Since 1997, CEA has maintained one simple philosophy: To provide high-quality international academic programs and services. For you, that means support through each step of your study abroad experience, from the moment you apply to the day you return home again. Along the way, you’ll learn to adapt and communicate across cultures. You’ll earn credits toward graduation while gaining skills that enhance your employability. And you’ll discover more about yourself than you ever thought possible.
Earn academic credit while immersing into local culture and workplaces in this study + internship opportunity. The Study + Internship program in Granada allows you to make steady progress toward your academic degree while developing practical skills in fields such as social work, healthcare, tourism, and education, and more. The program incorporates a professional internship placement into your semester or summer term abroad. In addition, you can complete a ACTFL Official Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) at the CEA office to prove your language ability, whether it be for future employers or to become a foreign language teacher. Our strong academic focus and placements dedicated to meaningful experiences that make a real impact, allow you to take care of those degree requirements and give your career a boost all while gaining the international experience you’ve been seeking.
- Fall Semester: Early September to Late December
- Spring Semester: Early/Late January to Mid May
- Summer Semester: Late August/Late September to Late December
For more information about the Academic Calendar please visit the CEA Granada web page
All CEA students studying in Barcelona will be able to choose from apartments, homestays, and residence halls. For more information please visit the CEA Granada housing webpage.
Students participating on CEA programs will be billed through Appalachian the CEA program cost. This will replace the Appalachian tuition & fees for the term they are abroad. In addition to the CEA costs students will also be responsible for submitting a $200 OIED Program Development Fee upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Paid to Appalachian State
1CEA Program Fee includes tuition, housing, program excursions, and insurance.
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
|CEA Application Fee
||$1200 - $1800
||$1200 - $1800
||$1100 - $2200
||$280 - $600
||$500 - $800
||$100 - $250
|Books and Materials
||$40 - $140
||$14 - $100
||$100 - $200
||$50 - $100
|Visa (for US Citizens)
|2Appalachian Student Health Insurance
|3Personal Travel and Spending
||$500 - $800
||$200 - $400
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
CEA offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $3000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
You’ll enroll in an internship seminar course that includes an academic seminar and an internship placement. Based on your Spanish language level, you'll also enroll in:
- Beginner to Advanced: 2 Spanish language courses and 2-3 elective courses
- High-Advanced & Superior: 1 Spanish language course and 3-4 elective courses
- Proficient: 4-5 elective courses taught in Spanish
Language and elective courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits. Your internship seminar meets for 2 seminar hours and you'll spend 40 immersion hours at your internship placement. Together, your seminar and internship placement are worth 2 credits. You may earn up to 18 credits (up to 265 contact hours); if you choose the Early Start option, you may earn up to 23 credits (up to 345 contact hours) in Fall Semester and up to 21 credits (325 contact hours) in Spring Semester. Language and elective courses generally meet on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday; intensive language prep courses meet Monday-Friday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled on Friday. Your internship placement hours may take place Monday-Friday; the exact time of day and days of the week will be determined after you arrive.
You’ll enroll in an internship seminar course that includes an academic seminar and an internship placement, and in an elective course. Elective courses meet for 10-23 contact hours/1 credit. Your internship seminar meets for 2 seminar hours and you'll spend 40 immersion hours at your internship placement. Together, your seminar and internship placement are worth 2 credits. You may earn up to 3 credits (up to 63 contact hours). Elective courses meet daily, Monday-Friday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled on Friday. Your internship placement hours may take place Monday-Friday; the exact time of day and days of the week will be determined after you arrive.
Internship placement options vary based upon language proficiency. Students with low intermediate Spanish ability will take a Spanish language class and complete an internship at a daycare or as a teaching assistant in a K-12 school. The language class is worth 1 credit and the internship is worth 2 credits. Students at the high Intermediate level will have a range of internship placement options in addition to a 1 credit elective course taught in Spanish.
Students must receive approval from their academic department for the internship and are encouraged to discuss the internship with their department before applying.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Each CEA program will have a different minimum credit requirement. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
Students applying to a CEA program should complete the CEA application
while also completing the Appalachian application.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page