Granada is a modern city in southeastern Spain with a vibrant community of over 60,000 university students. It is a global crossroads, rich in history, culture, and ethnic and religious diversity. Situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Granada boasts breathtaking natural beauty.

Saint Joseph’s offers programs for both campus and online students, ranging from one week to an entire semester.

Semester in Spain- For Campus Based Students

Spend three months studying in Granada, Spain and traveling to many other sights of interest in Spain. Immerse yourself in the Spanish culture and language and earn credit towards your degree!

Students in Granada, Spain for summer internship

Students live in student residence halls and attend SJC classes based at Immaculata University, taught by renowned faculty from Spain, Canada, and the U.S. These courses fulfill core requirements and/or electives. Students also have the choice to take an SJC online course or an independent study course with Sebago campus faculty.

Included in the semester

  • Room and board
  • Visit to the Alhambra and sites in and around Granada
  • Hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and enjoying the beach
  • Excursions to Madrid, Avila, Cordoba, Seville, Toledo, and the Escorial
  • Optional group excursions or individual travel, at student’s cost


To start the registration process, set up a meeting with Aimee Hein at or 207-893-7761.

Granada Summer Internship

Spend five weeks in Granada, Spain working in the community, learning about Spanish culture and improving your Spanish language skills!

Every Friday and Saturday, visits to sites in and around Granada, such as the Alhambra, the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, the beach, the International Dance Festival, the Corpus Christi Festival, and lots of Tapas!

Cost includes:

  • 3-credit International Internship Course
  • Homestay Room and Board
  • Flight and international health insurance

Personalized internship experiences, could include the following:

  • Caritas, which provides direct relief and social justice to the poor, the suffering, the immigrants, and the homeless.
  • Art Restoration Apprenticeship
  • Business Development and Retail Service
  • Library and archival work among priceless volumes
  • Tourism

In Their Words

Students blog in real time about their internship experience in Granada, Spain.

For more information, contact Aimee Hein, Study Away Specialist, at or 207-893-7761.

Learn more about other Study Away Programs at SJC.

Online Summer Programs- For Online Based Students

IFES Summer School and Conference

Earn three graduate credits from SJC for participating in the Summer School and Conference of the Instituto de Filosophia Edith Stein (IFES). This course is an accelerated hybrid course.  The onsite portion is at the IFES Summer School and Conference in Granada, Spain. This course ends in Granada on June 30th which allows students to stay in Granada to complete the onsite portion of TH 527 Special Topics: Catholic Culture and History in Spain giving student the opportunity to earn 6 graduate credits while studying in Spain.

TH 527 The Whole in the Fragment: Sacramental versus Contractual Logic
Course runs June 23, 2019 to August 4, 2019  |  Onsite in Granada, Spain, June 23– 30, 2019  |  Graduate credit only  | SJC Instructor: Mr. Michael Taylor

“God is Love”. This wager concerning the nature of God – theological in the deepest sense – is generated, not from an idea, but from the experience of the encounter with Jesus Christ, the primordial “sacrament” of the Father. It entails not only a judgment concerning the nature of God himself but a judgment concerning the nature and meaning of reality and of our embodiment. This Love, of which reality is a sign as Jesus is the sign of the Father, is rightly qualified as semper maior, a fact always greater than our ideas and predeterminations. As such, the sign of love always breaks open our contractual logic.

This year’s summer school will be an attempt to think within the horizon of this semper maior, to pose the question of the human as bound up with the Love that is God himself and the world which is the concrete sign of that Love.

Students are also invited to present a paper at the conference. See for details.

  • Students register separately with SJC and IFES. Travel to and from Granada not included.
  • Saint Joseph’s College tuition – $400 | Registration opens March 1.
  • Students must register themselves in the Summer School and Conference of the Instituto de Filosophia Edith Stein (IFES) (Blocks 1 & 2) by May 1, 2019. The cost for the IFES Summer School and Conference is 695 euros. Registration now open. Contact Eva Martínez García at  with any question about the IFES Conference.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS:  You may make travel arrangements once you have registered for the IFES Conference.