SPANISH LANGUAGE & SWIMMING

ACADEMIC CREDIT
SWIMMING ELITE PROGRAM
PROGRAM DATES, COSTS AND PREREQUISITES
FINANCIAL AID
INSURANCE
ACCOMMODATION               

CONTACT US         

PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND REQUIREMENTS      

Designed for students who are rowing back home at an elite level and who wish to study abroad in Seville with no previous knowledge of Spanish, this program allows our students to take an intensive Spanish language course starting at the beginning or intermediate level, and continue to practice rowing weekly at an elite level on a Spanish team under the guidance of a Spanish Olimpyc Rowing Coach

To learn more about the city of Seville and why chose this destination to do your GAP YEAR abroad please visit our website at: http://www.saiie.com/the-school/seville-capital 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS   

  • Open to Male and Female high school graduates
  • Students must be swimming on their varsity team back home or at a swimming club.
  • Students must meet a certain result in their specialized discipline. Please look below at Swimming requirements
  • Students must be 17 years or older at the time of their departure
  • No previous knowledge of Spanish required
  • Completed SAIIE application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript, most recent grade report, or high school diploma
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

 

SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES

Hours per week: 20hrs 
Classes: Monday - Friday
Students per class: 6 to 12
Language levels: A placement exam is administered upon arrival to determine the student's Spanish level. Classes are offered at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. 
Courses: Spanish language classes will be held in the mornings from Mo - Fri (4 hrs per day)

At the end of the course the student will receive an official certification from SAIIE acknowledging the hours taken by the student.

 

ACADEMIC CREDIT

It is the students responsibility to obtain credit for the course taken at SAIIE.  SAIIE will help providing all materials necessary for students to obtain credit (course syllabi, professors background, etc).

 

SWIMMING ELITE PROGRAM

What makes this Swimming program Elite and different from other Swimming camps in Spain?

Unlike other sports camps, the Students on this swimming camp will join a Spanish swimming team with whom they will swim throughout the year with.

Why swim in Sevilla

Swimming in Spain is a unique opportunity not many other swimmers will have. Training with Spanish swimmers in a prestigious Club rewards you by helping you perfect your technique as well as gain a fresh perspective in your sport. 

Finally, the one benefit that is guaranteed when placed on a Spanish wimming team is the opportunity to practice and develop your Spanish. With your teammates being native Spaniards, your interactions with them will always be in Spanish, giving you sense of total immersion into the Hispanic culture as well as Sevillian dialect. 

Where will you swim?

At SAIIE we work with the impressive local swimming club at Club Naútico Sevilla. High School graduates swimmers train with the Sevillian swim team while taking a Spanish language course at the SAIIE Center.

The prestigious swim team at Club Naútico Sevilla was founded in 1952. Working with swimmers of all levels they have produced an impressive amount of professional international swimmers, including Paralympic athletes. Maite Trueba, Enrique Veiga, and Marta Gómez Battelli are a few of these athletes who have competed in international competitions and have prospered from their time spent at Club Naútico Sevilla.

Meet the Head Coach

Germán Monterrubio is the Technical Director and the Head Swim Coach at Club Naútico Sevilla and has had lots of experience in the field of coaching. He was the Head Swim Coach at the Escuela Nacional de Entrenadores RFEN back in 2005 and has an MA in High Performance Sports from the University of Pablo de Olavide in Sevilla. He also has a long history of jobs in the area of coaching and is the Founder and CEO of the agency Fermento Urbano – Freestyle Sports Consulting S. L. that specialises in Sports Sciences and Technology for High Performance in Freestyle Sports, as well as Events Managing. He also studied Sport Management & Physical Education at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland where he picked up some Finnish. 

SWIMMING Program Requirements

For men swimmers you should be around these times:

- 100 m. Free style: 00:58,00
- 100 m. Backstroke: 01:02.00
- 100 m. Breaststroke: 1:10.00
- 100 m. Butterfly: 01:01.00

For women swimmers you should be around these times:

- 100 m. Free style : 1:03,00
- 100 m. Backstroke: 01:10.00
- 100 m. Breaststroke: 1:19.00
- 100 m. Butterfly: 01:09.00

If you exceed these times, please contact Sean Chipres the Program Manager at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

 

PROGRAM DATES, COSTS AND PREREQUISITES

Academic Year 2020 / 21

Program Dates: September 11, 2020 - May 15, 2021 (32 weeks)

September 11: Depart de United States
September 12: Arrive in Seville, Spain
September 13: Orientation and welcome dinner
September 14: Classes Begin at SAIIE and swimming practice begins
October 2-4: Portugal Weekend Trip
October 12: Spanish holiday
October 16: Hiking day trip
October 23-25: Weekend trip to Granada
November 1: Spanish Holiday
November 6: Ronda day trip
November 13: Córdoba day trip
November 20-22: Weekend trip to Morocco
November 27: Day trip to Itálica (Roman city)
November 28: Thanksgiving dinner
December 19: End of term, Accommodation Checkout, and First Day to Leave
December 19 – January 7: Spanish Holidays (Christmas break)
January 8: Check in back to Spanish home
January 11: Classes Begin at SAIIE, and swimming practice
February 5: Ronday day trip
February 19-21: Granada weekend trip
February 28: Spanish Holiday
March 12-14: Weekend trip to Morocco
March 19: Itálica day trip
March 28- April 4: Spanish Holiday (Semana Santa)
April 9-11: Portugal weekend trip
April 16: Córdoba day trip
April 18-24: Spanish Holiday (Feria)
May 13: Las day of swimming practice
May 14: Last day of class 
May 14: Farewell dinner
May 15: End of term, Accommodation Checkout, and First Day to Leave

