Granada: Translation and Interpretation Program

At a Glance

City: Granada
Partner Institution: University of Granada
Housing: Homestay accommodations with Spanish families
Accepts Non-Brown Students: Yes
Language Requirements: Advanced  


Brown offers students with strong Spanish language skills the opportunity to enroll in a special semester program of study at the University of Granada's Faculty of Translation and Interpretation, commonly referred to as "Traductores." Traductores offers the largest array of linguistic offerings of any university in Spain and is renowned for its rigor in preparing students to translate and interpret at a professional level. Serious students of language will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in specialized courses that will significantly improve their language communication skills and give them a competitive advantage for career positions that require highly-honed second language proficiency.


Upon arrival, fall and spring term students will enroll in a two-week advanced-level intensive Spanish language course offered through the University of Granada's Center for Modern Languages (CLM). Students then begin their coursework at Traductores, enrolling in a load equivalent to 30 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits or 4 Brown credits. Examples of courses include:

  • Spanish Language (for High Advanced/Native Speakers)
  • Theory and Practice in Translation (Traductolog√≠a)
  • Culture of Spanish Language
  • Spanish-English-Spanish Translation
  • Spanish-English-Spanish Interpretation
  • Specialized English-Spanish Translation
  • Careers in Translation and Interpretation
  • Interpretation in the Public Sector
  • Interpretation in Commerce and Tourism
  • Translation in Science and Technology
  • Computer Technology Tools for Translation and Interpretation

At the beginning of each term, Brown students will be assigned academic tutors who will guide and assist their studies throughout the semester.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall term: end of August to late January
  • Spring term: late January to early July


Students will be placed with carefully selected host families.

Language Requirements

Given the advanced language level required for this program, students who are interested should meet with the faculty advisor from the Hispanic studies department to discuss further.

Application Instructions

Apply by the deadline using Brown's online application system via the "apply now" and "return to application" buttons on the right side of this page.  Applications typically require faculty recommendations so it is important to begin the process early.