Sophomore Transfer Program: Spain

At a Glance

City: Granada, Spain
Partner: The University of Granada
Language Requirements: Open to all language levels
Contact: Macala Lamour


Granada is a city of stunning beauty, with a Moorish legacy that can still be strongly felt as one ambles through its ancient streets, particularly those found in its oldest quarter, the Albaicín. The artistic wealth of the city, combined with its vast cultural heritage, has inspired renowned poets, playwrights and musicians throughout the centuries.

The University of Granada's Center for Modern Languages (CLM) specializes in the delivery of both intensive Spanish language and content courses in Hispanic studies appropriate for students from across academic disciplines.


The OIP Transfer Program in Granada is appropriate for transfer students at all language levels. Students will have an opportunity to significantly hone their Spanish language skills in a way that cannot be duplicated at home and enroll in rigorous content courses that will deepen their understanding of Spain's historical, social, political, economic and cultural fabric. Students successfully completing the program will earn a standard load of transfer credit from Brown equivalent to four Brown credits.

Beginning to intermediate level transfer students enroll in an intensive program of language instruction that provides them with the reading, writing and oral proficiencies, appropriate to their levels, necessary to communicate effectively in the Spanish language. Utilizing a communicative approach in the classroom, highly qualified faculty provide students with an intensive program of instruction – 20 hours per week – designed to immerse them fully in the language.

Upper intermediate to advanced transfer students enroll in one of two program tracks, depending upon their language placement, that combine language instruction with content courses in the social sciences and humanities.

  • Curso de Lengua y Cultura Españolas: In this program, students enroll in two required courses (Producción Oral y Escrita and Nociones de Gramática Española). They then have the opportunity to choose from a variety of content courses delivered in Spanish by qualified university faculty.
  • Curso de Estudios Hispánicos: In this program, students enroll in one required course (Producción Oral y Escrita) and three content courses taught in Spanish by qualified university faculty.

Host Institution

The University of Granada, founded in 1531 by the Emperor Charles, is one of the oldest in Europe. Its Islamic roots go back to the original Palacio de la Madraza, founded in 1349 by Sultan Yusuf I. Today, it is a comprehensive university with over 60,000 students.

The Center for Modern Languages (CLM)
Recognized by the Cervantes Institute for excellence in the delivery of a broad array of language programs, the CLM is a pioneer in Spanish language instruction for international students, with origins that date to the delivery of its first program nearly 50 years ago. Today the CLM offers students state-of-the art classroom and language laboratories for multimedia and audio-video activities.

Logistical Information

On Site Support
Brown appointed on-site staff assist students upon arrival and throughout their stay in Granada

Students will be placed with carefully selected host families for the duration of the program.

Program Dates
Late August to third week of December.

Program Costs
For more information on program costs, please see our semester and year-long program cost page.

Application Deadline
June 6, 2014