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10 Facts About your Study Abroad Program in Granada

10 Facts About your Study Abroad Program PDF 

  1. 1. Travel arrangements
  2. 2. Insurance
  3. 3. Attitude towards housing
  4. 4. WI-FI
  5. 5. Weather
  6. 6. Money
  7. 7. Emergencies
  8. 8. Activities
  9. 9. Classes
  10. 10. Leaving Granada

1. Travel arrangements: 
• There is a set reception day, and pick up times (from 9am up to 9pm). Students arriving on different dates or times will need to find their way to get to their assigned housing by themselves.

Travel arrangements study abroad

Travel arrangements before departure

2. Insurance:
• All students need to be covered by an Insurance.
• Educatrip staff will help you out with everything that is considered as an emergency during your time in Spain. Any further treatment, medical study, medical exams, and so on will be your responsibility.

3. Attitude towards accommodation:
• Students staying either with host families or in the residence hall must bear in mind that there is always an adaptation period to their customs, habits and so on. Therefore, we would like you to be patient and understanding in adapting to this new way of living.

4. WI-FI – Internet in Spain:
• All our host families have Wi-Fi connection. In some cases, your electronic devices might need to be adapted or might show some problems connecting for the first time. Please be patient while it is sorted out.

5. Weather:
• If you are coming in the summer, you need to bear in mind that the summer period is logically hot. Not in all houses there is AC, but families have fans or so to make you feel comfortable. For the rest of the year, all houses have some kind of heating. You can consult the weather in Spain here.

Weather in Granada Study Abroad Program

Weather in Spain Study Abroad Program

6. Money:
• Bringing a big amount of cash along with you is not advisable since all change offices charge a fairly high commission. You can always withdraw in an ATM with a reasonable commission.

7. Emergencies:
• For emergencies out of Educatrip office hours, you need to contact the emergency phone number (on your schedule). By an emergency, we mean any extreme situation that must be solved at that very moment, and not later.

8. Activities:
• You are fully responsible for planning and managing all personal plans (trips/activities) outside Educatrip program. We will not be held liable under any circumstances for any problems that may occur during that plan.

Activities out of Spain study abroad program

Activities out of Granada study abroad program – Educatrip

9. Classes:
Intensive Spanish Language and Culture Course (CILYC), Spanish Language and Culture Course (CLCE) or Hispanic Studies Course (CEH) classes can be scheduled at any time of the day, unlike CILE (only in the mornings).
• If you do not manage to pass the level test requirements for the CILYC, CLCE or CEH Course (level 4 = intermediate, or above), you will have to switch to CILE.

10. Leaving Granada:
• It is not possible to lengthen the accommodation time with the housing assigned. Staying in and traveling out of Granada out of program dates are your responsibilities.

Pre-departure information for study abroad students

You are about to embark on a life-changing experience.

While abroad, you will cultivate relationships and memories with other study abroad students that will last a lifetime. Our mission is to provide you with an enriching and rewarding educational experience. As part of this mission, we want to make sure that you have information about your program site before you leave.

Therefore, the first days in Spain will be much more satisfying if you plan ahead. This chapter will give you an idea about what kinds of pre-departure preparations you should be making. You can click either on the link or on the image to see the PDF document.

Pre-departure info PDF

Pre departure info index

Make Spain your next classroom!

Educatrip participa en el VI Encuentro de Universidades Españolas y Norteamericanas

El pasado mes de febrero de 2017 se desarrolló en Valencia el VI Encuentro entre Universidades Españolas y Norteamericanas.

El Encuentro entre Universidades Españolas y Norteamericanas está promovido por APUNE (Asociación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España) a la que EDUCATRIP pertenece desde hace años, gracias a nuestras colaboraciones con ECU (East Carolina University) y con WCU (Western Carolina University), ambas en Carolina del Norte, EE.UU.

Este tipo de encuentros sirven para actualizar información y para ponerse al día de la tendencia de los universitarios americanos al elegir un programa para estudiar en en extranjero. Así nunca cesamos de enterarnos de lo que va cambiando, de lo que prefieren y de lo que necesitan nuestros estudiantes.

En este sentido España sigue siendo uno de los destinos favoritos de los estudiantes norteamericanos cuando deciden estudiar en España durante un semestre o un curso académico fuera de su campus. Cabe destacar que en el pasado la mayoría de los estudiantes que recibíamos eran estudiantes con un interés lingüístico, es decir, eran estudiantes de español y deseaban ampliar sus conocimientos de la lengua entre otras cosas. Ahora  en cambio, nos encontramos con que a este tipo de estudiantes se suma otro tipo, el cual no tiene un interés especial por la lengua, pero sí por esa experiencia personal y académica en el extranjero. Por lo tanto nos obliga, tanto a programas como el nuestro como a las universidades receptoras, a ampliar la oferta académica para estos estudiantes, y en este caso usando el inglés como lengua en la que se imparte la materia. Será una oportunidad para adaptar nuestros curriculums y a la vez conseguir «atraer» a ese estudiante «no lingúístico».

Por lo tanto, debemos, ante esta nueva perspectiva, saber adaptar nuestra oferta para que los estudiantes no pierdan la implicación local con el lugar donde estudian, su cultura y particularidades, de esta forma haremos aún más atractiva la materia y las actividades paralelas, y atraeremos al estudiante hacia un interés por el país y por la lengua española.

Además hemos discutido sobre otros aspectos, referentes a la seguridad, salud y asistencia médica en España, así como nuevos programas de voluntariado y prácticas en empresa, que desarrollaremos en próximos post.IMAG0517