Welcome to JYS!
¡Bienvenidos a JYS in SEVILLE!
JYS in SEVILLE (JYS), is an intensive academic immersion study abroad program sponsored by Sweet Briar College in Seville, Spain. Founded in 1983, JYS has provided students from a variety of majors the opportunity to improve their Spanish language skills, build their cultural competencies, broaden their international perspectives, and expand their knowledge and academic interests.
The program is open to men and women in any field of study in good standing at any accredited four-year institution in the United States for a semester (spring or fall), academic year, or summer.
As a semester or yearlong student…
JYS is an immersion program dedicated to experiential learning, so you will live with a host family, take all of your courses in Spanish, attend the University of Seville, and live like a local for the duration of your studies in Spain. You will also be encouraged to get involved in the local community while in Seville. Take the time to pursue internships and volunteer opportunities in a field of your choosing, and also enjoy trying classes in local cooking, flamenco dancing, guitar, choir, and others. We set the bar high and challenge our students to maximize their time abroad by committing to speak Spanish regularly.
As a summer student…
JYS offers intensive courses in either Arabic or Spanish for five-weeks during the summer. The program encourages the exploration of language and culture the coursework and field trips. Traveling in and around Andalusia provides an inclusive overview of southern Spain with the opportunity to survey the Moorish influences in the region.
Life in Seville
Live with a host family and attend classes at the University of Seville. Learn more here.
Discover Andalusia with JYS as we visit important sites and cultural centers. Learn more here.
Get involved, work with a local NGO! Learn more here.
Take a closer look at an area of your interest as an intern. Learn more here.