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HousingYour 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.
Fall SemesterCome and study at the ICS from September to December. Spend your Autumn in Seville and earn up to 18 credits
Spring SemesterStudy at the ICS and earn up to 18 credits. Enjoy the two most famous local holidays: Holy Week & April Fair
Summer TermStudy at the ICS for one month and earn 6 credits in the Regular Academic Program
Bring in the New Year at the ICS and earn 3 credits in Spanish
Student arrival for the Spring semester 2020 will be Wednesday, January 29
Welcome Week will begin on Thursday, January 30, with an informative Orientation session at 10 a.m. and a breakfast buffet for our new students afterwards. We will have a week filled with all sorts of fun activities for our group!
The first day of class of the Spring semester will be Monday, February 3.
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!
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 Arabic dancing show.
Sunday is Free Day! Students can advantage to sleep in, discover the city on their own, or make a day trip to any one of the many fascinating and beautiful towns nearby!
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 and all activities are free of charge.
By the end of Welcome Week you will feel more than welcome in Seville. You will feel at home!
ICS Student Blogs
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