Arcadia in Granada Summer Courses

Students at all levels of Spanish can be accommodated in the Granada summer program. All students will take at least one Intensive Spanish language course. You can structure your program based on one of two options: CILE or CILYC as described below.

Two sessions are available, and you can choose to participate in one session for 5-6 credits, or both sessions for a total of 10-12 credits, depending on your course options.

You will be placed in an appropriate Spanish language class according to your proficiency level. Upon arrival in Granada, you will take a Spanish language proficiency exam and we will let you know your level of placement at Orientation.

  • Make sure your credits transfer back for credit with your home school – this is your responsibility.
  • Please be flexible about courses – we can’t guarantee placement in specific courses.
  • Review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course registration form to The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.

There are 2 program options:

Option 1 - Intensive Spanish Language Program (CILE)

The program has been adapted to comply with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Your placement in one of the following levels, worth 5 credits, will be dependent on the results of a placement exam.

  • GRAN SPAN 101S: Intensive Spanish Beginner Level
  • GRAN SPAN 102S: Intensive Spanish Elementary Level
  • GRAN SPAN 201S: Intensive Spanish Lower Intermediate Level
  • GRAN SPAN 202S: Intensive Spanish Intermediate Level
  • GRAN SPAN 301S: Intensive Spanish Upper Intermediate Level
  • GRAN SPAN 302S: Intensive Spanish Advanced Level
  • GRAN SPAN 401S: Intensive Spanish Upper Advanced Level
  • GRAN SPAN 402S: Intensive Spanish Superior Level

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Option 2: Intensive Spanish Language and Culture Program (CILYC)

To be eligible for this option, you must place into an Intermediate or higher level of Spanish as all courses are taught in Spanish.​

You will be required to take a Spanish Language course (202 or higher). You may then choose one 3-credit elective course, or two 1.5-credit elective courses. Combined with the required 3-credit Spanish language course, you will earn a total of 6 credits per session.​

3-Credit Elective Courses:

  • GRAN SPAN 212S Spanish and Latin American Literature
  • GRAN SPAN 223S Spanish Geography and History
  • GRAN SPAN 224S History and History of Art in Spain
  • GRAN SPAN 233S Spanish and Islamic Culture in Spain
  • GRAN SPAN 234S Spanish and Latin American Culture

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  • GRAN SPAN 210S Spanish Literature
  • GRAN SPAN 211S Latin American Literature
  • GRAN SPAN 220S History of Spain
  • GRAN SPAN 221S Spanish Geography
  • GRAN SPAN 222S History of Art in Spain
  • GRAN SPAN 230S Spanish Civilization and Culture
  • GRAN SPAN 231S Islamic Culture in Spain
  • GRAN SPAN 232S Latin American Civilization and Culture
  • GRAN SPAN 203S Diversity of Spanish in the World
  • GRAN SPAN 204S Introduction to Business Spanish

View course offerings (document is in Spanish).