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January Term in Spanish
in Seville, Spain

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Application Deadline

Apr 15, 2024
This program has now closed. Email for late applications.
Start Date: May, 2024
– End Date: Jul, 2024
End Date: Jul, 2024
Credits: 3-6

Program Overview

Kickstart Your Year with Spanish Immersion in Seville! ❄️

Our January Study Abroad in Spanish in Seville, Spain, is an intensive language immersion program designed for students who wish to make significant progress in their Spanish skills in a short period. Set in the heart of Andalusia, this program combines rigorous academic instruction with the vibrant culture of one of Spain’s most historic cities.


  • Intensive Spanish Courses: Focus on rapidly improving your Spanish through immersive classes tailored to your proficiency level.
  • Cultural Immersion: Enhance your language learning with cultural workshops, city tours, and local activities that bring the Spanish language and culture to life.
  • Historic Setting: Experience the unique charm of Seville, from its stunning architecture to its lively streets, providing an inspiring backdrop for your studies.

Seville in January offers a unique opportunity to dive deep into Spanish language and culture, making it the perfect start to the year for motivated students. Whether you’re beginning your Spanish journey or looking to advance your skills, this program provides a focused and enriching environment for rapid improvement.

Join us for a January Term in Seville and experience the transformative power of immersive language learning in one of Spain’s most captivating cities.

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In Seville, Spanish resonates through the vibrant streets and conversations, offering a chance to immerse yourself in the melodious cadence of Andalusian accents. Participate in language exchanges and engage with locals to fully experience the unique dialect of the region.


With its rich historical tapestry, Seville bears witness to centuries of influence from Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, and Christians, contributing to its captivating narrative that unfolds in its ancient streets, palaces, and monuments.


The architectural marvels of the city, epitomized by the stunning Alcázar of Seville and the awe-inspiring Catedral de Sevilla, showcase a blend of Moorish, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles, leaving visitors in awe of the diverse and intricate structures.


Seville’s artistic heritage, deeply rooted in the works of painters like Diego Velázquez and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, as well as its vibrant flamenco tradition, brings forth a captivating fusion of visual and performing arts that captivates the soul.


The culinary scene of Seville is a delicious journey through Andalusian flavors, with tapas bars offering an array of mouthwatering dishes such as salmorejo, gambas al ajillo, and churros with chocolate, providing a true taste of Spanish gastronomy.

Cultural Immersion

To truly immerse oneself in Seville’s culture, one must partake in the lively rhythms of flamenco, savor the local cuisine in bustling markets, and join in the revelry of festivals like Semana Santa and Feria de Abril, where the city comes alive with vibrant traditions and passionate celebrations.

Your term in Seville offers more than just academic enrichment; it’s an immersive journey into the heart of Spanish culture. The cost of your program includes a variety of cultural activities and outings, thoughtfully curated by our Resident Director to enhance your experience. Here’s a sneak peek at what awaits you in Seville:

Welcome to Spanish Flavors: Start your adventure with a friendly welcome dinner, where you’ll savor local dishes like salmorejo and indulge in authentic Spanish tapas, connecting with fellow students and our local team.

Historic Neighborhoods: Explore the historic district of Triana, with deep ties to pottery, flamenco, and craftsmanship, cementing its place as the vibrant art scene of Seville.  

Santa Cruz Tour: Meaner through the winding narrow streets of the Santa Cruz district, known as the Jewish quarter and home to historic landmarks and beautiful architecture. 

Gastronomic Workshops: Learn the art of sevillano tapas, diving into the culinary experience of gazpacho and rices.

Fitness Fanatics: Get your blood pumping with yoga and zumba workshops in the patio of the SSA Center. 

Museum Visits: Immerse yourself in art and history with trips to the Museum of Fine Arts, Gold Tower, and Hospital de la Caridad. 

New Connections: Discover local activities through speaking partners and see the side of Seville that only locals enjoy. 

Fiesta Finale: Wrap up your stay with a delightful evening of local cuisine and perhaps even catch a traditional Spanish guitar performance or a local festivity.

Please note that while most activities are included in your program’s cost, some may require a small additional fee. Availability of activities can vary depending on the program schedule.

