GAP YEAR / SEMESTER & SWIMMING

PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND REQUIREMENTS
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS  
ACADEMIC CREDIT
SWIMMING PROGRAM
PROGRAM DATES AND COSTS
INSURANCE
ACCOMMODATION                

CONTACT US         

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND REQUIREMENTS      

Designed for students who are swimming back home at an elite level and who wish to have a GAP YEAR or SEMESTER in Seville with or without no previous knowledge of Spanish, this program allows high school graduates to have a study abroad experience, and continue to practice swimming weekly on a Spanish team.

We offer two programs to our students:

University of Seville: Liberal Arts, Business, Spanish Lang. & Culture Program
SAIIE: Intensive Spanish Language Program


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
   

  • Must be a high school graduate.
  • Students must meet the swimming requirements below.  
  • No previous knowledge of Spanish required.
  • Students participating at the University of Seville program must take between a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 courses per semester. Each course consists of 45 class hours. 
  • A student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 GPA.
  • Completed SAIIE application.
  • One letter of recommendation. 
  • Official transcript, most recent grade report, or high school diploma.  
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa. 

*If your GPA is below 2.5, you are not automatically disqualified from studying abroad.

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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 

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS        

University of Seville: Liberal Arts
, Business, Spanish Lang. & Culture Program

This program is designed for students from begginning to advanced level of Spanish. Students will take classes at the University of Seville.

Students may choose between the following, amongst other various subjects:

  • SPANISH LITERATURE COURSES

  • SPANISH CULTURE COURSES 

  • BUSINESS COURSES
  • ART COURSES

  • HISTORY AND ANTHROPOLOGY RELATED TO SPAIN, EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA COURSES

course-list

Please note:

  • Classes are taught from Monday to Thursday, usually on alternating days (Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday) and 2 hours per session.

  • Classes will be taught at the University of Seville’s main building . The University of Seville are located in the historical centre of Seville, approximately 15 minutes walk away.


*If your GPA is below 2.5, you are not automatically disqualified from studying abroad. Please contact Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. for more information. 

 

At the end of the program the student will receive a transcript from the University of Seville with the courses taken.



SAIIE: Intensive Spanish Language Program


This program takes place at the SAIIE center. 

Hours per week: 20hrs 
Classes: Monday - Friday
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 courses taken at SAIIE or University of Seville.  

 

 

SWIMMING PROGRAM

What makes this Swimming program 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/semester 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 AND COSTS

Academic Year 2022 / 23

Fall Program Dates: September 12, 2022 - December 18, 2022 
Spring Program Dates: February 5, 2023 – May 14, 2023 

September: Arrive in Seville, Spain
September: Orientation and welcome dinner
September: Classes Begin at SAIIE and swimming practice begins
October : Portugal Weekend Trip
October : Spanish holiday
October: Hiking day trip
October: Weekend trip to Granada
November: Spanish Holiday
November: Ronda day trip
November: Córdoba day trip
November: Weekend trip to Morocco
November: Day trip to Itálica (Roman city)
November: Thanksgiving dinner
December: End of term, Accommodation Checkout, and First Day to Leave
December  – January : Spanish Holidays (Christmas break)
January: Check in back to Spanish home
January: Classes Begin at SAIIE, and swimming practice
February: Ronday day trip
February: Granada weekend trip
February: Spanish Holiday
March: Weekend trip (TBD)
March 19: Itálica day trip
March - April : Spanish Holiday (Semana Santa)
April : Portugal weekend trip
April: Córdoba day trip
April: Spanish Holiday (Feria)
May: Las day of swimming practice
May: Last day of class 
May: Farewell dinner
May: End of term, Accommodation Checkout, and First Day to Leave


Program Cost

INTENSIVE SPANISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM: 
$23,950 (28 weeks) / $12,595 (14 weeks)

UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE PROGRAM: 
$24,950 (28 weeks) / $12,995 (14 weeks)

Program costs includes:

  • SAIIE full-time fees and support services before, during, and after the program
  • Airport reception and on-site orientation
  • 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, and one other weekend excursion, 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) or University of Seville program fees.
  • Swimming program fees 
  • SAIIE Transcript at the end of the course certifying the Spanish language course taken.
    University of Seville Transcript if participating in their program.

Fall 2022/Spring 2023 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 2022/23           October 1 May 15 

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

 

 

 

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. 

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 CONTACT US 

For more information on the program please contact the Program Manager, Mr. Sean Chipres, at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.