January Term 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 Program or Integrated Studies Program. Successful completion of SPAN 204J in the January Term permits students to continue in the Spring Spanish Studies program.

Why choose this program?

Requirements

Note: specific courses may have additional prerequisites

Choose Your Term

Start Date: Jan 2, 2024
Apply by: Nov 30, 2023
End Date: Jan 24, 2024
Cost: $5.200

Choose Your Courses

Courses Term Sevilla – January Term
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
Language
SPAN 308J - SPANISH FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
A course designed to help students develop language skills for health-related professions. Students participating in this course will learn how to communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and their families as well as how to consult with other health professionals. Medical health terminology, patient/client-interviewing skills, and cultural factors affecting health care delivery will also be studied. Also included is a clinical component that will give students the opportunity to interact in healthcare settings, including elderly and primary care facilities.
Pre-requisites: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring

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*

This plan estimates personal and miscellaneous expenses at approximately $175 per week. 

If you need to travel to a consulate for the purpose of obtaining a visa before your program abroad (semester students only), remember to budget for that travel expense.

Some students will spend more and others will spend less, of course. Consider your lifestyle and budget accordingly. 

The “Short Term” estimate is for one 3.5 week program; if you are participating in two, multiply by two.

Meet your Resident Director

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Born in Seville, and with a degree in Hispanic Philology from the University of Seville, I have worked in various departments of Spanish Studies Abroad over the years, knowing very well what American students need to make their experience in Seville the adventure of a lifetime and help them mature both academically and personally.

My advice is to open your mind and let yourself be carried away by the culture and idiosyncrasies of our city through our teachers and staff, our host families, the walks through our streets, meeting with young Sevillians, etc. In our city you will find a team eager to receive you and welcome you as if you were at home.

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