Don't just learn Spanish
Spanish & SOCCER
Are you interested in studying in Spain?
Would you like to be a student-athlete in Seville?
Then our Study & Play program is the place for you to do both!
For those students who wish to study Arabic in Spain for a shorter term than the usual semester-abroad, the University of Seville offers an intensive Arabic language program every Summer.
Your housing experience will be the most exciting, educational and maturing adventure of your life.
It is in the home that students can most benefit from the opportunity of living the language,
and learning the culture of the host country.
Come and study at the ICS from September to December. Spend your Autumn in Seville and earn up to 18 credits
Study at the ICS and earn up to 18 credits. Enjoy the two most famous local holidays: Holy Week & April Fair
Study at the ICS for one month and earn 6 credits in the Regular Academic Program or 3 to 6 in the Soccer Program
The International College of Seville (ICS) is a private, independent, cultural association whose basic aim is to serve as a center for the promotion of international education.
The ICS is recognized by the Government of Andalusia under the Spanish Education Act of 1991, and is authorized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Junta de Andalucia to offer U.S. college-level courses.
As most students arrive in Seville feeling somewhat jet-lagged and often a bit disoriented, the ICS organizes a first week of fun activities geared to get everyone introduced to the city of Seville, to their stay in Spain, to their classmates & friends of the next few months and, at the same time, offer a truly pleasant and memorable first week in town.
On the day after the student group arrival, a thorough Orientation session is given at the ICS in which different members of faculty discuss academics, housing, and all kinds of information useful for helping you to be prepared for your semester abroad. After Orientation, a breakfast buffet is set up and it is then, over coffee, croissants and a whole array of tasty foods, that you will get to know your classmates and ICS faculty.
In the evening, students, professors and faculty are all invited to a reception in a nearby restaurant where many kinds of “tapas” are served. It is always a delightful and amusing evening of trying new foods and forging friendships.
Each day of Welcome Weekend has something new and exciting for you. In the morning, you are taken on two different walks downtown where you will be shown some of the most historic sights and monuments Seville has to offer. Friday´s walk includes a quick stop for a typical Andalusian breakfast of “tostada con café” at a quaint coffee bar just off the main Avenue.
Saturday´s walk includes a stop for a bite of always delicious “churros” with thick and rich hot chocolate. Each walk is approximately two hours long and you will enjoy not only the lively activity of downtown Seville, but will learn how to move about in your new city.
The ICS night activities are just as entertaining as the morning ones, if not more! You will meet us downtown to see the best Flamenco show in Seville at “El Museo del Baile Flamenco”. It is a night to remember of Flamenco singing, guitar-playing and absolutely mesmerizing dancing!
Afterwards, you can join us for a delicious dinner of “tapas” at the nearby “Bar Estrella”.
The next evening we will walk along the river over into the historic neighborhood of Triana and to the Arab Tea Salon of “Bagdad Café” where you will try exotic teas and see and even participate in an exclusive belly dancing show.
Throughout Spain, Sundays are family day and many enjoy the day together in the park. Parks on Sunday always have lots of very pleasant activity taking place. For this reason, Sunday of Welcome Weekend is “Picnic-in-the-Park” day. First we make a guided tour of the beautiful and historical María Luisa park, and then we have a picnic with Spanish friends.
Students always love the “Night Walking Tour of Legends and Curiosities of Seville” on Monday night of Welcome Week. This 1 1/2 hour tour is given in English by an agency of local historians who love sharing their city’s secrets with out-of-towners!
On the last day of Welcome Week a whole new view of Seville is given during our Thursday evening cruise down the Guadalquivir river. With lots of food, beverages, and music on board private luxury boats, a relaxing and enjoyable time is guaranteed!
Every semester the ICS organizes these activities for new students. All activities are free of charge with the exclusion of the optional post-Flamenco show dinner. (Price of the dinner is approximately 10 euros.)
By the end of Welcome Week you will feel more than welcome in Seville. You will feel at home!
Friday morning will be our Cultural Visit to Seville's ancient Jewish quarters in the Barrio Santa Cruz. Meet us at the ICS at 11:00 a.m. and we will walk over together.
Meet us for a shopping excursion on Friday evening. We will take Seville's metro over to the mall of Metromar in the town of Mairena del Aljarafe. Meeting place and time will be at the Puerta Jerez at 6:00 pm.
Sunday, June 25 will be our day trip to the beautiful city of Córdoba where we will see the largest Mosque in the Western world, tour the ancient Jewish quarters and Temple, and visit the 14th C. Summer Palace and gardens of the Catholic Monarchs. We will meet at 7:45...