Students who have been approved by their universities to study abroad on the Granada, Spain Program will complete an enrollment process with Willamette University in order to prepare for the experience in Granada. If you have not been approved to study abroad through your host institution please see How to Apply under Program Overview.

This page serves as a guide to the enrollment process for the program. Most required materials will be completed and submitted using the online program portal.  The visa application materials must be submitted in hard copy by mail.  Additional detailed instructions for each of these steps below are found in the online portal.  The Approved Student Application button below will take you to the online portal to begin the enrollment process.


BEFORE STARTING THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS, it is important to be aware of the COVID-19 expectations for participation in the Spring 2023 Willamette University Granada, Spain, study abroad program:

  1. All participants should be fully up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters, prior to participation. Waivers based on medical, religious or other grounds on your home campus may extend to participation in the Granada program.
  2. All participants must sign COVID-19 consent documents as well as submit the COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation document with dates of your COVID-19 vaccinations. Those documents will be found in the Granada enrollment portal.

    Any participant who fails or is unwilling to abide by these conditions will not be eligible to participate in the program. 

Approved Student Enrollment Overview

Click this button to begin the Approved Students enrollment process for the ILACA Granada, Spain, program.  Use this only if you have already been approved by your home campus to participate in the program. 
Specific due dates for each item will be posted in the online portal.



Friday March 24

STEP 1:  Approved Student Application  (online portal, linked above)

The application and enrollment process will happen within the Willamette University study abroad online portal, linked above. The initial application includes:

  • Granada Enrollment form  (online portal)

  • Two Essays  (one Spanish and one English - online portal)
    • Introduce yourself to your potential homestay family. (Spanish)
    • Describe your goals for your semester studying in Granada. How will you prepare for this cultural immersion experience prior to departure?  (English)
    • Note: If you have already written essays for study abroad applications that have similar content as these questions, you can use any part of those existing essays to answer these questions. 



Wed   April 12






STEP 2:   Course Selection and DELE practice test 

It is important to first submit the program enrollment form and essays from Step 1. Next, you will complete these two steps related to your course selection process.

  • Complete the following questionnaire in the Granada (ILACA) online portal. 
    • Granada Course Selection form 

  • DELE practice test   (done In the Portal)
    You will access the DELE practice test in the enrollment portal. This is used to give the site director a preliminary idea of your language level. The practice test is not used to determine your language level placement for the program.  



Friday April 28

STEP 3:   Enrollment Packet Submission  (submit by mail)

The Enrollment Packet must be mailed to Willamette University (using a secure courier service).

The enrollment packet includes:

  • Visa Application Packet
  • Identity Verification Documents

You will receive specific instructions in the online portal to compile a Spanish visa application. The application materials must be sent in hard copy by mail in order to arrive at Willamette University by the deadline.



Friday April 28



 STEP 4:   Pre-departure forms

Once you submit the program enrollment form and essays from Step 1, you will receive additional forms to be completed in the online portal.

  • Complete the following questionnaires in the Granada (ILACA) online portal. These will become available to you in the online portal after you have submitted the Granada Enrollment Form.
    • Granada Self-Disclosure Health form 
    • Granada Homestay Experience form



May 12

STEP 5:  Program Agreement forms  (online portal)

Read these agreements thoroughly and sign them digitally in the online portal.  These include:

  • Participation Agreement
  • Student Behavior Agreement 
  • Student Academic Guidelines
  • Housing Agreement
  • Spanish Language Agreement 

  • COVID-19 Informed Consent, Waiver and Release document
  • COVID-19 Vaccine attestation questionnaire

Questions about the enrollment process?

If you have questions about any aspects of the enrollment process, please email Amy Nelson Green at

If you are interested in hearing feedback from previous participants about living in Granada, please review My Advice from Granada

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