Dates: Jan 31st - May 10th
Application Deadline: November 1st, 2023
* Please note: a non-refundable program deposit of $300 is due two (2) weeks after official acceptance and is applied towards the total cost of the program. The refund policy is program-specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.
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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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This program is sponsored and administered by Broward College.
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 institution 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.
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.
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 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: 112-18 credits
Instructor's Language: English or Spanish
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 of 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!
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 three daily meals and laundry throughout their stay.
Program costs vary depending on course selection and time of stay, but the approximate fee for Spring 2024 would range between $11,436 - $14,331. All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification.
Dates: Jan 31st - May 10th
Application Deadline: November 1st, 2023
Students should check with their Financial Aid office at their home school to determine whether their aid is applicable to study abroad programs.
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.
To study abroad more than immerse me into a new culture, it helps me know a new side of me. It was an excellent experience, I comprehended the cultural roots of my country, Venezuela; and I was able to explore being a student in a different country.