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Featuring CCIS Programs

The International College of Seville, Spain

Seville, Spain (Europe)



Quick Facts

Fall 2018
Dates:  September 19 – December 15
Application Deadline:  August 20, 2018
Costs:  $11,000 CCIS Member | $11,408 Non-Member

Spring 2018
Dates:  January 31 – May 11
Application Deadline:  October 31, 2017
Costs:  $11,250 CCIS Member | $11,650 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

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!

As of fall 2017, ICS has created a new "Cultural Immersion" program which allows European and other university students to take part in the semester program. This new immersion program will provide a wonderful opportunity for American students to study alongside and interact with students or other nations and cultures.

View Spring 2018 ICS-Seville Powerpoint Presentation here.
View ICS-Sevile Internship Opportunities Powerpoint Presentation here.




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Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Broward College
Violeta Rivera
Study Abroad Advisor

Questions? Contact me
abroad@broward.edu
Tel:(954) 201-7709

This program is sponsored and administered by Broward College.

Academics & Program

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 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

At the International College of Seville (ICS), students may enroll in Spanish language courses at all levels from elementary through advanced, no Spanish language experience is required to participate. Coursework is taught in English and is offered in a variety of subjects such as History, Political Science, Literature, and Business and/or 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. 

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 selecting 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 Supplemental Materials section).

Students enrolled in the semester program can enroll in 12 to 18 credit hours at the International College of Seville and three to five courses with a maximum of 15 credit hours at the University of Seville. 

Academic Highlights

The program focuses on the study of Spanish culture and language, though language study is not required, 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 level 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 and the University of Seville, if applicable.

Credits: Credits vary
Instructor's Language: English or Spanish

Student Life & Housing

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 a day trip to Cordoba, an overnight trip to Granada, Spain, a three day trip to Morocco, and volunteer and community service opportunities.

Welcome Week activities include: Buffet breakfast during Orientation; Welcome reception at a nearby popular restaurant; Walk downtown with a stop for a typical Andalusian breakfast; Flamenco show at El Museo del Baile Flamenco; Walk through downtown to the historic neighborhood of Triana with a stop for churros;, Belly dancing performance and exotic tea tasting at a local Arab Tea Salon;, Night Tour of Seville’s “Legends and Curiosities” at the city’s most important monuments; Visit to the beautiful María Luisa park with picnic afterwards with Spanish University students; and to end your first week in Seville, a cruise down the Guadalquivir River aboard private luxury boats complete with food, drink and music! 

Additional activities include a shopping excursion to the Metromar mall in the town of Mairena del Aljarafe; A visit to the Antique Markets in Seville´s center. Halloween party, and Thanksgiving dinner during the Fall term, Holy Week and April Fair parties for the Spring term, and an End-of-the-Semester party for both Fall and Spring. The program has an "Intercambio" program (language exchange) with local Spanish students and organizes parties and get-togethers for all the American and Spanish students signed up.  Students may participate in Spanish cooking classes, as well as Flamenco dance classes. The cooking classes of Spanish Potato Omelette and of Paella, 10 hours of Flamenco dance instruction and all of the Welcome Weekend activities are included in the semester tuition. Watch this video showcasing ICS Welcome Week Summer 2017.

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.

Visit the International College of Seville (ICS) Facebook Page, visit them on Instagram, follow them on Twitter, 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 sevillanofamily. 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 three daily meals and laundry throughout their stay.

 

Duration & Costs

Duration

Fall 2018: September 19 – December 15, 2018
Applicatin deadline: August 20, 2018

Spring 2018: January 31 – May 11, 2018
Application deadline: October 31, 2017

Costs

Fall 2018: $11,000 CCIS Member | $11,408 Non-Member
Spring 2018: $11,250 CCIS Member | $11,650 Non-Member

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

Costs Included: Tuition and fees, books housing with laundry and full meal plan, airport reception for designated flights, onsite health insurance (private clinics, medical specialists, house calls, 24-hr. support service), CISI health & travel insurance, free basic cell phone (upon request), cultural visits, fieldtrip excursions, on-campus Wi-Fi, on-site library, study areas, extracurricular activities, "intercambio" (language exchange) 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 for U.S. Citizens, could vary depending on the consulate in your jurisdiction as well as your nationality), personal costs, and supplies (printing charge $9-$15).

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

Fall 2018: August 20
Spring 2018: October 13

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

Minimum GPA: Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher 

Class Standing: Students must be at least 18 years of age from 2 and 4 year colleges and universities throughout the US and Canada.

Visa/Immigration Requirements:
Fall Students: U.S citizens do not need a visa to study in Spain as the program is shorter than 90-days. Students will enter Spain and the Schengen Zone on a tourist visa, which allows students to reside/travel on schemes countries for a maximum of 90 days during a 180 day period. Students are advised to review travel arrangements as not to overstay their visas. Non- U.S citizens should consult with the program advisor in regards to visa requirements.

Spring Students: All spring students (U.S and other nationalities) must apply for a student visa as the program is over 90 days in duration. Instructions on how to apply to a Spanish Student visa will be provided by the program advisor.  

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 materials are 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.

ICS Course Registration Form, Fall 2017
ICS Course Registration Form, Spring 2018
Housing Form

 

Refund Policy

The student must notify Broward College and the International College of Seville in writing if he/she desires to withdraw from the program once accept to the program. Students who withdraw from the program less than 30 days before the ICS designated group arrival date will be charged an $800 application/service fee by the host institution. Students who withdraw from the program after arrival and prior to ICS Orientation will be charged a $500 service fee and 50% of the remaining program fees. Students who withdraw after the first day of the program will be charged for all program fees.



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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Elena Rivera

"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!"

Arynne

I absolutely love this city!!! The faculty is really nice and understanding, we have planned city trips almost every weekend, and the classes aren't difficult at all. Seriously, I would 10/10 recommend this program.