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Junior Year in Spain

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Sponsor: Sweet Briar College

Location: Seville, Spain


The Sweet Briar College Junior Year in Spain program gives students the opportunity to improve their Spanish language skills through program seminars, while continuing to fulfill course requirements toward their field of study by taking courses at the University of Seville. Students are able to participate in numerous local activities and benefit from the experience of living with a host family. Classes are taught in Spanish.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


  • The following Cursos Concertados: Cultura de la Gastronomía en España and El Vino en España: Historia, Cultura y Economía are not transferable to Northwestern

Students in the Advanced Program:

  • We highly recommend that you take at least one to two “regular” University of Seville courses per semester (classes that Spanish students take at the University, but that are also open to foreign students with a strong level of Spanish.)

Credit transfer for Spanish majors and minors:

  • Spanish majors and minors must discuss their study abroad plans with a departmental adviser.
  • The Department of Spanish and Portuguese will accept petitions for credit for Cursos Concertados, JYS Seminars, and the Orientation Course. See the department's website for more information on its policies.
  • Fall Semester-only students: Northwestern's Department of Spanish and Portuguese will not grant major or minor credit for “regular” courses taught at the University of Seville during the fall semester option. When choosing your "regular" university course there, choose a course that is of interest to you and for which you will be able to obtain general credit upon return, not Spanish major or minor credit. You also may petition for credit for these courses from other departments on campus (e.g., history, political science, etc.).

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a JYS application by the program's deadline

Languages: Spanish

Language Requirements: 

  • High Intermediate program: 2 years (completion of Spanish 121-3 or 125) or the equivalent of college-level Spanish.
  • Advanced program: 2.5 years (completion of Spanish 199) or the equivalent of college-level Spanish.


Homestays (meals included)

Program Costs: 

Fall 2016: $24,140

Billed by Northwestern: $19,520

Estimated additional costs: $4,620

  • Airfare: $1,250
  • Books & supplies: $250
  • Personal expenses: $2,800
  • Visa: $170
  • GeoBlue: $150

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