From the majestic courtyards and mosaics of the Alhambra to the lush gardens of the Palacio del Generalife, Granada’s cultural, artistic, and historic heritage has been shaped by centuries of diverse influences. Today, Granada´s culture reflects its Christian, Arabic, Romani, and Jewish roots in a model of mutually respectful, multicultural living. Often described as a fairytale city, Granada offers one of the most prestigious universities in Europe, a contrasting mix of tradition and modernity, vibrant nightlife, and countless cultural and recreational activities. The city is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, just 44 miles from the warm waters of the Mediterranean. CEA Granada integrates local resources and cross-cultural learning, helping you engage and immerse with the host culture while experiencing aspects of local life that most visitors to this welcoming city don’t see.
Home to the winter Olympics, cutting-edge nuclear physics research, and 60,000+ students from France and around the world, Grenoble in the French Alps offers a picturesque setting in which to immerse into local culture. Miles of Alpine trails, mountain lakes, and more than a dozen ski resorts within an hour’s drive make this culturally diverse college town a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Studying abroad in the French Alps puts a wonderland of natural beauty within reach; explore the hiking trails and Olympic ski slopes that surround Grenoble, or try your hand at indoor climbing, kayaking, or paragliding in the area's national parks. But the city is also a center in the fields of physics, computer science, and nanotechnology, as well as a hub for business studies and language learning. Take French classes at Université Grenoble - Alpes, study business at Grenoble Ecole de Management (ranked amongst the world's top 50 business schools), and gain hands-on experience through volunteering and career workshops. Wherever your academic, career, and personal interests lie, you'll find the right program in the French Alps.
22 Traverse de la Cortesine, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Stroll down the graceful Cours Mirabeau, studded with sparkling fountains and gorgeous aristocratic buildings. Stop to sip an espresso at Les Deux Garçons—Paul Cezanne and Emile Zola’s favorite hangout—before browsing the quirky boutiques and galleries of Vieil Aix. With our two partner universities providing an integrated, authentic student experience, you’ll find programs designed to meet your academic and career interests in Aix-en-Provence. Courses are taught in English or French and take advantage of the culturally rich, visually stunning surroundings through activities like volunteering and excursions to Avignon, Arles, and Carmargue. Explore the traditional aspects of French culture in this idyllic town where cafés, theaters, farmers' markets, sunshine, blue skies, and a warm welcome await.