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Previous J-Term Seminar: Spanish Culture & Society

Seville, Spain

The Spanish Culture and Society January Term Seminar in Seville, Granada, and Córdoba is hosted by the International College of Seville (ICS) and is designed for students wishing to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Spain. Over two weeks, students will live with local Spanish hosts in Seville, participate in field studies throughout southern Spain, enroll in courses focused on Spanish culture and society, and participate in cultural activities such as flamenco shows, cooking classes, city walking tours, boat cruises, tapas tastings, and even a special New Year's Eve dinner. Faculty members, as well as local guides and specialists, will deepen students' understanding of the people, customs, and culture of Spain in a hands-on, experiential learning environment. 

Students can choose one of the following three-credit courses:

  • Art History 338: Spanish Culture and Society
  • Cross-Cultural Studies 338: Spanish Culture and Society
  • History 338: Spanish Culture and Society

Sample cultural visits include:

  • Cathedral of Seville
  • Islamic & Jewish Quarters
  • San Jorge Castle
  • Triana Market
  • Alcázar of Seville
  • Plaza de España y de América
  • Córdoba
  • Granada

View a sample itinerary here and the 2020 syllabus here.

Program Fees: $6,230

Program fees include tuition for 3 credits, lodging with breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided daily, medical insurance, entrance fees for scheduled cultural activities, and transportation for day trips.

Students who enroll in a January Term Seminar and the spring semester in Aix-en-Provence or Barcelona consecutively are eligible to receive a $2,000 grant credited to their spring semester invoice. In order to be eligible to receive the grant, students must participate in the Early Start Program during the week between the end of the January Term Seminar and the start of the spring semester. The Early Start Program allows students to move in with their hosts a week before the semester begins, receive French or Spanish language instruction, and participate in local cultural activities! Visit IAU's Scholarship website for additional details.