Meet your Resident Director

Born in Seville, and with a degree in Hispanic Philology from the University of Seville, I have worked in various departments of SSA over the years, knowing very well what U.S. students need to make their experience in Seville the adventure of a lifetime and help them mature both academically and personally. My advice is to open your mind and let yourself be carried away by the culture and idiosyncrasies of our city through our teachers and staff, our host families, the walks through our streets, meeting with young Sevillians, etc. In our city you will find a team eager to receive you and welcome you as if you were at home.
Pepa Vives
Resident Director

The SSA Alicante Team with their students!

Students may select to live with a local host family or in a student residence.

Student Residences

Living in a student residence hall in Seville provides more than a place to stay; it’s a unique opportunity for both international and local students to immerse in the city’s vibrant culture, form lasting friendships, and create unforgettable memories. Strategically located, these halls offer easy access to universities, cultural sites, and essential amenities. They feature well-furnished rooms, communal areas for socializing and studying, and facilities like kitchens and laundry rooms.

Options include LIV RESIDENCE, offering private rooms in clusters with access to a pool, gym, and other amenities, and LACENTRAL, where you’ll share a twin room in a traditional Sevillian building. Space is limited, with priority given to students with special needs.

Due to Seville’s popularity, specific placements can’t always be guaranteed, and additional charges may apply. Early communication is crucial for securing accommodation. SSA ensures all residences meet standards for safety, cleanliness, and convenience, enhancing your study experience in Seville.

Homestays offer the unique opportunity to live with a local family, allowing you to engage in daily conversations in Spanish, join them for dinner, and immerse yourself in the local community. Many families hosting SSA students have long-standing relationships with us and are highly recommended by past participants.

Accommodation options include single or twin rooms, with full room and board, weekly laundry, and room cleaning included. Please note, that special dietary or housing requests can be accommodated but may incur an additional fee.

Ana and Jesús are phenomenal! Take the time to sit and chat with them over lunch/dinner; watch TV with them, ask them questions, etc. They want to get to know you and are always more than happy to answer questions. You’ve truly hit the jackpot with them as your host parents.

Nuria is the most loving and understanding person, if you are lucky enough to have her as your host mom please cherish your time with her. She is a charismatic women with many life lessons. Open up to her because at the end of the day she thinks of all her students as if they were her own kids. Always say thank you! Nuria always gives the best she can!

Get to know the family! They are so kind, fun, and loving. They truly care for their students. Eat at home a lot, the food is amazing.


Course Selection

The available courses for students vary by program and are distributed between the SSA center and local universities. Please see the selection below, and contact us for the most current course information:




Language/History/Cultural Studies

A course designed to help students develop language skills for health-related professions. Students participating in this course will learn how to communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and their families as well as how to consult with other health professionals. Medical health terminology, patient/client-interviewing skills, and cultural factors affecting health care delivery will also be studied. Also included is a clinical component that will give students the opportunity to interact in healthcare settings, including elderly and primary care facilities.
Prerequisites: 2 semesters of intermediate college Spanish

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.
Prerequisites: Two years of high school Spanish/one year of elementary college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course focuses on the historical and cultural development of Spain today, from its foundations into the 21st century. Students study Roman colonization and Moorish conquest, through the passage from the dictatorship of Franco to today’s democracy. Using the unique resources of Seville and her surroundings, students experience Spain’s past and present in music, art, architecture, and popular cultural expression, including flamenco and film. Multiple excursions throughout Seville illustrate the topics and themes discussed in class.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This intensive short-term course reviews Spanish grammar, with a particular emphasis on listening comprehension and oral communication skills. This course may be taken in preparation for the Spring semester.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.
Prerequisites: Minimum of one semester of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent. Successful completion of SPAN 204J permits entry into Advanced Spanish Studies for Spring.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Academic Institutions

Nestled in the heart of Seville, Spain, the SSA Center is a beacon of academic and cultural exchange. This distinguished center serves as a bridge connecting students from North America to the rich tapestry of Spanish language and culture. Boasting state-of-the-art facilities, the SSA Center provides an immersive environment for language learning, fostering a dynamic space where students can enhance their proficiency in Spanish. Beyond academics, the center is a hub for cultural engagement, offering a plethora of activities, events, and programs that allow students to deepen their understanding of Seville’s vibrant traditions and contemporary influences. The SSA Center stands as a testament to the enduring cross-cultural partnerships and creating an enriching space where students can embark on a transformative journey of education and cultural discovery.

Why This Program?

Why This Program?

Academic Diversity and Language Proficiency 🎓

Dates & Fees



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Nov 30, 2024

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