Terms and Dates:

  • Spring 2024
  • Fall 2024
  • Academic Year 2024-25
  • Spring 2025


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

Consortium for Advanced Studies (CASA)


Ideal program for students with advanced high school or some university-level Spanish who want to achieve greater fluency

Early Spring/Fall application deadline.

Opportunity Description

What is unique about this program?

The "Curso de Lengua y Cultura Espanola (CLCE)" is designed to immerse students fully in the Spanish language.

Advance your knowledge of Spanish language and culture through a special program designed for students at the intermediate level--all courses in Spanish.

Start the fall semester with a 4-week intensive Spanish class, then continue the semester with a mix of language and culture classes all at the intermediate level in Spanish. Due to the nature of the Spring schedule, spring semester students go straight into five language and culture classes.  After one semester at the University of Granada's renowned Centro de Lenguas Modernas, students gain a significant command of the Spanish language.

Important: In the event that a student does not place into this program, he/she may study intensive language for the duration of the semester. Students may not take CLCE classes taught in English.

What is unique about Granada?

Located in the southeast of Andalusia, at the foot of Sierra Nevada, Granada is a stunning city with a wealth of opportunities to keep students engaged. The city is a contrast between old and new, offering both rich historic sites and contemporary amenities. The Alhambra overlooking the city is one of marvels of Spain for its beauty and history. The area surrounding Granada also offers opportunities for activities beyond the city, whether biking or hiking with friends in the nearby hills to skiing at one of Spain’s best resorts or enjoying the tropical climate and beautiful beaches of the nearby Mediterranean Sea.

Things to consider before applying

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How do I apply?

  • Everything you need for Cornell approval and for admission to the program is handled through the Cornell application using the green "Apply" button below
  • Completed applications are reviewed early after the relevant transcripts are available* and again at the program application deadline.  *Completed applications include the most recent spring transcript for the following spring study abroad and the fall transcript for fall/year abroad
  • After admission, students submit application information via the program portal