Sweet Briar College JYS in Seville

Spanish Language and Culture Intensive


CANCELED Summer Program 2017
Students Arrive in Seville June 2017*
Orientation 2017*
Classes Start 2017*
Classes End 2017*
Program End 2017*
 *Pending dates – University of Seville

JYS Intensive is a five-week summer program taught in Spanish at the University of Seville, for a total of 45 contact hours (6 credit hours).

Requirements for Spanish Intensive

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA in Spanish
  • Open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors


The program begins with a two-day orientation session with academic advising for students before classes start.


Students may register for one or two courses (3 credit hours each). Students who enroll for two courses may select to take two language courses or one language course plus a culture course.

Language and Culture courses meet two hours daily, Monday through Friday. Each course will consist of 45 contact hours. Students obtain a total of 6 credits hours.

  • LA-01 Beginning Spanish I
  • LA-02 Beginning Spanish II
  • LA-03 Intermediate Spanish I
  • LA-04 Intermediate Spanish II
  • LA-05 Advanced Spanish I
  • LA-06 Advanced Spanish II
  • LA-07 Cultura y sociedad en España

Field Trips*

Included as part of the JYS Intensive are field trips to sites of historic and cultural interest.

  • Province of Cádiz — Trip to the city of Cádiz and the beach town of Chiclana de la Frontera on the Atlantic Ocean
  • Province of Córdoba — Trip to the city of Córdoba and a guided tour of the Cathedral of Córdoba (Mezquita)
  • Province of Seville — Guided tours of the Catedral de Sevilla, Giralda and Setas de Sevilla
  • Province of Granada — Overnight trip to the city of Granada and a visit to the Alhambra

*Field trips are subject to change. Updates will be posted to this site.


The fee for the 2017 JYS Intensive is $5,000.

Fee covers:

  • Airport reception in Seville
  • Full room and board (3 meals a day) in Seville with a Spanish host family
  • Tuition for credits
  • Group medical insurance designed by ADESLAS SegurCaixa
  • Field trips and site visits

The fee does not cover:

  • Round-trip airfare to Spain
  • Personal expenses
  • Books and academic supplies


Merit based scholarships are available for the JYS summer program! Awards will be between $500 and $1000 and based on GPA (3.5 or higher) and professor recommendation. Apply for scholarships through the online application.