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    CIEE Gap Year Abroad: Spanish Language & Culture in Seville, Spain

    CIEE Gap Year Abroad: Spanish Language & Culture in Seville, Spain

    Details

    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Spain
    • Program Length: Academic Year, Semester, Other
    • Start Month: January, February, September, October
    • Category: Language
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Homestay
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Affiliation: Gap Year Association
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    Overview

    Perfect your Spanish skills and flamenco dance moves in sunny Seville.

    What will you find in Seville? The largest Gothic church in the world. The tomb of Christopher Columbus. The oldest bullring in Spain. One of the warmest, sunniest climates in Europe. And more than 1,000 tapas bars.

    Seville is famous for flamenco dancing, bullfighting, and a festive atmosphere year-round. It is also known for being very friendly and an ideal place for study abroad.

    Although it is historic and culturally important, Seville has fewer tourists than you will find in most other Spanish cities. Large enough to offer major culture and art, it is also small enough to easily navigate.

    You will study Spanish intensively, but your curriculum also incorporates lots of interesting activities and visits to famous cultural sites and monuments. Outside the classroom, you will live with a welcoming homestay, practicing your Spanish while shopping at local markets, sharing meals, and living the typical everyday life of the Sevillanos.

    CIEE Gap Year Abroad programs are focused on supporting participants in acquiring knowledge and developing skills to live in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.

    In addition to developing your language skills and gaining a better understanding of the local culture, you will take part in our Global Competence Course. This online course will allow you to connect and collaborate in real-time with our entire cohort of Gap participants worldwide, through interactive workshops and discussions. Reflect on your own cultural biases, share insights about your experience and learn about topics ranging from cultural identity and leadership styles to how to work and live sustainably or develop communication skills.

    In your free time, hang out in neighborhood cafes, stroll along the Guadalquivir river, visit the peacocks at the Alcázar, ride your bike through Parque Maria Luisa, get lost through the old Jewish quarter, and explore historical landmarks like the Seville Cathedral. Make the most of this amazing opportunity!