INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF SEVILLE & UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE
Founded in the sixteenth century, the University of Seville, with a student body of over 50,000, is one of the top-ranked universities in Spain. ICS, founded in 1982 in cooperation with the University, is a private educational institute with its own classrooms, library, computers and study areas. It provides a full range of academic advising and student services, as well as numerous activities designed to complement the academic program.
Academic Program Highlights
At the International College Seville, students select Spanish language courses from offerings at all levels from elementary through advanced. Prior study or proficiency in Spanish is not required. Course work is also offered in English in a variety of subjects, including History, Political Science, Literature, and Business/International Trade.
Several courses are taught in both Spanish and English. Students who are proficient in Spanish language may take upper-level courses taught in Spanish by University of Seville faculty at the University; these courses are designed for visiting overseas students and are offered on a semester basis. Students electing to study at the University must take a minimum of three courses there, and can choose from course offerings in Spanish Language and Literature, Spanish Culture, History, Geography, Anthropology, Art History, Economics, and Political Science. Students typically receive 15-18 credits per semester.
A 2.5 GPA is required, in addition to transcripts and three letters of recommendation. The program is open to students at freshman through post-graduate standing.
Students have the option of living with Spanish families, or living in residence-like apartments or rented rooms. Homestay is very much encouraged as the optimal way of becoming immersed in the culture. The type of meal plan varies with the the type of accommodation chosen, and in homestay arrangements the cost of laundry is included.
Students must stay in housing arranged by the program. All students are encouraged to participate in a program which offers a chance to meet Spanish students and practice the language. There is a co-curricular cultural program featuring trips to local events and places as well as travel in the region. Students may participate in a variety of sports. Staff members, available 24 hours a day, are bilingual and trained in student service.