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Granada july or september??? Suggestions for other places??

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1. Posted by mevg (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

I am going to be doing study abroad in Granada, there is a july program and a september program, which one would you suggest??

Also after my classes in Granada I have 3 weeks to go to a few other places, would you suggest just spending majority of my time getting to know spain more or would you suggest other places? recommend three or four places that I should definitly go to, out side of spain...I'm bad at making decisions and going crazy at the moment narrowing down my list of places to go. I only have a month and a half, and the study abroad in Granada is two weeks.

OH and suggestions please for cheap food and travel in Spain/Granada/elsewhere, I am super tight on money. Thanks.

2. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 9y

In september you'll have a chance to meet other university students I guess.
From Spain, you definitely shopuldnt miss Madrid and Barcelona, if you look for big cities. some northern ones are nice as well, a region called Galicia: some nice towns there. Santiago de compostela for example.

3. Posted by Gusiluz (Full Member 77 posts) 9y

Definitively in September. In July it gets suffocating hot. In September you can still go to the beach (Nerja or anywhere along the Costa del Sol(Malaga), Salobreña, or to the Cabo de Gata Natural Park (Almería)and the weather is still warm and nice.

In September students are back, everything is open again and the city is back to life. A different story.

Where to go?

-By plane from GR or Malaga: London (flying to London is always cheap), Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam...

http://www.ryanair.com/
http://www.vueling.com/

-By train or bus: Seville, Madrid, Cadiz, Cordoba, Sierra Nevada...

http://www.renfe.es/
http://www.alsinagraells.es/

The cheapest food you can get is in a supermarket, naturally. The cheapest are Mercadona and Dani or at any big center such as Carrefour. If you want to sit down at a table and be served you'll find lots of tapas bars where you get a free portion of many things with your drinks, or many Kebab-Shawrama (turkish food)places or even try at the Comedores Universitarios, or some buffet ('Fresco') where you can eat for 7 € (I thought the semester abroad programm included staying and eating with a family)

I never thougth I'd be posting such links :

http://www.mercadona.es/
http://www.supermercadosdani.es/

4. Posted by mevg (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

THANK YOU! umm im debating if I should do language courses through university of Granada to get college credit for two weeks for around 400 euros, or go to a language school in granada....idk suggestions??

how cheap is transportation from Grandada to Malaga? which one should I use(train or bus)?

thanks for everyones help, im really excited for my trip.

5. Posted by Gusiluz (Full Member 77 posts) 9y

Better by bus. By train you have to make a conection at Antequera.

Granada-Malaga 8,87 €
At the bus station in Malaga you can get a direct bus to Malaga Airport. I think it costs 1 €.

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I'm not sure what's better for you. I guess its alway better to do it through university. Anyway, the most famous language school (if you can call it that) in Granada is the Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM), very popular among foreing (and local) students:

http://www.ugr.es/~clm/indexesp.htm

its a part of the university:

http://www.ugr.es/

Maybe you can get some info at home. Good luck.