Study abroad in Spain

The International College of Seville (ICS) aim is to serve as a center for the promotion of international education. The school is located in the charming neighborhood of El Provenir next to Maria Luisa Park. The program centers on the intensive study of Spanish language and culture. This is coupled with the opportunity for complete cultural immersion in the life of the Spanish community. No previous study of Spanish is required.

Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Sitting on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville has a rich Moorish heritage. The streets and squares in the historic quarter provide a lively version of the culture and beauty of the region. The ornate Real Alcázar castle and grounds, built during the Moorish Almohades dynasty, was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The gothic Cathedral de Santa Mariá de la Sede is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a minaret turned bell tower, the Giraldo. The General Archive of the Indies is the world-renown repository of rare archival documents illustrating the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and the Philippines. Culturally, Seville is the heart and soul of flamenco, the national dance of Spain.

What You Will Study:

For Fall/Spring semesters:
  • 2 Spanish languages courses based on placement test (8)
  • HUM 125 Culture and Society of Spain (3)
  • Elective courses vary by semester. Choices include art, history, business, humanities.

For summer program will enroll in one Spanish language course based on placement (no prior language experience necessary) and HUM 125.

Activities

Included in the program are the various cultural excursions of the Culture and Society of Spain including trips to Cordoba, Morocco and faculty-led tours of local museums, Alcazar, the cathedral and various Sevilliana neighborhoods. Students can participate in “intercambios” to practice speaking Spanish with local students, as well as service learning opportunities around Seville. Spanish cooking lessons and flamenco classes are available.

Housing

Students live with local Sevilliana families, in a single room with shared bathroom, all within walking distance of the ICS facility and downtown Seville. Host families provide 21 meals per week, including the option to request a “meal to go” when necessary. Laundry and internet access is included.

Cost:

Contact Jody Littleton, jlittleton@parkland.edu, 217-351-2532 or come by C126

Cost includes instructional and housing costs, course-related field trips, insurance and consortial fees. Housing includes 3 meals/day and laundry. 

Airfare, airport transfers, one credit hour of Parkland College tuition and fees, and personal expenses are not included.


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For More Information:
Contact Jody Littleton: Room C126 phone: 217/351-2532 or email  jlittleton@parkland.edu for more information.