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  • Locations: Granada, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Housing Options: Apartment
Areas of Study: Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Type: field study, internship abroad, study abroad Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

STEM Summer Research - Granada

Program Overview

Spend eight weeks earning six credits this summer, while participating in significant environmental research in a distinct region of southern Spain!

This STEM summer research program is based at the Andalusian Institute for Earth System Research (IISTA), one of Spain’s leading institutes for environmental research, in cooperation with the University of Granada.

This is a perfect opportunity for STEM students interested in physics, math, meteorology and environmental science to complete independent research, gain impressive experience toward future opportunities,  and stay on track for graduation. 

Founded in 2011, the IISTA promotes scientific and technological knowledge, along with development and innovation, in the areas of earth science and environmental development. Your research will be conducted in English; basic conversational Spanish can be useful for everyday life in Spain, but it’s not required to participate. 

Andalusia is a distinct and legendary region in southern Spain. It’s a storied, magical place, and the city of Granada is in its heart. Centuries of Moorish rule afford a unique diversity to its world-famous architecture and traditions. Modern Granada is a vibrant, affordable university town. This is the perfect place to soak up the culture, learn the language, meet local and international students, and experience the Spanish way of life. It’s home to stunning scenery and welcoming local atmosphere.

Projects are available in the following areas: Atmospheric Science/Meteorology; Environmental Health; Physics & Math

Additional Program Highlights: 

  • You will have in-depth discussions with your research mentor before arriving in Spain to begin work on your proposal.
  • This is particularly beneficial if you are aiming for graduate school in a scientific discipline.


Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.