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  • Locations: Seville, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Russell Davis Advisor Email:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Standing: 1 Freshman, 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Min Required Number of College Credits Completed in Order to Apply: 12 Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Housing Option: Homestay Program Open to: CSI Students, Non-CUNY Students, Other CUNY Students
Program Description:

Overview | Studying | Living | Exploring | Eligibility | Dates & Costs


Study abroad in beautiful Seville, Spain through CSI and the International College of Seville (ICS) and the University of Seville! Courses are taught in both English and Spanish. No knowledge of Spanish is required, and Spanish language is taught at all levels. Enjoy an active out of class schedule of local activities and excursions that put you in touch with the lives of the Sevillanos! Join students from across the US to study and experience the language, culture, and society in this fascinating region of Andalucía like never before!  This program is offered through the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS).  The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a US sponsoring institution for this program.

The International College of Seville (ICS), founded in 1982, occupies a three-story Andalusian villa in the charming neighborhood of El Porvenir. It is next to the beautiful María Luisa Park and houses classrooms, a reference library, TV room, Internet facilities, study areas, and the program’s administrative offices. The University of Seville, the academic partner of ICS, was founded in 1551 and is one of the leading institutions in Spain, serving over 70,000 students. Located in the downtown area, ICS students who attend classes at the University of Seville study in a beautiful 18th Century building with local and international students. 


In addition to Spanish language courses, courses offered in English include subjects in History, Political Science, Literature, and Business/International Trade. No knowledge of Spanish is required.

Semester Academic Programs

Take 12-18 credits (4-6 courses) a semester, no Spanish language knowledge is required to participate. You may enroll in Spanish language courses at all levels from elementary through advanced at the International College of Seville (ICS). A variety of courses taught in English include subjects in History, Political Science, Literature, and Business/International Trade.

For current course offerings, visit  By clicking on "Academic Program" and selecting the term and institution for study, students can readily find a list of course options, as well as course syllabi at the bottom of each page.  All students may take courses taught in English at two institutions: ICS and at EUSA.  Students with two years of college Spanish ability (or the equivalent) may take courses taught in Spanish at a third institution, the University of Seville (US).  After applying, students will indicate their preferred course for the term by submitting a course registration form.  When current syllabi are not posted please know that current term syllabi are very similar to past course syllabi.

ICS has a partnership with EUSA (Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucia), a private University Center founded in 1961 and affiliated with University of Seville since 1969.  Through this affiliation students may now take courses in an EUSA Media Studies Program.  Students may take courses taught in English in the following disciplines: Advertising, Art, Art History, Business, Communication, Creative Writing, Culture, European Studies, Film, Geography, History, Iberian Studies, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Media Studies, Photography, Political Science, Public Relations, Sociology, Spanish, and Tourism.  Students who take EUSA courses pay an additional course fee.

If you are proficient in Spanish, you are invited to take upper-level courses taught in Spanish at the University of Seville (US). University courses are designed for visiting overseas students; you can take 3–5 courses and earn 12-15 credits. University courses are available in subjects like Spanish Language and Literature, Spanish Culture, History, Geography, Anthropology, Art History, International Relations, and Political Science.

Students enrolled in the semester program can enroll in 12 to 18 credit hours at the International College of Seville and three to five courses with a maximum of 15 credit hours at the University of Seville.

Click here for Service Learning and Internship Options offered through ICS.  The International College of Seville recognizes the interest many students have in reaching out to the wider community by participating in social service and has established agreements with Non-Governmental Organizations in Seville.  ICS students may collaborate with the following organizations during their stay in Seville:
  • Working at a children’s ward at local public hospitals.
  • Helping at local senior centers
  • Teaching English to children in an underprivileged neighborhood.
  • Helping and teaching English to young girls at a local private school
ICS offers internships in law, social media, marketing, soccer training, working in European Union organizations, and in teaching.

Summer Academic Program
  • International College of Seville Intensive Spanish Language Program: 6 credits.  Students can choose to take 6 credits of Spanish language at the Elementary, Intermediate, or Advanced Level. This Intensive Spanish Language Program is 4 weeks and provides you with an opportunity to experience and understand Spanish society and its institutions through direct exposure to Spain’s history, art and contemporary society. You’ll enjoy city visits to the Palace and Cathedral, a day trip to historic Cordoba, and an overnight trip to Morocco, Africa.
Classes are taught in Spanish.

Summer 2020 Academic Calendar
Students arrive:                     May 27
Orientation:                           May 28
First Day of classes:              June 1
Midterm exams:                     June 11
Final exams:                          June 26
Program ends:                      June 26
Students depart:                   June 27
See a SUMMER 2019 program power point presentation here:  Powerpoint ICS Summer 2019.pdf


Student accommodations are located in safe neighborhoods with easy access to the school by foot or public transportation. The Homestay option, offered for semester and for summer students, is strongly recommended for students wishing to truly immerse themselves in the Spanish language and culture. In Homestays, one or two students are placed with a typical Spanish family and are integrated into daily life and activities. Another option during the semester only is to stay supervised Residencias, which exhibit more of a student atmosphere. Typically 2-3 students share a home with a landlady or couple who takes care of student needs. Students are provided three daily meals and laundry in both housing options.  


