Sweet Briar Collegehttp://studyabroad.sbc.edu
134 Chapel Road Sweet Briar, VA 24595 United States
Spain: Seville (Sevilla)
Fall, Spring, Academic Year
August-December; January-May; August-May
Junior Year in Spain is a coeducational, intercollegiate study abroad program sponsored by Sweet Briar College, Virginia, which works in affiliation with the University of Seville, a prestigious 500-year-old institution of higher learning. Since its foundation in 1984, more than 1500 U.S. undergraduates have studied with Junior Year in Spain at the University of Seville in semester- and year-long stays.
JYS has agreements with two schools at the University, the School of Geography and History (Facultad de Geografia e Historia) and the School of Philology (Facultad de Filología), which offer many different courses on Spanish history, culture, and language, some of them with a special focus on Andalusia or Seville. Additionally, many advanced-level JYS students have taken classes in other schools within the University, such as Medicine, Economics, or Psychology.
The program's main goals are academic: improving the Spanish linguistic and cultural competency of our students, broadening their international perspective, and providing opportunities to expand their knowledge of the academic disciplines available to them through the University of Seville. The academic goals of JYS reflect the rigorous educational standards of Sweet Briar College itself, which is one of the "International 50," an elite group of private institutions recognized for their international academic programs. We strive for excellence in teaching, a depth of cultural awareness, and personal rewards.
Because our program is committed to accommodating individual interests, we accept only a limited number of students. This small-group format creates a secure and supportive atmosphere for students and fosters lasting friendships.
Junior Year in Spain offers the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in Spanish culture and language. This is a home stay program with carefully selected families around Seville. You receive a three week orientation with an intensive Spanish language review and cultural information.
Not only do you get to live in beautiful Seville, we also take you on field trips to sites of cultural and historical importance during your semester and/or year of study. Some of the locations include: Granada, Cóordoba, Rhonda, Italica, Jerez, Chiclana, and Cadiz. The trips are included in the cost of the program!
Seville is an amazing city full of activity. It is a great place for people who like to walk and bike to get around. It offers convenient travel options to other locations with buses, speed train to Madrid, and an airport.
You also have the option to become involved in extra-curricular activities available outside of studying, like internships and volunteering.
Fall semester: USD 16,500; Spring semester: USD 16,900; Academic year: USD 29,600
Fees cover: airfare, tuition, full room and board (3 meals a day), all excursions, and health insurance
Independently or in Groups
JYS offers grants to well-qualified students with demonstrated need. Amounts usually range between USD 500 and USD 3,000. Students interested in applying for a JYS scholarship must fill out Part XI of the application.