Sweet Briar College JYS in Seville

Academic-Year Program

  • Alcazar of Seville
  • Setas de Sevilla
  • Alhambra
  • Royal Tobacco Factory
  • Italica
  • Royal Tobacco Factory
Academic-Year Program 2016-17
Tentative Group Departure for Spain 9/7/16
Exploration: Two-week intensive 9/9/16 –
Fall Semester Classes 9/26/16 –
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.
Return Flight from Seville 5/14/17 

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.

Semester Classes

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: