Best Steps Abroad has agreements with some partner institutions in Spain. Our students receive their classes at the Center for Modern Languages of the University of Granada. As we will see, the Center for Modern Languages has a very long tradition offering Spanish Language courses to international students. It is for this reasons, that it is one of the most prestigious university center in Spain. Our most advanced level students can take two courses at any of the 5 campuses of the University of Granada.
But these are not our only partner institutions we have agreement with. BSA is also member of APUNE, the Association of American programs in Spain. You can see below how it operates.
University of Granada
With its origins in the Middle aged Muslim University of the Madrasa in the Middle Ages, the University of Granada (UGR) was founded in 1531 under the reign of Charles V. For this reason it is considered one of the most historically valuable universities in the world.
The UGR is one of the leading universities in the world according to the 2020 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). ARWU places it at number 2 of the universities in Spain, and within the top 50 in the world in Computer Science.
The UGR has 5 campuses that offer more than 80 undergraduate degrees. And each year, over 130 graduate programs for more than 60,000 students, 8,000 of them are international students. Granada also offers a wide spectrum of possibilities for our students. In areas such as culture, history, art, religion, technology, business, environment, university life, sports, etc. It is not surprising that it is the first destination for Erasmus Students in Europe.
UGR Center for Modern Languages
The University of Granada Center for Modern Languages (CLM) is where international students and Spanish people meet to study Spanish and foreign language classes respectively. The CLM, since 1992, has been offering Spanish Language and Culture courses to students from all over the world. At present from more than 35 countries.
The two CLm sites are located in the old Jewish quarter of Realejo. This neighbourhood is in the city center and a few minutes walk from the Alhambra. Without a doubt, an ideal place to enjoy the best environment for excellent academic and cultural offerings in Granada.
Endorsed by the Instituto Cervantes, the CLM also offers training courses for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language. An example of this is the master’s degree for teachers of Spanish from the United States and Canada. Considering the historical legacy of this center, the excellence of its professors, the academic rigor of its courses and the constant desire to innovate and improve its academic and cultural offerings, the CLM is one in a billion.
APUNE is a non-profit cultural association that seeks to deepen and promote international exchange between Spain and the United States.
Founded in 1968, it is the oldest association in Europe in this field. APUNE promotes academic rigor, orientation and immersion of students, and communication and cultural exchange between Spain and the United States.
Through a voluntary peer-evaluation process, member programs benefit from the periodic review of offerings, something that serves to guarantee the excellence of the offerings of its members.