Granada Faculty & Staff

Meet the faculty and staff of our Spanish Academy abroad in Granada, Spain.

Alejandro Saravia, Program Director

Alejandro joined the Language Academy team in 2011, serving as a Spanish teacher at the Green Mountain College campus. Captivated by the whole experience, he returned the following two years, first as a teacher and then as the Assistant Language Director on that Campus. The next summer he was part of the first Academy held in Spain (Comillas, 2014) as the Residential Life Director. He returned to Spain (Granada 2015) as one of the teachers. Alejandro is now the Program Director for the Granada-2016 Academy. He is a Spanish teacher at St Paul’s School, a fully residential school in Concord, NH and has been teaching Spanish for the past 15 years.

A native from Mexico, he holds a BS in Chemistry from the National University of México, an MBA from ITESM-CCM (México), a MA in School Counseling, from Western Kentucky University, and a PhD in Educational Leadership from University of Louisville. Working at ​the Academy has been one of the most rewarding aspects of his long career in education.

Alba Medialdea, Summer Site Manager

Alba has been working with American students in Granada since 2010. She previously worked as a Spanish teaching Assistant at Occidental College in California. During the school year, she works with our partner, IES Abroad, as the Student Affairs and Internship Coordinator. She is responsible for managing co-curricular activities and creating customized integration opportunities for the intercultural development of students. She also deals with housing, medical issues and emergencies.

Alba holds a M.A and a B.A. in Translation and Interpreting Studies. She graduated from the University of Granada in 2008 and complemented her curriculum studying abroad in China, Poland and United Kingdom. Alba also has teaching experience at different schools in Spain and has attended courses in Emotional Intelligence and Art Therapy. She currently lives in Granada.