs

Because it is a smaller city, on-the ground costs are generally more affordable in Granada than in major Spanish metropolises such as Barcelona, Madrid, and Valencia. Spain also is one of the more affordable countries to live in among Western European nations, so your euros will take you further here.

Nevertheless, high school programs in Granada can still prove quite expensive because of airfare and program fees. If affordability is a concern for the high school program in Granada that most appeals to you, check out our Scholarship Directory and fundraising page to explore the many ways you can make your dream trip a reality.

Accommodation & Visas

Homestays are generally the most popular form of accommodation for high school programs in Granada, offering students the exciting opportunity to immerse themselves fully into Spanish family life and culture. Dormitories are sometimes also available if you are studying at a local school, which can further prove a wonderful opportunity to connect with peers from around the world.

Whether or not you will need a visa to embark on a high school program in Granada depends primarily on your home country and the length of your stay. Citizens of the European Union will not need a visa regardless of the length of stay, while students from most countries outside of Europe will need to apply for a student visa if their program runs longer than three months. For more information you can check out our Spanish Embassy Directory.

Benefits & Challenges

Multicultural City. Granada has ancient roots in Christian, Judaic, and Islamic traditions, developing over centuries to form a tolerant city with a very distinct multicultural ethos.

Language Boom. Spanish learners be prepared; if you make the effort to engage locals in conversation as much as possible, you will be amazed at how far your language skills soar!

The Scenery. Have you ever dreamt of waking up every morning in a lazy hill town of southern Spain? It’s time to make that dream a reality by embarking on a high school program in Granada.

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