Arcadia in Granada Summer Courses

Students at all levels of Spanish can be accommodated in the Granada summer program. You will take 6 credits per session, and may enroll in one or two sessions. 

  • Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.

  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online course form.

Special Considerations

Your Spanish language courses will be determined by your level of fluency. Final course enrollment will be confirmed after your placement exam during orientation in Granada.

Final course enrollment will be determined by the CLM after your placement exam during orientation.

Choosing Your Courses

If you choose Option 2, your Spanish language skills must be at intermediate level.

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.

  • One session = 6 credits
  • Two sessions = 12 credits

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 will be dependent on the results of a placement exam. You will take 90 hours of language study and conversation workshops for a total of 6 credits.

  • 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

View Spanish Curriculum.

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 may choose two 3-credit elective courses, or a combination of 1.5-credit elective courses, earning a total of 6 credits per session.​ You are not required to take a Spanish Language course.

3-Credit Elective Courses:

  • GRAN SPAN 2xxS Intensive Spanish Intermediate Level
  • GRAN SPAN 3xxS Intensive Spanish Advanced Level
  • GRAN SPAN 4xxS Intensive Spanish Superior Level
  • 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
  • GRAN SPAN 245S S Spanish and EU Legal Systems and Business Law in Spain

View Course Offerings (document in Spanish)


1.5 Credit Elective Courses:

  • 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
  • GRAN SPAN 243S Spanish Business Law
  • GRAN SPAN 244S  Spanish and EU Legal Systems

View Course Offerings (document is in Spanish).

Enrollment Process

Official course registration will take place upon arrival. The online course form you submit to Arcadia prior to acceptance is not set in stone. To fill out this form:

  • Course code: The CLM does not use course codes, so please leave it blank.

Grade Scale

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).

Spanish Abbreviation Translation Numeric U.S. Equivalent
Sobresaliente SB Outstanding 9 - 10 A
Notable NT Very Good 7 - 8.99 B+
Bien B Good 6 - 6.99 B
Aprobado AP Passing 5 - 5.99 C
Suspenso S/I Fail 0 - 4.99 F