Semester Activities

Upon arrival, students participate in a Welcome Week of orientation activities, which provides information on the program, city, academics, health, safety, and several fun and interesting extracurricular social and cultural activities. Welcome Week and semester activities included in the program costs are: Spanish language Intercambio, Spanish cooking classes, Flamenco lessons, Walking tour with Churros, Belly dancing with exotic teas, Spanish cooking classes, City Excursions, and the End of Term party.  Several distinct and fascinating excursions are also organized by ICS and included in the program cost such as day visits to historic Andalusian cities and an overnight trip to Morocco, Africa.  Other organized activities include soccer matches, and visits to local attractions like the aquarium and shopping center.

Summer Activities

You’ll enjoy field trips to Córdoba and a two night excursion to Morocco, Africa. You’ll also experience activities during the Welcome Weekend and the summer term like the Breakfast buffet at Orientation, a Flamenco show and Tapas dinner, a walking tour with Churros and chocolate breakfast, Belly dancing and exotic teas, two Spanish cooking classes, two Introduction to Flamenco classes, excursions in the city, and an End of Term party. 

Extra Curricular Soccer Option

Students are able to play soccer as an extracurricular activity at ICS, in collaboration with Eleven Stars Academy of Seville*.
This activity is open to male and female university students of all levels of expertise, from beginner to semi-professional.

ICS students will train twice weekly in sessions of 1 ½ hours in a Spanish federated soccer club along with Spanish players of that team. Those students with a sufficient command of the game will also be able to compete with the team, command to be decided by the team coach.

Students will receive intensive physical and technical training to help them evolve in their techniques of both defensive and offensive play. The objective is to prepare players for a high level of competition, with Spanish coaches who will implement the basic notions and competitiveness of Spanish soccer.  The trainers and technicians that work for Eleven Stars Academy are licensed and recognized professionals, with many years experience in their field.

The cost of the training program is $100/month.  Included in this price are:
·      3 hours of training weekly
·      Training kit (2 Eleven Stars team shirts & one pair of shorts)
·      Possibility of competing on weekends with a federated team
·      Free guided tours of Seville’s two soccer team stadiums: El Betis and El Sevilla, as well as attendance to training sessions
·      Diploma upon completion, granted by Eleven Stars Academy.
*Eleven Stars Agency of Seville is an agency whose aim is to represent and manage the interests of professional and non-professional soccer players in order that they can achieve their full potential. The services provided focus on every aspect of the life-style of a soccer player so the athlete can solely focus on his or her performance. In addition to representing players from their start as athletes to their entrance in the professional league, Eleven Stars acts as a consultant agent, connecting players with clubs through a vast network of experienced FIFA licensed players agents, sports attorneys, journalists, scouts, and soccer academies.


Students who have a minimum of 12 completed college credits and earned minimum GPA of 2.5 may apply; At least 18 years of age; No Spanish or Arabic language knowledge is required.

Dates & Costs

Below you will find the current dates and costs for all terms available.  Please note all dates and costs are subject to change.  
 Fall 2020  arrive Sept 16 arrive - depart Dec 11  $11,370 2019;   2020 TBD *
 Spring 2020  arrive Jan 30 - depart May 15 or 16  $11,680 *
 Summer 2020 Intensive Spanish Program   arrive May 27 - depart June 27  $4,790 *
* NOTE - Students who take EUSA courses pay, in addition to the PROGRAM COST above, additional course fees as follows:
        ICS + the EUSA Media Studies Program (New!):  Fall 2020 $1,700; Spring 2021 $1,845
        EUSA Media Studies Program only (New!):  Fall 2020 $2,750; Spring 2021 $2,895.

* NOTE - Non-City University of New York (CUNY) and CUNY Non-New York State Resident students should contact program to confirm Program Costs above.  These program costs may not apply.

Semester Program Costs Include: Tuition & Fees, Housing with laundry and full meal plan, books, airport reception for designated flights, onsite Health Insurance (private clinics, medical specialists, house calls, 24-hr. support service), CISI Health and Travel Insurance, International Student ID card (ISIC), free basic cell phone (upon request), cultural visits, field trip excursions, on-campus Wi-Fi, on-site library, study areas, Welcome Week program and activities, "Intercambio" program with Spanish students, $100 refundable housing deposit (will be returned to the students at the end of the semester, if no charges against it).

Semester Program Costs Not Included: Airfare ($1000 - $1500), passport, visa (about $160), personal costs, and supplies.

Summer Spanish Language Program Cost Includes: Tuition and fees, Housing with laundry and full meal plan, books, onsite health insurance (private clinics, medical specialists, house calls, 24-hr. support service), CISI health and accident insurance, International Student ID card (ISIC), Welcome Weekend program and activities, cooking and dancing classes, four guided cultural visits, field trip excursions, free Wi-Fi access for laptops, on-site library, study areas, and extracurricular activities.

Summer Program Costs Not Included: Airfare ($1300-$1600), personal expenses, usage charges on cell phone or sim card, passport, visa (about $160 if needed).

Application Deadlines:
Summer: March 15
Fall: April 15 
Spring: October 15
Application Deadlines may be extended.

Please see below for application cycles currently open.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/27/2020 06/27/2020
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 04/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 09/16/2020 12/11/2020

** Indicates a rolling admission application cycle where applicants will be accepted into the program within two to three weeks after application is received and do not have to wait for the application deadline for notification.