Spain: Seville Summer

Program Overview

Located in Seville, this program draws upon the resources of both the University of Seville and the International College of Seville (ICS). Both border a beautiful park near the center of the city, with easy access to the many cultural and historical attractions of Seville. In addition to the historical sites such as churches, palaces and museums, Seville also has modern transportation, many hotels and restaurants, and theatres. Founded in the sixteenth century, the University of Seville, with a student body of over 70,000, is one of the top-ranked universities in Spain. The International College of Seville (ICS), founded in 1982, is a private educational institute with its own classrooms, library, and study areas. It provides a full range of academic advising and student services, as well as numerous activities designed to complement the academic program.

 


Academic Profile
Academic Profile

The International College of Seville in Seville

The International College of Seville (ICS) is a private, independent, cultural association whose basic aim is to serve as a center for the promotion of international education. The ICS was previously known as Institute of International Studies, an institution founded in 1982 and offering, in cooperation with different U.S universities and colleges and the Faculties of Philology and Geography & History at the University of Seville, a multi-faceted program for students wishing to study in Spain.  The classrooms, a reference library, TV room, Internet facilities, study areas and administrative offices occupy a three-story Andalusian villa located in the charming neighborhood of El Porvenir and next to the beautiful María Luisa park.

The University of Seville, founded in 1551, is one of the leading institutions of Spain's higher education system. Its Schools of Philology, Geography and History, Philosophy, Biology and Engineering and its many schools and technological institutes serve the educational needs of some 70,000 students.  Located in the downtown area, the University's main building is bordered by the Maria Luisa Park and the Guadalquivir River. This building, the completely remodeled historic Tobacco Factory, houses the Schools of Geography and History, Philology, Law, and the main administrative offices. ICS students enrolled at the University of Seville will appreciate attending classes in the imposing 18th Century building immortalized by Bizet's opera "Carmen" and by 19th Century travellers in search of Romantic Spain. The building, complete with moat and watchtowers, is evidence of the importance given to protecting the King's lucrative tobacco monopoly, which at the time manufactured of all of Europe's cigars.

Course Offerings

Students have two program options from which to choose:

Program Options:

I. International College of Seville Spanish Language Program:

Students enroll in 6 credits at the International College of Seville:

3 credits in Spanish language (all levels offered)
3 credits in Culture and Society of Spain

II. University of Seville Arabic Studies Program:

Students enroll in 6 credits of the following:

3 credits of Arabic I
3 credits of Arabic II
3 credits of Arabic III

Academic Highlights

The Spanish Language Program offers Spanish language in addition to Spanish Culture and Society (in Spanish and English).  Upon arrival, students are administered a language proficiency exam in order to determine their level of Spanish. Only those students enrolled in Elementary Spanish are excused from the exam.  All courses meet two hours daily, Monday through Friday. Students taking Beginning and Intermediate Spanish complete their language requirements by taking four hours of Spanish Monday through Friday.  Each week, one Culture and Society class session is given on-site at a place of historic relevance. With these exhaustive visits students are able to see and experience, first-hand, the subject matter studied.  On-site classes are given at the following locations: The Archeological Museum of Seville; The ancient Roman city of Itálica; The Royal Palace or Alcázar, the Cathedral, and the Jewish Quarters.

The Arabic Studies program provides an opportunity to experience and understand Arabic society and its institutions through direct exposure to Spain's history, art and contemporary society. The program provides excellent preparation for students planning to work in fields requiring a knowledge of Arabic language and Spanish/Arabic culture.  Language courses meet two hours daily, Monday through Friday. Each course will consist of 45 contact hours (3 credits). Students may obtain a total of 90 contact hours (6 credits) at the end of the summer.

 


Student Life in Seville, Spain
Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

The summer program includes city visits to places including the famous Cathedral and Alcázar as well as excursions within Andalucia to places like Jerez and Córdoba.  The 5-week Spanish Language Program and 5-week Arabic Studies Program also include a week-long excursion to Morocco, Africa.  ICS also organizes a vareity of social and cultural activities for students that allow them to interact with local Spanish students and experience all that Seville has to offer.  Click here to see some of the city highlights!

Housing

Summer students reside in homestays as the optimal way of becoming immersed in the culture. In a homestay, generally two students are placed with a host family, along with other Spanish family members living in the apartment. Homestays provide 3 daily meals, 7 days-a-week and laundry.

Host families live in different neighborhoods situated throughout the city, and the living accommodations of students are similar to those of Spanish students. The ICS collaborates only with those homes that are located within a reasonable radius of the school. Some homes are found in the same small neighborhood of “El Porvenir”. And while others are not as close, they are at a walking or short bus/bike ride’s distance.  Fortunately, for these students, transportation is never a problem. The municipal bus service in Seville is reliable and fairly inexpensive. Equally, the municipal bicycle service is inexpensive.

