Fall Afro Iberian Studies 2023

Calendar & Schedule

In an increasingly interconnected world, it has become essential to create a global education that displays and embraces our common history.

The new ICS Afro Iberian Studies explores the black influences and heritage present in Spanish history and culture. The program introduces a historical perspective while emphasizing a present-day focus.

Students in Afro Iberian Studies will take the following courses:


* Black Influences on Spain’s History
* Culture and Black Diaspora in Present-Day Spain


In addition, they will enroll in a Spanish language class, and have the option of choosing an additional class from the ICS catalog for a total of 12 – 15 credits.


Academic Calendar


September 13

Student Arrival

September 14


September 15

University of Seville Tour

September 18

Classes Begin

October 12

Official Holiday

October 25 - 26

Midterm Exams

November 1

Official Holidays

December 7

Official Holiday

December 13 - 14

Final Exams ICS

December 15

Program Ends

All dates are tentative and subject to change. 

Spring and year-long students need a visa. Please check with your sponsoring institution and/or the nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate for more information. 



Students will make two specific content-related visits:

Los Negritos Brotherhood
Seville’s oldest religious Brotherhood, founded at the end of the 14th Century for black African slaves.

The Early African Experience in Seville
Tour of some of the most important buildings, streets and squares that were essential for Seville in its becoming one of the most important slave markets in Europe in the 16th Century.

Additionally, regular semester Cultural Visits will include:
The Cathedral
The Alcázar, Royal Palace
The María Luisa park
The ancient Roman city of Itálica
The Fine Arts Museum


Field Trips

Jerez / Bolonia 30 September
Morocco 20-22 October
Granada 10-11  November
Córdoba 25 November

City Visits

Plaza de América / España 15 September
Itálica 29 September
Alcázar 27 October
Cathedral 17 November
Fine Arts Museum 1 December
All dates are tentative and subject to change. 
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