CLM - Granada

Universidad de Granada: Centro de Lenguas Modernas

Before you meet with an education abroad advisor be sure to complete the "Advising Form" linked at the top of this page.

Please note that you will not be able to apply for semester or yearlong education abroad program until you've met with an education abroad advisor. To make an appointment, please contact or call the Center for Global Education at 630-637-5132.

Program Overview

Eligible participants must be at junior or senior level with a 3.0 GPA preferred.

El Centro de Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad de Granada (CLM) is located in the beautiful city of Granada, halfway between snowcapped mountains and subtropical Mediterranean beaches. It is one of the leading institutions in the teaching of Spanish for international students. Housed in a 16th-century palace, CLM offers not only its renowned Spanish courses for international students but also a wide variety of modern language courses. International and domestic student contact is strengthened through a language exchange service and by an extensive agenda of cultural and sports activities.

Students take courses, taught in both Spanish and English, from a variety of disciplines, including literature, history, sociology, politics, economics and culture.

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Students are required to complete GLS 277 in the spring term prior to studying abroad in the fall.

Students earn 12-15 credit hours depending on course load and length of stay. All grades earned abroad affect students North Central College GPA when transferred back. Students cannot take courses pass/fail.

North Central College students select courses within one of two possible programs at CLM, Spanish Language and Culture Course (CLCE) or Hispanic Studies Course (CEH). The CLCE is for those who test at a lower level of Spanish proficiency, while the CEH is for those who test at a higher level of Spanish proficiency. Details and course offerings for each program can be found here.

Note:  Students must have courses pre-approved by North Central College prior to taking them abroad. If students change their course schedules while abroad, they must get this change approved. Some departments only permit students to take a certain number of courses that count toward their major abroad; by getting all courses pre-approved, this ensures that these courses will count towards their degrees.

Housing and Meals

Students can choose a single or double room in a homestay. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as laundry service once a week are included.

Estimated Costs

Students in Direct Enrollment programs (i.e. Universidad Viña del Mar) pay North Central College tuition plus a $4,000 program fee. A $30 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of application submission. This program fee includes placement, orientation and guidance fees, as well as standard self-catered housing. The College selects accommodations; if students choose to upgrade, they are responsible for paying any difference in cost. Unless otherwise noted, the fee does not include airfare, travel to and from airport, meals, visa fees, departure tax, books, national insurance, personal travel or spending money. North Central College financial aid does apply.