Program Cost

$26,950 

Program costs includes:

  • SAIIE full-time fees and support services before, during, and after the program
  • Airport reception and on-site orientation
  • Airport transfer to accommodation on arrival dates and departure dates.
  • On site bilingual staff on call 24/7 throughout the term
  • Accommodation in a Spanish home with most meals (breakfast and mid-day meals Monday through Friday and evening meals Sunday through Thursday) and one load of laundry per week throughout the program. 
  • Program excursions and activities (Granada, Portugal and Morocco weekend excursions, as well as, Cordoba, Ronda, and Italica day excursion)
  • Cultural visits to the Cathedral, Alcazar Palace and Barrio de Santa Cruz (Old Jewish Quarter) – include an English tour guide.
  • Welcome and Farewell meals
  • Spanish Language program fees that includes classes from Mo-Fri (20hrs per week)
  • Swimming program fees 
  • Transportation to practice (Buss pass).
  • SAIIE Transcript at the end of the course certifying the Spanish language course taken.

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Out-of-Pocket Costs Include:

  • U.S. Passport ($135)
  • Mandatory CISI health and medical evacuation insurance (https://www.culturalinsurance.com/)
  • Spanish Visa (estimated at $160)
  • Airfare (estimated at $1,200 per semester)
  • Meals not included with accommodation (estimated at $600)
  • Mandatory International Student Identification Card (ISIC) ($25) – (https://www.isic.org/)
  • Optional excursions and activities (estimated at $400)

Program Requirements:    

  • Open to Male and Female high school graduates
  • Students must be 17 years or older at the time of their departure
  • Students must be swimming on their varsity team back home or at a swimming club.
  • No previous knowledge of Spanish required
  • Completed SAIIE application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript, most recent grade report, or high school diploma
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

TERM ABROAD   APPLICATION CYCLE OPENS           APPLICATION DEADLINE         
Academic Year 2020/21           October 1 April 15 

Missed the deadline? Please contact Mr. Sean Chipres, Program Manager,  to enquire about late application options.  

FINANCIAL AID 

They are many financial aid opportunities available for students studying abroad. Some may only be available to students who fit certain criteria (a particular major or location, for example), so please read the information carefully prior to applying. To learn more about the financial aid information please visit our financial aid website.

 

INSURANCE 

Students have to get a health and medical evacuation insurance and we recommend all of our students this company (CISI): https://www.culturalinsurance.com/#cultural-insurance

 

ACCOMMODATION

All students participating in our program are placed in carefully screened Spanish homes, usually in pairs. Living in a Spanish home is one of the most important aspects of the students’ intercultural experience because it helps to improve language skills and increase cultural awareness, two key goals of the program.

Naturally, adjustments with regard to customs, food, and heat must be anticipated by the students. SAIIE does take dietary and other personal restrictions into consideration when assigning students to their host family.

The principal goals of increased fluency in the language and greater familiarity with the culture are an integral element of the experience that SAIIE strives to provide. Therefore, all students must live in Spanish homes; that is, no students are allowed to live independently in their own apartments or in any other housing situation that is not approved by and under the direct supervision of the Institute's staff.

HOST FAMILY INFORMATION   

All students will receive their host family information two weeks UPON ARRIVAL into Seville. The Spanish families will pick up the students at the airport and help them get to their home. If it is the case that students arrive outside the airport pick-up hours, then it is the students responsibility to get to their Spanish home. 

ROOMMATES
All students will receive their roommate information UPON ARRIVAL into Seville. All students are housed with other students studying abroad at SAIIE. Each student will have 1 to 3 roommates. Students can list another student on the program they wish to house with on their accommodation questionnaire. NO roommate information is released prior to arrival. 
LOCATION
Students can easily walk from their homestay to SAIIE, with travel times ranging between 15 and 30 minutes. If students would like to rent a bike while in Seville, the city has an excellent bike rental program called Sevici which many past students have used. 
MEALS
The host family will provide breakfast and mid-day meals Monday through Friday and evening meals Sunday through Thursday.  The remaining meals must be arranged and paid for out-of pocket by the student. 
WI-FI
Internet may or may not be available in the home, but wi-fi is easily accessible at local cafes and at SAIIE. 
LAUNDRY
Each student is allowed 1 load of laundry per week, which is washed by the host family. 

Please note: 
For more information on housing, please contact the SAIIE Director, Samantha Chipres at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. 

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY...

SAIIE motivates you to travel, learn, and live as a global citizen. You immerse yourself in “la vida Sevillana,” and the experience will never leave you. While taking classes, I saw breathtaking sights, tried many new things, learned about myself, greatly improved my speaking skills, and met individuals who will forever be in my heart. For example, Señora Elena opened her home to me and she is and always will be my second mother. She told me, in Spanish of course, “If you ever return to Sevilla, you will always have a bed in our house!” This is an example of the relationship that SAIIE enables you to have.

Samantha Pratt
UW-Whitewater

"Living with a family for me was a great and rewarding experience. It helped me become more immersed in the language as well as learn about Spanish culture on a deeper level.  I would recommend living with a family to anyone who wants to study abroad, you will gain a new perspective and outlook on life."

Colleen Henke
High Point University

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CONTACT US 

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