Teen Study Program in Sevilla or Cadiz, Spain

Quick Facts
Start: June and July
Age: 14-17
Cost: $ 946
Num. Weeks:  2-5
Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Most lodging is 20 minutes or less walking distance from the school.
Excellent Social/ Culture programs-easy to meet other students if you participate.
Very accommodating administration-student friendly.
A vibrant street-life, flamenco music and dancing and bullfighting.

For Ages: 14 - 17
Absolute Beginner to Advanced Spanish
Semi-Supervised Program

 
   
This program is designed for students ages 14 through 17, and is well balanced between Spanish language/culture classes and activities. It is taught by highly qualified teachers who specialize in teaching Spanish to non-native speakers. There is also a varied and active social program included during the afternoon (4 times a week).

The Spanish language and culture classes put a special emphasis on the Spanish culture, thus helping students to understand cultural nuances of the language. This allows the student to be integrated into the Spanish lifestyle from the first day, and that in turn helps them to learn the Spanish language more easily.

The school is situated in the heart of Seville, just a stone's throw from the Town Hall, Cathedral and the Royal Palaces, in a completely refurbished traditional house. Its main building is lined with marble columns (from Roman times), has a spacious central patio, and a beautiful sun terrace. The teaching facilities include 20 classrooms, a study room/library, a multimedia room with Internet access, conference room, and a video room. All of the rooms are air-conditioned to ensure that students are comfortable year round.

All of the teachers have been specially trained in teaching the Spanish language to adolescents, and most also have several years of experience. Teachers are also involved in the planning  and chaperoning of activities and excursions. This helps to ensure that students have the opportunity to continue practicing their Spanish outside of the classroom.

Students will receive 20 lessons of Spanish each week. Classes are held in the mornings, Monday through Friday. Each group class has a maximum of 12 students, and generally has an average of 9 students. This allows each student in the class to receive the personal attention that they need, but also allows for interactive learning and role playing with other students in the class.

Six levels of instruction offered:

  • Beginner
  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-Intermediate
  • Advanced.

Activities Included in the Program
Activities and excursion are a major part of any well balance teen program. They allow the student to live the culture, as well as learn about it. Students will get to socialize with other teens from around world, and  often times make life long friends, and since there are students from around the world attending the program students use Spanish as a common language to talk to each other.

  • Tours of the Sevilla
  • Social Outings
  • Visit to the Reales Alcazares
  • Spanish Music Workshops
  • Karaoke
  • Swimming
  • Films
  • "Sevillanas" Dance Lessons
  •  Visit to the Casa de Pilatos
  • Sports
  • Student Parties

Excursions (will vary depending on exact dates of study and length of stay)

  •  2-day weekend trip to the beach
  • Full day excursions to Córdoba, Cádiz, and Ronda

Day-At-A-Glance

SUN
Time
MON
TUES
WED
THURS
FRI
SAT
SUN
Arrival in Sevilla
Airport or Train Transfer & Meeting with host families
9.30-11.00
Placement Test & Orientation
Spanish Class
Spanish Class
Spanish Class
Spanish Class
Full Day Excursion:
CADIZ
City Tour
+
EL PUERTO SANTA MARIA Picnic & Sport activities at the beach.
Full Day w/ Host Family
11.30-
13.00(1:00PM)
Spanish Class
Spanish Class
Spanish Class
Spanish Class
Spanish Class
14.30(2:30PM)
Lunch w/ Host Family
Lunch w/ Host Family
Lunch w/ Host Family
Lunch w/ Host Family
Lunch w/ Host Family
17.30(5:30PM)
Guided Tour of Sevilla
Video: Southern Spain
Swimming Coria del Rio Pool
Sevillanas Dancing
or
Sports
16.30(4:30PM) Excursion to CARMONA: Visit medieval & Roman monuments.
20.00(8:00PM)
Dinner w/ Host Family
Welcoming Party
Dinner w/ Host Family
Dinner w/ Host Family
Dinner w/ Host Family
Dinner w/ Host Family

Accommodations - Homestay with a Spanish Family

Students stay with specially selected Spanish families for the duration of their program. Host families are chosen for their warmth and willingness to share the Spanish culture with a teenage student. Homestays also give students a special opportunity to be fully immersed in the Spanish culture, and often times participate in family activities.

Full board (3 meals daily) are included. Students will stay in a shared room with another student who is attending the program. Students will be placed with others teens from a different nationality unless otherwise requested. Arrangements can be made for specific roommates if the request is made far enough in advance. This, however, is not recommended since they will often times continue to speak to each other in their native language.

All homestay are within walking distance of the school (generally 15-20 minutes), and are located in the historical part of the city. By living with a Spanish family, students participate more directly in a Spanish environment and experience the customs, culture and the rich and healthy Mediterranean diet. 

Included in the Program

  • 5 Levels available: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced.
  • 20 lessons of Spanish classes with native qualified teachers, Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm (45 minutes each lesson)
  • Small groups of 6-12 students
  • Accommodation in homestay in a shared room and full board (3 meals daily)
  • Activity Program (see below for details)
  • Textbooks and materials
  • Free internet and e-mail access
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Arrival and departure transfers from/to Sevilla airport or train station.
  • NRCSA emergency insurance for program dates in the foreign country:
    • Accident insurance up to $10,000
    • Emergency medical evacuation up to $25,000
    • Emergency reunion up to $5,000
    • Repatraition up to $7,500
    • Life insurance up to $5,000
    • 24 Hour emergency worldwide multi-lingual telephone assistance

2018 Start Dates

  • Program start dates Sevilla: June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 Last day of classes July 27
  • Program start dates Cadiz: June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23,  2018. Last day of classes July 27

2018 Program Fees

  • 1 week: $946
  • 2 weeks: $ 1,703
  • 3 weeks: $ 2,395
  • 4 weeks: $ 2,853
  • 5 weeks: $ 3,492
  • 6 weeks: $ 4,131

Sevilla, Spain - City Info
With its 700,000 inhabitants and more than 3,000 hours of sun a year, is said to be the most beautiful city in Spain, which best keeps alive the most famous Spanish customs: a vibrant street life, flamenco music and dancing, bullfighting, as well as the openness, pride and warmth of its people. A blend of color and contrasts and joining the modern with the traditional, Sevilla offers a wide range of culture all year round which will appeal to all tastes.

Just ten minutes' walk to the east of the cathedral and centre, the Plaza de España and adjoining María Luisa Park, laid out in 1929 for an abortive "Fair of the Americas", are an ideal place to spend the middle part of the day. En route you pass by the Fábrica de Tabacos, the old tobacco factory that was the setting for Bizet's Carmen. Nowadays it's part of the university. Towards the end of the María Luisa Park, the grandest surviving pavilions from the fair have been adapted as museums. The furthest contains the city's archeology collections and opposite is the Popular Arts Museum, with interesting displays relating to the April feria.

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