Granada Intensive Language and Culture Programs

Students will spend six to eight hours daily in small group sessions (five or less) which serve to improve their skills in the Spanish language while learning the fundamentals of cultural communication in a total immersion environment. Small group classes and discussions will help develop knowledge of their host culture by focusing on geography, history, politics, religion, family and traditions. Students will further enhance their skills in, and understanding of, Spanish language and the subtleties of Hispanic culture by examining ever more specific issues in a wide variety of academic areas.

The 12 week semester program is 9 semester credit hours of Spanish plus 6 semester credit hours from UHV via online courses, for a total of 15 semester credit hours.

Experience and research have identified the most important elements of successful study abroad programs. The Spain program incorporates those elements as follows:

  • Students take at their level, language and culture courses in Spanish in small groups.
  • A variety of cultural enrichment and volunteer activities to insure that students receive a complete immersion in all social layers and economic strata of the host cultures.
  • Regular and complete progress toward degree requirements
  • By virtue of a consortium agreement students will utilize scholarships and financial aid available to them at their home campus.

Program Calendar

Deadline for application: 2 months prior to departure


3, 5, or 12 week course

Departure Date: any Saturday
Start Date: Following Monday
Deadline for Payment: 1 month prior to departure
Deadline for Application: 2 months prior to departure.


Program Costs


3 weeks 5 weeks 12 weeks
$2537.00 $4017.00 $8670.00
Receive 3 semester credit hours @ UHV Receive 6 semester credit hours @ UHV Receive 12 to 15 semester credit hours @ UHV


Prices are subject to change
Professional Courses are slightly higher.

Application Process

  1. All students are required to have a valid

    U.S. passport
    International student I.D.

  2. $250 deposit to UHV. All checks, forms and correspondence must be submitted or sent to:

    UHV - School of Arts and Sciences
    Study Abroad
    University West, Rm. 206
    3007 N. Ben Wilson
    Victoria, TX 77901

  3. Apply for any appropriate scholarships, loans, etc.


    Financial aid


  4. Complete and submit the following forms.

    Texas Common Application (Non-UHV students for credit hours)

    Enforex Application

    Course Articulation Form (Students must speak to their advisor prior to applying)

    Spanish Assessment Test


  5. Post Application Process

    Pre-departure Orientation



The program fee INCLUDES:

  • Program fees to Enforex
  • Insurance
  • Registration and wire transfer fees
  • A required International Student Identification Card (ISIC)
  • Books and materials
  • UHV Undergraduate Tuition for appropriate semester hours
  • Ground transfers from Airport to Granada and return
  • Half room and board in a double occupancy home stay



  • International flight to Granada: Flight must be booked by students. (Important: BOOK EARLY)
  • Excursions while in Granada
  • Laundry - average cost about five dollars a week
  • Spending money