Alumni Feedback

"Spain for me was one of the best experiences I've had abroad. Not only did I have the chance to explore the beautiful city of Seville but it was also very educational. First and foremost studying abroad is the ideal way to learn another language, you are surrounded by the language on a daily basis (esp. if you have a host family). Then, studying abroad allows you to travel to other countries where you might "Spain for me was one of the best experiences I've had abroad. Not only did I have the chance to explore the beautiful city of Seville but it was also very educational. First and foremost studying abroad is the ideal way to learn another language, you are surrounded by the language on a daily basis (esp. if you have a host family). Then, studying abroad allows you to travel to other countries where you might not have otherwise been able to visit. During my stay I visited Lagos, Portugal and Morocco, Africa which were both totally different experiences but nonetheless amazing! Also, I was able to learn so much about the culture of Spain; I became a fan of soccer (futebol) and got to see my first bullfight (not a fan) but very cultural. I absolutely love the food and how healthy and fresh everything was. My host family was very caring, helpful and patient when it came to helping me with my Spanish. Finally, studying abroad can open your eyes to the many wonders of the world. I promise you it will be one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life. I encourage everyone to travel; get a passport, take a summer off and explore the world. There are lessons you can't get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight." - Nicole Pires, Broward College

"This was the best experience of my life! Nothing could ever compare to it! I have made so many memories and friends that I was sad to leave and would have loved nothing more than to stay there for an entire year. After the first couple days, I felt like I had been there for years and was a local. I would recommend Seville, Spain for everyone! Whether you are an expert at Spanish or not! So many of the locals know English and are only too happy to help anyone learn Spanish. I was so sad to go that I even ended up prolonging my stay for another week. My program has just ended and I'm already making plans to go back next summer. This summer is one that I will treasure and look fondly back on for the rest of my life." - Sarah Dietz, Park University

"Searching for words that can justifiably describe my study abroad experience and the best word I could come up with is AMAZING! I am so grateful to have been able to experience an opportunity of a lifetime. Thank you Broward College for adding this chapter to the story of my life and working so hard to keep this program available to students. Living in Spain has opened my mind to new experiencs and has given me a renewe perception of life. I arrived in Spain without any prior knowledge of the spanish language and thanks to my amazing professor I am able to communicate using the Spanish language. I learned so much in only a month that I was able to travel to Aracena, Spain by myself and navigate using only Spanish. Not only did I learn the language, I also learned awesome historical facts about Spain most importantly Seville. I recommend this program for anyone who is willing to study abroad and learn a totally different culture." - Magdala Destima, Broward College

"I think my time in Spain was something that I will never forget! I absolutely loved the atmosphere and that I had the chance to live in a different country and experience something other than America. Sevilla really made strides in my Spanish. I learned new things and got clarification of other things. I loved how I was in an area where I was forced to speak Spanish rather than go back and forth by asking questions in English. Not only did my Spanish improve, but my ability to be independent. At first it was hard to be so far away from my family, but after the first week I became a new person. - Alejandrina Guajardo, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

"Studying abroad is Sevilla Spain was the most rewarding opportunity I could ever hope for. The language, the culture and the people I met throughout my stay are now apart of my life and for that I am thankful. I would definitely recommend studying in Sevilla for someone who wants to enjoy the culture and get a taste of what Spain is really like. Sevilla, one of the most beautiful cities that I've ever seen. Spain... A once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget." - Geneva Briggs, New Jersey City University

"I had the time of my life in Sevilla. My house mother was the sweetest woman and she was a huge part in making my experience awesome. I still miss her every day, just as I miss Sevilla. The city was big, but a cozy big. It had so much culture, which we learned especially through the Friday city and museum visits. I think study abroad should be mandatory for college students. No one knows how good it is going to be until they go. My life is extraordinarily better because of my semester in Sevilla." - Emily Sorokes, St. Bonaventure University

"I couldn't have asked for a better study abroad experience. I loved Seville so much, it was the perfect city. The ICS program was extremely helpful. They constantly told us about cultural opportunities in the city and welcomed us from the start. The teachers taught me so much. My Spanish has improved immensely because of them. My host mother was perfect. We are still in contact, writing letters back and forth, and I miss her so much. She really made me feel like I was a part of her family. I hope to one day go back and see her. All in all the experience was amazing and was better than I could have ever imagined! Thank you for the great opportunity!!" - Megan Kane, St. Bonaventure University

ot have otherwise been able to visit. During my stay I visited Lagos, Portugal and Morocco, Africa which were both totally different experiences but nonetheless amazing! Also, I was able to learn so much about the culture of Spain; I became a fan of soccer (futebol) and got to see my first bullfight (not a fan) but very cultural. I absolutely love the food and how healthy and fresh everything was. My host family was very caring, helpful and patient when it came to helping me with my Spanish. Finally, studying abroad can open your eyes to the many wonders of the world. I promise you it will be one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life. I encourage everyone to travel; get a passport, take a summer off and explore the world. There are lessons you can't get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight." - Nicole Pires, Broward College

