Many universities and colleges offer their students an intensive course just before the start of the spring semester. It is a good opportunity to travel abroad and devote 3 intensive weeks to learning another language and learning about another culture. Students have a great experience for 21 days and at the same time enjoy a very academically intense course with field trips and activities that are not tourist focused. The students gain a deeper comprehension of the cultural and historic aspects of Spain.
These programs are done in collaboration with universities in such a way that the universities themselves can choose exactly what they want to do with the course. The students travel with a professor from their university who gives the classes and prepares the students for the field trips and activities. If the college or university needs our school to offer classes, we do so. Our school organizes all of the field trips and a professor from our school goes along as a guide.
Each university or college can decide which activities they wish to offer to their students as well as the various places to visit throughout Andalusia. The program may include any of the trips and activities that you can see in the Discover Andalucía section.
All Program prices include a non-refundable fee of €150.
2 or 4 weeks of intensive classes with SIGE (25 or 50 hours).
The most common type of accommodation for a full Spanish language and culture immersion is staying with a host family.
The program offers full room and board, which includes three meals a day. The family also takes care of the laundry.
The first day they show the students their way to our school, and everything the student may need to know to get around easily, for example, public transportation and so on.
Living with a family allows the students to get to know the Spanish culture and people deeply, indeed we believe this to be an important aspect of the program. The program staff chooses the families carefully and continuous contact is maintained with them.
The family helps the students get to know Spain better and integrate them into Spanish culture through eating, speaking and living together.
We consider the participation of the families to be one of the most essential parts of the program that supports the safety and well being of the student.
All of the university programs have orientation upon arrival to Seville.
The most difficult part of the experience for students is right after arrival. Everything is new and many experience jet lag, but the orientation gives students vital information about adapting to life in Spain, the program, schedule, safety, activities and meeting and getting to know Spanish students.