Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) in Granada
- IES in Granada offers two options for students of different levels of Spanish-language proficiency, the intermediate and the advanced Spanish programs.
- Students placed into the intermediate level take courses in both English and Spanish; the advanced courses are entirely in Spanish, including the option of taking courses together with Spanish students at the Universidad de Granada. The IES Granada curriculum offers students the unique opportunity to study Spain's Moorish heritage and Jewish past as well as its continuing links with the Arab world through North African studies.
- Area studies courses taught in English or Spanish include offerings in art history, economics, environmental studies, film studies, history, international relations, literature, history, political science, religion, sociology, theatre and women's studies. Included are course options such as the Islamic and Sephardic Experience in Spain, The North African Economy, Islamic Art an d Architecture of Spain, the Arab World and the West, and Images of Women in the Mediterranean. Various internships are available in non-profits related to cultural management and social services.
- Various volunteer work opportunities are also available. In addition to guided visits around Granada, students may participate in field trips to Seville, Cadiz, and Jerez de la Frontera; an optional trip is offered to Morocco during the spring semester. Each semester selected students studying the European Union may participate in the Model European Union, which has been held in various IES Center locations, including Nantes, France and Berlin, Germany. Spring-semester students studying drama may participate in the International Drama Festival scheduled at one of the other IES Centers in Europe, such as Dublin.
- Housing is provided in Spanish homes, student residence halls, or colegios mayores for advanced students of Spanish.
- Eligibility: Spanish 217 for the intermediate-level program in either fall or spring semester.
- Eligibility for advanced program: Spanish 285. It is strongly recommended however that advanced program students have 300-level Spanish whether going in the spring or fall. Priority is given to students who have studied Spanish during the semester preceding the program. Course in European history or culture recommended.
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