Live the full Spanish dream with SIGE The SIGE Study Abroad Program offers the opportunity for international university students to enroll in the University of Sevilla, Pablo de Olavide or EUSA. SIGE offers students a complete and unique experience!
- Sevilla, Spain
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Winter Semester
- Program Description:
The SIGE Study Abroad Program offers the opportunity for international university students to enroll in the University of Sevilla, Pablo de Olavide or EUSA.
SIGE offers students a complete and unique experience with our Study Abroad Programs here in Sevilla. They take intensive communication courses, live in Spanish households, explore the region, and perfect their Spanish language skills. This program is ideal for responsible students searching for a fresh perspective.
Study Abroad Program participants live the full Sevillan dream, gaining an authentic understanding of Spanish culture and making connections between the different experiences that connect us all across the globe.
Are you interested in living a new experience? Are you a self motivated, adventurous student? Are you looking to learn, practice, and perfect Spanish? Then SIGE’s Study Abroad Semester or Academic Year in Seville is perfect for you.
- Academic program at the University of Seville, Pablo de Olavide or EUSA
- Accommodation with a host family in Seville
- Documents needed to obtain a Student Visa
- Health insurance & 24/7 assistance
- Airport pickup
- Welcome Pack
- Transit pass
- Academic advising, tutoring & mentoring
- Opportunity to practice speaking with local students
- Orientation and Field Trips
- Setting Description:
- Sevilla represents one of the richest Spanish cities and one of the most beautiful cities in the world where its cultural heritage is concerned: it was a magnificent Roman city; the Visigothic and Arabic capital; the most populated city in Europe in the XVI century; the gateway to the Americas, etc. It is a cultural attraction, a literary, musical and artistic city par excellence. However, it is also a city full of social contrasts. It has an aristocratic past and today is the political-administrative headquarters of Andalucía. People from different parts of the world, diverse races and socioeconomic status can be seen here. As you walk through the streets of Sevilla, you will be plunged into Spain’s wonderful culture edged with Moorish influences. An hour away by car from the local Spanish beaches of Costa de la Luz and Costa del Sol, and two hours and a quarter away from Madrid by train, it is easy to visit Sevilla and its neighboring cities and enjoy beautiful varied landscapes.
Based on 1 Reviews
- Life Changing Experience07/13/17
If you want to give yourself the best opportunity to learn Spanish, I would recommend avoiding Madrid or Barcelona because in Sevilla, English is no longer an option and you will be forced to adapt to speaking Spanish in your everyday life. All classes
are in Spanish, which for me were 4-6 hours a day Monday-Thursday. Additionally, I could spend hours each day speaking with my host mom and her family who would stop in for lunch most days. By halfway through the program, all the international students I met were speaking Spanish confidently regardless of their initial skill level and the content became easier to digest. My advice would be to not worry about if your Spanish level is too low for this type of immersion program. If you show patience and effort, progress will come. This is a completely low stress environment, both within SIGE and at the Universidad de Sevilla. It feels extremely rewarding to come out of this semester confident in my Spanish. More information on SIGE: There are multiple programs that host students from the United States. Most students take classes both at the Universidad de Sevilla (Classes mixed with other study abroad students from other programs) and with our own program at the program headquarters. SIGE is unique because of its size. Our program only consisted of about 15 students and our seminar had about 7. This gives you the freedom to openly ask questions and learn at a pace that works best for you. If you have any concerns about your time in Sevilla, the SIGE staff (Maria Jose, Catherine and Iris) will be there for you! They make it clear that the satisfaction of their students is the number one priority. You will get to know the SIGE staff on a personal level and it is refreshing to have a resource, especially when faced with uncertainty and cultural differences in a new country. Day Trips: Provided with the program are some excellent day trips to local towns in Southern Spain. Seeing other Spanish sites besides Sevilla allowed me to put into perspective what I was learning about the culture and history. For example: I took a class called Proyección de las Tres Culturas which covered the intersection of the three religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism) in Southern Spain. The city of Granada remained under Arab control for over 700 years until 1492. The more you learn, the more you notice how these different aspects of cultural influences combine to make Sevilla a historically rich, vibrant and unique location to study. Side Note: Come in the Spring so that you don’t miss out on Feria de Abril! Check out some pictures online. Feria is gorgeous and sums up the festive culture and lifestyle of this city.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend