If you want to experience Spain and its multi-faceted culture, while improving your Spanish language both inside and outside the classroom, this program is for you. The Arcadia Granada Center offers this innovative study abroad program in cooperation with the Universidad de Granada and its world-renowned Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM).
Cornerstone Course: To anchor your experience in Granada, you will take a course on Spain's diverse socioeconomic cultural landscape, focusing on its recent transformations linked to international migration. In addition, you'll take four courses at the CLM.
Immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture: The CLM is one of the best university institutes in the world for students seeking to learn or improve their Spanish and learn about Spain. Its setting in Granada is perfect – an historic small, friendly city filled with Spanish and international students. You will take a Spanish language course the level of which is determined by a language test during orientation at the CLM. In addition, you can choose from a wide variety of courses, some taught in English, others in Spanish such as Spanish culture, art, history, politics, economics, business, music, geography and more.
Optional pre-session Spanish: Intensive course available before the program start date for an additional fee.
Internship opportunity: Depending on your level of Spanish, you can take an internship option at the CLM, with placements in education, business and health centers. A 15-hour academic seminar is included to reflect on the experience with your instructor.
Excursions: Activities, events and site visits organized by local staff help you to learn outside the classroom and truly make the most of your experience. Granada's signature excursion, embedded in the cornerstone course, takes students to Morocco for an experience through an academic lens.
University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s oldest universities and is ranked in the top 50. Its picturesque sandstone courtyard leads into a campus with its own parkland, lakes and sporting grounds - a great setting for the many clubs and societies. You'll find advanced research laboratories, inspiring academics, and a campus culture that is conducive to academic debate and discovery. Outside of the classroom, hundreds of clubs and societies and modern accommodation options will further enhance the academic and cultural learning that takes place while you are abroad.
Located about five miles outside the center of Brisbane, UQ is a world leader in bio-technology, marine science, and engineering and offers a wide range of courses related to Australia in English, history, political science and sociology faculties. University of Queensland (UQ) offers many of the features you would expect to find at a research university of more than 35,000 in a city of almost 2 million. A large, green and open campus located on the Brisbane River, about five miles outside of the center of Brisbane provides an excellent base for your study abroad experience.
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If you’re looking for the widest choice of courses in South Africa and an institution with weight and prestige then studying abroad at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is probably the best bet for you. On Arcadia’s program, you can also add courses and experiences that get you involved with local communities and service efforts.
Perched on the side of Table Mountain, UCT has stunning vistas from every angle and is a popular choice for study abroad. Of its population of more than 20,000, about 4,000 students are international, creating a dynamic energy on campus and in the more than 100 clubs and societies. The Arcadia Cape Town Center is located right on campus at UCT, in the Ivan Tom’s Building, which sits between the upper campus and the Medical School on campus at UCT.
All students on this program take part in Arcadia’s Course, Introducing South Africa: History, Politics and Culture, which provides a forum for reflection and analysis on current issues and challenges facing South Africans - an insightful starting point for all students. You then have a choice:
Take three courses at UCT enjoying a wide choice of subjects with outstanding faculty. The broad selection runs from humanities to science, engineering and commerce.
Or, starting in Spring 2019, you can take two courses at UCT and one at the Cornerstone Institute, an innovative, not-for-profit institution focused on teaching and learning in service of others, to advance human dignity and social justice for all. This is a great option for students who appreciate and benefit from a smaller school’s personal attention and intimate class sizes with lots of interaction with local students.