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Study Abroad

Hofstra in Spain Program
July 6-31, 2019
Stay tuned! Details coming soon

Program Description
Program Details
Available Courses

Program Description

  • Perfect your Spanish
  • Learn about Spanish and Mediterranean cultural history
  • Advance on your Foreign Language Requirement
  • Earn credits at a discount rate
  • Visit the sets of Games of Thrones

Hofstra in Spain, starts in Madrid, capital of Spain, and then moves to Granada, a beautiful and vibrant city located in southern Spain. 


During our stay in Spain, classes often take the form of day trips, and weekly activities are a combination of unusual teachable moments.

Spanish language classes take place in the mornings at the Center for Lenguas Modernas, part of Universidad de Granada.

Guided Tour to main museums in Madrid and to the Alhambra Palace in Granada;

Weekend excursion to Seville and Cordoba; Hiking trip to the Alpujarras.

Students also have time to explore the city and the area at your own pace.


While in Granada, students stay with a carefully chosen host family.  Living and sharing our experience abroad with a host family is one of the important highlights of studying in a foreign country.  In fact, this can be the most enriching and lasting aspect of studying abroad.

Program Details


Students from Hofstra and other universities are encouraged to apply to the program.  Acceptance and participation are contingent upon continuing compliance with the pre-departure process and timely submission of a completed program application and four (4) necessary forms and a nonrefundable $400 deposit receipt by Friday, March 10, 2017.


The estimated program fee of $4,600 covers:

  • Round-trip airfare between JFK and Madrid airports, and train or bus to Granada
  • Comfortable lodging and three meals every day throughout the trip
  • All ground transportation and entrance fees for museums and shows scheduled in the program
  • Multiple guided tours, excursions and cultural activities
  • 24/7 support from on-site staff
  • Health insurance

In addition to the program fee, students pay tuition and fees for two courses (6 s.h.).  Please note the special rate:

  • 3 s.h. at the standard tuition rate of Hofstra University
  • 3 s.h. at the University of Granada rate ($895 for 3 s.h.)

Financial aid in the form of student loans is available and interested students should initiate the loan process as early as possible with their university’s financial aid representative.

*The program fee quoted above is subject to change.

Application Information
For an application, please visit Hofstra.edu/studyabroad and click on “Study Abroad Applications” under the “useful Resources” tab.  Download and complete the Hofstra in Spain application and the four (4) necessary forms.  Bring the completed application, necessary forms and $400 nonrefundable deposit receipt to the Office of Study Abroad Programs, 107 Roosevelt Hall, South Campus, by March 10, 2017. Early application is strongly advised in order to secure a place.

For further information about the Program, please contact:

Dr. Maria J. Anastasio, Director, Hofstra in Spain Program
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Email:  Maria.J.Anastasio[at]hofstra.edu
Telephone: 516-463-5140
Fax:  516-463-2310

Student testimonial:

“Granada was an experience of a lifetime! I had a wonderful host family who took care of my vegetarian food needs. They were essential in figuring out how to navigate the city during our first few days. Our onsite director is an incredible human being. She was a wonderful tour guide during all of our exhibitions throughout Granada and the surrounding areas. A little over a year has passed, and there is not a single day where I don’t think of my experiences in Granada. I am itching to go back and visit all of the wonderful lifelong friends I have made in such a beautiful little city. Granada is and will forever be my home away from home. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!
P.S. Don’t be surprised when you come home and respond to everything with: “Vale.” You’re stuck with this saying forever.
☺  Khyati Zala, Summer 2015

Available Courses

Students enroll in 6 semester hours from the choices below:

Choose one course from this group:

SPAN 001 – Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 002 – Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 003 – Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 004 – Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 005 – Advanced Spanish Reading
SPAN 109 – Advanced Spanish Conversation
SPAN 140 – Intensive Approach to Oral and Written Skills

Choose one course from these two:
SPAN 120 – Spanish Cultural Studies (in Spanish)
SPLT 050A (LT) Granada: Literature, Culture and Music (in English, may be used to fulfill LT distribution credit; may be used in partial fulfillment of the special language option).

These courses are taught by Hofstra faculty and are specially designed for the Study Abroad program in Granada, Spain.  From Al-Andalus to the present, the courses look at literature, music, painting and architecture from Andalucia, the southern area of Spain where the program is held.  The assignments provide students with an opportunity to make connections between their class readings and discussions, and their daily experiences in Spain. For example, after reading about flamenco music, its history, its complexity, and its relevance in the social fabric of Andalucia and Spain, students get to experience it in the flesh as they learn basic steps and patterns with a professional dancer.

Note:  Honors credit: Contact Dr. Anastasio for Individually Negotiated Honors Option.