"This was the best experience of my life! Nothing could ever compare to it! I have made so many memories and friends that I was sad to leave and would have loved nothing more than to stay there for an entire year. After the first couple days, I felt like I had been there for years and was a local. I would recommend Seville, Spain for everyone! Whether you are an expert at Spanish or not! So many of the locals know English and are only too happy to help anyone learn Spanish. I was so sad to go that I even ended up prolonging my stay for another week. My program has just ended and I'm already making plans to go back next summer. This summer is one that I will treasure and look fondly back on for the rest of my life." - Sarah Dietz, Park University

"Searching for words that can justifiably describe my study abroad experience and the best word I could come up with is AMAZING! I am so grateful to have been able to experience an opportunity of a lifetime. Thank you Broward College for adding this chapter to the story of my life and working so hard to keep this program available to students. Living in Spain has opened my mind to new experiencs and has given me a renewe perception of life. I arrived in Spain without any prior knowledge of the spanish language and thanks to my amazing professor I am able to communicate using the Spanish language. I learned so much in only a month that I was able to travel to Aracena, Spain by myself and navigate using only Spanish. Not only did I learn the language, I also learned awesome historical facts about Spain most importantly Seville. I recommend this program for anyone who is willing to study abroad and learn a totally different culture." - Magdala Destima, Broward College

"I think my time in Spain was something that I will never forget! I absolutely loved the atmosphere and that I had the chance to live in a different country and experience something other than America. Sevilla really made strides in my Spanish. I learned new things and got clarification of other things. I loved how I was in an area where I was forced to speak Spanish rather than go back and forth by asking questions in English. Not only did my Spanish improve, but my ability to be independent. At first it was hard to be so far away from my family, but after the first week I became a new person. - Alejandrina Guajardo, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

"Studying abroad is Sevilla Spain was the most rewarding opportunity I could ever hope for. The language, the culture and the people I met throughout my stay are now apart of my life and for that I am thankful. I would definitely recommend studying in Sevilla for someone who wants to enjoy the culture and get a taste of what Spain is really like. Sevilla, one of the most beautiful cities that I've ever seen. Spain... A once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget." - Geneva Briggs, New Jersey City University

"I had the time of my life in Sevilla. My house mother was the sweetest woman and she was a huge part in making my experience awesome. I still miss her every day, just as I miss Sevilla. The city was big, but a cozy big. It had so much culture, which we learned especially through the Friday city and museum visits. I think study abroad should be mandatory for college students. No one knows how good it is going to be until they go. My life is extraordinarily better because of my semester in Sevilla." - Emily Sorokes, St. Bonaventure University

"I couldn't have asked for a better study abroad experience. I loved Seville so much, it was the perfect city. The ICS program was extremely helpful. They constantly told us about cultural opportunities in the city and welcomed us from the start. The teachers taught me so much. My Spanish has improved immensely because of them. My host mother was perfect. We are still in contact, writing letters back and forth, and I miss her so much. She really made me feel like I was a part of her family. I hope to one day go back and see her. All in all the experience was amazing and was better than I could have ever imagined! Thank you for the great opportunity!!" - Megan Kane, St. Bonaventure University

 

 


Spain Study Abroad Program Details
Spain Summer Program Details

Duration

Spanish Language & Culture Program:

4-Week Program:  May 22 - June 20, 2015
5-Week Program with Morocco Trip: May 22 - June 28, 2015

Arabic Studies Program: 

5-week Arabic Studies Program: May 22 - June 28, 2015

Application Deadline(s)

4 & 5-Week Spanish Language & Culture Programs: May 1, 2015
5-Week Arabic Studies Program: April 24, 2015

Eligibility Requirements

A 2.5 GPA is required, in addition to transcripts and two letters of recommendation. 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.

Language

Classes are taught in English and Spanish.

Costs

4-Week ICS Spanish Language & Culture Program: $4,400
5-Week ICS Spanish Language & Culture Program with Morocco Trip: $5,620
5-Week University of Seville Arabic Studies Program: $5,620

Costs Included

4-Week Spanish & Language Program Includes:  ICS tuition, housing with laundry and full meal plan, health insurance (private clinics, medical specialists, house calls), 24-hr. support service, free sim card or cell phone, cultural visits, fieldtrip excursions, free Wi-Fi access for laptops, on-site library and study areas

 5-Week Spanish & Language or Arabic Studies Programs Include:  ICS or University of Seville tuition, housing with laundry and full meal plan, health insurance (private clinics, medical specialists, house calls) 24-hr. support service, free sim card or cell phone, cultural visits, fieldtrip excursions, free Wi-Fi access for laptops, on-site library and study areas

Costs Not Included

Airfare, books, personal expenses, usage charges on cell phone or sim card, passport, visa (if needed)

Entry Requirements

A visa is not required for students who are U.S. citizens studying abroad for under 90 days.

Non-U.S. nationals are required to obtain a visa to study abroad for the summer.

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.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Tel #: 954-201-7709
Email: abroad@broward.edu

How Do I Apply?

Before beginning the application process, you should first 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.)  Course and Housing Form for the Spanish Language & Culture Program OR Course and Housing Form for the Arabic Studies Program

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.