Sweet Briar College Junior Year in Spain

  • Location: Seville, Spain
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Class Eligibility: Sophomores and juniors


Seville, the capital of Andalusia, is a city of contrast, reflecting both the old and the new. The city was the center of trade between the old and new world. From the very site of Magellan’s sailing, one can see very modern high-rise buildings. Most students are housed in the newer neighborhood, Los Remedios. The city has three major museums: El Museo de Bellas Artes, el Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, and El Museo Arqueologico. Seville is also famous for its Flamenco dancing, sweets, numerous orange trees, and its celebration “Semana Santa.”

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  • Fees: Students pay regular tuition, room, and board to Haverford College. Haverford will then be responsible for submitting payments to the program. Airfare is not included in the tuition fee effective Spring 2014.

  • Requirements

    To apply, students must have completed four semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent) with one course past the intermediate level. A course in European or Spanish History is highly recommended. It is preferred that students be enrolled in a Spanish course the semester before they are expecting to study abroad. In Seville, students must also enroll in an appropriate- level Spanish language course.

    Academic Credit

    Students are graded on the results of their examinations and/or written work during the course of the semester or at the end of each course. Students receive a transcript of work completed at their home institution. A full semester course load for undergraduates is usually 15 semester credit hours. Major, minor, and concentration transfer credit will only be granted for courses in which students received a grade of a C or above.


    The program provides an academic experience designed to increase the student’s competency in the Spanish language while permitting the selection of courses in the disciplines for which the student qualifies and where adequate opportunity exists. Students take classes at the University of Seville. Independent study projects available.

    Course Highlights

    Spanish Language and Literature, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Economics, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Sociology, Geography and Latin American Studies. Sweet Briar seminar classes offered in Spanish Language and Spanish Area Studies.

    Note: Changes occur frequently. Students are responsible for finding the classes they need and consulting the official site of the institution.

    Review the Full Academic Requirements for Studying Abroad

  • Non-Academic Overview

    Orientation: Three week orientation period that includes information sessions; a 42-hour (3 credit) class on Spanish grammar, oral-aural skills, history and culture; and visits to cultural and historic sites in Seville.

    Number of Students: Approximately 40-60 students attend each semester. Average of 95 students per year.

    Housing/Meal Plans

    Homestay. All meals are provided by the host family.

    Haverford students may not opt for housing not arranged by the program. 

    Opportunities / Cultural Events


Application Requirements for Recommendations
-You can ask your professors to mail their recommendations directly to Sweet Briar         OR
-Ask your professors to put their recommendations in a sealed envelope with their signature across the flap, and include these in your final application so you are mailing everything at once

Apply to Study Abroad!

  • Semester/Year
  • Semester I: Early September to mid-December
  • Semester II: Late January to late May
  • Year: Early September to late May
Application Deadlines
  • Semester I: February 15
  • Semester II: October 1
  • Year: February 15
Faculty Contact

Israel Burshatin

  • Barbara Riley Levin Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of Spanish
  • Hall 205
  • iburshat@haverford.edu
  • (610) 896-1065

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