January Term Spanish Study Programs in Seville, Spain

Providing unique learning experiences for North American university students since 1969

Program information

Offering intensive language work at both the intermediate and advanced levels, this 3 1/2 week term is designed to be taken on its own or as preparation for the Spring Semester Program.

It is ideal for students who have been away from the study of Spanish for some time, or want additional language preparation before entering the Spanish Studies or Integrated Studies programs. Successful completion of SPAN 204J in the January Term permits students to continue in the Spring Spanish Studies program.

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Semester or Academic Year
  • Classes meet Monday through Friday for a total of 60 contact hours
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • Earn 4 semester credits
  • All courses are taught in Spanish by highly qualified Spanish university professors with extensive experience in teaching American students.
  • Live with a local family
  • All meals included
  • Local speaking partner
  • Excursions: immerse yourself in a culture while touring with a group you know

Requirements

  • 3.0 overall GPA and completion of 2 semesters college Spanish

Note: specific courses may have additional prerequisites

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Language
SPAN 203J - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.
Pre-requisites: Two years of high school Spanish/one year of elementary college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
January
History, Politics and Culture Courses
SPAN 312J - FOUNDATIONS OF SPANISH CULTURE
This course focuses on the historical and cultural development of Spain today, from its foundations into the 21st century. Students study Roman colonization and Moorish conquest, through the passage from the dictatorship of Franco to today’s democracy. Using the unique resources of Seville and her surroundings, students experience Spain’s past and present in music, art, architecture, and popular cultural expression, including flamenco and film. Multiple excursions throughout Seville illustrate the topics and themes discussed in class.
Pre-requisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
January
Language
SPAN 301J - ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPREHENSION
This intensive short-term course reviews Spanish grammar, with a particular emphasis on listening comprehension and oral communication skills. This course may be taken in preparation for the Spring semester.
Pre-requisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
January
Language
SPAN 204J - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.
Pre-requisites: Minimum of one semester of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent. Successful completion of SPAN 204J permits entry into Advanced Spanish Studies for Spring.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
January

What are you spending your program fee on?

For a specific price for this program please reach out to us, as fees vary depending on the destination.

What does the program fee include?

Tuition

Double occupancy room & full board

Laundry

Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities

Orientation

Health Insurance

Spanish Studies transcript

Support of onsite staff

Special Dietary Needs

Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other medical conditions that require a special diet may incur an extra fee to cover related dietary expenses. Please contact Spanish Studies for additional details.

All fees are in U.S. dollars and based on current exchange rates. Any considerable decrease in the value of the dollar will affect fees.

How much spending money should I budget for?

These costs are merely orientative*

The figures below are high estimates for your term abroad. We figure the average student will spend about $75 per week while in Seville. Of course, some will spend more and others will spend less. Think about your lifestyle and budget accordingly.

In total, we recommend that semester students budget a minimum of about $1,000 per month for expenses in Seville. Though lodging, all meals, laundry, and study tours are included in the program fees, students will want to have extra spending money for going out with friends, making weekend trips on their own, or buying gifts to take back home.

Meet your Resident Director

Dr. Michelle Durán, a native of Puerto Rico, is both the Resident Director for Seville and the Director of Academic Affairs for Spanish Studies Abroad. She is responsible for course development, assessment and overall academic quality of Spanish Studies programs in Spain, Argentina, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Prior to assuming her duties as Academic Director, Michelle served as both faculty member and Resident Director of the Spanish Studies Seville Program. In that capacity she has been responsible for the introduction and implementation of new methods of assessment on-site in Seville. She did her undergraduate work at Amherst College, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University.

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