|Academic-Year Program 2015-16|
|Tentative Group Departure for Spain||9/2/15|
|Exploration: Two-week intensive||9/4/15 –
|Fall Semester Classes||9/21/15 –
|Tentative Group Return to USA
If students decide to return to the USA for the winter break
|Spring Semester Classes
Students who must stay to take exams for regular courses will have their room and board covered until the day after their last final exam.
JYS students enjoy learning about Spain from a variety of perspectives. They experience first-hand the life of a university student, see the day-to-day activities of their host family, play sports, take art/dance/cooking classes, and interact with the community through volunteering and internships.
Field trips are taken throughout the year in Seville and around Andalucia to give greater insight into the culture and history of Spain.
Exploration of Language and Culture in Spain
Year students begin their time in Seville with a two-week intensive, but are not required to attend orientation the following semester. They are still welcome and encouraged to join in on group activities and field trips.
The Exploration course is designed to help students transition into life in Seville (3 credit hours*):
- Exploration Part I: The two-week intensive includes blogging and cultural activities. Classes include Spanish grammar, oral-aural skills, history and culture, incorporate online blogging and discussions. Visits to the Catedral de Sevilla, Real Alcázar de Sevilla, Setas de Sevilla, Universidad de Sevilla, and Itálica.
- Exploration Part II: A semester long contact course including language exchanges, online debates, blogging and cultural activities and field trips to Madrid, Cordoba, Rhonda, and Granada.
* Students must receive approval for credit from their home institution.
Students begin their semester at the end of orientation, typically enrolling in 4 to 5 classes. All classes are taught in Spanish by native instructors. Each class carries three hours of credit with a minimum of four classes per semester. Some schools accept credit for the orientation classes so students only have to take four classes. Students are required to take a minimum of five classes if they do not receive credit for orientation.
Students select from the following courses:
- Regular University Courses — Course Listings
Classes are offered by the School of Philology and the School of Geography and History. Students have also attended the Schools of Economics, Communications, Mathematics, and Psychology.
- Cursos Concertados — Course Listings
The main difference between these courses and regular courses are the teaching styles of professors. All courses are taught in Spanish by a professor of the University of Seville, and designed for non-native students.
- JYS Seminars — Course Listings
Seminars are exclusive to JYS students and taught at the JYS Student Center by JYS faculty.