Sweet Briar College JYS in Seville

Program Requirements

Requirements apply to both the semester and academic-year programs.

Academic Status

JYS accepts applications from students who meet the language requirements for the program and have obtained permission from their college/university to study abroad.

Students must be in good standing with an accredited college or university in the United States.

Minimum GPA

  • A minimum 3.0 GPA (overall and in Spanish) is required.
  • Lower GPAs will be considered in special circumstances.

Language Requirements

JYS offers two different levels based on a student’s proficiency. The language level will determine the classes taken in Seville.

High Intermediate — 3 semesters of college Spanish prior to studying in Seville.

  • At this level, students are required to take the Advanced Composition and Conversation Seminar
  • High Intermediate students may not enroll in regular university courses

For year students, these restrictions apply only during the first semester.

Advanced — 5 semesters of college Spanish prior to studying in Seville.

  • All courses are open to this level.
  • Students are encouraged to take at least 1 regular university course.

Native speakers are not required to complete the same number of courses. Instead, they must submit to a phone or Skype interview to confirm proficiency.