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.
Brown and CASA-Spain offers students four unique programs at the University of Granada. Regardless of whether you are a native Spanish speaker or have just learned a few basic words, Granada can meet your needs.
Translation and Interpretation: Students with exceptional Spanish language skills directly enroll in a semester program of study at the University of Granada's Faculty of Translation and Interpretation. This track prepares students for careers that require significant exposure to a second language.
Intensive Language: Students with no prior Spanish or beginner to low-intermediate levels of Spanish enroll in a semester of intensive Spanish classes at the University of Granada's Center for Modern Languages (CLM) that will dramatically advance their language learning. This track is exclusively language-focused. Students at the intermediate levels of Spanish may also enroll in this program with the approval of their home institutions.
Hispanic Studies/Spanish Language and Culture: Students with beginning to intermediate levels of Spanish language proficiency take a full load of courses at the University of Granada's Center for Modern Languages (CLM). The semester course load includes conversation and composition classes, grammar classes, and content classes in a wide array of subject areas. Classes are taught entirely in Spanish at the University of Granada’s Modern Language Center by highly qualified Spanish language teachers and UGR faculty members.
Students must be very clear on which (if not all) of the Granada programs are approved for credit by their home institutions.
The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad/CASA
The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad in Granada (CASA-Granada) offers the opportunity for students at all levels of Spanish language proficiency to expand their horizons through a combination of rigorous academic studies, traditional immersion programming, and innovative experiential activities. The goal is for CASA students to engage with the local and university communities in meaningful and collaborative ways that will have lasting implications for their formation as global citizens.
CASA-Granada is also committed to fostering and facilitating joint research and teaching projects between the Consortium schools and the prestigious University of Granada. CASA-Granada inherits a long-standing, collegial relationship with the University of Granada. Students and faculty alike will feel especially supported by these close institutional ties and benefit from the unique opportunities that will thus be afforded to them.
The dynamic CASA-Granada Center will be a space of international, intellectual, cultural and linguistic exchange. It will be a vibrant educational center where faculty and students from the United States, Spain and countries around the globe will come together to share ideas and world views.