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Featuring CCIS Programs

The International College of Seville, Spain Summer

Seville, Spain (Europe)

Quick Facts

Summer: Spanish Language
Dates:  May 30 - June 30, 2018 
Application Deadline:  May 3, 2018
Costs:  $4,590 CCIS Member | $4,990 Non-Member

Summer: Arabic Studies
Dates:  May 30 - June 30, 2018 
Application Deadline:  May 3, 2018
Costs:  $4,590 CCIS Member | $4,990 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.

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.


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Broward College
Violeta Rivera
Study Abroad Advisor

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(954) 201-7709

This program is sponsored and administered by Broward College.

Academics & Program

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:

Option I: 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

Option II: University of Seville Arabic Studies Program: Students enroll in six credits by selecting two of the following courses: Arabic I, Arabic, II, or Arabic III.

Academic Highlights

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.

The University of Seville Arabic Language Program is five weeks in duration. The program provides an excellent introduction for students planning to work in fields requiring a thorough knowledge of Arabic language and culture. Classes are held weekdays at the University of Seville. Field trips to Cordoba and Morocco are included and organized by the International College of Seville (ICS).

Credits: Six credits
Instructor's Language: Language varies depending on selected option including English, Spanish, and Arabic

Student Life & Housing

Student Life

Field trips to Córdoba and Morocco, Africa (two nights for both programs). 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; two 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.

Students are able to play soccer as an extracurricular activity at ICS, in collaboration with Eleven Stars Academy of Seville*.
This activity is open to male and female university students of all levels of expertise, from beginner to semi-professional.

ICS students will train twice weekly in sessions of 1 ½ hours in a Spanish federated soccer club along with Spanish players of that team. Those students with a sufficient command of the game will also be able to compete with the team, command to be decided by the team coach.

Students will receive intensive physical and technical training to help them evolve in their techniques of both defensive and offensive play. The objective is to prepare players for a high level of competition, with Spanish coaches who will implement the basic notions and competitiveness of Spanish soccer.  The trainers and technicians that work for Eleven Stars Academy are licensed and recognized professionals, with many years experience in their field.

The cost of the training program is $100/month.  Included in this price are:
·      3 hours of training weekly
·      Training kit (2 Eleven Stars team shirts & one pair of shorts)
·      Possibility of competing on weekends with a federated team
·      Free guided tours of Seville’s two soccer team stadiums: El Betis and El Sevilla, as well as attendance to training sessions
·      Diploma upon completion, granted by Eleven Stars Academy.
*Eleven Stars Agency of Seville is an agency whose aim is to represent and manage the interests of professional and non-professional soccer players in order that they can achieve their full potential. The services provided focus on every aspect of the life-style of a soccer player so the athlete can solely focus on his or her performance. In addition to representing players from their start as athletes to their entrance in the professional league, Eleven Stars acts as a consultant agent, connecting players with clubs through a vast network of experienced FIFA licensed players agents, sports attorneys, journalists, scouts, and soccer academies.

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.

Duration & Costs


Intensive Spanish Program: May 30 - June 30, 2018
Arabic Language Program: May 30 - June 30, 2018


Intensive Spanish Program: $4,590 CCIS members | $4,990 non-members
Arabic Language Program:  $4,590 CCIS members | $4,990 non-members

Costs Included

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.

The Arabic Language Program includes University of Seville tuition, housing with laundry and full meal plan, onsite health insurance (private clinics, medical specialists, house calls, 24-hr. support service), CISI health & travel insurance, welcome weekend, cooking classes, cultural visits, field trip excursions, free Wi-Fi access for laptops, on-site library and study areas, some textbooks & course materials, and a free basic service cell phone upon request.

Costs Not Included: Airfare, personal expenses, passport, visa (if needed).

Optional: Soccer (not included in fees): $100 for two days every week (1 1/2 hours per session; total: 12 hours).

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.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Intensive Spanish Program: May 3, 2018
Arabic Language Program: May 3, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

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!

Supplemental Application Material

Your CCIS application has two parts, 1) you will complete an online application form with general information and 2) each program may have supplemental forms that need to be completed and submitted via email. Please download the supplemental application materials to your computer.

Do not fill forms out in your web browser. Submit the completed supplemental application material directly to your study abroad advisor or to the program sponsor. Make sure to check with your study abroad office to learn how they want applications submitted.

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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Geneva Briggs

"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."

Megan Kane

"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!!"