Healthy Brown
Information for Undergraduate Students

Daily Life

In Andalusia, masks are currently required by law in all public spaces, indoor and outdoor. This may change as more of the population becomes fully vaccinated.

U.S. citizens entering Spain from the U.S. must be fully vaccinated and provide the appropriate documentation and vacination certificate. Please see the U.S. Embassy website for full details: https://es.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/. Students who are exempt from Brown's vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons, must provide a negative PCR test within 48 hours of their flight to Spain. Testing is not free of charge unless ordered by a doctor. Tests are availble at private clinics and will cost €60-€120.

Local transportation has increasingly resumed normal operating schedules. Masks, distancing and reduced capacity continue to be employed. The three University bus lines do not provide service on the weekends (Saturday & Sunday). Students typically take taxis at night and these are readily available, many with hand sanitizer and protective screens.

Currently, business hours have returned to normal. Banks and University offices 9am-2pm, stores 10am-9pm with the typical midday break from 1:30-4pm. Nightlife hours remain curtailed; bars and clubs currently have restricted schedules. Some services are provided in a hybrid model with both in-person office hours combined with online and/or over-the-phone consultations.

Arrival Procedures

No. Travelers to Spain are not currently subject to any quarantine requirement unless directed by Spanish authorities upon arrival in Spain due to specific circumstances.

Quarantine is self-enforced and is monitored by health officials, residence hall staff and the CASA Granada Director.

Students can order meals for delivery from local restaurants or purchase the optional meal plan provided by the residence hall, in which case meals will be delivered to their room by residence hall staff.

No movement is permitted outside of the student's individual room (with private bathroom) during quarantine.

Housing & Dining

All students are required to reside at the Carlos V Residence Hall located on the Cartuja Campus of the University of Granada. No other housing options will be permitted during the Fall 2021 semester. Each student will have a single room with a private bathroom and will share an adjoining kitchen with one other student. All utilities, wifi, bed linens, towels and a weekly cleaning service will be provided. Please see the website for additional details. The distance from the residence hall to the various Schools of the University will vary. Students can take buses, taxis or walk (approximately 20-40 minutes depending on destination).

Currently outside guests are not permitted due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Academic Policies & Campus Protocols

Class attendance is required for all classes in all CASA Granada Programs. Classes are currently delivered in person. If a student becomes ill or is quarantined, they can request documentation from a health care professional that will allow for accommodations to be made for them by their professors.

No, testing is not currently required nor provided at the University of Granada.

All classes at the University of Granada and the UGR's Modern Language Center (CLM) are being taught in person with some exceptions for hybrid models.

Life at the University will continue to be impacted by the pandemic until vaccines are more widely distributed to the student population. The Andalucian Government anticipates that vaccines will be available for people in the age range 16-39 years beginning on July 7. It is hoped that campus facilities that have been closed will be able to reopen in the fall after an accelerated vaccination campaign this summer. CASA Granada Program activities will be mainly outdoors and limited to the local region.

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