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.
Average program size: 45 students
Staff to student ratio: 1:15
Fall Semester - Apr.1
Spring Semester - Oct. 1
For many students, scholarship funds make a real difference between participation and staying home. Here is the link for Central College applicants for available scholarships. Scholarships are included in the Central College application.*
Guaranteed housing in homestay, including three meals a day
Computer/internet access at the Center for Modern Languages
Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Valpo Application Requirements and Deadlines You must have at least sophomore standing, cumulative GPA of 2.5, 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.
This program has an early application deadline. The deadlines to apply for Spring and Spring Break programming is September 15th and March 1st for Fall and Academic Year programming. 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 email. Then, please apply for your program's application as listed on the 'Homepage' link at the very top.
See the Budget Sheet above.
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.
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.
Program Contact Information
Study Abroad Advising
Erin Kunert - Director of Study Abroad Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Phone: (219) 464-5333
Book an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Erin with administrative questions about application, registration, program cost, etc.
Academic Contact: Brian Zylstra - Associate Director of Study Abroad Central College
Phone: (641) 628-5641, Box 0140
Resident Director (Granada): Veronica Garcia Montero
Additional Links & Information: Learn More!
Don't miss upcoming Study Abroad Fairs to learn more about our programs, including this one! OIP Study Abroad hosts two fairs per year ahead of each application cycle. Current fair information is below.
August 28th from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm in the CCLIR Community Room: Featuring Spring and Spring Break programs
January 31st from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm in the CCLIR Community Room: Featuring Fall and Academic Year programs
Study Abroad Advocates: Contact students who have recently participated in the Central College Granada program.
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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.