Recent excursions:Historical and cultural sites around Granada, such as the Alhambra that overlooks the city, and the nearby cities of Seville and Córdoba. A three-day trip to Madrid, and a four-day excursion to Morocco in northern Africa.
Housing and meals: All students live with host families, located within walking distance of campus. All meals provided.
Program dates: Fall semester, mid-September -- mid-December. Spring semester, mid-January -- mid-May.
Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook
Supplemental travel insurance, including mental health coverage, emergency evacuation and more
International student ID card provided by INEXT
Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
For many students, scholarship funds make a real difference between participation and staying home. For students who attend a school that is part of Central's cooperative council, additional scholarships are available.
Valpo Application Requirements and Deadlines
You must have at least sophomore standing and at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and have taken at least four semesters of college-level Spanish. You should consult with your academic advisor and the OIP as early as possible. Freshman year is not too early to begin your inquiries about study abroad. Almost all Valpo students can participate in this program without delaying graduation if they plan carefully with their academic advisor.
The deadline to apply for Spring 2019 will be September 14, 2018. After the deadline, the Office of International Programs study abroad staff will review applications. Once a decision has been made, applicants will be notified via their Valpo e-mail.
Students pay the same tuition and general fee to Valparaiso University for the term(s) abroad. Any scholarships or financial aid apply, except for aid that requires on-campus participation (work-study and some athletic and music scholarships). Housing will be charged at the rate set by Central College.
Program Contact Information
Study Abroad Advising Cherelle Dunn - Study Abroad Assistant
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Phone: (219) 464-5333
Book an appointment: study.abroad.edu
Contact Cherelle with administrative questions about application, registration, program cost, etc.
Brian Zylstra - Associate Director of Study Abroad Central College
Phone: (641) 628-5641, Box 0140
Resident Director (Granada): Veronica Garcia Montero
See the Budget Sheet above.
Students pay the same tuition and general fee they would pay at Valpo. Tuition, general fee and program fee will all be posted to Student Accounts as they would for a normal semester at Valpo. All financial aid (except work-study and some 'on-campus' aid) applies. Be sure to meet with your Financial Aid Advisor to determine the exact cost.
Students pay housing to Valpo at the lowest on-campus rate.
Start your scholarships & funding search as early as possible so that you are able to plan and ensure you are able to meet any deadlines. Your study abroad advisor can also help you with brainstorming potential resources as well.
Apply for a Passport!
Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program’s end date. As part of the application, students must upload a copy of a valid passport, or a receipt or similar proof that the student has submitted a passport application. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.