Prior to their departure and on-site orientation, students will receive detailed pre-departure online orientation which serves as a primer for their study abroad experience in Spain. Although the on-site orientation will cover the nitty-gritty of life in Spain, the online orientation allows students to read up on pertinent information before their arrival in Granada. It will cover academics, culture, gender relations, useful phrases, food, housing, the university, ISA facilities, money matters, visas, and numerous other details that students also learn about during their on-site orientation. Of course, students are always welcome to contact the Granada Site Specialist with any questions.
Semester, Year, and Summer students fly into Madrid where they will meet the resident staff and the other ISA students for several excursions and an on-site orientation. The ISA staff will provide students with a brief introduction to Spain's history and culture, while also letting students know what to expect while living in Granada, taking classes at the University of Granada, and adjusting to life in Spain.