Granada is a cultural gem in the southern province of Andalusia. Sitting at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, it is ruggedly beautiful and overflowing with cultural and architectural remnants of an illustrious past. Granada was the last Moorish stronghold to be recaptured by the Christian monarchs in 1492 and, although never officially Spain's capital, its symbolic importance in the creation of modern Spain has made it a familiar name to historians and tourists alike. Though historic, Granada is a modern college town filled with a myriad of opportunities to integrate with its community and experience its culture.
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What Our Students are Saying
"Three months ago I was almost to scared to get on the plane, but thank goodness I did. My abroad experience has been the most rewarding experience of my life so far. I have learned to appreciate a beautiful new culture and its people while becoming more independent and confident in the process. I have never smiled more than I have during my three months in Spain, and I feel so lucky to have had this once in a lifetime opportunity"
Holly D.DU University of Denver
"Granada is an amazing place that you will come to love as soon as you get here. ISA makes living in this city easy by providing support like taking you to the doctor when you get sick, giving you a place (super close to school) to study and rest. The ISA directors are probably the nicest group of adults I've met in a formal school experience like this. They are awesome"
Isabel K.St. Mary's College of Maryland
"The ISA program in Granada gave me an experience abroad that I will never forget. I am coming back to America a much more independent, culturally aware individual. I cannot explain how much I have grown in just two months of being abroad. I would highly recommend anyone that has the opportunity to travel with ISA. It's truly a life changing experience"
Jenna D.University of Florida
"Everyday was a new adventure. Everyday was another chance to make a friend, learn a word, find a place. In Granada, you would never know if something cool is around the corner until you walk around that corner and see it for yourself. And that is just what I did"
Kaza K.Radford University
"I could not have chosen a better program than ISA Granada. The staff was so invested in our experience and progress, the community was incredibly welcoming, and the city is absolutely stunning. I got to see so much of Spain and have a huge appreciation for learning the language and about the culture. It was so rewarding to have my Spanish improve at such a quick rate, to build relationships with locals of all ages, and to be a part of a Spanish family. I am now much more confident in my ability to follow up on new opportunities, and wherever they may take me in the world"
Olivia M.James Madison University
"¡Sonrie! ¡Estás en Granada! Granada is the perfect city to capture the culture of Spain. There's plenty to do from touring the Alhambra to taking advantage of the free tapas! Don't be afraid to get lost in the city, because when you do, you'll find a new adventure around every corner."
Tabitha E. Concordia University Nebraska