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  • Locations: Granada, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer, Summer 1, Summer 2
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/31/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Area of Study:
Housing Options:
Host Family
Program Type:
ECU Summer Faculty-Led Program
Program Description:

Program Dates:

Summer 1: May 30 - July 1, 2017
Summer 2: July 2 - August 1, 2017
Summer: May 30 - August 1, 2017


ILYC students in class

This unique program provides students from different levels of Spanish language ability with not only the obvious opportunity to be immersed in the Spanish culture and way of life, but also with the advantage to get ahead in their majors and minors by taking courses in Granada that wouldn’t be offered on the East Carolina University campus during the summer months.   Instruction in Hispanic language and culture will be provided by the Modern Language Center of the Universidad de Granada.  ILYC is a private language center that contracts educators from The University of Granada. The instructors are all employed by the university and certified in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.  Consequently, the students receive their language certificates from the university in Spain and then transfer the appropriate credits to East Carolina University.  Some advanced students will even have the chance to pursue language experiences in a variety of professional settings. 


Summer 1 May 30 Arrive Granada
  July 1 Depart Granada
Summer 2 July 2 Arrive Granada
  August 1 Depart Granada
Summer May 30 Arrive Granada
  August 1 Depart Granada


Summer Session 1 or 2 Option 1A $3,375
  Option 1B $3,750
  Option 1C $3,725
Summer (11 week) Option 2A $5,700
  Option 2B $6,075

  • Spain Plazatuition for 6 or 12 c.h.
  • international health insurance
  • in-program transfer transportation
  • lodging
  • in-country support
  • Greeting at Granada airport / bus station (provided the student arrives on the official date of arrival).
  • Enrollment and registration fees at the University of Granada’s Center of Languages.
  • Official transcript issued by the University of Granada.
Does not include:
  • airfare
  • passport fees
  • visa fees (if applicable)
  • Transportation in Spain
  • Textbooks
  • some meals
  • spending money

Undergraduate Courses:

The courses you enroll in are dependent upon which program option you choose.  Please see the ILYC Flyer for information about the options and available courses.  For further consultation, speak with program director Rosa Lopez-Cañete.
3 c.h.: SPAN 1001 Spanish Level I
3 c.h.: SPAN 1002 Spanish Level II
3 c.h.: SPAN 2003 Spanish Level III
3 c.h.: SPAN 2004 Spanish Level IV
3 c.h.: SPAN 1220 Conversational Spanish Practiced in a Spanish-Speaking Country
3 c.h.: SPAN 3001 Intermediate Conversation
3 c.h.: SPAN 3002 Review of Grammar
3 c.h.: SPAN 3440 Culture of Spain
3 c.h.: SPAN 3441 Latin American Culture
3 c.h.: SPAN 3550 Introduction to Cultural Analysis/Literature
3 c.h.: SPAN 3225 Phonetics
3 c.h.: SPAN 3700 Special Topics
3 c.h.: SPAN 4000+ Peninsular and Latin American Literature courses

Graduate Courses:


Accommodations & Meals:

Students will be either be housed in local homestays with 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), laundry once a week, and Wi-Fi, or in a local residence hall.  Students will determine their preference prior to departure, and will not be allowed to switch from one type of accommodation to the other.


  • 1 and 2 month programs: Weekend trip to Seville and Cordoba (July program includes 2 day trips instead).
  • Guided tours of
    • Cathedral
    • Royal Chapel
    • Albaicín old Arab district
    • La Alhambra
    • 1 excursion
    • 1 sport activity
    • 2 excursions
    • 2 sport activities
Note: The excursions and sport activities will be selected by the student from a list of optional activities that will be
published with two weeks in advance. Examples of these activities are: trip to the coast, Ronda, Alpujarra, visit to a
winery, mountain biking, hiking, water sports, etc.

Accessibility: ability to walk up to five miles per day


Minimum 2.0 GPA

Faculty Leaders

  • Professor Rosa Maria Lopez-Cañete is a teaching instructor of Hispanic Studies at ECU.  "I chose to lead the students and participants to Spain because I am a native from Seville, Spain.  Over the past six summers I have taken 21 students in 2011, 25 in 2012, 27 in 2013, 46 in 2014, 38 in 2015, and 40 in 2016, for a total of 197 students in just this short period of time.  In every occasion the program has been a complete success."