International Studies Abroad (ISA)

Basic Information

Gap Program Name: Culture, Community & Churros: Granada GAP Year
Address: 5301 Southwest Parkway, Suite 200 Austin, TX 78735
Phone Number: 1-512-480-8522

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Additional Information

Program Type:
Language Studies
Ages: 18 and above
Program Description:

Make up for a year you don't want to remember with an adventure you won't ever forget. Explore your options, gain real-life experience, and begin uncovering what you want to do and who you want to be.

Get ready for a journey of self-discovery with ISA's immersive gap program that packs a world of life experience into 12 weeks. See new places, try new things, meet new people and have some fun too! Based in Granada, Spain, Culture, Architecture & Churros: Granada Gap Year blends the freedom and adventure of a gap year with just the right amount of structure, support, and learning, setting you up to reach your full future potential while discovering all that Spain has to offer. A compelling city famous for its rich history, unique Spanish Moor legacy, iconic architecture, Granada continues to attract a vibrant young community drawn to its intimate cafes, student scene, and bohemian vibe. Throughout it all, you'll improve your Spanish, try out a course at the Universidad de Granada alongside university students, volunteer with a local organization, travel to some of the region's most fascinating sites, and more.

With more than 30 years of taking students abroad, ISA is known for its one-of-a-kind experiential programs worldwide and offers standout support and incredible value. Let's get you started on your own personal journey!

Duration: Semester
Session Start/End Dates: Mid Sep, 2021 - Mid Dec, 2021
Program Costs: See ISA website
Paid Work: N
Housing Option:


Financial Aid:


Scholarship Availability:
Program Highlights:
  • A home away from home--Live in the heart of Granada with a local family in a homestay or in student accommodation.
  • Intensive language instruction--Level-up your Spanish skills right from the start with an intensive course that will help you get the most out of your time and experience in Spain.
  • Community projects--Connect with the community, culture, and location while giving back through organized volunteer projects.
  • Unique course options--Get a feel for university-level classes by taking a culture-focused course of your choice.
  • College credit--Earn credit that you can apply toward your future transcript.
  • Independence (with support when you want it)--Experience the perfect mix of structure and solo exploration. This is your journey...but we're here to help whenever you need it.
  • Included cultural activities and excursions--Explore more of Spain's unique culture and destinations as our in-country team guides you to Cordoba, Sevilla (4 nights) and Morocco (8 nights), as well as a day trip to Malaga and hiking through the Los Cahorros gorge.
Curriculum Highlights:
  • 1-week Bridging Cultures Orientation in Madrid, Toledo, and Granada
  • 4-week intensive Spanish language course Universidad de Granada (course level determined by placement test)
  • Content course of your choice at Universidad de Granada. Select from:*
    • Sustainability in the Mediterranean Spanish Civilization and Culture
    • Environmental Politics of the European Union
    • Social and Demographic Changes in Spain
    • The Arab World and the West
  • Community project with an organization of your choice. Select from:*
    • Humanitarian Aid and Sustainable Development Organization
    • Community Foundation for Youth and Senior Citizens
    • Family Support Center for Children with Autism

*available courses and projects are subject to change

Travel Arrangements:

Ground transportation is provided from the airport as long as you arrive during the ISA designated arrival date and time and at the appropriate airport. Upon acceptance into your program, you will receive the "How to Book Your Flight" form which outlines the specific details for airport reception.

Airport reception is not provided for most Intensive Month or J-Term programs.

Visa Requirements:

Visas are required for any Spain programs which are longer than 90 days.

College Credit:

College credit through the host university is offered through this program.