Spain: Seville Semester

Program Overview

Spend an amazing semester studying abroad in beautiful Seville, Spain at the International College of Seville (ICS)!  Whether opting for Spanish language courses at all levels, choosing coursework in English in fields such as business and international relations, or enrolling in a wealth of courses taught in Spanish at the University of Seville, this program has something for everyone.  From eating culinary delights like traditional tapas to exploring the city via the modern metro, students from across the United States will join together in this amazing southern city to experience the language, culture, and society of this fascinating country like never before!

 

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Academic Profile
Academic Profile

The International College of Seville in Seville

Located in gorgeous Seville, Spain, this program draws upon the academic resources of both the International College of Seville (ICS) and the University of Seville, institutions which border a beautiful park near the center of the city and provide easy access to Seville's many cultural and historical attractions.  ICS, founded in 1982, is a private educational institute housed in a three-story Andalucivilla complete with classrooms, administrative offices, study areas, and a library. 

ICS academic partner, the University of Seville, was founded in the sixteenth century and is one of the top-ranked universities in Spain.  Located in the downtown area bordering the Guadalquivir River, the University is housed in a historic 18th century Tobacco Factory that has been completely renovated and remodeled.  Over 70,000 students are served by the University's Schools of Geography and History, Philology, and Law.

Course Offerings

Students enroll in 12-18 credits (4-6 courses) during the semester, and no Spanish language experience is required to participate.  At the International College of Seville (ICS), students may enroll in Spanish language courses at all levels from elementary through advanced.  Coursework is taught in English is also offered in a variety of subjects such as History, Political Science, Literature, and Business/International Trade.

Students who are proficient in the Spanish language are invited to take upper-level courses taught in Spanish at the University of Seville.  University courses are designed for visiting overseas students. Students electing to study here will enroll in a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) courses, earning 12-15 credit hours.  Coursework is available in the areas of Spanish Language and Literature, Spanish Culture, History, Geography, Anthropology, Art History, International Relations, and Political Science.

For current course offerings, please visit the International College of Seville (ICS) website at www.ics-seville.org.  By clicking on "Academic Program" and select the term and institution for study, students can readily find a list of course options, as well as course syllabi at the bottom of each page.  When applying, students will indicate their preferred course for the term by submitting a course registration form (available under the "apply now" tab.)

Academic Highlights

The program consists of a wide academic component centering on the intensive study of Spanish language and culture, while offering a complete cultural immersion in the life of the Spanish community. Those ICS students with a sufficient language proficiency may also choose to enroll in upper division courses at the University of Seville.
 
Students enrolled in the ICS academic semester, year-long or summer intensive programs receive official transcripts from the ICS,  fully accredited U.S. sponsoring institutions, and from the University of Seville, if applicable.

 


Student Life in Seville, Spain
Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

Staff members at the International College of Seville speak both English and Spanish and are always eager to help students make the most of their stay in Seville!

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
  • Day trip to Cordoba, Spain
  • Overnight trip to Granada, Spain
  • Two (2) night trip to Morocco, Africa
  • Internships
  • Volunteer and community service opportunities
  • Welcome Weekend Activities including orientation breakfast, Flamenco show, downtown walk with Churros and chocolate, belly dancing and exotic tea tasting
  • Shopping excursion to the Metromar mall in the town of Mairena del Aljarafe and tour of Antique Markets in Seville´s center
  • Picnic in the park
  • Halloween party & Thanksgiving dinner (fall term)
  • End of the Term party (fall & spring)
  • "Intercambio" (language exchange) program with local Spanish students
  • Spanish Cooking Classses
  • Flamenco Dance Classes

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Cruise down the Guadalquivir River
  • Visit to the Aquarium of Seville
  • ...and more!
Visit the International College of Seville (ICS) Facebook Page, visit them on Instagram, or watch videos on the ICS Youtube channel to see what students are up to!

