Summer: Spanish Language
Dates: May 27 - June 27, 2020
Application Deadline: April 17, 2020 (*students who are not U.S. Citizens and might need a visa to enter Spain need to apply by: March 31, 2020)
Costs: $4,790 CCIS Member | $5,190 Non-Member
* Please note: a non-refundable program deposit of $300 is due three weeks after official acceptance and is applied towards the total cost of the program.
Click here for The International College of Seville Semester Program
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.
Learn more in the ICS Summer PowerPoint.
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This program is sponsored and administered by Broward College.
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.
International College of Seville Intensive Spanish Language Program: Students enroll in six credits of Spanish language classes at the International College of Seville at the Elementary, Intermediate, or Advanced Level.
SPN 1120 Beginning Spanish I
SPN 1121 Beginning Spanish II
SPN 2200 Intermediate Spanish I
SPN 2201 Intermediate Spanish II
SPN 3955 Advanced Composition & Conversation I
SPN 3956 Advanced Composition & Conversation II
The Intensive Spanish Language Program is four weeks in duration and provides students with an opportunity to experience and understand Spanish society and its institutions through direct exposure to Spain’s history, art and contemporary society.
The program provides an excellent introduction for students planning to work in fields requiring a thorough knowledge of Spanish language and culture. Students will enjoy city visits to the Palace and Cathedral, a daytrip to historic Cordoba, and an overnight trip to Morocco, Africa.
Credits: Six credits
Instructor's Language: Language varies depending on selected option including English and Spanish
Field trips to Córdoba and Morocco, Africa (two nights). Extracurricular activities include the Welcome Weekend with a breakfast buffet at Orientation, a flamenco show at Museo del Baile Flamenco and tapas dinner; a walk downtown with Churros and chocolate breakfast; Belly dancing and exotic teas; one Spanish cooking classes; two Introduction to Flamenco classes; excursion in metro (to the Metromar mall in the town of Mairena del Aljarafe); and end of the term party.
Click here to see some of the city highlights! Visit the International College of Seville (ICS) Facebook Page, visit them on Instagram, follow them on Twitter, or watch videos on the ICS Youtube channelto see what students are up to!
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.
Intensive Spanish Program: May 27 - June 27, 2020 (Suspended for 2020 term)
Intensive Spanish Program: $4,790 CCIS members | $5,190 non-members
The Spanish Language Program includes ICS tuition, a pen-drive with digital copies of textbooks and materials for each course, housing with laundry and full meal plan, health insurance -private clinics, medical specialists, house calls, 24-hr. support service, free basic cell phone upon request (no data), welcome weekend, one cooking class, two Flamenco classes, four guided cultural visits, field trip excursions, free Wi-Fi access for laptops, on-site library, study areas, and extracurricular activities, and language "intercambio" program with Spanish students. Field trips are to Córdoba and North Africa (Morocco; three days). Extracurricular activities include Welcome Week (breakfast buffet at Orientation; Flamenco show at Museo del Baile Flamenco, Walk downtown with Churros and chocolate breakfast, excursion in metro (to the Metromar mall in the town of Mairena del Aljarafe), and end the Term party.
Costs Not Included: Airfare ($1,000-$1,600), personal expenses, passport, visa (if needed).
All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.
* Please note: a non-refundable program deposit of $300 is due three weeks after official acceptance and is applied towards the total cost of the program. Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.
Intensive Spanish Program: April 17, 2020 (*students who are not U.S. Citizens and might need a visa to enter Spain need to apply by: March 31, 2020)
GPA Requirements: Students are required to have a 2.5 GPA is required
Class Standing: 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.
Visa/Immigration Requirements: Students are required to provide transcripts and two letters of recommendation. A visa is not required for students who are U.S. citizens studying abroad for under 90 days. Non-U.S. nationals may be required to obtain a visa to study abroad for the summer.
Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!
"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."
"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!!"