Housing

Students are offered two different options for housing during the program.  For those looking to truly immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture, they are invited to "live like a local" by residing with an experienced Spanish host family.  Generally, two students from the program live at the homestay and are integrated into family life as they share daily meals, activities, and stories with their new sevillano family.  For those interested in more of a student environment, the supervised residencia option offers them the opportunity to live in a shared apartment with a house mother and 3-4 other students.  Regardless of which option they choose, students are housed just a short walk or easy bus ride away from the school and are provided 3 daily meals and laundry throughout their stay.

Alumni Feedback

"The experiences you get are incredible and once in a lifetime. You will see yourself grow as a person over the course of just a few short months. You will learn about yourself, and be tested in every single way imaginable, and unimaginable. You will end the semester saying goodbyes to your best friends, to go home to your best friends."
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Shimriya Richard, Brookdale Community College

"For me, Sevilla was the perfect city to study abroad in; the people, the language, the music - just the general atmosphere and culture of the city in general - all combined to make for an absolutely unforgettable semester. I wholly recommend this opportunity to anyone who can take advantage of it - you won't regret it!"
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Elena Rivera, Mount Wachusett Community College

"My semester in Sevilla was definitely the biggest growing experience of my life so far. I met amazing people, learned to communicate in another language, and got the chance to travel around Europe... Sevilla is such a beautiful city; I wouldn't trade my time in Spain for anything and I would go back in a heartbeat."
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Kathryn Hamel, Truman State University

"The staff of ICS was so helpful and informative. We had a lot of fun busing around Andalucia and plenty of adventure wherever we stopped. I could tell they wanted me to get the most out of my time abroad and for me to excel with the language."
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Seth Riley, Madison Area Technical College

"The Plaza de Espana in Seville is like nothing I have ever seen before in my life and probably will ever see. I met a British man before I went to Seville who had been there before and he said that Seville was in one word "ambiance" and I have to say that now that I have been there too, I must agree with him...go to Seville. The experience is incomparable."
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Grace Chikwem, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

 


Spain Study Abroad Program Details
Spain Semester Program Details

Duration

Fall 2016:   September 21 - December 16, 2016
Spring 2017:  February 1 - May 12, 2017

Application Deadline(s)

Fall 2016:  September 1, 2016
Spring 2017:  December 1, 2016

Financial Aid

Students should check with their Financial Aid office at their home school to determine whether their aid is applicable toward study abroad program.

Eligibility Requirements

The program is open to students at least 18 years of age from 2 and 4 year colleges and universities throughout the US and Canada with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Language

English and Spanish

Academic Levels

Undergraduate

Costs

Fall 2016:  $10,480 CCIS members / $ 10,880 non-members
Spring 2017:  $10,935 CCIS members / $11,335 non-members

*Please note the spring program cost is higher because the program is longer*

Costs Included

Tuition & Fees, housing with laundry and full meal plan, airport reception for designated flights, health insurance (private clinics, medical specialists, house calls, 24-hr. support service), free basic cell phone (upon request), cultural visits, fieldtrip excursions, on-campus Wi-Fi, on-site library, study areas, extracurricular activities, "intercambio" program with Spanish students, $100 refundable housing deposit (will be returned to the students at the end of the semester, if no charges against it).

Costs Not Included

Airfare (approx. $1,100 to $1,500 depending on departure times, airlines and city of origin), passport, visa ($160 at the Spanish Consulate in Miami, could vary depending on the consulate in your jurisdiction), personal costs, books, and supplies.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.

Related Links

Wikipedia Seville, Spain
Wikipedia University of Seville
University of Seville at Google Maps

 


Your Adventure in Spain Begins Here

Submit Application Materials To:

Liz Vocasek, Study Abroad Coordinator
Greene International Education Institute
Broward College – WHC Downtown Center
225 E. Las Olas Blvd, Bldg. 32/617
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Tel #: 954-201-7709
Email: abroad@broward.edu

How Do I Apply?

Before beginning the application process, you should speak with the study abroad office at your home institution, or your academic advisor if your home institution does not have a study abroad office.  Please download application materials to your computer.  Do NOT fill forms out in your web browser.

1.) CCIS Application Form
2.) 2 Academic Recommendations from Professors
3.) Official transcript
4.) ICS Course Registration Form for Fall 2016 OR ICS Course Registration Form for Spring 2017 (TBA)
5.) Housing Form

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.